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August 2013 On our Great River Road vacation.

July 2016 at the tip of Homer Alaska!

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.

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#

2018 Life felt very overwhelming at times, but I made some progress during the past year in finding BALANCE IN LIFE -
1. Journaling has helped me release some of those things that do not serve me well so I have more calm & peace in my brain.
2. Embracing The Weight Loss Journey team and Rejuvenation Yoga has helped build my self-esteem.
3. Working with a Personal Trainer has helped make me stronger.
4. My morning devotional time has strengthened my relationship with God.

The 10 Reasons I Want To Lose Weight:
1. I want to be at my goal weight once and for all.
2. I want to eat to live instead of living to eat.
3. I want to be master of my food.
4. I want to get rid of the rolls I see on my body.
5. I want to increase my strength so I can do more push-ups and lunges with better form.
6. I want to be proud of myself for doing what I said I would do.
7. I want to feel like a heathy person - Fit * Active * Balanced * Strong!
8. I want to feel mentally comfortable around all kinds of food.
9. I want to feel that I deserve to join the Maintenance Team
10. I want to be a healthy example and roll model for others.

My Long Term Goals for 2018 are the same as they were for 2017 because I am a work in progress, but I will be fine tuning them more for better consistency:
1. Log in daily to SP.
2. Drink my 8 glasses of H2O daily.
3. Only weigh once a week.
4. 10 minutes fitness daily.
5. Get up at 7 a.m. without hitting the snooze button.
6. No mindless night time eating.

Member Since: 4/14/2009

Fitness Minutes: 53,317

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.
5. I will embrace the NO S diet philosophy - No Sweets, No Snacks, No Seconds except on days that start with S and/or Special Occasions.

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 lose 10# by December 31, 2018.

My Program:
Explore different Fitness Classes as they arise through my YMCA membership
Work with my Personal Trainer every other month.
Exercise Schedule:
Day 1 Yoga
Day 2 ST
Day 3 Walk/Elliptical
Day 4 Walk/Elliptical
Day 5 ST
Day 6 Fitness Class/Elliptical
Day 7 Walk/Restl

Eat within SP calorie range.

Personal Information:
I am 66 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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