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I am a 50+ professional that knows volumes of knowlege about diets, calorie counts, and nutritional values yet I am morbidly obese. I have tried most every diet imaginable but I lose my focus quickly and fail. I named my page Turtletalk because I am a very slow loser.

Summer 2014 challenge: I can't believe that it is time to update my sparkpage again. Pretty much everything I have said for the past four years still holds true although I am 38 pounds thinner. For this 5% ...
I am a 50+ professional that knows volumes of knowlege about diets, calorie counts, and nutritional values yet I am morbidly obese. I have tried most every diet imaginable but I lose my focus quickly and fail. I named my page Turtletalk because I am a very slow loser.

Summer 2014 challenge: I can't believe that it is time to update my sparkpage again. Pretty much everything I have said for the past four years still holds true although I am 38 pounds thinner. For this 5% challenge I am going to concentrate on tracking all food every day (no forgetting the junk) and on getting more consistent with my strength training. I pretty much have the 10,000+ steps per day ingrained so I need to continue it and move on to something a bit more physically challenging. I have also gotten lazy about blogging so I am going to commit to blogging at least once per week throughout this challenge.


Fall 2013 5% Challenge - I will walk at least 560,000 steps during the 56 days of the challenge in addition to strenth training at least 24 days of the challenge. I will accurately track my food and stay within 1200-1500 calories. On my Team page 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 and leave a comments on the Discussion Board as I have time. I will read and comment on blogs as I have time. This go round I am going to be an extra leader so I hope I can meet the team's expectation. I have done several of these 5% challenges and I usually contribute good numbers in everything but weigh tloss. I try to remind myself that I control how well I follow the plan but the actual weight loss is out of my hands.

February 2013 update: I have regained 18 pounds of the 39 previously lost. January 1 saw me back tracking my food and using fitbit to count my steps.


July 8, 2011 Update - I am one pound away from my 40 pound trophy but my weight loss has slowed down tremendously. I have just signed up for two new challenges to re-ignite my spark. One challenge is a 6 month challenge on the 50 pound challenge team and the second challenge is the supper 5% challenge. I am so much more comfortable and active with these 39 pounds gone that I can hardly wait to see what it will feel like if I can get down another 11 pounds. When I hit my original goal of 170 I will probably re-evaluate because that will still leave me "overweight."
September 2011 - Okay, I didn't do so hot on my Summer challenge. I have a new 8 week challenge starting this week so I believe that the second time is a charm. My goal for this challenge is to lose 9 pounds. I will do it by staying within my calorie range every day and by commiting to at least 400 minutes of exercise per week. If I meet those two marks every day then I won't feel so bad if I don't meet my weight loss goals.
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Member Since: 1/2/2006

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My Goals:
I would like to lose weight in a healthy way that I can maintain for life.

My Program:
Track daily and stay within my calorie guidelines.

Make most of my meals plant based.

Do some form of exercise at least 6 days per week.

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PILLYWIGGIN
6/24/2014 5:30:48 PM

Thanks for helping me to celebrate my day as the special A - I had an emoticon day!
I have a really good feeling about this Challenge and am loving being part of this emoticon A Team!
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6/21/2014 5:13:50 PM

Thank you for visiting my page. I'm already in love with the Awesome A team! emoticon



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BARBIE176
6/20/2014 12:56:29 AM

emoticon Just stopping by to give you food for thought for your journey. A quote by Tom Hiddleston:

“You never know what's around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you've climbed a mountain.”

So, remember, keep your eyes open and keep putting one foot in front of the other, and one day you will see that you've achieved your goals! Enjoy the journey! emoticon emoticon



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TERRY0217
6/18/2014 9:27:17 PM

It's been awhile sine I've checked in with you...I hope everything is going well and you're enjoying the warmer weather!



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BFOX1105
6/17/2014 2:55:21 PM

thanks for the warm welcome! I'm already enjoying the team!!!



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