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My "Why" Statement:

I want to lose weight so that I feel better and look better and I want this more than I want to sleep in and eat whatever I want whenever I want.

I will be RESOLUTE on sticking with the things that work, e.g. tracking (interesting fact, I've been tracking my food and exercise for 922 days and counting).

I will be RENEGADE by limiting sweets and finding healthier options.

This song and video by X Ambassadors inspires me to do the best that I can with what I have.


"Renegades" by X Ambassadors

Run away-ay with me
Lost souls in revelry
Running wild and running free
Two kids, you and me

And I said hey
Hey, hey, hey
Living like we're renegades
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey
Living like we're renegades
Renegades, renegades

Long live the pioneers
Rebels and mutineers
Go forth and have no fear
Come close and lend an ear

And I said hey
Hey, hey, hey
Living like we're renegades
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey
Living like we're renegades
Renegades, renegades

So, all hail the underdogs
All hail the new kids
All hail the outlaws
Spielbergs and Kubricks

It's our time to make a move
It's our time to make amends
It's our time to break the rules
Let's begin...

And I said hey
Hey, hey, hey
Living like we're renegades
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey
Living like we're renegades
Renegades, renegades

Video: youtu.be/1u-niluB8HI


INFO about me...

I am 57 years old and I started at 264 pounds in 1998 and have been trying to get down to 150 pounds since then.

I have rheumatoid autoimmune disease (RA), which sometimes makes it difficult to exercise but I know that I always feel better afterwards. Sometimes you just have to push yourself to get going and once you're going, the pain often goes away.

I've been married for 33 years and counting. We had one 18-year-old cat named Ogoni who died last March and no kids by choice.

I'm close to my family. I have dinner and play Scrabble at my Dad's house every Friday night and visit with my 4 younger sisters regularly.

I'm a music-a-holic especially alternative-rock and classic rock.

I love reading. My favourite genres are mysteries, romantic suspense and YA fantasy and sci-fi novels.

I also love reading cookbooks and fitness books.

I love exercising to DVDs and have over 200 workouts. My favourite forms of exercise are strength training, dance, kickboxing, hiking and swimming.

I love native art and most of the art in our house is of the native sort.

I used to love gardening until my RA took a lot of the joy out of it so now all my gardens are in pots. I usually grow various herbs, tomatoes and geraniums.

I enjoy cooking when I have the time and I love trying new recipes and I have a filing cabinet drawer full of recipes plus two shelves on the bookshelf filled with cookbooks. I typically cook all my meals for the week on Sundays so I don't have to cook after work, which I hate doing.

I hate being cold and have told DH that more than anything, I want to become a snowbird when we're retired (live somewhere warmer than Canada during the winter months). In the meantime, I go to the Caribbean with my dad for one week every February.

I have a wonderful job working for wonderful people. I'm the Admin Secretary for our municipal water and sewer maintenance department.


Member Since: 9/8/2007

Fitness Minutes: 155,292

My Goals:
To lose 10 pounds by the end of 2018.
To read a book a week in 2018.


My Program:
To follow the SparkPeople program.
To exercise for a minimum of 30 minutes a day 5 times a week incorporating strength-training along with cardio.
To drink 6 cups of water a day.
To limit junk food/bad fats.



Personal Information:
I live in Ontario, Canada with my husband, named Jake. I have no kids by choice but 13 nieces and nephews, whom I love and spoil. My birthday is May 12, 1960 and I've been married to Jake since March 24, 1984.

I'd rather listen to music than watch TV. However, that said, I LOVE the Masterchef shows and the new TV shows, Lethal Weapon and The Orville.


Other Information:
Favourite colour: red (then blue, purple, fuchsia and orange in that order)
Favourite book: The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence
Favourite movie: Benny & Joon
Favourite band: Green Day
Favourite season: Spring
Favourite number: 8
Email: bkwerm@gmail.com




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  • v LOSINGLINNDY
    emoticon Hi. Peter Rabbit sent me with this egg and this exercise. Do 15 jumping jacks or an exercise of your choice.

    Hugs, Linn
    3 days ago
  • v NURSEMOMTOTHREE
    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I know that following a schedule will be beneficial for me. My mind wanders if I don’t then nothing gets accomplished.

    Are you ready for the Biggest Loser Challenge to start? Will you be leading a team? Lots of work involved with that, I’m sure.

    6 days ago
  • v WONDER--WOMAN
    Joanna,

    It's a good thing you have a picture of your hubby on your SparkPage because he started out in my drawing as a man with a lot of brown hair! LOL

    I hope you got the idea of the picture. You said you liked art and Italy...so I put them together with a little romance!

    Glad you liked it even though I didn't do any faces.

    Cathe' emoticon
    30 days ago
  • v MADMANSMAMA87
    Good Luck on the Spring Challenge!!
    41 days ago
  • v GIRAFFERULES24
    hello!

    I'm currently reading The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin, she wrote fantasy and science fiction and recently passed away earlier this year. I've never read any of her books so thought I would give one a try, it's actually really good.

    Let me know how Scythe turns out, may add it to my ever growing list of books to read! lol

    Can't wait for us Cardinals to rock all these challenges! emoticon
    43 days ago
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