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Jasper (tabby) & Tyler (b/w) when they were 6 weeks old. They're 6 years old now and just as cute.

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2015 is the year to be strong, fit and healthy!

No more excuses, no more putting other people first. 2015 is the year to finally starting ensuring that I am priority number 1. I can still help other people but not at the expense of my own health and well-being anymore.

It's time to get strong, fit and healthy and enjoy life!
No more excuses, no more putting other people first. 2015 is the year to finally starting ensuring that I am priority number 1. I can still help other people but not at the expense of my own health and well-being anymore.

It's time to get strong, fit and healthy and enjoy life!



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 current weight: 199.0 

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Member Since: 11/26/2009

SparkPoints: 107,188

Fitness Minutes: 73,239

My Goals:
Long Term Goal:
- Reach a healthy weight of 130-135 lbs

Weight Loss Goals:

- Reach 200 lbs
March 1, 2015

- Reach 190
April 5, 2015

- Reach 180 (in progress)

- Reach 170

- Reach 160

- Reach 150

- Reach 140

- Reach 130

My Program:
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I'm a workout DVD addict and have a large collection to choose from. I love variety and trying out new workouts and instructors.

Current Program:
Valerie Waters circuits + various cardio

Personal Information:
My name is Nancy and I am Canadian!

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I enjoy reading and will read any good book but have been reading more paranormal, suspense and mystery lately than anything else.

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7/17/2015 1:09:29 PM

Me too...but this week has been great for working out!! emoticon Glad you added me as a facebook friend and joined the I didn't see the post you had joined until after I had sent you the link for the team...sorry.Glad your going to facebook with me!!

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7/13/2015 7:13:06 PM

Hey Nancy!! Hows it going?? I started to do to much to soon and it set me back...foot was wrapped up in tape and I had to stay off it. Hey do you do facebook? Would you be interested in joining me in my new facegroup.?? No ads lol!! And we can chat!!!

please add me!! It would be fun!! lol LaDelle Ganter r...I asked Dee as well!!

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7/10/2015 8:09:01 AM

Hi Nancy, thanks for stopping by.

... so far I have gotten my eating under control. Unfortunately, I have gained "ALL" the weight back that I lost and I am back at 177!!!!.. but then I knew I would gain, but dang, look how fast it is to gain the weight and how hard and long it takes to lose it! emoticon

... anyway, I have another worry. I saw blood in my urine all day during work on Tuesday with symptoms of urgency, and slight abdominal pain/pressure. However, when I got home all the symptoms went away. I called my doctor when I got home and the nurse called me back and I actually saw my doctor yesterday. My doctor thinks that it is a UTI and has prescribed antibiotics, pending the outcome of the urinalysis. If it is not an infection I will have to see an urologist for further testing of the lining of my bladder, etc. I am hoping that it is a simple UTI. My lower back has started to hurt and she said this is normal with a UTI, hopefully this is the case. Anyway, no more blood in my urine, I hope that's a good sign. I will keep you posted. I'm telling you, in May my right eye goes blurry, NO EXPLANATION!!!!... now this!!!!!... like Rosana Rosana Danno used to say on SNL... "It just goes to show you. It's always something. If it's not one thing, it's another." emoticon

... I know what you mean about air conditioning I have to have it too!... I have it in my bedroom... fans just don't do it! I have to see if mine is working it has is over almost 10 years old! Well, good luck, I hope you have one already! I don't handle heat well either, and Chicago is also humid! I'm asthmatic and it sometimes affects my breathing.

Good going on keeping on track with both your eating and workouts... all of this is challenging... I also felt sick after eating all of that junk and I'm so tired of letting my emotions control me in this way, but it is not an easy thing to overcome. Still, I think we are closer to getting it right now than we were last year. I am also focusing on the health benefits more so than the weight, etc. .. my BP is back up again, it was 148/92... not as bad, but directly connected to the weight gain! emoticon emoticon

... in the meantime, TGIF!!!!! emoticon Have a great day and I will check back in with you later.

~ Dee emoticon

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7/3/2015 12:02:38 PM

Hey Nancy, it's been awhile since I have stopped by. Sorry about that. I don't get online all the time and sometimes I am on FB more than SP. Anyway, I am not following anything right now. I am going to officially start another reset on July 5th ... In the meantime I am going to do my meal plans.

I am just not there right now. It is truly amazing how well I was doing and then grief changed the whole thing! But it just shows me how my eating is emotionally motivated/controlled. But I really have to get over this because I have to lower my cholesterol and LDL levels, this is not a joke, my health is at risk!

I have been getting an upset stomach and having negative reactions from all the junk that I am eating... I am glad of this because I will remember how bad I feel and that will keep me on track.

I have been eating chocolate, cheesecake with whipped cream, cake... fast food... pizza, Popeyes chicken (... I rarely eat fried chicken) but I love the biscuits! It has been horrible, but honestly, I have sort of enjoyed it too! emoticon

... anyway, on the other side of the coin, I do enjoy eating well and I am happy that I can cook and make interesting dishes, but I have to be consistent about it and focus on getting a puppy soon. I tried to get one, but I think I told you it would have cost me $275 and I just didn't have that... here is the blog about that.

... you will see just how much this little puppy looked like Jazzi. anyway, I hope you are doing better than I am. I'm off until Monday.. when you get a chance please stop by and catch me up on what's been going on in your life.

~ Dee emoticon

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6/20/2015 4:26:44 PM

Hi Nancy, thanks for checking in. Great workouts!

Girl, don't worry about it, I am about to do the same in a minute I have a taste for some brownies... I am clearly not ready yet, but I am glad that it is off and on... I am going to officially restart on July 1st, but up until then I am still going to try to stick with my plan, but if I fall off I am not going to worry about it, I know eventually it will all come together.

In the meantime, I don't know how, but I have good news to share:

Starting weight March 1: 177
June 1: 172
June 20: 169!

... I couldn't believe that I had dropped some weight. I just weighed myself this morning to see how much I had actually gained. I think it's because I am not eating bad or too much, every day. During the week I fast in the morning and follow my plan... I slip on the weekend, so that may be why because it sure isn't because I have been trying! but I'll take it!... finally out of the 170's. This does motivate me

... we'll get it together, we did it before. emoticon

I hope you are enjoying your weekend... talk to you later.

~Dee emoticon emoticon

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