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Faith, Willingness, Action; this is what I think I need to achieve my goals. Gratitude, Vision, Open to receive... Gratitude for the many blessings in my life; vision of myself being healthy, strong, lean, and limber - and believing that I can succeed. Willing to do what is necessary to create the changes I need to make. Open to succeed. That, at least for now, is what I think...

Update - It has been over a year since I joined Spark People and I can honestly say that it has changed my life. I am calmer about this whole weight loss journey, and rather than going on the roller coaster of intense dieting followed by desperation and bingeing, I am building healthy habits. I hurt my knee and am going to have surgery later this summer. It has taken me a while to figure out how to exercise around it, and my calorie burning part of the fat loss equation has tapered off, as has my fat loss. But I know it is a temporary pause as I get my health back. I started a new career as a personal trainer and love it. My injury reminds me that it is important to learn how to work around injuries and not let it stop me from being active. Also, I need to take it a bit easier so as not to injure myself.

I have an affirmation that makes me smile when I think about it. Here it is:

I LIVE a vibrant, healthy, active, loving, creative, abundant, joyful life, surrounded by beauty, and people who love me, and support me, in being my best, and giving my gifts.

Since I have been more or less chanting that affirmation as I walk the beach, or hike, it seems like it is a reality.

Here it is August 2015. I joined spark people in March 2007. Loved it then and love it now. This time I am feeling different about the journey. This time I am focusing on creating a lifestyle and habits that will support me for the long haul. I am ok being where I am right now, and I am getting better everyday.


Member Since: 3/31/2007

Fitness Minutes: 188,192

My Goals:
June 4, 2015 Goals
124 lbs and 20% Body Fat by December 3, 2015

Intermediate Weight and Body fat goals -
July 2 - 147 lbs, 29% body fat
August 6 - 142 lbs, 26.5% BF
September 3 - 138.5 lbs, 24.5% BF
October 1 - 134 lbs, 22.5% BF
November 5 - 129 lbs, 20% BF (WOO HOO if this can be real!)
December 3 - 125 lbs, 18% BF (I suspect that I will lose some lean mass as well as fat, which is why these don't exactly match up...



My Program:
August 27, 2015

Cardio - 250 minutes per week in the target heart rate range.
I plan to walk or hike everyday whenever the spirit, or my dog, moves me, using bursts from time to time to increase heart rate.

In addition, I plan to do strength training 3 times a week, split routine.

Yoga for a break from routine when my body needs it.

December 2008
I am following the steps on Spark People to build healthy habits, and aiming for 30% protein, 40% carb, 30% fat, eating like a hunter gatherer and avoiding processed foods. I am focusing on eating the most nourishing foods I can... "eating clean." I aim for a minimum of 8 servings of produce a day.

Calorie Cycling;
6 vegis and 3 fruits/day;
Cardio - 6 days/week;

Max-OT weight training 3 days/week.



Personal Information:
I love nature, art, and connecting with people. You can see more of my sculpture, paintings, drawings, at my website: www.skobknobstudios.com


Other Information:
Affirmation - I am vibrant, healthy, strong, lean and limber.

Affirmation - I live a vibrant, active, healthy, loving, creative, abundant life, surrounded by beauty, and people, who love me and support me in being my best and giving my gifts.





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  • v JACKIEWALKS4FUN
    Hi Jill, just stopping by and hope everyone is safe and well. We are ok, hanging in there emoticon
    48 days ago
  • v JACKIEWALKS4FUN
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    “April hath put a spirit of youth in everything."
    ~ William Shakespeare~

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    The Spring has come again
    For the grass is growing green,
    And among the fields of clover
    Bright butterflies are seen.
    The little birds are singing sweetly
    As they fly from tree to tree...
    The busy bees are gathering
    The honey from the flowers,
    And the merry birds are building
    Their nests in sheltered bowers...
    ~Josephine D.C., "Spring," c.1887
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    Wishing you a calm April sweet friend. Hope you are safe and well emoticon

    57 days ago
  • v JACKIEWALKS4FUN
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    12 months of success,
    52 weeks of laughter,
    365 days of fun,
    8760 hours of joy,
    525600 minutes of good luck
    and 31536000 seconds of happiness.
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    The Countdown has begun and it is the time to welcome the new year
    with a fresh mind and heart.
    Have a rocking HAPPY NEW YEAR !
    *☼.‿.◕✶ ̓̓̓̓̀ .ི̓үྀ .¸¸.•☀ღ.¸'¸ི♥ྀ☼ ̓̓̓̓◕☼´¯`☀
    Happy New Year Jill emoticon
    148 days ago
  • v JACKIEWALKS4FUN
    emoticon emoticon Happy Spring emoticon emoticon
    434 days ago
  • v GOULDSGRANITE
    Thanks so much for stopping over to the SparkOregon page. I'd love for you to share your daily affirmation on the thread. I enjoyed reading of your Spark journey. I enjoy the outdoors, yoga and cleaner eating as a result of Spark. Have a wonderful day. See you soon. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    547 days ago
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