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12/20/14 7:14 P

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I find that exercising seven days a week, is something I feel motivated to do. It definitely helps with weight loss, and tracking my food daily is also a motivating factor for me. I bought the SPAT last year; that is also an asset. Tracking exercise along with the tracking of food are assets to weight loss.

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Each Day Is A New Beginning.
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Spark People Team Leader, GLITTERGIRL, from Team, "I Can't Do This On My Own", helped me reach my goal in 2012. I was able to maintain my weight for several months, but now I have to get serious again as much of my hard work I let go of, putting my focus on another issue. I will keep on, until I get back to my goal.


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12/13/14 3:56 P

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After not being successful at regaining my goal weight, and reaching maintenance once again, I decided to try Spark Coach.
I'm truly excited about this new adventure. What do I have to lose? Weight of course! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Each Day Is A New Beginning.
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Spark People Team Leader, GLITTERGIRL, from Team, "I Can't Do This On My Own", helped me reach my goal in 2012. I was able to maintain my weight for several months, but now I have to get serious again as much of my hard work I let go of, putting my focus on another issue. I will keep on, until I get back to my goal.


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12/3/14 9:33 A

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why is it sometimes I see the bonus spin pts to give away and other times I don't see where to do it...just seems to have a mind of it's own..is there a way to always see the place where to give pts away to your special teams?

have a super spark day


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I'm playing/working on my goals, too emoticon ! Let's make it a FABULOUS year's end! I'm trying to catch up on all the little projects I haven't finished this year, because of DH in hospital for 5 months. He is VERY well now, I'm happy to say! So no excuses! emoticon LOL!

Today I learned about giving away my bonus spin SPoints! FUN! emoticon
Training for Santa 5K emoticon , working emoticon & helping with spreading the love emoticon to the world emoticon ! Here is some for YOU emoticon ! Happy December emoticon !

My new motto: (AS OF 1-23-2014)
"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!
Song & lyrics by Karen Drucker


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Started all my Xmas baking this week. Cut back on portion sizes of every cookie recipe so there are no extra ones for me to munch on, or I will not have enough for entertaining. Hope this strategy works.

Jan
Looking forward to a whole new me!


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11/12/14 3:57 P

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have a super spark day


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11/10/14 11:37 A

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DO THE CHALLENGES & SPARK STREAKS HELP ME? (Little Black Dress emoticon , team, daily question)

The hard thing for me emoticon , I am finding, is when I break a streak or challenge, for what ever reason, I want to give up on all of them! been streaking since I started EVERYDAY emoticon since March 16, 2012! emoticon I made a commitment to Spark DAILY, until I give up on keeping my goal of healthy living! No matter what the scale says, what the tape measure says, just keeping my trackers going, ALWAYS! emoticon ! I found Spark People as an answer to a prayer, 10 minutes after I asked for a solution to my being at an unhealthy weight!

THX to all the SP team mates March 11-17-2012 Who replied to my email! Out of 11,000 members there are only about 100 still Sparking! I'm shocked! Were RU, all? emoticon
I KNOW teams take time, Sparking takes time, BUT I still feel I am SO worth it! emoticon ! Yesterday I spent about 2 hours going through ALL my team mates to see IF they were still active on the team. The BIG awareness was, they are not even on Spark People, any more. Their names are UN-highlighted. emoticon I wish there was a way to help some of these people, truly achieve their goals through Spark People, as they have asked for the help. That's about 1%, right?

Thank YOU for still Sparking, still reaching your goals AND for YOUR amazing support! I can NOT do this without you! YOU are the MOST supportive people on earth! emoticon & I am so blessed to be in YOUR/our community! If you are reading this & want to 'friend' me, PLEASE do & I will add you, too! We are here to help each other! What can I do for YOU? emoticon

PS... Please read & Comment on my blog today, for the entire reading, thx!

