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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: 70,362

Fitness Minutes: 33,157

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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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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BEACHDREAMS
7/28/2014 1:11:37 PM

What were you doing in Guatemala, Laurie? I really found our very brief time there quite interesting. But not a "normal life" place for sure!



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BLAZINGSWORD
7/26/2014 8:20:10 PM

Thanks for liking my glow getter awards. I am really trying to hoof it up, so to speak. It's nice to know that someone appreciates it! Have a great weekend! emoticon



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JOYINKY
7/23/2014 1:26:34 PM

emoticon Thank Mew!



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