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January 2015 - I'm looking forward to the New Year! I am trying to get back on track & back into a losing mode!

Update Nov 2014 - I've decided to go to maintenance mode. I have been at the same weight now for 6 months!! I am excited & proud about that, really I am. I just wish it was a lower number (don't we all). But this Nov we have 2 surgeries scheduled (son's tonsils on the 10th & hubby's hernia on the 26th) & I do not see how I can stress about trying to lose more weight. For ...
January 2015 - I'm looking forward to the New Year! I am trying to get back on track & back into a losing mode!

Update Nov 2014 - I've decided to go to maintenance mode. I have been at the same weight now for 6 months!! I am excited & proud about that, really I am. I just wish it was a lower number (don't we all). But this Nov we have 2 surgeries scheduled (son's tonsils on the 10th & hubby's hernia on the 26th) & I do not see how I can stress about trying to lose more weight. For the rest of this year, I plan to stick with my basic nutritional goals & 30-60 min of fitness each day. I plan to get back on the "losing" bandwagon after Jan 1st.

Update Fall 2014 - My 4th 5% Challenge! I am excited! I haven't lost any more weight since Spring, but I have maintained my weight within 2-3 pounds, so that is an accomplishment! I do want to lose another 5 pounds or so during the next few months (By Christmas). My goal for the Fall 5% challenge is to get to 112 pounds. I also want to build more lean muscle so I can burn more calories. My nutrition plan is going well and my fitness plan is good, I just need to put in more minutes!!

Update June 2014-
I am starting my 3rd 5% weight loss challenge. During the Spring Challenge, I lost all the weight I planned to lose! Unfortunately, I only stayed at that weight for one week (hubby's vacation started the day the challenge ended). UGH!! But at least I know I can get there! And I WILL get there again (and try hard to stay there) during the Summer Challenge! One book that I think helped in my loss was "Beck Diet Solution". I stopped half way thru the book so I can finish it (and be inspired) for the Summer Challenge. I also have some non-weight loss goals that I will work on this Summer (financial, household, home school).


Update April 2014 - I did my first 5% Challenge this Winter. I got to within 1 pound of my original goal & 3 pounds of my "official" goal! Now I am back, helping lead the GREAT team of Clover Leafs! I also read the book "Made to Crave" over the winter & it was a major stepping stone to my weight loss/fitness/wellness success! I highly recommend the book to everyone!

Update Jan 2014 - This is my 2nd time on Spark People. I got down to about 120-ish last time (2008-2009). Then I got sick with Lyme disease & a parasite disease called babeosis. After that, I had sinus surgery, and stomach issues from the medicine I took for the Lyme disease & sinus issues. I got back up to my current heaviest (135) and stayed there for awhile.
Now I'm back again & plan to get to a lower number this time & STAY THERE!! I would love to get close to my wedding weight (100 pounds), but will be super happy staying in the one-teens.
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Member Since: 5/26/2006

SparkPoints: 65,065

Fitness Minutes: 48,948

My Goals:
~Get to 115 pounds

~Get 30-60 min of fitness in each day (to help control stress!!)

~ Build back my healthy habits

My Program:
Nutrition Plan:
Stay in SP range most days of the week. Concentrate daily on:
5 freggies,
55 g protein,
10 cups water,
16 g fiber.
1 Apple a day



Personal Information:
I live in South Georgia & homeschool my 2 youngest children (my 3 oldest have moved out). I've been married to my high school sweetheart for over 24 years & enjoy being married now more than ever!

Carpe Deum (Seize God)

Goals for 2015
1. Practice my One Word - PRUDENCE
2. Get to goal weight of 110 pounds & stay there
3. Read 65 books this year

Other Information:
I am a Christian & believe the Bible is the inerrant Word of God. I believe a relationship with Jesus is so much more important than any religious rituals.



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BEBARB149
6/28/2015 11:02:24 PM

Hi, just stopped by to encourage you for the Black Panther Red vs. Blue 10+ minutes of strength training challenge. I've just finished my 5 days. Hope you're almost there, too. emoticon



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ADIRONDACKMOM
6/25/2015 8:54:02 AM

Well, hello Anita! Yes I remember your profile picture and mine is the same as well... I am doing well except for the weight stagnation! But I have not given up on myself and neither should you! We are Spark de-Terminators!!! And nothing will stop me from continuing on!

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6/18/2015 11:59:57 AM

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It's not about what size you wear.
It's about HOW you wear YOUR size!!!
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NOTHING makes a woman more beautiful
than her own BELIEF that she IS beautiful!!
- - Sophia Loren - -

Sweetheart,

I hope you see the BEAUTY that I see in YOU!
I hope you see the GREATNESS that I see in YOU!
I hope you see the STRENGTH that I see in YOU!
I hope you see the POSSIBILITY that I see in YOU!
YOU are someone SPECIAL!
YOU are someone WORTH celebrating!
YOU are someone who is completely IRREPLACABLE!
YOU are someone FABULOUS, Darling!
Hugs,

Jes

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CBRINKLEY401
6/16/2015 9:30:46 PM

Thanks for the goodie and the comments about my page. Good luck with the Summer challenge.
-Cathy



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BERKCHIK
6/16/2015 8:53:27 PM

Cheers for my goodie the other day :) --i'm (we're doing ok). nearly 6mos, so yeah about 3-1/2 more to go!

hope you're still enjoying the volley ball; it sounds like a blast...AND a great way to get some exercise.

xx-steph



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