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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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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, but eventually got away from tracking my diet. I am looking to lean out again and searching for a doable way to maintain my goal weight.

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

Day 100= 138.5
Day 90= vacation
Day 80= 137.5
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My Program:
GENERAL GOALS:
* At least 10,000 steps (5 miles per day)
* Eat mostly vegetables and other whole foods.
*Drink 8 cups of water daily
* Watch portion sizes/track

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

Personal Information:
I am a former public school educator. Now I work on the pursuit of fine art oil painting in my home art studio or en plein air (outdoors) with other artists. I donate many of my paintings for fundraising organizations. My other interests are meeting regularly with my book club, sketch group, university women's organization and 18 hole women's golf group. I also do walks/races for causes. I live with my amazing husband and two incredibly cute dogs.

Other Information:
I would love to have you "like" my facebook art page and follow my work!
You can find me under Natasha Witt Artist!

You can also see my art work on Yolo Arts, The California Art Club or Pastel Society of the West Coast.

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KEEPITUP62
10/24/2014 1:34:29 PM

Looking at you photos and you are just lovely. You look so healthy and happy.
Way to go on the healthy life style and may the force be with you through .

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