My new motto: (AS OF 1-23-2014)
"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!
Song & lyrics by Karen Drucker


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11/7/14 7:57 A

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Had a bad time this week because my Husbands Mother is in the hospital and we have been going back and forth to Tennessee. Did get my stair climbing in. thogh. emoticon

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10/29/14 9:49 P

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Use the nutrition tracker daily. I'm learning a lot about what I'm putting into my body. Portion control is the key for me. emoticon

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10/16/14 11:42 A

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I see there are SPARK PEOPLE event around the nation! My comment to that page:
Come to Las Vegas! Come to Sedona Arizona! Come to Hollywood, CA How do we 'find' this list, again? I want to keep checking back! I'm on a team " Las Vegas Santa 5K Run/walk " This year is Dec. 6, 2014 morning on the Freemont experience. We have won the Ginnis record 4 years in a row for most Santa's walking. (London & Japan included) I represent Spark People there! There are only a few of us on the team, but would LOVE to see the numbers GROW from the Spark Community! Not sure how to let everyone know, any ideas???? emoticon

My new motto: (AS OF 1-23-2014)
"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!
Song & lyrics by Karen Drucker


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10/7/14 9:33 P

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Continuing my GF lifestyle. No junk, no processed foods. Tracking ALL nutrition and workouts!

My name is Nola.
I live in Chiefland, FL - EST
My 5% Goal weight is 127#
Pray Hard, Work Hard, Track Everything, and Keep Moving


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9/28/14 8:39 A

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Really focusing on eating cleaner, especially less processed foods - it is not easy but its worth trying,

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9/28/14 7:15 A

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Keeping your goals visible at all times.. Tracking and measuring everything, using a scale, not eyeballing! :)

My name is Nola.
I live in Chiefland, FL - EST
My 5% Goal weight is 127#
Pray Hard, Work Hard, Track Everything, and Keep Moving


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9/20/14 9:54 A

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a great support system like SparkPeople and family

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30 months with SparkPeople! The changes in me emoticon ;
my emotions emoticon ;
my health emoticon ;
my spiritual life is worth all the effort emoticon !
I am a beloved fan of this amazing website! emoticon

My new motto: (AS OF 1-23-2014)
"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!
Song & lyrics by Karen Drucker


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8/23/14 10:37 P

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Use the nutrition tracker daily. Record all your food. This way you see exactly how much you are eating every day. If you count calories or carbs this is the way to go. It works as a motivator for me. I feel motivated to exercise daily. Exercise daily, even if it's only for 10 minutes, but do exercise. It's bringing me to my goal. emoticon emoticon

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Each Day Is A New Beginning.
When You Draw Close To God, God Will Draw Close To You.

Spark People Team Leader, GLITTERGIRL, from Team, "I Can't Do This On My Own", helped me reach my goal in 2012. I was able to maintain my weight for several months, but now I have to get serious again as much of my hard work I let go of, putting my focus on another issue. I will keep on, until I get back to my goal.


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8/17/14 4:30 P

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Good advice on portion control. I have starting cooking separate for family and me. I try to follow the nutrition tracker meals as close as I can. If I have to change (usually because I don't have something at home for this meal), I go back to one I have already done. That way I am still on track though not following the plan exactly.I have lost a little but still fluctuating from day to day. I'm going to get this on track though. Thank you Spark People.

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8/11/14 1:53 P

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Know what you are going to eat for the day and stick to it! Feeling unprepared can lead to bad choices

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8/5/14 10:23 A

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emoticon on your Congrats on your continued weight loss. Keep it moving. And thanks for the advice on not buying tempting food.

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8/5/14 10:18 A

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I've been using the smart size set I purchased from HSN some time ago...it's equivalent to the kid size plates.

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8/4/14 7:01 A

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Kid divided plate & utensils!
Awesome I like this suggestion! I might give this a try!

Edited by: JJREEBOK at: 8/4/2014 (07:01)
"In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, 'I have finished.' There is a lot of satisfaction in that."
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congratulations, keep up the good work! I moved my belt another notch last week. I even hiked seven miles in a nature preserve yesterday even though my allergies have been trying to kill me this summer.

If you do not buy it, you will not eat it. I do not count calories, I count pounds and inches. I exercise about ten minutes a day and add five repetitions to each exercise. This helps my body and muscles to adjust to the increased activity.

Since November of 2010 I have lost 110 plus pounds and kept them off. Now at 260, I promised myself that I would keep going to reach my goal.



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194.6....YAY!!!

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7/28/14 7:58 A

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Great dea, I'm always rushing in the morning

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Trying to pack my lunch everyday for work the night before. I am more likely to eat healthier than eating at the cafeteria.

Focus! You can do this!


