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Truth -- beginning journey again

Thursday, October 24, 2013

After several months of upheaval, finding a new place to live, being depressed, packing/moving and now unpacking, needing to look for work, still fighting depression, and not exercising or eating right.....I now weigh more than I did 7 years ago.

Weight stats:

December 2006 - weight 189 - started on Biggest Loser Club (left there to come to Spark)

March 2007 - weight 169 or so - started on (got down to 165 or so and kept that off til this year)

October 2013 - weight 194.8

Today while reading several blogs and postings on Spark, I came to realize that I need to do something positive for myself. And that is to get back on track and take this weight off. As it is affecting me on a daily basis.

Fitness stats:

Fitness minutes goal: 11,968 for the year
Actual minutes: 6,967 completed so far
Difference: 5,001 left to reach goal

Taking that 5,001 and dividing it by the 69 days left in the year = 72.5 minutes per day to meet that fitness goal.

I am going to take things one day at a time, but am going to strive to get as close to that Fitness Minutes Goal as I can by December 31st.

It's time for me to get back into the game of life and become the healthiest person I can be.


Drink 8 glasses of water each day

Cut out or down on the amount of sweet tea I drink when eating out

Cut down on eating out

Cook more at home, plan meals, shop for ingredients

Exercise at least 5x per week

Check in on Spark and the teams I belong to on a regular basis

Read uplifting blogs and posts to help me stay focused

Lose 10 lbs by December 31st - I believe I can accomplish this goal

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UPDATE: We are unpacking and getting settled in the Austin, Texas area

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog.
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  • FLAME42
    Great plan, you know we can't reach a goal unless we set one and aim for it. Sending you great thoughts on you plan.
    1939 days ago
    Absolutely something you can do! Way to go. emoticon
    1939 days ago

    I KNOW you can do it - yay!
    1939 days ago
    Dee, you CAN and you WILL. Look at how far you've come. You've got this and you are never, ever alone! emoticon emoticon emoticon

    A emoticon to new beginnings and fresh starts!
    1939 days ago
    dee you can so what from do this.donĀ“t forget that lugging packing cases and moving furnature also counts as exercise.infact anything that builds up a sweat and raises yopur heart neat does.hope you settle in well,have nice neighbours and find work soon.take care and keep smiling and remember you can do this and you are worth emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1939 days ago
    My dear friend I have a plan for us. I will email you.
    1939 days ago
    Dee, you can do it! Time to breathe and start fresh. Until about 3 weeks ago, I weighed more than when I first joined SP in August 2009 - so frustrating. But that has finally changed. Wishing you that same change soon!
    1939 days ago
    It sounds like things are going to settle down for you soon. I'm glad to see you getting back on plan. Keep at it. Things will get better.
    1939 days ago
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