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I Started SP the end of Jan. 2009. Briefly, I have always had some issues with my weight. I had had some success with diets, most notably WW where I was able to get down to 138 very briefly and settled into 143 comfortably. My lifetime WW weight goal was 153 which was easily bypassed at that time.

Sadly, I made the huge dieters mistake of thinking of it as something with a beginning and an end and once I was no longer tracking all my food and exercise I fell back into old habits.

So in the years after WW I struggled just to keep from zooming totally out of control.

When I found SP in Jan. I was determined that this was not a diet. A beginning yes....the first day of the rest of my life sort of thing....but no end....this is a healthy lifestyle quest and it has to be habits that last forever. So at this point, I haven't met my weight goal quite yet....I have met a lot of fitness and appearance goals and I have met myself metaphorically and I really like this new friend.

Member Since: 1/30/2009

Fitness Minutes: 192,337

My Goals:
Revised goals:

15K steps a day.

5 Million steps in 2016

streak at least a mile a day run.

Streak plank it!

My Program:
1 Drink at least 8 glasses of water /day
2-Measure and track all food- increase sv of wh. grains & fish.
3-ST with spec attn to core.
4- stretch with spec attn to IT band.

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My name is Donna, 64 yr old retired cardiac nurse, married for44 years to my best friend. Husband and I worked together on a private railcar (our retirement dream job) for ten years. Now we're retired again. LOL

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  • v JANET552
    Thanks for your comments on my blog. I am guardedly optimistic about the new PT. It is a relief that we aren't at the end of the road for John. I think the only thing we haven't tried is chelation therapy which was suggested by one on the chiropractors. Neither of us felt very comfortable with that idea.

    I heard news yesterday that a former co-worker passed away. He and I started at the school I retired from at the same time. We worked on opposite ends of the building so I didn't know him well but he was younger than us and has been having cancer treatments for the past year or so. There was so much hope last Fall and now he is gone. It reminds me how fragile life is and makes me thankful my loved ones are still hanging in there.
    112 days ago
  • v JANET552
    Tony does know a thing or two about comfort, that's for sure.
    123 days ago
  • v JANET552
    Thanks for stopping by my birthday girl blog. We just take things day by day right now.
    124 days ago
    Hmmm...Depends on the bootcamp.

    I would love to finish a Sparkpeople one. At the moment I am not exercising though due to some health problems I'm having. I'm due to having surgery at the end of the week and I hope that it will help me get back to where I feel normal again so that I can take up some exercise.
    127 days ago
    Bootcamp might last forever. LOL.
    128 days ago
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