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THANK YOU Spark People for being such a supportive network of people as I continue to strive to be my best! I enjoy being part of something where people are working together to make positive changes in their lives!

In the past, I have had a bit of a yo-yo cycle with weight maintenance. I see myself gain some weight on the scale and then have bouts of "getting in shape" and "eating healthy" with some resulted weight loss. Then, over time I slowly stop putting in the effort and I ...
THANK YOU Spark People for being such a supportive network of people as I continue to strive to be my best! I enjoy being part of something where people are working together to make positive changes in their lives!

In the past, I have had a bit of a yo-yo cycle with weight maintenance. I see myself gain some weight on the scale and then have bouts of "getting in shape" and "eating healthy" with some resulted weight loss. Then, over time I slowly stop putting in the effort and I get comfortable being lazy and choose to be in denial about not exercising and eating too much. Next, I go back on the scale and inevitable see my weight gain again and start trying to change my habits to lose weight once more.

By at least reigning it in over the years, I have managed to be in the healthy weight range all of my life. However, as I have aged I see my weight has grown continually higher each year. I am on the shorter side (5'3") so extra weight shows up easily on my petite figure. It takes constant maintenance to stay in shape! I am working on eating right and exercising EVERYDAY as part of my daily routine.

When I am out of shape, I just don't feel like me! When I do not exercise or eat healthy, I become lethargic and less engaged in all areas of my life. When I disengage, I begin to feel lost and without purpose. I really don't like the feeling of being uncomfortable in my clothing when they become too tight. I get really upset when I see overweight photographs of myself. That is why I will rarely show any of my heavier photographs! I do not accept the out of shape me very well!

Exercise helps me feel happier and more energized and I also sleep better! Exercise also makes me drink more water and eat better. I like to think of "food as fuel" and so I make healthier choices. When my clothes slide on easily and I look slimmer and prettier in photographs, I feel more confident! This confidence brings me positive energy which allows me to better support and inspire others.

I also like how my exercise routines give me daily structure. My day is not successful unless I have completed my exercise goal! I enjoy Zumba, walking, running, biking and golfing. I started wearing a Fitbit tracker and make it my goal to get a minimum of 10,00 steps (or 5 miles) per day. It is important to plan out my exercise and healthy food ahead of time because "failing to plan, is planning to fail". When I am on track with regular exercise and healthy eating I feel more like me!

I have learned to change and be flexible. Do not let life's roadblocks derail you! Everyone has a story. Everyone is struggling with something. Over the years I could blame extra weight on school deadlines, high stress jobs, injuries, the degenerated discs in my neck that flare up and cause me pain, genetics (obese family) or emotional times that have occurred in life. The truth is that if I exercise daily and eat healthy, then I will keep my goal weight for life! We can do this!
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CUTENHEALTHY Plans to lose 15 pounds in 100 days.
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Member Since: 3/7/2010

My Goals:
Height= 5'3"
Weight Goal= 115-122

I joined SP in 2010 and lost 20 pounds in 5 1/2 months from 135 to 115. I maintained 115 for 6 months. I need to do it again, but learn to maintain my goal weight.

I know losing weight takes time. My goal is to lose 15 pounds in 100 days!

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My Program:
GENERAL GOALS:
* At least 10,000 steps (5 miles per day)
* Track food daily
* Eat mostly vegetables and other whole foods.
*Drink 8 cups of water daily

EXERCISE GOALS:
*Zumba 2x/week
*Run 2X/week
*Golf (walking and pushing clubs) 3x/week
*Weights 2-4x/week

Personal Information:
I married my high school sweetheart and we have been married over 20 years! We have two dogs, Mocha and Cocoa, which we adore. We have four nieces and nephews and family nearby. We often host big get togethers at our house or my mom's house. My husband is a physician and I am a teacher. I am able to stay at home now, so I feel very fortunate to be able to focus on health and fitness as well as my hobby of fine art oil painting. I mostly paint the ocean where we have a little vacation cottage near the beach. My husband and I enjoy golfing together, walking our dogs and doing marathons (on Netflix).

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You will LOVE THIS TEAM! It's amazingly positive and supportive. The members here are always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. They have done it for me and they will do the same for you!! We are here to support and encourage you on your journey to success. All the best to you on reaching your goals.

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1CRAZYDOG
9/28/2014 8:52:31 PM

Welcome to Healthy Lifestyle Sparkers! So very glad you joined us. I see you're jumping right in. Good!

Maintenance takes persistence and patience, maybe even more than the weight loss. But it can be done! That's the mindset!

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9/28/2014 7:09:21 PM

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SKILL133
8/25/2014 8:21:32 AM

How are the healthy improvements goin???



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LCERVERA
7/30/2014 6:49:29 AM

Hi, Tasha! Glad to see you back on here. Have a great day! emoticon I'm headed to Zumba this morning! Now that I'm off for the summer, I can do it and it's fun.



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