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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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Member Since: 4/14/2009

SparkPoints: 20,723

Fitness Minutes: 9,819

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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Member Comments:
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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