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Maintenance is not for sissies...

I am working on learning to Live while maintaining a healthy weight.

I can't be on a diet, I have to learn self control and enjoy activity. My greatest challenge is staying active and improving my muscle tone! I love to dance and will be incorporating more into my exercise routine.

My journey started in 2008. As I approached age 50 that year, I realized I needed to finally lose the weight I had gained following the birth of three children in four years during my ...
I am working on learning to Live while maintaining a healthy weight.

I can't be on a diet, I have to learn self control and enjoy activity. My greatest challenge is staying active and improving my muscle tone! I love to dance and will be incorporating more into my exercise routine.

My journey started in 2008. As I approached age 50 that year, I realized I needed to finally lose the weight I had gained following the birth of three children in four years during my late thirties.

I started in June 2008 at 187 pounds with Seattle Sutton, a weight loss program that provides fresh food in pre portioned quantities to match your dietary needs. I realized that portion control was an issue for me and I was shocked at first at how small a portion was! However, I stuck to the plan for 3 months and lost about 20 pounds.

I tried to practice portion control on my own and was not successful in taking any more weight off. I plateaued at about 167 pounds.

In October 2008, after my 50th birthday, I joined Weightwatchers. Following the point program I lost an additional 17 pounds before reaching my goal and WW lifetime status in February 2009 at 150 pounds.

I went down to 145 pounds in June 2009. My weight has fluctuated between 145-155 since then.

I am 5'6" and have found my happy place to be between 145 and 148 pounds. Anything over 152 really starts to "weigh" me down and make my clothes too tight. I remain a WW lifetime member and attend meetings at least once a month to maintain my membership and for accountablity which is so important to me.

I joined Sparkpeople in February 2009 and I continue to use it to support the maintenance of my healthy lifestyle.

I read a lot of articles on line on this site and at weightwatchers.com. A favorite read are the success stories of the many people who have taken off weight and are keeping it off. I also love the recipes and recipe calculators.

My goal is to never deprive myself, to supply my body and mind with all l the nutrients it needs for optimal performance and to enjoy the blessing of physical activity.
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Member Since: 2/26/2009

SparkPoints: 16,924

Fitness Minutes: 16,914

My Goals:
I want to maintain my weight within 2 pounds of 150.
Goals for 2011
1. I want to stay in a size 8-10.
2. I want to write at least once a week in either a journal or on a personal work of fiction.
3. I want to become a regular hot yoga and pilates practictioner.
4. I want to plan my retirement.
5. I want to go on a date night with my husband at least 3 times a month.
6. I want to tone and tighten my core, upper and lower body.
7. I want to be the change I'd like to see so that those around me can benefit from any positive changes/improvements I make.
8. I want to develop my resume for my 2nd career.
9. I want to improve my financial stewardship by saving the $25 a week I save by brown bagging in a bank account.
10. I want to start using more coupons for grocery shopping.
11. I want to entertain friends and family in our home at least one time bi-monthly.

My Program:
Use my food scale to measure and weigh food portions.
Stay in my calorie range.
Eat 5 fruits and vegetables each day.
Drink 8 or more glasses of water and tea each day.
Pray and read my Bible daily.
Move aerobically by walking, jogging, doing hot yoga, using the treadmill and eliptical.

Strengthen, lengthen, tone and firm my body by doing yoga, pilates, and free weights.

Practice positive self talk.

Reward myself with home spa treatments and wardrobe planning.





Personal Information:
I am a Christian, wife, mother of three and an attorney. I seek balance in my personal and professional lives.

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LINDA!
10/28/2011 7:49:39 PM

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10/28/2011 9:46:52 AM

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10/27/2011 11:47:50 PM

Thank you for reading my blog and I am blessed indeed. It is so great to have my sister here and to be able to enjoy time with her, Mom, daughters and grandaughters.
Have a wonderful weekend. hugs, Sherry



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NEWHORIZONSR4ME
10/26/2011 8:00:03 PM

Thanks for your kind words. I am excited to have lost a lot, and like you, I know that maintaining it is going to be a challenge. Even though I am not yet at goal weight I can feel myself struggling a bit. I think I will need to be a lifelong tracker and to make friends who are also maintaining. Joint teams, etc. You look fabulous, and I am confident you will find not want to lose that terrific figure. Keep on Sparking!



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