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Can I dream of how I will feel in a year if I continue on this healthy lifestyle of eating and exercise? If I were to continue to eat junk and lead a sedentary life, I know where I'll be in that same timespan. A year is going to come and go...where do I want to be in that year?

I am 46 and about 60 lbs. overweight. Cancer, heart disease and diabetes run in my family. Once upon a time (in my late 20s-early 30s), I did weight training and ate a low-fat diet. I was in the best shape and felt the best I ever had. I refuse to believe that it can't be done again.

“I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!”
*Dr. Seuss

"Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments" *Jim Rohn

Member Since: 6/2/2010

Fitness Minutes: 17,399

My Goals:
1) Maintain a weight of 125-130 lbs.

a: first major milestone will be to get to 158 which will take me out of "obese" and put me in "overweight".
YEAH! - done 10/7/10

b: second major milestone is to get to 132 which is the highest healthy BMI for my height. ***WooHoo - done 4/22/11

**Met goal of 127 lbs. on June 17*** Now the hard part - maintain.

2) Develop and maintain healthy eating habits

3) Do weight training at least 3x per week

4) Find some type of cardio I enjoy

My Program:
**January 2012**
Spark January Jumpstart Challange - finished and had fun doing it.

**Oct/Nov 2011***
New strength training rotation - 2 weeks Slow & Heavy followed by 2 weeks of STS Total Body followed by 2 weeks of Muscle Max (all with cardio mixed in). I saw some great strength gains and muscle definition with this program. Will do this again!

**June/July 2011**
Started a 7-week strength training rotation. 3 weeks of Muscle Max - 1 week of "rest" - 3 weeks of Slow & Heavy.

**4/3/11** Started a 3-week cycle (3 days per week) of Cathe Friedrich Slow & Heavy series in strength training. Adding in cardio and a rest day the other days. (I noticed a significant increase in strength after completing this 3-week rotation. Will definately add this in again).

2/3/11 Have been consistent with my exercise plan by using a variety of workout DVDs as well as weight training. My favorite DVDs are the Biggest Loser ones and Cathe Friedrich. **A

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    Interesting. Glad you are doing better.... in a way.

    Could you post what you wrote me on the Peri+ Team? I think others should know....

    Take care!
    3044 days ago
    Looking in on friends to say...
    "Howdy, Have a Great Day!"
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    How are you doing? How's the hormones treating you? Haven't 'heard' from you in a while on the Peri+ Team.
    3045 days ago
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    Hey there... girl you know you have to get that workout!!! emoticon ... it is tough, but I love it!... it feels like I am really doing strength training.

    You have a great weekend... and let me know if you buy the series... emoticon emoticon
    3055 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/7/2011 5:17:57 PM
    Thank you for the bright colorful balloons. Made my day!
    3074 days ago
    I do can some of the pears. We eat a lot of them fresh. I put probably 1/3 bushel in my fridge crisper in a plastic bag with a cup of water. DH and I each eat about one per day and they last into November for us. The rest I find someone who can use them, give them, or sell them. Not so many this year as last year. They make a great pear crumble and I even canned some like I can my apple pie filling. Great!
    3083 days ago
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