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2014 5% Winter Challenge wheels up!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

I've joined the 2014 5% Winter Challenge on the Cats team (what else for me!!) and it's wheels up today, January 18th. My 5% goal would equal to 8 lbs. in 8 weeks, which is totally doable if I stay on program. I'm looking forward to being accountable to my team, I don't want to let them down! The plan is to stay within my calorie range and track my food faithfully every day. Also, 30 minutes of cardio/walking 6 days a week and 3 sessions of strength training per week. My once a year physical is coming up at the end of February and I really want those numbers to be good on the scale as well as my overall health in terms of cholesterol, etc. I weighed 185 at last years physical, I'm at 163 right now and 8 lbs will take me to 155 which will put me in the normal BMI range, which would be soooooo awesome!

  
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What a relief!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Just one year ago I was starting on my journey towards improving my health and losing weight. Being who I am, I researched to the nth degree all the different available options, low-carb this, high protein that, the supermarket diet, the paleo diet, etc., etc. But what I've found has worked so successfully for me this year (and I've lost over 40 pounds!), is just simply sticking to the Spark way of life. I eat appropriate quantities of highly nutritious food, cut out most of the junk I ate, I track my food and fitness faithfully and I try to move my tushy for 30 minutes every day. I also try and engage in the Spark communities and teams.

As the new year closes in on us, it's such a relief not to have to ever again worry about how to go about getting healthy and losing weight. I already know how! My job now is just to keep it up!

  
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CANDOK1260 1/4/2014 9:18PM

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I'm going for it - 30 days until beach vacation

Monday, November 11, 2013

My husband and I have booked a beach vacation in Mexico from December 15-22nd and for the first time, I want to feel confident and comfortable in a bathing suit. I also want to participate in all of the activities and not feel tired like I have in the past. So, I'm going for it for the next 30 days. I'm doing Leslie Sansone's Walk it off in 30 days, which is 3 days of cardio and 3 days of strength training every week. The strength training is at a much higher level than her previous dvd's and it feels good to challenge myself. I'm finally able to get down on the floor for mat work after my knee surgery, so that's a step forward in itself. I still can't believe I've finally found some exercise that I don't hate, and actually quite enjoy!

  
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SPARKLISE 11/11/2013 5:50PM

    emoticon keep up the good work! emoticon

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WALLINMW 11/11/2013 3:29PM

  Stay motivated!

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I'm grateful for.....

Monday, October 14, 2013

Today is Canadian Thanksgiving and it's a good opportunity to stop and reflect on how good life can be and what we are most grateful for.

I'm grateful for:
My wonderful husband who gave up his summer vacation to help me through my knee replacement surgery

My surgeon, Dr. Nelson Greidanus who gave me back the active life I'd been missing out on for so many years

My family and friends who enrich my life

Spark People and all of the new friends I've made here for helping me find the motivation to live a healthy lifestyle every day and lose the weight that has been holding me back.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

  
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KLMEIRING 11/3/2013 12:48PM

    Monday, October 14th was also my mom's 74th birthday. I am grateful to still have her in my life! Thanks for visiting my gratitude blog and adding your comments!

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LJCANNON 10/18/2013 6:47PM

    emoticon The Blessings and Encouragement go both ways. Every Day is a Good Day to count Your Blessings!!

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EWL978 10/14/2013 5:45PM

    I think we need to be grateful for YOU!! Congratulations on doing so well after your surgery!!

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Exercise, fun, me - 3 words I never thought would go together!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

I just did my first Leslie Sansone Walk Away the Pounds dvd program and I had FUN EXERCISING! ME! Those are 3 words I never thought would be in the same sentence. I've always loathed exercise (yes, yes - I did some, but grudgingly). It's partly my new knee, which is finally working pretty well and partly Leslie Sansone, who I'm loving and partly the Spark People community which emphasizes finding ways to incorporate movement and fitness into your life in ways that work for you. So, now I've discovered that I don't mind exercising with weights and I really enjoy Walking dvd cardio fitness. What's next? Who knows!

  
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OUTDOORGIRL69 8/11/2013 3:20PM

    You are doing great. The DVD's really help. I also love the Leslie Sansone ones.

Good luck on your journey. I also know all about knee problems.

God Bless
Ida

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