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Virtually me on 6/5/2007 at 245 lbs.

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I'm facing the fact that I have to adjust to my body instead of making my body adjust to my dictatorship. If I jump into weight loss without a plan I use the rest of my life, I only find myself starting over and over and over..... This time I am taking things slower, and I'm not letting frustration get the best of me when my schedule is interrupted for a day or even a week at a time. Instead, I'm trying to learn from the experience and see what does or doesn't work. So far I'm seeing more success and less frustration.

I have been playing with weight loss since I joined Spark People in the summer of 2007. During this time, I have had periods of success and periods of failure. I have found that too often I let other activities steer me away from the healthy patterns that I need to be successful at getting the weight off and keeping it off.

With the support of my family and Spark Friends, I can do this!!!!

Member Since: 6/5/2007

Fitness Minutes: 255,485

My Goals:
May, 2015 goals:

1. Strive for at least 13,000 steps each day.
2. Lose at least 5 lbs. during the month.
3. Biking or swimming 2 or 3 times per week.
4. Strength training 3 times per week.
4. Stay within calorie range (1270 - 1620) by tracking my food each day.

WEIGHT LOSS started December 25, 2015

1. 10 lbs. lost - met March 1, 2015
2. 20 lbs. lost - met Aptil 17, 2015
3. 30 lbs. lost - met June 26, 2015
4. 40 lbs. lost bpy September 1, 2015
5. 50 lbs. by November 1, 2015
6. 60 lbs. by January 1, 2016
FINAL GOAL: 75 lbs.

My Program:
I'm eating healthier, doing 4-6 small meals each day and drinking lots of water. I eat of fruits and veggies and minimal sodium. I drink at least 10 glasses of water--my goal is to get at least 12 to 15 glasses of water each day.

My exercise plan: To maintain an average of at least 13,000 to 15,000 steps daily and some biking or swimming 2 times a week. Strength train for at least 45 minutes 3 times a week.

Personal Information:
I'm from Virginia, and have been happily married for 42 years. I have 2 daughters, 37 and 21. a "son-in-love," 15 year old grandson, and a 2 year old granddaughter.

Other Information:
"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."

Phillipians 4:13 (KJV)

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    Hey. Just want to stop by and say you are doing great and keep up the great work you are doing.
    5090 days ago
  • v NEWME2B
    Hello cabin-mate...good to see you made the move to the fruit basket cabin, do you need help moving your things? I have to go back to the other cabin and get my pillow.
    5118 days ago

    I wanted to thank you to welcoming me to your group...
    It was very nice and sweet of you to do that. I have passed by other groups and the welcome was not as warm.
    So thank you.
    Another thing: Congratulations on your progress and your beautiful family.
    God bless,
    Elizabeth :D
    5120 days ago
  • v HY2006
    Hello, I just wanted to encourage you today to keep pushing forward to your goals, regardless of what obstacles come your way. Just remember 'greater is He that is in you, than is in the world'

    I am your camp mate (I think)....Dottie is the Counselor. My name is Hyacinth

    5128 days ago
  • v BFOSTER462
    Hey there, cabin mate- how's it going? You have very aggressive goals and I love your drive! You will meet that "wedding dress" goal for your 35th anniversary.
    God bless you!
    5140 days ago
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