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Hi I'm Mary. I got to my goal weight, then fell off the Sparkpeople support. I've gained back 10 pounds, and I am determined to get it off...and keep it off!

I see myself as someone who can accomplish anything I set my mind to do. The weight crept up over a few years until I couldn't wear any of my clothes. And I was determined not to buy any sizes bigger than a 12. (of course, there are big size 12's and small size 12's, but that's another story).
I am happy that I am ...
Hi I'm Mary. I got to my goal weight, then fell off the Sparkpeople support. I've gained back 10 pounds, and I am determined to get it off...and keep it off!

I see myself as someone who can accomplish anything I set my mind to do. The weight crept up over a few years until I couldn't wear any of my clothes. And I was determined not to buy any sizes bigger than a 12. (of course, there are big size 12's and small size 12's, but that's another story).
I am happy that I am fitting into small size 8's and big size 6's now. That's just about right for me at 5'10" tall.

I am also interested in staying healthy and fit. I am a breast cancer survivor (15 years now), and I know that diet and exercise play a key role in staying cancer-free.

When I get at my maintenance zone, I will continue to SPARK so that I don't slip back. This process is perfect to keep me aware of health and fitness. It is so full of information and motivation. I am inspired by those who are losing excess weight, while gaining confidence and friends in the process.
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Member Since: 4/16/2007

SparkPoints: 17,249

Fitness Minutes: 46,998

My Goals:
MY FITNESS GOALS: Based on my height of 5'10", I WILL:



Eat healthfully, with appropriate portions



Maintain size 6-8 c



My hip measurement will never be larger than 37", and my waist 26" , my upper thighs at 21"



Weigh 130 lbs fully clothed at my next annual physical



Keep my blood pressure below 120-80, and my cholestrol under 170



I will be able to run 10k without stopping at 8.5 minute miles



LIFE GOALS ARE CAPTURED IN PICTURES IN PHOTO GALLERY

My Program:
Cardio 1 hour 5xweek

with a goal of 35 miles per week



Weights 5 days a week, alternating upper and lower body



Tennis singles 2xweek



I use the Nike Plus gizmo that tracks miles, pace, calories, etc. and coordinates challenges with other Nike users. VERY MOTIVATING!

It keeps me thinking about walking or running, just to stay ahead of chosen challengers!



Hypnotism (really works!) to control appetite and portions , and keep up enthusiasm for working out



Track all food, fitness, and drink on Sparkpeople daily.



Personal Information:
Married, empty nesters

Living in our dream life in Arizona

Executive for an insurance company, travel frequently across U.S.

My hobbies include golf, reading, tennis, and sewing.

Other Information:
I want to use this website to go beyond just physical fitness. This is a great place to plan for my future...which wouldn't be possible without good health.



I know that I have the ability to achieve the object of my definite purpose in life; therefore, I demand of myself persistent, continuous action toward its attainment, and I here and now promise to render such action.



I realize the dominating thoughts of my mind will eventually reproduce themselves in outward, physical action, and gradually transform themselves into physical reality; therefore, I will concentrate my thought daily upon the task of thinking of the person I intend to become, thereby creating in my mind a clear mental picture.

I know that any desire that I persistently hold in my mind will eventually seek expression through some practical means of attaining the object back of it; therefore I will devote ten minutes daily to demanding of myself the development of self-con

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BEVERLEAF
5/10/2011 11:01:04 PM

Congratulations on being Bookworm of the Week! This means you get to read for one whole week and you don't have to do anything else unless you want to (except eat and exercise)!
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BUFFALOMAMA
5/10/2011 9:08:01 PM

Congrats to being the Bookworm of the Week in the Kindle group! =)

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COMMITED3
8/4/2010 2:51:51 PM

I have had the same back sliding issue and I could use a friend who understands my desire to be healthy and to fit in the clothes that I have now. I refuse to get bigger sizes but after I quit smoking I gained almost 19 pounds and had no choice. The past 2 years have been a bit difficult and I am trying to focus on my health plan but I could really use a mentor. I saw your comment and read your blog page and you have the same goals as I do. If you don't mind I would like a blog buddy to chat with and throw ideas at and cheer for and vice versa. Thanks Commited3



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THINSPARKLE
7/16/2010 9:51:15 AM

LOVE YOU MARY - hope John is okay
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MOMS3KIDS
7/4/2010 3:14:49 PM

Congratulations on all your wonderful success including most importantly health - I have the horrible c-word in my family - lost my mom and younger brother. now my dad is doing battle. It effects so many and it is wonderful to hear of peoples success!! I agree diet makes a big difference - although it is still very difficult!
I am a tennis player too! I am on a 3.5 team that made it to districts this year - we are in first place for our summer team - I play singles and you would think I should be skinny LOL!!!
Have a happy 4th!



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