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Getting up and giving it another try. Everyday and a new start and I have ready. I have found that the best way for me to lose weight is to track my food. I love that spark people has a mobile tracker that links to the website. I believe this will help me stay on track and make my goals. Any one want to join me on my journey... Let's GO!!!

Member Since: 6/26/2009

Fitness Minutes: 1,829

My Goals:
Ultimate Goal is 150 - Going to start with my first three and make new ones once I achieve these.
1st Goal is 10 lbs - off to a new start and get me motivated

2nd Goal is 20-25 lbs - so I look better for my brothers wedding in Aug.

3rd Goal is 50 lbs - so I fit into the bridesmaids dress for my other brothers wedding in Nov.

My Program:
After joining the gym last year and was off to a great start, life happened and I have not been back on track. So, I am starting back and looking forward to finding a routine that works for me, keeps me motivated and helps me obtain my goals.

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I live in Northeast FL and hate the humidity. I am a wife and mother of two almost grown boys. I love my life and everything about it except my weight. My life includes 3 jobs and starting a new business with my brother and oldest son. I stay busy volunteering at the school and with other groups to keep busy. I love to crochet and trying to learn to knit. I love making stuff and giving things to people.

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Looking forward to hearing from anyone wanting a new buddy to encourage them and we can motivate ourselves to our goals!!

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    How are things going with you?
    Did you have a good Xmas? I bet you are raring to go on your health and fitness journey again after the Xmas break.

    We hope you and yours are well and happy.
    Love MM
    2496 days ago
  • v SHIERRY2009
    How are things going?

    I am sorry I dropped off for a while. But I am back!!! emoticon

    Talk to you soon I hope!!
    2597 days ago
    Oooh, thanks for the 'congrats'. You know, I hadn't noticed. These things do creep up on you. I see you are heading towards your first 1000. emoticon Go for it, only 145 mins to go. Thats only 2 hours and 25 mins. You could do that in an afternoons walking emoticon
    2639 days ago
    Geocaching: The best place to look at for an explanation is either or even on Wikipidia.

    Bascially its treasure hunting with a hand held GPS unit.
    The geocaching site is free of charge to join (we post as Water-rats so feel free to drop us a line). To find a cache you put in your post code, or zip code and the site will give you a list of geocaches close to you. Some are urban caches, some are more rural and involve a bit of walking which we adore. When you find the cache, you sign the log. If you take anything from the cache (which you are allowed to do), you must replace it with something of equal value. Mostly they are little items such as toy cars, pens, hair slides, pencil rubbers etc etc. All the items are of a family nature. You should never find anything of an 'adult' nature or any alcohol in a cache.

    There is a difficulty rating system which is a line of stars. 1 star is easy, 5 stars hard. Then the next line of stars denotes terrain. 1 star easy, 5 stars is difficult terrain (some you need climbing equip for). To start with look at the 1 or 2 star caches and also look for a mediums sized cache. The description tells you the size of the cache. A nano is tiny, large is just that! Could be a bucket sized one. We've found a couple of those. Micro denotes something the size of a 35mm film canister.

    In short, you put in the co-ordinates to your GPS unit. Read the description (and the clue if you like - additional hints, just hit the decrypt link) and off you go.
    We are premium members, which means we have paid a yearly subs (you don't have to do this) but it means we get new cache info faster and can download the caches directly to our GPS unit.

    It sounds a bit of a saddo hobby the way I've explained it. When my lovely hubby decided to give it a go, I though "oh no, thats sounds really techy and lame". Now I am totally addicted and go caching as often as I can.

    For some of the very easy caches you could probably use your road gps, just put in the co-ords manually, but they are a bit hit or miss. We found our first one in our local park. We didn't use a gps at all! We read the info, looked at the clue and knew exactly where it was so went to find it.
    One of our friends has found a few and has only just got her gps! She used the google maps and zoomed in on them online. Brilliant for local caches in your area.

    Have a go and join in the game. There are 3/4 million caches worldwide to find :) Exercise without even noticing it. I do hope that I haven't bunnied on too much.

    Best wishes

    2658 days ago
    You on your hols again? Lucky old you.
    I'm off geocaching later today, down the canal at Wetley Rocks. Sounds pretty, doesn't it? Well it is emoticon Quiet day work wise so making the most of it and getting out walking and making my pedometer earn its keep LOL.

    Hope its all going well with you.
    2662 days ago
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