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Good Luck with your weight loss. I've also started eliminating some foods that I know are not good for me or my caloric intake, or my hips. I'm adding a lot more water and veggies to my diet.

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7/25/14 7:21 A

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I totally agree with you. I've been a member for sometime now and I really never utilized all of the tools the site has to offer. I intend to do as you do and log everything and also Spark some friends and blog. Hope your having a good day.

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Mixing it up constantly emoticon emoticon

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My top tips for success.

1. Keeping track of my food
2. Celebrating Non-Scale Victories
3. Losing the weight really isn't about food, it's a mind set of a way to live
4. Setting small goals - 10 pound marks
5. Blogging about my journey. There is something special about writing about my experience. I am not someone who likes social media at all. I don't Facebook, twitter, vine, whatever, but I do Spark. Sharing my experience and connecting to others that way, is empowering.

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Insulin Free..as of April 21st 2014

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Consistency has been key for me and not taking on too much at once.

Edited by: JEANKNEE at: 7/3/2014 (15:31)
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Yes I see God is helping lose the weight and get off the food addiction, lost 21 lbs since the middle of May!

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7/1/14 8:04 P

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get moving emoticon

To Climb Steep hills requires slow pace at first.
William Shakespeare

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Love this! www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2014/04/03/
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Eat ;less! emoticon


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By developing good habits and sticking with them keeps the weight loss going. I keep myself motivated, and you can to by developing the habit of exercising every day, no matter how much and how long. You can increase it a little each day or week until you have it fitting for you. I also use the nutrition tracker daily. That is another motivator for me. I stay within my guidelines that way. I record my exercise, and I bought the spark activity tracker. I think it is a motivator too, to have some kind of tracker t5hat lets you know daily how many steps you're taking. Record your different forms of exercise daily, such as your chores. It will lift your spirit to better health. Do it for you! emoticon emoticon

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Each Day Is A New Beginning.
When You Draw Close To God, God Will Draw Close To You.

Spark People Team Leader, GLITTERGIRL, from Team, "I Can't Do This On My Own", helped me reach my goal in 2012. I was able to maintain my weight for several months, but now I have to get serious again as much of my hard work I let go of, putting my focus on another issue. I will keep on, until I get back to my goal.


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6/12/14 8:03 P

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Buy a child's divided plate and child's spoon / fork. Smaller portions -- smaller bites!

“Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.”
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Keep your eye on the prize, which is a healthier you. Plan your meals by recording them, stick to it. Drink lots of water in between and try to keep your mind on other things than food. You CAN DO IT!!! emoticon

What you eat in private you wear in public

Those Who Say It Cannot Be Done, Shouldn't Interrupt The People Who Are Doing It!

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Being accountable every day for what you eat, record it in the nutrition tracker, and be sure you do some form of exercise each day. It has become a wonderful habit for me, and it motivates me to do the best I can for that day.

"It Works if You Work it!" emoticon emoticon

Nothing Is Impossible with God.
Each Day Is A New Beginning.
When You Draw Close To God, God Will Draw Close To You.

Spark People Team Leader, GLITTERGIRL, from Team, "I Can't Do This On My Own", helped me reach my goal in 2012. I was able to maintain my weight for several months, but now I have to get serious again as much of my hard work I let go of, putting my focus on another issue. I will keep on, until I get back to my goal.


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6/1/14 7:27 P

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Portion Control - I measure almost everything by weight (oz, & grams) or size.

I won two DVD's - Promotional Copies In March 2014:
Fir, Firm & Fired Up w/Coach Nicole
SparkPeople Cardio Blast w/Coach Nicole

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Remembering that this is a journey. It is not about being perfect, right and done.



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5/20/14 11:53 A

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I lost 5 lbs in the past two weeks simply by snacking on raw vegetables when I was hungry between meals.

Also, I'm getting better at eating lots of veggies with a little bit of meat and a true serving size of some kind of starch (e.g., grain, potato, etc.) for dinner. A serving of starch is a lot smaller than most Americans are used to eating at one time! Sometimes I go without the meat.

Finally, even when the weather or allergy season is bad, I still walk inside my house, following Leslie Sansone's Part 1 and Part 2 walking videos on Youtube. You can adjust your effort as necessary, and it doesn't take a lot of room. Here are the links:

Walking - Part 1: Start Quick & Easy http://youtu.be/ndVjwkaLGDk
Walking - Part 2: Burn Fat & Back It Down http://youtu.be/G8b4P57jNsQ

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I find that if I don't give up I will definitely lose pounds/inches eventually. If I give up I definitely won't. My goal is therefore not to give up.

