WENDYWITKOSKI   50,366
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Snowshoing at Mount Rainier 12.17.11



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I'm making this a lifestyle change not a diet!

Dieting always leads to NOT dieting which equals gaining it all back. I am done with that!
It took years to develop my bad habits and I expect it will take years to develop my healthier habits.
I am working on it! I will never give up!
I will get down to a normal weight!

In 2013 I will weigh in EVERY Wednesday.
I will try to lose every week. It's OK when I don't!

I am ...

I'm making this a lifestyle change not a diet!

Dieting always leads to NOT dieting which equals gaining it all back. I am done with that!
It took years to develop my bad habits and I expect it will take years to develop my healthier habits.
I am working on it! I will never give up!
I will get down to a normal weight!

In 2013 I will weigh in EVERY Wednesday.
I will try to lose every week. It's OK when I don't!

I am enjoying hiking most Fridays with my hubby. We are doing about 4- 12 miles each time. We have explored some amazing places!

I go to the gym twice a week. Most weeks.

I have a chronic bladder condition that sometimes limits my activities. I will not let it stop me!

Veggies have become a much bigger part of my diet and hubby, who does most of our cooking, is on board with this change. He has perfected a yummy garlicky veggie mix that we have most nights with dinner and I have in my lunch the next day. Now I am mixing them in with scrambled eggs too.

I still struggle with junk food, especially in the evenings. I need to work on that!









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Member Since: 10/15/2007

SparkPoints: 50,366

Fitness Minutes: 87,208

My Goals:
I want to be healthy and fit! I want to eventually get down to about 160 and stay there forever.

Weight History:
1-01-08 262
2-01-08 247
3-01-08 239
4-01-08 237
5-01-08 235
10-01-08 217
11-01-08 219
12-01-08 220
1-01-09 225
1-01-10 238
1-01-11 234.5
1-01-12 231
1-02-13 231
4-01-13 218


My Program:
I must learn to eat healthier and make permanent changes to my diet.
I will also walk, run, hike, bike, climb stairs, stretch, get stronger.



Personal Information:
I am 52, happily married to Tom. We live in Tacoma WA.
We raised 5 terrific (most of the time) kids. Now we are enjoying the freedom of them being grown up.

I work as an assistant manager/truck driver at a distribution center in Kent. I get to drive a pretty blue tractor /trailer.



I like to explore, hike, garden and travel.

There are many wonderful hiking trails not far from my home in Tacoma that I visit often.
I also hike at Mount Rainier every chance I get.
Now that fall is here we are hiking around North Bend. We are loving exploring the trails there.

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GUNNSGIRL91303
2/12/2015 2:58:51 PM

Hi Wendy, we are both on the hiking team so I thought I would introduce myself! I'm Kelly and I live in Kent. It would be fun to have a team hike sometime!

See you around the hiking team page! emoticon



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SCAROUSEL1
1/29/2015 11:15:27 AM

One month of the new year has almost come and gone. Just dropping by your page to see how life is treating you. Stay strong and SPARK on!

:O) Shelia

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ~ George Bernard Shaw



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THEMFOLK
1/8/2015 5:59:35 PM

I have to drive a ways to find good hiking, but I need to make the effort because you're right about it being good for body and soul. We live in a beatiful part of the world, this Pacific NW.

I recently let my younger son take the home gym and the punching bag, but still have weights and bars and am in the process of reflooring the room that I was using as a gym. In time I'll find a home gym that suits me better, and I didn't use the heavy bag anyway so don't plan to replace it.

Plus I like to do yoga to keep my joints from rusting up completely. lol

Comment edited on: 1/8/2015 6:00:55 PM

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THEMFOLK
1/7/2015 5:47:13 PM

I'm with you on the walking insofar as I need to step it up. I think that's where a pedometer really helped me, because once that thing died I started getting lazy about putting in the time to get the miles in.

I'm gearing up to do some gym work after I've given the increased walking a fair chance. I've been increasing my aerobic activity and haven't lost an ounce in a long while, which is pretty discouraging. Weight training will tend to make me gain a little, but it will trim fat and reduce my overall measurements. That's worth a lot to me, especially since I can't seem to lose weight no matter what I do. The next step after that is to contact a personal trainer and see if s/he can't help me work it out. I've promised to give myself at least a month to see if anything happens, but I also promised myself not to keep putting it off. I can procrastinate better than anyone else I know.

I hope your plan works for you. I'm thinking that I should aim at some lengthy hikes, myself. Your trekking inspires me to see places that most people don't bother to seek out. I haven't done that in a while. Sure can't hurt. :)



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THEMFOLK
1/4/2015 1:10:04 PM

I guess I'm doing ok with the tracker so far. I find that it registers better when I put in on one of my shoes than it does on other parts. I still miss my pedometer, which was simple and easy to use and gave me info at a glance without having to go online, and it will take some getting used to, but I guess I'm willing to give it an honest effort.

I know what you mean about learning new technology. People keep telling me I need to get this device or that new program, and I'm reluctant at best. If I had known that my middle and late years would be spent trying to keep up with new developments in the computer age, I would have enrolled in programming courses fresh out of high school.

I don't know what other trackers work with this site, but they used to advertise FitBit trackers before they got their own, so they might also sync with the system. An email to customer service would probably be helpful in this regard. They may even send you a replacement that works better than the one you got.



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