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I'm a dawggie! Located in Somerset, WI near the schools.





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





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Falling Into My Goals Is For All Seasons

The 5% challenges have been a great way for me to stay on top of my weight loss goals and journey. Last winter I almost gave up! Thanks to my friend Evelyn for suggesting this challenge. I have been a firecracker and this summer a dawg. I was skeptical about being a dawg, but I bit the bone and am a very loyal dawgie! I will stay commuted to my goals all through the changing seasons.

Original title Getting and staying healthy for life
It has taken me a lifetime to get where ...
The 5% challenges have been a great way for me to stay on top of my weight loss goals and journey. Last winter I almost gave up! Thanks to my friend Evelyn for suggesting this challenge. I have been a firecracker and this summer a dawg. I was skeptical about being a dawg, but I bit the bone and am a very loyal dawgie! I will stay commuted to my goals all through the changing seasons.

Original title Getting and staying healthy for life
It has taken me a lifetime to get where I am today, it wasn't so fast!
I have been up & down on the scale so many times I just want it to end!
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!
Really to stay 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!
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AALLEY2 16-day streak! I'm over the hump!
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Member Since: 12/24/2011

SparkPoints: 59,958

Fitness Minutes: 58,826

My Goals:
1. Workout in a.m.
2. Eat within my calorie zone
3. Drink 8 - 10 or more water daily
4. Stay focused
5. Track my meals and fitness
6. Log into SP daily
7. Support others and engage in a support system
8. Go to bed early and wake up early (8 hrs)
9. Maintain a healthy weight the rest of my life

My Program:
Fall 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment. What type of exercise will you do? Cardio: Stationary bike 30 min, step aerobics dvd 45 min, Leslie Sansone walking 45 min, outdoor walking 45 min or more and biking for 45 to 60 min corecamper.com (full body in under 20 min) SP bootcamp, and strength training from dvds, & my own routine. my daily goal is between 45 & 60 min up to 90 min depending on activity (5 or 6 days a week.)
I am not perfect, but I am persistent.
My nutrition plan is to follow the Spark Solution plan.
It is hard to stay within my calorie range I take psyllium husk with almond milk most nights (in with the good & out with the bad)
I am most successful when I plan ahead by thinking about what I will eat in the upcoming week


Personal Information:
Walking, biking, aerobics, and strength training, are my favorite way to be active. Using the hula hoop is fun too, but I don't burn off many calories doing it. If you want to hula hoop, make sure it is as round as you are tall. A weighted one will be easier to use.
I am determined to stay motivated!
Everyone at SP is a great network for support and strength!
Since before we retired, my dear hubby and I have been walking for over 10 yrs and he is one of my best hiking & biking partners!

Other Information:
Leading OSM, a support group that I started in August (2014) for myself and a few of my friends. We already have a new member! We are all struggling with food issues. Ask me what O.S.M. stands for.
I am more determined than ever to get back to my goal weight. My DH & I celebrated 29 yrs of marriage this year and have been snowbirds for 4 yrs now. We are expecting our 5th grand baby this November. I am a self-taught knitter and crocheter. Just learning how to knit.
Turmeric is a great pain reliever and it reduces inflammation in the body.
Challenges keep me on track!

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DIANEDOESSMILES
10/18/2014 10:46:42 PM

emoticon Alley on the NEE !! WOOHOOO !! I just can NOT do it. I get all sizzy if I do not eat every 3 to 4 hrs,,, I even now need to wake UP at night time,,, and at least grab a piece of cheese,,,yogurt,, and if starvaous I grab some cereal.



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IRON_RESOLVE
10/16/2014 10:57:05 PM

It's so Awesome Alley, how close you are, and how far you have come!! YOU have worked so hard to get here, and I am really proud of you. It takes commitment, and you've chosen to keep your program as your focus!
Best Wishes to you on the home stretch!! You are's SparkPeople's next success story!!



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RAYLINSTEPHENS
10/15/2014 12:37:11 PM

Do what you can, where you are, with what you have. –Teddy Roosevelt

If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. –Tony Robbins

Today is always "Day ONE!" Get with the program! - me! emoticon emoticon



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SABNMICH
10/11/2014 2:08:29 PM

Congratulations! That is such an accomplishment...and You will be at goal soon with all your hard work.



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10/11/2014 6:04:32 AM

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