Sunday: Stretches
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Tuesday: Lower Body
Wednesday: Upper Body
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I found that do team challenges motivate me. I work to complete the challenge and focus on that. Losing some weight and inches is the reward. But if I focus on the scale it drives me nuts.

Sunday: Stretches
Monday: Core
Tuesday: Lower Body
Wednesday: Upper Body
Thursday: Core
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Remember the importance of activity. Even 10 minutes helps!

For me, 10 minutes is a walk around our neighborhood block. When I find myself thinking, "Oh, no time for exercise today..." The reminder on my Spark Activity Tracker page to be active for 10 minutes each day is a wonderful reminder. A walk around the block is doable for me and I always feel so much better after getting up, getting out and doing it.

I have found the Spark Activity Tracker to be a highly motivational tool. We have wonderful monthly challenges that come with the ability to earn virtual trophies and win physical prizes (Haven't won any physical prizes, but have earned many virtual trophies.)



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I really like the tips that people share here.

I am going to try to track my meals.

10% life is what happens to you &
90% of life is how YOU REACT to it!
~Dr. Charles Swindoll


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Awesome...congrats on your success!!!!

.....and the day came when the risk to remain in a bud was too great.... it is time to bloom!


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I'm really pleased with SP & with myself. I have twelve (12) lbs. less pounds that my spine has to support - core muscles are getting stronger. Since I had back surgery in Nov. 2013 & until I went into Physcial Therapy & do my 60 min. "core exercises" every day, I didn't know what core muscles were.

PORTION CONTROL -- PORTION CONTROL
Weigh "IT" Measure "IT" Put "IT" on a Plate or Put "IT" in a Bowl
Then ENTER "IT" IN YOUR TRACKER

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4/15/14 10:30 P

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Great job Lainey63. I will be 55 this year and was getting discouraged because of losing weight so much slower than I used to. Thanks for reminding me that I can lose and that it is a lifestyle change.

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I normally put on weight when away from home, staying with hospitable friends. Used to put on a kilo a week. Put on 3 kilos during a month in Germany, and took 3 months to get rid of them. Went away for 3 weeks recently and took my scales with me. Daily weigh ins showed me what the trend was. Weight gain down to 1.5 kilos! I have ordered a small, light portable scale,which should help when travelling

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4/14/14 10:27 P

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Thanks for sharing...I was beginning to thing that Seniors just can't lose...congratulations! emoticon

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4/11/14 5:40 P

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Nice going Lainey keep up the great work and the fifty with be gone but your anniversary.
emoticon happy Birthday

Jan
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4/11/14 11:55 A

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Keep using all the spark tools as much as you can. emoticon

Treat every day as if it were your last.


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4/10/14 12:55 A

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FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!
My first goal on joining SparkPeople on Feb. 8, 2014 was to lose 6 lbs. by my birthday --
today is my 73rd birthday - April 10 & as of Wed. April 9 -- I weighed 181.7 -- lost 11.6 lbs. -- that's 10 weeks with an avg. of 1.4 lb. a week.

This is a lifestyle not a diet -- I'm pressing on to my next goal & then the next goal in small increments. Want to celebrate my 54th wedding anniversary in Nov. with a healthy 50 lbs. weight loss.

Thank you God!
Thank you to my DH & Family!
Thank you SparkPeople for the encouragement, message boards, website content and the two Spark books that I am in the process of reading from cover to cover.






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4/9/14 5:04 P

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Good luck sparkvenice our niece just did the Mesa AZ tough mudder that she trained for for a year. Boy was she in good shape. At the age of 50 her all girl team did the over 10 mile course with 25 horrible obstacles in 2 hours and 40 minutes. She loved it and wanted to do it again as soon as she finished.

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Eat food with natural high nutrients not fortified and set out to reach challenging goals to help you stay focus. For me it was training for half marathon and once that was completed. I started doing p90x3 twice to prepare for a mud run obstacle course in Oct.

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4/8/14 12:12 A

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I exercise before breakfast & faithfully use the Nutrition Tracker.

