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I am not new to the world of diet or Spark. My first Spark Trophies date back to 2009. I have had weight issues for as long as I can remember and I have tried many different diet plans that didn't last. My yo-yo dieting has left me discouraged, frustrated, and feeling hopeless at times.

I went through approx. a 10 year period where my overall attitude was one of apathy and stubbornness. I wanted to eat and drink what I wanted and when I wanted it and be skinny too! No I do not ...
I am not new to the world of diet or Spark. My first Spark Trophies date back to 2009. I have had weight issues for as long as I can remember and I have tried many different diet plans that didn't last. My yo-yo dieting has left me discouraged, frustrated, and feeling hopeless at times.

I went through approx. a 10 year period where my overall attitude was one of apathy and stubbornness. I wanted to eat and drink what I wanted and when I wanted it and be skinny too! No I do not using hallucinogenics - LOL.

This time will be different. I know that the journey may get tough at times, but I also know that I must embrace a healthy lifestyle. I am now retired with a very supportive husband so I am hoping for success this time around.

4/22/13 I can't believe month 1 is done and gone. I cannot report that I have lost any weight during the past month, but my motivation has remained high. One of the most important things that I have accomplished during this past month is to not be angry; angry that I am overweight; angry that it is so hard to get the weight off; angry that I cannot eat & drink whatever I want. No, I am not angry about these things like I would have been in the past. I am happy that I am eating better most of the time, I have been able to exercise more in the past month than I have in the past 4 years, and that I am positively looking forward to the next month of this journey.

5/22 Another month without a weight loss worth reporting. On a positive note I have gone through many vacation days without gaining any weight either! I still don't feel that I am embracing a healthy eating life style. Left to my own devices and faced with all kinds of temptations I seem to revert back to my old self in the blink of an eye. I will have to figure out how to deal with this.

6/15 From SP: If you’re thinking that there’s something fundamentally wrong with you, tell yourself the problem is in the situation—not in you—and look for ways to change the situation.

7/15 As you can see from my ticker I have lost 15# since starting back with SP. Although I have a ways to go mentally and physically to achieve a healthy life style, I have accomplished quite a bit in the past 4 mos despite 2 major vacations. I have lost weight, I have completed my first 5K, I have completed my first 5% Team Challenge, I remain happy & motivated. On the down side, I seem to be a very slow learner, but I will keep plugging away at this life changing challenge.

1/16/14 I had a Left Total Hip replacement done on 12/23 and so it is back to square one for me as far as fitness minutes go. Right now I am working on putting one foot in front of the other and exercises prescribed by my therapist to strengthen the muscles in my left leg. I have "hip precautions" x 3 months that will severely limit the kind of exercising I can do. I am looking forward to putting this all behind me and feeling "normal" again by this May. My weight is down due to a poor appetite caused by pain medications, but this loss has given me a jump start for success in my 5% Challenge.
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Member Since: 4/14/2009

SparkPoints: 22,536

Fitness Minutes: 10,404

My Goals:
I will visit the Spark People daily.

NUTRITION:
I will eat mindfully at each meal.

FITNESS:
I will do some kind of exercise x 30 minutes 3 times per week.

WEIGHT LOSS:
I will loose 10# by September 30, 2014.



My Program:
Officially started Spark Coach 3/18/13.

Exercise Schedule:
Day 1 Strength: Curves
Day 2 Cardio: Walk/Bike
Day 3 Core: TBD
Day 4 Strength: Curves
Day 5 Cardio: Walk
Day 6 Core: TBD
Day 7 Rest

Eat within SP calorie range.


Personal Information:
I am 62 yrs. old. 5'9" and about 20# over weight. I have a DH that has spoiled me for 40 yrs. We have 1 DD who is married to a great guy and they have given us 2 grandkids that we adore. My DH and I are retired and we are making the most of these years while we are able.

Other Information:
Sometimes I think I can make fun out of a rock ! That is how I picked my handle "funloven". I love to have fun :) My hobbies include my Motorcycle, Reading, Gardening, Cooking, Scrapbooking, and Socializing. I frequently tell people I retired from work because it interfered with my social life. LIVE LIFE TO IT'S FULLEST is my motto.

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APRILRUSSELL3
11/18/2014 8:42:42 PM

It's easier for me to stay on track with fitness than it is for diet, for sure! But I am addressing why that is and working on it. Also, I am getting mentally prepared because, you're right, these things can take weeks or even months to really heal. I find out tomorrow. Have a good day!



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APRILRUSSELL3
11/16/2014 9:59:40 AM

That was a good 2 cents! I like the idea about putting a reminder at work. Work is a huge problem. I used to have a little sign on my desk: Please Don't Feed the Insurance Producer! People laughed and then still offered the food because they figured what they had didn't really count. I did really good at saying no to them anyway! But I think I will put a note to myself on my computer. The sign in my bathroom says: What you do matters: Make Today Count!
I have to take it one day at a time and just keep my three month (long term) goal in the back of my mind too. One day/one week at a time is where my focus has to stay but the three month goal is where my motivation and staying power comes from. It goes hand in hand.
Thank you for your comments! Those were very helpful. Have a good week!



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SANDICANE
11/11/2014 5:59:00 PM

Thanks for your comments on my blog today! Yep, my biggest pusher used to be me...I'm hoping that's not the case any longer....a-Becking we will go...a-Becking we will go...hi ho the dairy oh, a-Becking we will go!



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11/10/2014 8:07:56 AM

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