CHIRPGIRL   14,005
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On June 16, 2013

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If at first you don't succeed...'s time to buckle down and lose some pounds.'s time to buckle down and lose some pounds.



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 current weight: 174.0 

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Member Since: 3/17/2013

SparkPoints: 14,005

Fitness Minutes: 4,276

My Goals:
My goal is to adopt and maintain a healthier overall lifestyle. I also need to lose 25 pounds, although I've made my current goal 15 lbs. Maybe if I attempt this in smaller bites, I'll have some success.
Met Goal #1: 15 lbs. gone!
Onto Goal #2...lose 5 more.
Run a 5K - Done. 6/16/13
(walked some)
Run a 5K without walking.

My Program:
I do the Insanity workout DVDs when I have time, and when I have less time and/or less energy I do Jilian Michaels 30 minute Body Revolution workout. I also have a treadmill, a stationary bike, and dumbbells. I need to incorporate these into my workout, as well.

Personal Information:
My name is Sharon and this is my third try at sticking to the Spark Program. I feel more determined this time. I've decided that with two teenage boys, who are quite busy with their own lives, and one husband, who is also very busy working and following his dreams, I need to start focusing on myself a bit.

I'm an elementary school Reading Specialist and Dyslexia Specialist. I feel that what I do is valuable, although I don't always feel valued. I try to overlook that part of the job and focus on my students. They are great!

I grew up on Long Island, but moved to Pennsylvania as a very young adult. I've been here ever since.

I'd love to connect with other middle-aged women who have succeeded in making positive changes in their weight and in their lives.

Other Information:
I began my streak on Jan. 20, 2014. Drink 8 glasses of water a day and exercise for at least 10 minutes everyday.

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Member Comments:
10/12/2014 7:20:56 PM

Hi Sharon! Just stopping by to say HI and sending you happy thoughts for the week ahead!

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10/9/2014 11:22:13 AM

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Here are some special emoticon to get you through the day. Always remember you are not alone. This journey is long and slow, if we are going to do it successfully and healthy! It is a lifestyle change and not a diet. And it's OK to lose the UMPH to get MOVIN' again and be on the right track.

But, WE ARE SO WORTH IT, so continue the struggle. And, know with confidence that with each step you take---you are moving closer to your
ultimate goal!!! Keep challenging yourself! emoticon



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4/6/2014 1:09:03 PM

Hello! Thank you so much for the tea and teapot. Your warm and kind wishes make me feel a little better! Who needs OTC drugs when I've got friends like you? Thank you so much!

I hope you're having a wonderful Sunday and that it truly is a "sun" day where you are. It's such a blessing to be able to step outside into warmer weather. It feels good on the soul!

Have a terrific weekend, my friend!

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3/27/2014 1:49:29 PM

“Participate in your dreams today. There are unlimited opportunities available with this new day.
Take action on those wonderful dreams you've had in your mind for so long.
Remember, success is something you experience when you act accordingly.”
-Steve Maraboli
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Thank you for commenting on my blog, "Today Is The Only Day That Matters." Make the most of your day!

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3/25/2014 3:04:02 PM

Thank you for your kind open door gift, Sharon, and your warm wishes on this next chapter of Pierre and my life together. :)

Sadly, our getting married doesn't change a lot, so I'm continuing the hoop-jumping, attempting to get a new work permit... we shall see how things go.

Back on the treadmill today after an exercise hiatus. So ready to be able to be outside more, as I'm sure you are, as well.

Sending hugs your way.

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