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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: 251,179

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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    Thank you for the comment on my blog. Weighing in everday does cause me to stress about the ups and downs. Thats why I won't do it. When I weigh in only once a week. I usually see a down. Maybe not much but still a down. Or at least I did last time I tried to get back on track. Here's to hoping. :)
    246 days ago
  • v JANET552
    Thank you for stopping by my blog. I had my PT evaluation yesterday and feel very encouraged. I decided to go to someone John saw last year. She wasn't successful in helping him but I really like how she thinks outside the box. I believed the Clinic therapists would be too likely to follow protocols and I'm not sure I fit in the box. I am still mostly convinced my problems stem from the virus I had in March.

    My stepmother has been placed in hospice. As I explained to Dad, anyone aged 94 could be expected to die within in the next 6 months but this enables her to have a nurse and a CNA dedicated to her. We had a great visit with her on Wednesday. She was so alert and talkative. Dad loves those visits.
    257 days ago
    I had been going through my friend list to see who was still active. I was just about ready to give up, but was so happy to see you were still here. I'm here to stay this time!
    268 days ago
  • v SCHECK5
    Thank you for commenting on my blog...yes rest is what I needed and they did learn to cover my spot...lesson learned..I do need time...Plus my mother in law passed way during this time..stress stress stress = rest rest rest.
    277 days ago
    depends on how strong the wind is. I want you to improve, but maybe today is for strength training? Let me know what you get done. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    286 days ago
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