TEXASTITCHER   341,011
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In Aruba after a rain storm, October 2008





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



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Working my way to a healthier lifestyle, one day at a time

My Summer 2015 5% Challenge Commitment
I am recovering from double knee replacement (completed during the last challenge). I am working with outpatient rehab right now and planning to follow all the guidelines they give me to recover range of motion. I am planning to follow my rehab schedule and get back to full mobility by the end of summer. 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.
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My Summer 2015 5% Challenge Commitment
I am recovering from double knee replacement (completed during the last challenge). I am working with outpatient rehab right now and planning to follow all the guidelines they give me to recover range of motion. I am planning to follow my rehab schedule and get back to full mobility by the end of summer. 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.

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 by 8/1/14
215 by 11/1/14
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Member Since: 12/11/2006

SparkPoints: 341,011

Fitness Minutes: 308,305

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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LISALOSING52
9/1/2015 8:09:03 AM

By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer's best of weather and Autumn's best of cheer. Helen Hunt Jackson

Let's make this a great month emoticon



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CHEROKEE1946
8/31/2015 5:47:38 PM

I try to be a good sister, but she can really push a person's buttons. Just now she called and wants me to run down and put her air on. She wouldn't let me put it on yesterday but now she wants it on. They built a smart house and are too old to know how to operate it, so every time they want something done I have to run down and do it and they are 11 miles away. It isn't far but after 4 or 5 times a day it gets old. Sorry for rambling. Are you planning any more cruises? My sister lives in Florida and they are lucky they do the fill in and will go from one cruise to another and another. She wants us to come down and do some with them, but I can't with this sister. emoticon



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BJUMPINGFORJOY
8/30/2015 8:25:16 PM

It seems that my the muscle in my left knee is not strong enough. The dr said I would only have to use it for 2 months.



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IAMAGEMLOVER
8/29/2015 11:58:00 AM

Hi. I laughed when I read you thought I was married to Gary. Gary is my BF if I was married to him, I would have to kill him. emoticon I met Gary in the late 90's doing flea markets. He paid me to sell his stuff to so he can do overnight trips because he was a tour director and only doing day trips making less money. We entered a partnership until I couldn't do flea markets anymore because of my legs and back. I just helped him through a difficult divorce 2 years ago.. I love him but not that way.



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CHEROKEE1946
8/29/2015 11:39:49 AM

Guess that is part of aging when taking care of older siblings. Hope all is going good for you and your health. emoticon



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