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August 2013 On our Great River Road vacation.

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My first Spark Trophies date back to 2009. I have had weight issues since childhood and I have tried many different diet plans that didn't last. Just like you, my yo-yo dieting has left me discouraged, frustrated, and feeling hopeless at times. I didn't start at my highest weight when I came to SP. Somehow I had managed to loose 25# on my own, but I was feeling stuck and needed some structure and support in order to move forward

Since 2009 I have continued the struggle. Some times on program and some times off. After all these years I have not lost hope of achieving my goal and so I remain a SP fan.

In 2013 I trained for my first 5K! It was the beginning of the end. My arthritic hips rebelled against running and I spent 2014 with multiple surgeries. I seemed to need a year off from the stresses of life after that, but by the start of 2016 I was raring to go again only to be set back once again when exercising caused a knee injury that I have been trying to overcome ever since.

I don't know were the rest of this year will lead me, but I will not give up on my goals!

Member Since: 4/14/2009

Fitness Minutes: 34,224

My Goals:
My goal is to reach my ideal weight as determined by a formula which takes into account not only my height, but also my age.

1. I will follow no special diet, but make my food choices from healthy options. No foods are off limits, but food without nutrition should be kept to a minimum.

2. I will eat mindfully.

3. I will be diligent about limiting my consumption of alcohol with no more than 0-2 drinks at a time.

4. Using the Beck Solution and 100 DWL I will learn to think like a thin person.

1. I will do some kind of exercise x 30 minutes 6 times per week.

2. I will develop a new fitness routine/schedule.

3. I will increase my Daily Steps to an average of 7000 .

I will reach my goal weight by December 31, 2016.

My Program:
Exercise Schedule:
Day 1 Yoga
Day 2 Walk
Day 3 ST
Day 4 Rest
Day 5 ST
Day 6 Cardio Jam
Day 7 Walk

Eat within SP calorie range.

Personal Information:
I am 64 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.

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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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    . . . the journey should be as much fun as the destination. Barbara Edie
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    . . . the journey should be as much fun as the destination. Barbara Edie
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    5 days ago
    Oh... and to answer your question. Andrew is my trainer. He helped me recover from a crippling back injury. I am his "toughest" client. The training studio that I go to is a partner business to a physical therapy office. Dr. Mike, whom I mention from time to time, is a partner with the physical therapy office and owns the physical training studio. Dr. Mike is also a board certified nutritionist. The two of them are responsible for my miraculous recovery from a complicated back injury. A little over a year ago, my PCP and two specialists told me to get used to the pain and to forget about running ever again. I ditched the PCP, told the two specialists that their prognosis was unacceptable and found Dr. Mike and his amazing approach to helping older adults get fit, lose weight and heal their poor, injured backs.
    5 days ago
    Glad to add you as a friend. I'm in a really good place right now and I'm glad I'm helping others. Lord knows, plenty of people on Spark have kept me going through my darkest hours.
    5 days ago
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    The trick to growing through adversity is not becoming a victim by looking for reasons “why”, but looking for the benefits in the situation. David Boufford.
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    7 days ago
    . . . tune in and follow your inner guidance. The more you follow it, the more your life will work. Dr. Joe Vitale
    8 days ago
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