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Staying healthy is hard work and takes time, but it is fun, too. I want to stay knowledgeable about health and weight issues and have realistic goals for myself. I want to get to a healthy weight and have fun doing it.
After the summer challenge, I swam across our lake, a little over 1 KM., with my husband keeping track in a canoe close by. I am thankful that I am healthy and can do that.
Now, I do a "challenging for me" Barre class that is hard, but after a few weeks, I notice that it is easier for me. Then I know it is helping.
Spring 2018 5% Challenge: I have done these challenges since 2016 in every season and am maintaining a healthy body and energy, even as I grow older. I have not lost a lot of weight, but gained knowledge about nutrition, exercise and myself. (Of course there has been the fun of getting to know new people on the team, too.)
Towards the end of this challenge, we have a lot of company arriving and an anniversary celebration. Losing some weight before that would be beneficial.
My exercise plans are not set in stone since many things I do depend on weather, opportunity and circumstance. I will work in the garden and do housework. Most days I walk the dog with my husband for and hour or more. I go to a barre class once a week that includes yoga. That is strength training mainly and I will incorporate at least an hour a week added to that at home doing strength and yoga.
I have wanted to bike more when spring arrives and have in the past not done this, so I am planning on doing short rides at first and then extending the rides as I get fitter.
I have dvd's and cd's with music that I dance to and do other exercises for a change. They are at my fingertips and I can have a mat and weights ready, too.
One of my CD's is music for jogging and this gets my heart rate up which is beneficial, too. I can do this on our driveway and on the road.
Music is a great way for me to enjoy exercise.
My nutrition plan is simple. We already eat healthy and mainly home cooked meals. My problem is eating too many calories compared to my output.
I will count calories some days and on others use the question, "Are you really hungry now or are you eating for some other reason?". Just eating mindfully really helps. I will cut calories by eating less fat, and fewer sweet items than usual. Filling up on vegetables and fruit helps me, too. I also eat enough protein, usually at every meal. Healthy snacks help to me not get overly hungry.I am going to try to make meals that are less calorie dense and watch portions.

May 3, 2019
Just getting back here after some health challenges and doing well. I am planning to exercise more again and be more mindful of my nutrition.,

May 17

I need to get back to my weight loss goals and I keep getting off track and distracted.






Member Since: 5/12/2010

Fitness Minutes: 122,779

My Goals:
I would like to stay healthy and active and losing some weight would enhance those goals.


My Program:
I love to cook and eat. We enjoy healthy foods and treats sometimes, too. I need to watch portions.
I enjoy a variety of exercises, indoors and out, but even being mainly retired, I have trouble finding time for everything on the "must do" list and the "would like to do" list.



Personal Information:
We enjoy living in a rural setting that is abundant with wildlife. We have mountains, lakes and forests at our doorstep, perfect for walks and hikes and snowshoeing in winter.
Travelling to visit family and friends is fun, too , as well as
having company.


Other Information:
Doing renovations lately to our home is quite creative, but messy, too. The results are great, though, thanks to my husband.
We look forward to gardening this year and hope each year we will get better at it. I love the flowers especially, but also fresh cherries, strawberries, raspberries, herbs and salad ingredients.




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  • v NOLAHORSERIDER
    Thank you so much for the SparkGoodie for my Daisy Day!

    SparkHugs,

    Nola
    1 day ago
  • v MINISANDY
    Hi! I really like the little comment under your name. You are so right. Find an activity/exercise that you enjoy doing and major on that!! Have a GREAT day!
    2 days ago
  • v YICHE12
    Hello again Kay. Tomorrow, June 1st, I will send you an invitation from the Daisy Team so you can join the In-Between Challenge. It will be wonderful having you back on board. emoticon Lise
    47 days ago
  • v YICHE12
    Hello Kay. I am so sorry for not responding to your request re: Spring Challenge. We were right in the middle of it at that point and we're presently doing Week 8. Do you want to join the In-Between with the Daisies? It will start this coming Saturday. Let me know and I will send you an invitation. Hugs. Lise
    48 days ago
  • v OKBACK2MEAGAIN
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    The flowers and blossoms are filling the air with the smells of Spring. This is the time to start preparing for the Summer. Are you ready to join a Challenge? The Biggest Loser Challenge is looking for members for it’s next Challenge starting the first week of June. The challenge consists of 11 Teams, that participate in 10 weeks of Nutritional and Fitness Challenges. These challenges can be modified to fit individual needs, allowing members of all abilities and dietary needs to participate.

    Here are some of the members comments written on a Survey Monkey poll:

    “It helps me stay focused on my goals. It also keeps things interesting and not boring.”

    “I find that the challenges make me be more cognizant of my food intake, better choices etc. The fitness ones encourage me to try new exercises and to keep doing exercises. I think there is a good possibility I wouldnt do as much if I didnt track it for challenges or tried to do better on challenges”

    “My leaders are all wonderful...they stay in touch with team members and do their best to keep us involved and feeling a part of the team.”

    “They motivate me to eat healthier and to be more active. “

    If you would like to be a member of this challenge you can copy and paste the the link below, or click on my username and leave me a message or click on the BLUE BIGGEST LOSER Icon on my page. Join the team and sign up for the next challenge on the Spring Waitlist thread.
    https://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/grou
    ps_individual.asp?gid=25339

    Note when using the link above you may have to drop the // or even the //www.


    73 days ago
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