AALLEY2
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Our before pic - my sister-in-law and me Weight about 160 Jan 2015




Our one and only Akita - Stormy (over the rainbow (96-2013) and Shadow our kitty




I had lots of self confidence this day!


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Edited 7/19/16
My commitment to the Summer 5% challenge:
This summer I plan on getting healthier and stronger.
I commit to staying in the challenge, being active on the forum and logging my food and activity
My exercise/activity plan is to continue what I have been doing 6 days a week and work up to an additional 30 min 3 days a week.

On my daily calendar I have scheduled in my workouts ahead of time. The phone is ignored during this time.

Strength training
Circuit training
Yoga
Pilates
Stationary bike
Walking
10 glasses of water a day
limiting my calories to no more than 1500 a day
I have started to eliminate all white flour, sugar, and chip. This is not easy and do not expect to be perfect and I'm good with that.


This is my 4th year Sparking! This site gives me inspiration, encouragement from staff and SP friends, challenges and tools to be successful in whatever I do!

After a life changing event this summer I quit tracking, quit working out, ate bad bad food.
There is no loss greater than a loss of a child. Grief was taking over my life, not to mention all the very hard work I had done for the past 5 yrs. If Spark People wasn't here, I am not so sure I could have gotten back on track as fast as I did.

***********Edited on 11-20-15**********

In 2009 my doctor told me I would have to take cholesterol meds to lower my cholesterol and then when the Long Term Health Care application was rejected because I was 20 lbs over their limit, I knew it was time again to try to get to a healthier weight. Besides, I hated how I looked in a pic!

Staying motivated isn't very easy for me, I need a support system, and constant reminders. The weight creeps back in to my life when I don't keep my goals in check.

The SP Fitness Tracker is awesome, I love mapping the different routs we take. After logging my food I use the daily analysis, it is great to see that my eating and exercise was in sync or not!



Member Since: 12/24/2011

Fitness Minutes: 88,849

My Goals:
1. Workout in a.m.
2. Eat within my calorie zone
3. Eat more whole food
4. Stay focused
5. Track my meals and fitness
6. Log into SP when i can
7. Support others and engage in a support system
8. Make bedtime a priority
9. Stay focused on my goals.
10. Maintain a healthy weight the rest of my life


My Program:
Meditation & Prayer
Positive Self-talk
Taking the time I need to Grieve
Eating 80% more whole foods
Working out 6 times a week: walk, tone & stretch strength training



Personal Information:
Walking, biking, aerobics, and strength training, are my favorite way to be active.
Books that have helped me:
Healing after Loss by Martha Whitmore Hickman
Maximum Metabolism by Robert Robert M. Giller M.D. & Kathy Mathews
Outsmarting the Female Fat Cell by Debra Waterhouse, M.P.H. R.D.
The Sugar Solution by Sari Harrar and Prevention
The Hormone Reset Diet by Sara Gottfried, M.D.
The Spark Solution by Becky Hand, Stepfanie Romine, experts and SP members.
Woman's Bodies, Woman's Wisdom
Chirstiane Northrup,M.D.



Other Information:
Married 31 years
I am a self-taught knitter and crocheter, and make handmade greeting cards.
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  • v PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "If I had to select one quality, one personal characteristic that I regard as being most highly correlated with success, whatever the field, I would pick the trait of persistence. Determination.
    The will to endure to the end, to get knocked down seventy times and get up off the floor saying. "Here comes number seventy-one!"
    Richard M. Devos
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    Hi, thanks for commenting on my blog, "Starting Over Is Not A Bummer." Have a healthy weekend!

    1 day ago
  • v DAWNSUCCESS
    Thank you so much for your comment on my birthday blog. I will figure it out, and I really appreciate your support as I do. It meant a lot!
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    1 day ago
  • v JPTOWNSEND
    Hey! Thanks for the kettle bells! I checked out the workout and it looks like there are several for the same instructor. Could put 'em together for a longer workout. I have heard so much good stuff about kettle bell workouts. Do you like using them? Thanks again - very sweet of you! - JP
    3 days ago
  • v SWEETNEEY
    Thanks for the SP. Today I went out to exercise despite some setbacks and I took out my hula hoop and did that a bit. I was very proud of me because I overslept this morning and then the weather was bad this evening and i was supposed to go to the beach. So I had to insist on doing some substitute exercises after work and I really just wanted to eat and sleep. So I must have know that a SPfriend would be making me accountable. Thanks
    4 days ago
  • v NILLAPEPSI
    emoticon for the sparkgoodie and your note. Great start to the summer so far. emoticon
    4 days ago
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