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Little Si 1.1.12

1.1.12 231 pounds

Snowshoing at Mount Rainier 12.17.11


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In 2017 I want to lose at least 25 pounds AND I want to keep it off! I am starting 1.16.17, right after a week of vacation.

I lost 40 pounds by 9.1.16. Then I celebrated with some of the goodies that I hadn't had for eight months. I tried to stop but kept on eating those goodies. I gained back so much that my total for the year was just 23.5 pounds.

January 1, 2016 I started making the effort to lose weight again! I am staying away from sugar and flour almost completely. That eliminates most of the things that I love to pig out on and forces me to eat much healthier.
It seems that as soon as I stopped having sugar and flour I stopped having the insatiable cravings for cookies, candy, ice cream

My hubby got me a Fitbit for Christmas. It is motivating me to walk more everyday. I am determined to beat my step goal everyday!

In 2016 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 Weekends with my hubby. We are doing about 2- 8 miles each time. We have explored some amazing places!

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.

Member Since: 10/15/2007

Fitness Minutes: 107,788

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
1-01-14 224
1-01-15 237
1-01-16 245
2-01-16 233
3-01-16 226
4.01.16 219
5.01.16 214.5
6.01.16 212.8
7.01.16 207.8
8.01.16 206.4
9.01.16 204.4

1.01.17 221.5

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 56, 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.

We rescued an Italian Mastiff in Nov. 2015, we named her Elbe and just love her.

I work as the manager at a distribution center in Kent.

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.
Tom and I have gone hiking at least once a week for over seven years now.

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    thanks for dropping by & the goodie too....
    blessings and hugs............lita

    689 days ago
    Ha girl...

    Haven not heard from you for a while. How are you doing and how is the hiking going? Miss the pictures.

    God Bless
    703 days ago
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    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
    740 days ago
    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
    754 days ago
    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
    775 days ago

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