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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 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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