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Thanksgiving Nov 22, 2012 170 lbs

BECKY 12/25/2011 WEIGHT 170.8

Becky September 25, 2008


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Hi All! My name is Becky and my sister Susiemt said it was time to update my spark page. Well here goes. When I first joined spark 4 years ago my husband and I were going to retire in the next five years. I have been retired for 2 1/2 years now and it is wonderful. I am so happy I started my journey a couple of years before, because now I feel just great. I have lost over 170 lbs and am able to do all of the things I couldn't do before like, walk great distances without losing my breath, ride a bicycle, put on a swim suit, play with my grandson, go hiking etc. It has been a long journey with no end in sight but really well worth every minute.
My normal day as a retiree goes something like this: The first thing in the morning after coffee my sister and I usually walk or ride our bikes (weather permitting) over to the fitness center where we do our cardio and strength training. It usually takes about an hour and a half to accomplish this and then it is the walk or the ride home. Sometimes we take longer bike rides but with the weather (Hot) being what it has been this season we just usually call it quits and head for home and our wonderful lunch. We have collected many healthy recipes from spark and we have the best lunches on the planet. The rest of the day is filled with sparking, shopping or helping my youngest daughter out with her son which I might add is a joy.
I wish anyone who reads this much success on your journey. Remember that it takes a whole lot of work and self discipline but it is so worth it.

I read this quote from Velvetlady and I really liked it a lot.

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.

I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.

Member Since: 7/24/2008

Fitness Minutes: 163,956

My Goals:
My goals for 2012
1. Lose 7 lbs by Dec

2 Eat on the lower end
of my carbs.

My Program:
1. Use the food
tracker every

2. Exercise five
days a week
and use the
fitness track

3. Weigh in once
a week

4. Drink at least
8-10 glasses of
water every

Personal Information:
I live in a Village in South Central Wisconsin. I am a wife, Mother, Grandmother and a retiree for the past 2.5 years.

Other Information:
My activities other than spending time with my family are reading on my Kindle, playing games on my Kindle Fire and going for long walks. I also like to take the occasional shopping trip although I really don't need a thing. Life is grand and when you're retired it is wonderful.

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  • v HMMILLER007
    Thanks for the encouragement! Maintenance is work, but Sparkers like you keep me motivated!
    H :)
    10 hours ago
  • v MOSTMOM1
    Yup, gotta make time to spin that wheel every day. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Sure am having fun; hope you are too!
    7 days ago
    emoticon so much for your kind words on my Stuttgart blog! When I start to complain about things, I stop and think and realize I do have a beautiful life! So important to remember it! emoticon
    31 days ago
    Thank you Becky for your comment on my blog ........"Boy! Did I EVER Get Away With Something!" ..... Hope you have an enjoyable Friday and wonderful weekend that doesn't go by too fast! emoticon
    34 days ago
    Thank you Becky for the nice comment on my blog: "There is LIFE to LIVE Outside the Cubicle." I am glad you are loving retirement .... That is wonderful and I must say, I am SO impressed with your page and pictures ......... What a testimony you are .... and a beacon of hope showing others we CAN do it!) ....Here's to a fresh start on this Monday and a great week! ... emoticon
    38 days ago
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