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In Aruba after a rain storm, October 2008




Charged up and ready to go




At my starting point - 2005. This was on a trip we took when my husband retired.


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My Spring 2017 5% Challenge Commitment
I am a year out from my double knee replacement (completed spring 2015 during that challenge). I am working with trainer to regain lost strength and add more muscle. The exercises I will be able to do will depend on my recovery progress. Below is what I would like to be able to do comfortably.
I am on the bike and treadmill as appropriate and doing my knee strengthening exercises. I will Record my foods in Spark People and watch the calories, carbs and portion sizes. I will record my daily exercise and Living the Good Life Points, and on Saturdays I will weigh in and record it. I will check in with my team daily and leave a comment on the Discussion Board. I will read and comment on blogs as I have time.

Ten reasons why you want to lose weight
1. to enjoy retirement with my husband
2. to be comfortable while cruising Hawaii for our 25th anniversary
3. to make sure I have not complications from my recent knee surgery's (I had both replaced, one in April and one in May, five weeks apart - I am still in rehab)
4. To be able to be active and enjoy visiting our grandchildren whenever we see them
5. to be at my goal weight by the end of 2016
6. to be as healthy as is possible
7. to possibly reduce the medicines that I am taking
8. to have a longer life (my husband promised me a 50th anniversary and we got a late start - our 25th is this January)
9. To enjoy travel and cruising with my husband when we take trips
10. to stay active and alert all my life

I have been stitching since I was six. It seems I have been worrying about my weight that long. This group came along at a time when I was ready to concentrate on losing.
I served a four year term on the Board of Directors of ANG and had initially planned to be at my goal before my term was over. This did not happen, but I have not gained any weight back along the way. I have adjusted my goals for the rate I am losing at this time.
It seems that I have been gaining and losing the same five pounds for several months. I have a well ingrained habit of exercise. If I do not get my time in riding the recumbent bike, I can tell.
I feel better than when I started but have not made the progress i would like to make. I seem to be stuck in a long plateau. I am not gaining but I am not losing either. I readjusted by weight ticker to show more progress, instead of my initial starting point.

Mini Goals-
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300 Starting point
270 by 5/25/07 Achieved 5/18/07
250 by 11/22/07 Achieved 11/24/07
Remainder of goals updated with new dates (and losing at 5 pounds per month).
240 by 1/15/08 Achieved 2/24/08 Achieved a second time - May 2014
225 Achieved 10/30/15
215 Achieved 1/15/15
200 Achieved 5/10/15
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Member Since: 12/11/2006

Fitness Minutes: 376,344

My Goals:
Goal to eat less than 1400 calories per day and stay close to 100 g or Carbs per day
Goal to burn 6430 calories per week (720 minutes per week)
Goal to be under 200 by the end of the challenge


My Program:
*Exercise Daily
*Strenght training three times each week
Yoga three times each week
*Stay within my calorie range
*Eat at least five servings of Fruit and/or Vegetables each day

Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still. - Chinese Proverb

"If a man really wants something he will find a way, if he doesn't he will find an excuse." Stephen Dolley, Jr.




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  • v MARJIMAC63
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    We made it through eight weeks. Congratulations on your persistence!
    Stay strong and keep up the good work!
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    1 day ago
  • v RUTHIEBEAR
    Spring is a time for new beginnings. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    It is a time for action. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    I know you CAN and you Will succeed because you are in the top five for team fitness minutes. emoticon

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    5 days ago
  • v AURA18
    Happy St. Patrick's Day
    May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks. emoticon
    May your heart emoticon be as light as a song. emoticon emoticon
    May each day bring you bright, emoticon happy hours emoticon
    emoticon that stay with you all the year long. emoticon emoticon
    7 days ago
  • v RUTHIEBEAR
    Never hurry. Take plenty of exercise. Always be cheerful. Take all the sleep you need. You may expect to be well.
    James Freeman Clarke

    You are on the road to good health! COngrats on being in the top five for team fitness minutes this week!
    It is not easy, but it is worth it!

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    12 days ago
  • v RUTHIEBEAR
    emoticon emoticon Congratulations on being in the top five for team fitness minutes this week!

    Here is something to remember when it comes to exercise:

    "I don't have time" is the adult version of "The dog ate my homework"

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    Have a sparking good week!

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    19 days ago
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