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Hi and welcome! I've gone up and down with my weight for most of my adult life and have lost and regained over three hundred pounds collectively. In 2012, I was in a good place, worked out consistently, lost seventy pounds and completed a half marathon which never in my wildest dream would I have thought possible. I was also nine pounds short of being at a healthy weight (which I haven't seen since my late teens), and at my strongest and healthiest than I've ever been. As time went on my old ways set back in again. I don't know if it was out of laziness, complacency, over confidence or all of the above but I gained the weight back and lost my stamina and muscle condition too. Hopefully with the support of SparkPeople I'll regain my determination, commitment and focus to be in the best shape possible. Thanks for stopping by and best wishes for a successful and rewarding journey.

1/2020 - joined the 5% winter challenge with the Rowdy Rebels and my goal is 196 lbs. - achieved 2/25


Member Since: 12/28/2019

Fitness Minutes: 4,342

My Goals:
Achieve healthy sustainable dietary changes and thrive on a healthy 'for-life' style.

1/2020 - Rowdy Rebels 5% winter challenge goal 196 lbs. - achv'd 2/25
4/2020 - Rowdy Rebels 5% spring challenge goal 177 lbs. - achv'd 5/13

Lose 5 lbs a month targeting 140s by the end of 2020 and eventually 110-120s
12/28 - 210 (starting wt)
01/25 - 205 (achv'd 1/13)
02/22 - 200 (achv'd 2/01, back in ONEderland 2/05 yay!)
03/21 - 195 (achv'd 2/28)
04/18 - 190 (achv'd 3/23)
05/16 - 185 (achv'd 4/06)
06/13 - 180 (achv'd 4/29, major cravings but proud for not giving in.)
07/11 - 175 (achv'd 5/25)
08/08 - 170
09/05 - 165
10/03 - 160 (163 lbs - entering overweight range)
10/31 - 155
11/28 - 150
12/26 - 145
01/23 - 140
02/20 - 135 (136 lbs - entering healthy weight range)
03/20 - 130
04/17 - 125
05/15 - 120
06/12 - 115


My Program:
Low fat whole food plant based. No refined oils/sugar and most processed food. Limit salt.
About 40 mins of yoga, 10+ mins of moderate walking and 4000+ steps a day.
Around 8 hours of sleep
Adequate hydration (at least 64 oz water, green tea)



Personal Information:
I enjoy Stephen King books, word games, jigsaw puzzles, ziplining, horseback riding, dancing, OSDM, interior decorating, herbals/naturopathic medicine, and all things bohemian. Currently re-learning spanish, french and japanese for fun and brain health. Quit smoking twenty two years ago, soda and alcohol six years ago and will be celebrating my 40th wedding anniversary this year (2020).


Other Information:
“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” --Jane Goodall




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  • v MILLER-S
    Kepsi, your posts are the best!!! emoticon They're so uplifting and you are very creative with the emoticons!!!
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  • v BOSS_OF_MY_BODY

    ~~ emoticon ❤️ Happy Weekend, Friends - Blessings, Love & Hugs ❤️ emoticon ~~


    Exercise is a celebration of what your body can do, not a punishment for what you ate.

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    Walking can help to relieve high blood pressure

    High blood pressure is the result of the strain placed on the body’s arteries and veins as the heart pumps blood through them. If the pressure on the veins and arteries is too great, the walls of these blood vessels might be weakened. Weakened blood vessels can lead to a heart attack or a stroke.

    A stronger heart can pump the blood needed through the body with less effort. This means that the pressure on the arteries and veins gets reduced. As little as 10 minutes of walking a day can make a significant change to your blood pressure. The recommended 30 minutes can make the impact more meaningful. A person taking blood pressure medication might find themselves needing less or no medication if they make a habit of walking. No changes to medication should be contemplated without consulting your doctor.
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    The world is a dangerous place
    not only because of those who do evil
    but also because of
    those who look on and do nothing.

    Let's all work hard together to bring Unity, Peace, Equality,
    Safety, Love, Happiness, and Freedom to our Nation.

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    Every positive message you share with me helps me to continue to reach for my goals! Thanks for having my back on this journey! YOU ARE AMAZING!!!
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