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In Aruba after a rain storm, October 2008



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At my starting point - 2005. This was on a trip we took when my husband retired.


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My Summer 2019 5% Challenge Commitment
I am Five years out from my double knee replacement (completed spring 2015 during that challenge). I am working with trainer to regain lost strength and add more muscle. Two years ago I fell and badly broke my left arm. It is recovering, but the nerve problems could take another seven months to fully heal. Unfortunately, it broke again in January a year ago and I had to have a second surgery. This slowed my recovery progress. The exercises I will be able to do will depend on my recovery progress. Below is what I would like to be able to do comfortably.
I am on the bike and treadmill as appropriate and doing my knee strengthening exercises. I will Record my foods in Spark People and watch the calories, carbs and portion sizes. I will record my daily exercise and Living the Good Life Points, and on Saturdays I will weigh in and record it. I will check in with my team daily and leave a comment on the Discussion Board. I will read and comment on blogs as I have time.

Ten reasons why you want to lose weight
1. to enjoy retirement with my husband
2. to be comfortable while cruising Hawaii for our 25th anniversary Completer
3. to make sure I have not complications from my recent knee surgery's (I had both replaced, one in April and one in May, five weeks apart - I am still in rehab) Completed
4. To be able to be active and enjoy visiting our grandchildren whenever we see them
5. to be at my goal weight by the end of 2020
6. to be as healthy as is possible
7. to possibly reduce the medicines that I am taking
8. to have a longer life (my husband promised me a 50th anniversary and we got a late start - our 28th is this January)
9. To enjoy travel and cruising with my husband when we take trips
10. to stay active and alert all my life

I have been stitching since I was six. It seems I have been worrying about my weight that long. This group came along at a time when I was ready to concentrate on losing.
I served a four year term on the Board of Directors of ANG and had initially planned to be at my goal before my term was over. This did not happen, but I have not gained any weight back along the way. I have adjusted my goals for the rate I am losing at this time.
It seems that I have been gaining and losing the same five pounds for several months. I have a well ingrained habit of exercise. If I do not get my time in riding the recumbent bike, I can tell.
I feel better than when I started but have not made the progress i would like to make. I seem to be stuck in a long plateau. I am not gaining but I am not losing either. I readjusted by weight ticker to show more progress, instead of my initial starting point.

Mini Goals-
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300 Starting point
270 by 5/25/07 Achieved 5/18/07
250 by 11/22/07 Achieved 11/24/07
Remainder of goals updated with new dates (and losing at 5 pounds per month).
240 by 1/15/08 Achieved 2/24/08 Achieved a second time - May 2014
225 Achieved 10/30/15
215 Achieved 1/15/15
200 Achieved 5/10/15
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Member Since: 12/11/2006

Fitness Minutes: 472,389

My Goals:
Goal to eat less than 1400 calories per day and stay close to 100 g or Carbs per day
Goal to burn 6430 calories per week (720 minutes per week)
Goal to lose 5% by the end of the challenge


My Program:
*Exercise Daily
*Strenght training three times each week
Yoga three times each week
*Stay within my calorie range
*Eat at least five servings of Fruit and/or Vegetables each day

Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still. - Chinese Proverb

"If a man really wants something he will find a way, if he doesn't he will find an excuse." Stephen Dolley, Jr.




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  • v LEGENDIS
    Thanks for stopping by for my spark anniversary. Have a great week!
    6 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    "May this Easter season be a special time to celebrate with joy. May your Easter be filled with special joys and blessings.
    Happy Easter to you and your family
    Fran and Racey

    55 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Friends don’t let friends celebrate Easter alone.
    You are one of the reasons I feel blessed during holidays or any time of the year. I hope you have a blessed Easter. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    A busy but good day. Gray and cloudy we even got caught in the rain on our afternoon walk. Just got home from a beautiful Good Friday service. Reminded me services from when I was younger. Tomorrow I have my list ready and walking Racey is on the list . and some me time to.
    Racey still things when we are in the kitchen its to eat ! have a great Saturday and Happy Easter Week end . emoticon
    56 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Hope you had a great day it rained most of the day so poor Racey had cabin fever sure hope tomorrow is dry . but have to be thankful it was not snow since so many are getting snow. It Spring and Easter is next Sunday who want to wear a Easter hat in the snow.

    You are enough just as you are. Meghan Markle


    Happiness is not by chance, but by choice. Jim Rohn

    Try to be a rainbow in someone else's cloud. Maya Angelou

    62 days ago
  • v no profile image BZ0TC3
    I saw your article in the 7 Effective Ways to Bounce Back After Injury blog post. Hooray for you!
    85 days ago
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