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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

This is me in 1995, about 206#'s. I'd committed to being more "fit" but continued to refuse to monitor what I ate. My weight went up considerably from here; even though I was active. I would not reach my goal until 10 years later in 2005 after choosing to eat healthier in 2001 (2001 picture is on my page with more in my gallery; older grandkids got me more active-these younger ones motivated me to add eating healthier!) and finding a balance between food choices and exercise that I could live with--forever!

Fast forward to this morning!

My Omron pedometer was blinking at me; a signal that I needed to download the data; it stores 40 days. So, I did.

Since joining sparkpeople in January of 2010 and wearing my pedometer that I got for Christmas in 2009, here because I was really struggling with maintenance, I have:

Walked 6870 miles
Thats, 16,133,131 steps!
Averaging 14,469 steps a day.
Of those, 10,126,952 were aerobic steps.
Averaging 9082 aerobic steps a day.

Both Sugar and my pedometer are my most motivating fitness companions!

It's easy to walk on a beautiful day!

But . . .

Sugar gets me out no matter the weather! The nose poke starts about 5 p.m. if we haven't walked yet!

Now, Xena has joined in and gets very vocal about having yard time when we return from our walks. That means I go back out with her too!

It's all fun! A walker I will always be and when I can I'll have you "walk" with me!

Thanks for the visit!
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    Amazing transformation, Joy! Keep up the good work. It's a pleasure to be on this journey with you.
    1858 days ago
    Wow! Those numbers are incredible... I donĀ“t use the pedometer since it seems to show unreliable numbers but the app Run Keeper surely have motivated me, love seeing those numbers piling up in my phone.
    1858 days ago
    INCREDIBLE!!!! emoticon
    1861 days ago
    LOVE this! You encourage and inspire me with every blog, post, comment, pic--you name it. And I really enjoy seeing Sugar and Xena join in!
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    1861 days ago
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    Another awesome blog here!

    *W*O*W*!!!! That data is spectacular!!! That is a very serious accomplishment ~ all those steps and miles! You are truly dedicated to a healthy, active lifestyle and the data more than confirms it.

    You truly do inspire me, more than you probably realize. You set such a fabulous example!

    I guess Sugar cannot be denied her walks, no matter the weather and temps.
    I know you already know that I am completely in love with the photo of those two sweethearts at the door together!! How precious!!! emoticon X & S!!!

    Thank you for always taking us along on the journey. Congrats on your Sparkversary!! emoticon emoticon
    1863 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/17/2013 4:17:39 PM
    Congratulations! Job well done!...and continuing! emoticon
    1863 days ago
    awesome stats and a great journey!!!
    1863 days ago
    Awesome stats!!!! Joy you have done so very well, and I will get there. you are my motivation and I better start trying to measure up!

    1863 days ago
    You inspire me. You have come a long way since that picture in 1995! I love to walk, I miss having a dog to walk with. Sugar and Xena are adorable! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1864 days ago
    YOu are an amazing lady Joy, interesting numbers, mindblowing in fact.

    emoticon on all you've achieved and on your Sparkversary emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1864 days ago
    Interesting data I wear my pedometer most days but struggle to cover half the amount of steps you do. Your furry friends are adorable and such motivators, you can not ignore their calls to get out and about.

    1864 days ago
    It's so great to be able to go back and look at the stats! As the old Virginia Slims commercials used to say, "You've come a long way, baby!" Happy Sparkversary!
    1864 days ago
    emoticon and AMAZING, Joy!!!!!!

    You never cease to inspire me, and just make me smile! emoticon
    1864 days ago
    Great statistics!! Thanks so much for sharing. I really appreciate your before picture, too. Sometimes it is hard to picture a person differently, even if you know about the loss. Yours is dramatic. Thanks for sharing your story again. Very inspiring. Love that your animals are great motivators for your healthy lifestyle!!
    1864 days ago
    Love your photos Joy . Sugar and Xena are great walking companions .As I have said before you are a wonderful inspiration and a credit to your determination .
    Much Love Susie and Bobby.
    1864 days ago
    How far you've come in so many ways! You continue to be my inspiration and my heroine!
    1864 days ago
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