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4/7/14 8:54 P

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Find something healthy you absolutely love and do it as often as you can. Don't give up.

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4/7/14 10:33 A

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Track Your Food.

I just listened to a Video Tip shared by Coach Nicole for doubling your weight loss. The tip shared was food tracking.

Since I have been on my health journey for a bit over 9 months now, I decided to review my progress and see if this has held true for me.

For the first 6 months of my journey I did not focus on food. I knew I needed to move and that had been my primary focus for the first 6 months.

On December 23, I decided that I needed to be more aware of what I was eating and began tracking my food. I have been food tracking for 3 months now.

Guess what? For the first 6 months I averaged a 4 pound weight loss each month. Since I began food tracking, I have averaged a 7.73 pound weight loss each month. That's nearly double!

I have found Spark People's Nutrition Tracker to be a very useful tool. I am now more aware of my food choices and find myself eating more consciously.

Edited by: JEANKNEE at: 4/16/2014 (00:59)
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4/6/14 2:24 P

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TIP 1: Exercise every day -- usually in the am -- if for some reason I don't -- I will do in the pm even if it is before bedtime. My exercises are in the form of physical therapy exercises -- 60+ minutes faithfully.

I had back surgery in Nov. had to build up my abdominal "core" -- with great instructions from my physical therapist I do the program at home now & for the first time in many, many, years my back does not shout in pain. There might be some discomfort or an ache but I gladly accept that & am so glad I opted for the surgery(also have had both total knee replacements).

TIP 2: PORTION CONTROL -- no longer have family-style meals
no longer go to buffet or All You Can Eat restaurants
Elaine (lainey63) Ohio


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Actually ate at higher range this week and lost more than I expected, so it is turn about not starving oneself. emoticon

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4/2/14 8:16 A

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Hi Everyone. Thanks for the tips. Have a great day!!!

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Remember to hydrate... emoticon

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3/16/14 10:48 A

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Power walk in place, add a few kicks, side steps and knee lifts when you don't feel like doing anything. Doing this while watching tv or a movie still gets you exercise and the time goes by fast if you don't watch the clock.

“Live each day as if it were your last, learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi


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3/11/14 7:24 A

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Keep it Moving!!!! emoticon

Diane from NC

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When you are going through something difficult and wonder where God is, remember the teacher is always quiet during the test.

His touch is medicine for the soul.


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3/10/14 9:51 A

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JEANKNEE- That is why I chose the emoticon too.

We can do this. Keep it Moving Team!!!

Diane from NC

You are God's Masterpiece....Eph. 2:10

When you are going through something difficult and wonder where God is, remember the teacher is always quiet during the test.

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3/9/14 10:03 A

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Find ways to add more movement to your day...even if it is just a little bit.

Like FIT4HZGLORY says, it is slow and steady that wins the race.

It's the moral of the story, The Tortoise and the Hare, which is why I chose the tortoise on my ticker.

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It is Sunday and the beginning of a new week. Forget about the past and move forward.

Keep Sparkling!!!

Diane from NC

You are God's Masterpiece....Eph. 2:10

When you are going through something difficult and wonder where God is, remember the teacher is always quiet during the test.

His touch is medicine for the soul.


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It's the weekend. Hope everyone have a safe and healthy weekend.

Keep Sparkling. emoticon

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3/7/14 9:58 A

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I bought SodaStream. Loving it. Making soda at home for 5 cal a pop, no artificial anything, helps to meet my water quota (I hate bland water, even with lemon). They have a million flavors.

Don't give up


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I am feeling better. The scale made me mad but I had a good day in spite of that. Thank you for my beautiful flower. You are the sweetest!!!

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IT IS SITES LIKE THIS THAT WILL HELP TO KEEP US GOING,THE SHARING OF THOUGHTS AND IDEALS. WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER.... emoticon

Don’t wish it were easier. Make yourself better:-)


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SOMETHINGNEWJAN- That is so true. You really get tire of losing the same pounds over and over again. That is why we have to make up our minds to stop letting this thing beat us to death. We have to stop it and put our noses to the grindstone and move ahead taking small steps each day. Do it one day at a time. emoticon

FREEDEE54- Hope you are doing better today. We are here to help and encourage each other. Just hang in there. Here is a emoticon to brighten your day.

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