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August 2013 On our Great River Road vacation.

With DH at Christmas Party in December 2014



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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 some wieght 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.

2013 I trained for my first 5K, learned about and
The Beck Solution, and had my first hip replacement!
2014 I had my second hip replacement.
2015 I took the year off from the diet world and celebrated life!
2016 I struggled all year with a knee injury
2017 I am determined to succeed this year! My goals are:
1. Feeling calm & peaceful
2. Ditching the negative self-talk
3. Finding balance in my life between the Physical,
Emotional, Intellectual, & Spiritual
4. Getting more fit by building muscle strength
5. Eating healthy & losing 10#

Member Since: 4/14/2009

Fitness Minutes: 38,881

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.
2. I will eat mindfully.
3. I will be diligent about limiting my consumption of alcohol.
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 10-30 minutes 6-7 days per week.
2. I will follow a well rounded fitness routine/schedule.
3. I will increase my Daily Steps to an average of 7000 .

I will reach my goal weight by December 31, 2017.

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

Eat within SP calorie range.

Personal Information:
I am 64 yrs. old. 5'9" and about 10 - 20# over weight. I have a DH that has spoiled me for 43 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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    Thank you so much for commenting on my blog! what you said really hit me,awesome advice! I just need to reset my thinking like you said and really sticking to the food plan.. just because my back hurts doesn't mean I have to eat crap!! Haha!!
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