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August 2013 On our Great River Road vacation.





August 2013 The Great Mississippi River



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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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FUNLOVEN Cashews for lunch may not have been the healthiest choice, but they hit the spot and did the trick. My tummy is happy and feeling satisfied!
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Member Since: 4/14/2009

SparkPoints: 20,264

Fitness Minutes: 9,718

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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SKINNYINMYHEAD
7/22/2013 8:24:04 AM

Check my status.. I'll be doing the countdown there! WOOT WOOT Your question about muscle is an interesting one.. here's what I do know.. once you develop muscle.. even if you lose it.. it's easier to get back the next time.. and it's MUCH easier to maintain with just a little attention.. I plan on paying attention!

Annie



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
7/9/2013 6:01:29 PM

Thank you for commenting on my "Square Peg" blog. Have a healthy day!
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"Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings.
How tall will a tree grow? As tall as it possibly can.
Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice.
You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less.
Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do?"
--Jim Rohn


PS: DDP Yoga is a yoga program started by a former WWE wrestler named Diamond Dallas Page. It uses yoga and dynamic resistance. If you Google it, you can go to the site and see sample clips of the workouts.



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ANNEROUSSEAU
6/19/2013 8:31:16 PM

The BLC (Biggest Loser Challenge) competes like the 5% challenge. I just joined for round 22 (BLC22). This is my first time on the BLC team. It's a very ACTIVE challenge, and everyone is expected to participate. There are weekend challenges every weekend (by weekend, they mean Friday through Monday), a Last Chance Workout every Tuesday (posting your fitness minutes for the day) and a TNT workout on Wednesday or Thursday (Tighten-and-Tone, strength training). So basically something every day. And you have to keep up with the posts on the chat thread, and I think there are additional team duties...but this is just the first 2 weeks so they are not in full swing yet! I think it's 12 weeks. If you are interested, look in Sparkteams. You can sign up for the next round (BLC23) and you will get an email when a new round is going to start. Sorry....seems like I wrote a book. Feel free to delete my comment!

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CM_GARDNER78
6/3/2013 10:04:31 AM

YES! You will come close to me on your way up to the Harbor anyway! :-) Depends on which highway you take once you cross "the bridge". LOL I'm right across the canal from Michigan Tech! I might even KNOW your family...you know, small town and all! ;-) Ha ha! :-)



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