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Aiming for less of me!

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: 84,099

Fitness Minutes: 38,003

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
5/15/2015 7:12:02 AM

Anatomy of a True Friend

Eyes:
Will always see you for the way you really are, your true self.

Ears:
Will always have them open to listen.

Mouth:
To always tell you the truth and give their opinions, tell you when you mess up or do something good.

Shoulders:
Will offer when you need one to cry on and will be your strength when you find it hard to carry yourself. Will always let you lean on them.

Heart:
To love you for who you are and not judge. Will always have a place there for you.

Hands:
To hold yours when you need a little guidance, to lend when you need help, and to help you up when you may fall.

Arms:
Will always make you feel comfortable in them and to offer hugs when you need one. Will try to warm when you are cold.

Feet:
To walk with you throughout your life and be the best friend they can be.

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SEATTLE58
4/17/2015 8:31:21 PM

Hi there! I noticed that you didn't know about tracking shopping. If you go on one of the fitness articles here, you'll be able to see that with every 35 min. of shopping, you can count 100 calories. Pretty cool, huh?! You know the old saying, "shop until you drop" and also of how we can be so wrung out when we get back home?!! Well, so true! We're not just sitting and twiddling our thumbs, sometimes we're actually running! I hope that helps to clear it up. Have a great weekend!

Karen



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TINAJANE76
4/5/2015 12:25:15 PM

Many congratulations on two years of maintenance! Here's to many, many more!



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BEACHDREAMS
3/25/2015 1:52:18 PM

Aw--thank you!!



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VEENAS1
3/6/2015 6:46:39 PM

Laurie are you coming back to the Pedometer Challenge? We missed you last month but I know you were on your cruise. I hope to see you on the thread soon!



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