MARYANNGI
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I am 62 and live at the northern tip of NH, have been married to my DH for over 30 years and have a son who is a culinary and pastry chef at Sunday River Ski Resort in Maine.

My goals have changed a lot lately. I am learning that this is a long term lifestyle journey to a healthier me. Healthy eating, exercise, commitment, honesty, and learning to like the person on the inside. She is someone that I want to get to know and never knew.

I have goals that aren't about simply about weight loss, but about exercise and nutrition which is totally new for me. I also made an oath that is to myself and to the team I am a leader for.

THE UNDERDAWG OATH

I do solemnly pledge:
that I will do my best to eat healthy and within my calorie range,
that I will exercise to the best of my ability,
that I will watch my portions and avoid mindless eating,
that I will avoid or limit unhealthy foods,
that I will try to get enough sleep,
that I will stretch myself out of my comfort zone,
that I will always try to make healthy choices even when stressed,
that if I slip, I will get back on track with the very next opportunity,
that I will keep a CAN DO attitude, or ask for Help,
and that I will support my fellow pack mates

Because I am an UnderDawg
And every UnderDawg has the heart of a hero.
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My long term goals are:
1. Stay within a calorie range of of 1300 (or slightly less)-1650 calories a day.

2. I will log everything I eat (good or bad). I will also strive to increase my fiber intake.

3. I will track my fitness on a daily basis.

4. I will do 90 minutes of cardio on good days and no less than 30 minutes on not so good days - 6 days a week-no excuses. Anything extra is a bonus!

5. I will strength train a minimum of 3 times a week-no excuses.

6. I will work to improve my mobility issues and become stronger along the way.

7. I will make every effort to reach my 5% goal each challenge.

8. I will post these goals in a place where I can see them on a daily basis.

9. I will weigh-in weekly.


Embrace the Future
If you're busy hugging the past, you can't embrace the future. Don't let the past kidnap your future.
Noah benShea


Member Since: 5/8/2010

Fitness Minutes: 88,968

My Goals:
1. Learn to see the person hiding inside!

2. To reach my goal weight of 155 pounds. I will see how I feel when I reach that weight about going further.

3. Fit into a size 12 (or smaller) jeans .

4. Swim 10 laps with ease.

5. Complete the Spring 5% Challenge and lose 5% of my body weight.


My Program:
1. Measure and track ALL food that I eat, no matter if it is healthy food or "Junk Food"
2. Exercise regularly (cardio & strength training) and track it.
3. Remember that if I begin to skip steps 1 or 2, then the next day is Day 1!!



Personal Information:
MaryAnn
Northern NH
EST


Other Information:
Favorite authors:
Nora Roberts/JD Robb
Iris Johannsen
James Patterson

Favorite Hobbies:
Walking, Hiking, Kayaking, Quilting, Reading




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  • v no profile image MYFEETHURT
    It's a brand new week. I love that feeling. Whether I'm feeling good about my getting in shape journey or not...I look at this as a new starting line...a new horizon...a new opportunity. Saw you in the huddle this morning and wanted to let you know...we all need support to keep going. Support and friendship is the biggest blessing of Spark People. Keep going...you are doing fine. emoticon
    3787 days ago
  • v PST_IN_JCT
    emoticon Just wanted to stop by and send some cheer your way. Even if your having some emoticon and emoticon I hope you've been emoticon enough and emoticon emoticon emoticon hard and emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon healthy. I'm in your corner cheering you on.

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    Penny~ emoticon
    3793 days ago
  • v DIFROMWYOMING
    Thank you for stopping by my (old) blogs! I'm feeling refreshed and ready to roll now that I'm home from vacation! :) Di
    3797 days ago
  • v GARDENQE2
    Thanks for the good wishes! Since you and your DH had a laugh at my entry, I will tell you its history. My late husband was such a great kidder...during his last illness he asked me what I was going to do after he was gone. I popped off with that list of activities. He had a good laugh over it. It has been 8 years, and last year I finally visited Key West. But the others are just part of a silly family joke. Especially the gigolo... men being the way they are, I figure that's the only way I would have a willing partner for every dance!
    Enjoy your spark journey!
    Esther!
    3797 days ago
  • v FROMBABY2BRIDE
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    Just zooming through SPARK to spread some cheer!

    Keep up the good work... You are definitely a WINNER! emoticon

    Whether you are on your first mile or your last lap, YOU CAN DO THIS!!!

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    Have a ‘drivers, start your engines’ and own that journey, Sunday!

    Mel -- (((( Sending SKINNY Vibes! )))), Team Leader!

    We'd love for you to join our team! Daily motivational challenges to spread the SPARK!
    http://teams.sparkpeople.com/skinnyvibes

    3801 days ago
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