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Hi, my name is Bonnie. This was my third time to join Spark People and I have been on here this time since May of 2014. However, since the summer of 2016, I have been off and on, about every six months or so. I'm going to do my best to stay on and consistent this time. A little about me: I am 30 years old and moved from Indiana back to my home state of California in September 2016. I was babysitting my two young nephews full-time for a few years before the move and now it is time for me to build a life for myself. I started regaining weight in the middle of 2016. In July/August of 2017, I moved back to Indiana. I missed my nephews too much as they are like my own. Now I take care of them almost every single day, a lot of it on my own while my brother works. They are currently 7 and 6 years old. As of this update (April 2019), I am almost all the way back up to my highest weight. Logging into SP consistently has become hard for me, but I really need to make it a priority because that is the way that will help me stay consistent in improving my health. "Restart" Date: April 3, 2019 at 303lbs My exercise plan: * Leslie Sansone walking videos via YouTube since my DVD player broke after we moved. * Walks outside with my pup, Jasper. I am also using races to help keep me motivated. My next race is a 5K at the end of the month with my niece. Then, I hope to sign up for a 10K and eventually do another half-marathon before the year is over. --------- MY RACES SO FAR: Sacred Steps 2-Mile Walk on August 15, 2015 Tinker Bell Half Marathon on May 8, 2016! Finishing time: 3:43:20. Color 4 a Cause 5K on April 27, 2019! Finishing time for walking 59:24. Next race: Popcorn Panic 5 Miler in September 2019.

Member Since: 5/28/2014

Fitness Minutes: 52,376

My Goals:
Starting on 5/28/14: 309.4
Lowest weight on 5/4/16: 180

Current weight 4/3/19: 303

Ultimate GW: 180

My Program:
*Stay in my calorie range a bare minimum of 5 days a week, but as often as possible.
*at least 45-60 minutes exercise each day, 5/6 days per week
*at least 10 cups of water a day
*eat at least 3 fruits and vegetables a day
*try to make smart choices for each meal, smaller portions as well as healthier foods.

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Keep moving forward!

I am strong and capable!


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  • v BLUEJAY1969
    Thanks for commenting on my blog! An ergometer is a spinner like a bicycles pedals that you can either set on the floor in front of a chair and pedal with feet or set on a table and pedal with your arms. There is an article on SP about it and if you put ergometer in the search bar it should pull it up for you!
    1882 days ago
  • v ACRAIG921
    Thanks so much for commenting on my blog about my daughter!! It's so great having a teenager!!

    Awesome job on being so close to your mini goal. I can't wait for you to hit it!! emoticon

    1882 days ago
    Yes indeed...I put the reminders on my calendar for a whole month so that hopefully it becomes habit to take a 5 minute desk break and I can do something active. If I do that 5-6x a day, that's already 25-30 mins of activity in addition to other stuff I do. My colleague got me thinking because he said "oh any opportunity I can get up and move around, I will. Sitting in a chair all day with no movement is so bad for you." He is right. When I was at my "happy" weight, I was pretty much active all day doing things. Walking everywhere, biking everywhere, running around. I know I can incorporate more movement into my day, even if with little bursts at work so I'm not sitting all day long.
    1883 days ago
    I was joking w/ my trainer that my cardio and strength training over the weekend would be courtesy of my nephews (chasing them, lifting them, etc). Ha ha!
    1884 days ago
  • v JAMBABY0
    I can't ever figure out what causes it if I could I could probably fix it or avoid it.
    1884 days ago