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MAKING A COMEBACK. . . . . in 2015

My goal for 2015 is to lose the 10 lbs I regained from when I first joined SparkPeople. I intend to lose those 10 lbs. and more to be the weight that I have set as my goal weight. I don't know what happened this year but my weight slowly creeped up and up. I didn't regain it all but it has to stop. By the end of the year I had stopped weighing myself and felt very free and that is where it got me. And I really didn't care about what I ate so I overate a lot.

The good thing is that ...
My goal for 2015 is to lose the 10 lbs I regained from when I first joined SparkPeople. I intend to lose those 10 lbs. and more to be the weight that I have set as my goal weight. I don't know what happened this year but my weight slowly creeped up and up. I didn't regain it all but it has to stop. By the end of the year I had stopped weighing myself and felt very free and that is where it got me. And I really didn't care about what I ate so I overate a lot.

The good thing is that I have made a habit of walking 6,800 steps a day using my Spark Activity Tracker. Now this year, I have to work on my eating.

I WILL DO IT!!!

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I started SparkPeople seriously in December of 2008 weighing the highest I ever weighed. I joined a few teams and set goals. I tracked my food faithfully each day, and the lbs. started coming off. I even overdid the eating a few times but still lost weight. I WAS SO EXCITED! I could not believe this was happening. I had a zillion diet books home, but they were too restricting and difficult to follow. In a few months I had lost 16 lbs. eating REGULAR food. I also made some wonderful friends on the teams I joined. My friends gave me motivation, enthusiasm, and pushed me on when I was stuck. I had not started exercising yet. But my team was not going to let me get away with that. One of the leaders kept trying to get me to walk. I resisted or only did it halfheartedly. Then I found the Leslie Sansone DVDs Walk Away The Pounds and I was hooked. I was down 20 lbs. My clothes looked great on me, I was able to get off of one of my blood pressure medications, and I had 8 lbs to go to goal!

Then I somehow lost my motivation and a few lbs. slowly crept back on. Then I purchased the SPAT and find myself walking 6,000 just about every day! I am thrilled because this has now become a habit. I still have 11 lbs. to lose to get to goal. I am BELIEVING that this will happen in the coming year.












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Member Since: 12/28/2008

SparkPoints: 152,330

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My Goals:
My goals for 2015 are:

1.Continue to start out each day with a 15 minute prayer time with God, using my "Jesus Calling" Book.
2. Meet my goal of 6,800 steps a day on my SPAT
3. Eat less processed food.
4. Go to bed by 1:30AM at the latest or earlier and get up at 8:30 at the latest.
5. Weigh myself everyday.
6. Try to start some strength training.
7. Encourage team mates. Help others out when needed.

Some of these are the same goals I had for 2014...some accomplished and some not. This year I Hope I will accomplish them and reach my goal weight.

My Program:
Every day I will:
1. Log in to SparkPeople
2. Use the nutrition tracker.
3. Walk 6,800 steps a day.
4. Not get discouraged if I slip up on some things.

Personal Information:
I live in Sauquoit, New York in a 210 year old house on 4 acres of land. My husband, John, passed away on Dec. 7, 2009. I have 8 grown children and 21 grandchildren.
I love to read, write, and draw. I am Polish and love to dance and listen to Polkas.

Other Information:
I am the Author of the Erie Canal Cousins Series, and Town of Paris Twins Series historical fiction for children set in NY in 1840 and 1857.

My favorite quotes are:
"A goal is a dream with a deadline." ~Napoleon Hill
"You're never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."~ C. S. Lewis
Favorite foods: pizza and golomki. (stuffed cabbage)
Favorite color: red
Favorite music: Polkas and Country
I collect: unusual rosaries, and Polish pottery.

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SWEETMAGNOLIA2
10/7/2014 2:33:38 PM

Thanks for remembering my Sparkversary when I had forgotten :) Wow, 4 years! Maybe THIS will be the year I reach my gol weight ;)



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SAISHA100CJ
10/5/2014 11:55:46 AM

Hi Dottee I came by to say hi....I am using my phone and it does not seem to be cooperating today...I am at DH's office. Anyway I think I just added you as a friend again....lol....it seems to do that if I pull up a page so I will sign off til later



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IRISHEI
10/1/2014 7:44:12 AM

Dottee,
Thanks for comments on my activity. You are doing so Fabulous and it is Wonderful that you just do it! Love your message about BELIEVING in ourselves. Have a wonderful day. Thanks for all the motivation you give me and many others. God bless.
p.s. looks like a new grand baby? Beautiful and Congrats!
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SAISHA100CJ
9/30/2014 7:55:19 AM

Dottee, thank you so much for the party hat goodie! That was so sweet of you. I will wear the hat all day! :-) Thanks, again, and have a beautiful day! emoticon



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GLORY-
8/23/2014 1:55:56 PM

emoticon Thanks for commenting on my blog, WHEN YOU HAVE DONE ALL YOU KNOW TO DO. emoticon I'm glad it was an encouragement to you!
You have a wonderful weekend!



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