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Though in the process of shrinking, it is just as important to me to gain strength and stamina. After having total knee replacement surgery a couple years ago, I'm discovering that I can do more than I've been able to do since I was 16 years old. And it doesn't hurt!

In June 2011, our family spent some time in Italy and we walked miles. And miles. And climbed stairs...billions of stairs. And I kept up (mostly). I found when we got back home that I'd lost several pounds in the ...
Though in the process of shrinking, it is just as important to me to gain strength and stamina. After having total knee replacement surgery a couple years ago, I'm discovering that I can do more than I've been able to do since I was 16 years old. And it doesn't hurt!

In June 2011, our family spent some time in Italy and we walked miles. And miles. And climbed stairs...billions of stairs. And I kept up (mostly). I found when we got back home that I'd lost several pounds in the process. So that was my running start for Sparks.

Twenty-two years ago I lost 80 pounds with Weight Watchers. Little-by-little, I've gained back about 50 of those pounds. I DON'T want to see that last 30 come back--they are NOT invited! And those newbie 50 pounds are on their way to being evicted.

Update, March 2013: It's been long and gradual, but I see my weight goal in sight. I'll soon need to change my goals to maintenance-type goals. This will be the first time since I was a freshman in high school that I've been anywhere near an ideal weight. New territory to explore!
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Member Since: 8/24/2011

SparkPoints: 76,934

Fitness Minutes: 35,296

My Goals:
DAILY GOAL

Eat within my limits.

Walk at least 9,000 steps.

Track nutrition and fitness daily.

WEEKLY GOAL

Exercise 30 minutes/day for at least 5 days.

LONGER TERM GOALS

Fit back into those itty-bitty clothes in the back of the closet.

GOALS MET

Consistently get up from sitting in a chair without having to push off. (Update--I've been doing this consistently enough to move this to Goals Met.)

Wear the Hilo Hattie muu-muu that I bought in Hawaii and never could fit into comfortably. (Update--it fits! Now it has to get warm enough to wear it.) (Another update--I fit into Mom's muu-muu!)

Fit into an airplane seat without being cheek-to-cheek with a stranger.

Walked a 5K--Nov. 28, 2013, 57 minutes!

My Program:
Track nutrition and fitness (keeps me honest).

Eat within my limits.

Walk! And if I can't get out to walk, do at least 30 minutes on Wii Walk it Out or Leslie Sansone Walk at Home.

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KINEPS
2/18/2015 10:15:31 PM

Welcome home!!! Hope you had a nice time -
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SEATTLE58
1/23/2015 6:43:48 PM

Thanks Laurie, for adding me back and for the flower pot goodie too, and your nice, encouraging message too. Yes, I sure can use all the flowers I can get. It's so fun reading the message boards with you there. Bye for now, Karen emoticon



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SEATTLE58
1/23/2015 5:09:52 PM

Hi Laurie, after all of this time on the Hot Tub team, with you and I chiming in with the others, I thought that I could come and see your page and add you! Since we do have the beloved knee replacement connection!! It looks like you joined SP about the same time that I did too. I came upon SP in August of 2011 and actually started being active that Sept. As you know, I've struggled with gaining almost half of what I lost and it's so frustrating, but I'm not one to ever give up. I know what to do, it's just a matter of doing it! See you around and good luck to us!! Oh and thanks for liking my profile so much. You can come to my page and see it larger, with the background. I love it too!

Karen



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MINIMOE1
10/7/2014 9:21:13 PM

Hi, Laurie. Just finished looking at all the beautiful photos of your travels that you posted. What a great experience that must have been. Just makes me want ot hop a emoticon and fly away. Thanks for sharing.



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KINEPS
10/2/2014 9:38:33 PM

So mom was cheering for Tampa!!!! Tell her that her cheer cost me $0.50 - LOL!! Watching the game right now ..... doesn't appear the Vikings showed up to play. Love the cheesehead top hats, though!

Could you do me a favor? Ask mom NOT to cheer for Jacksonville Sunday? Thanks emoticon





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