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Faith, Willingness, Action; this is what I think I need to achieve my goals. Gratitude, Vision, Open to receive... Gratitude for the many blessings in my life; vision of myself being healthy, strong, lean, and limber - and believing that I can succeed. Willing to do what is necessary to create the changes I need to make. Open to succeed. That, at least for now, is what I think...

Update - It has been over a year since I joined Spark People and I can honestly say that it has ...
Faith, Willingness, Action; this is what I think I need to achieve my goals. Gratitude, Vision, Open to receive... Gratitude for the many blessings in my life; vision of myself being healthy, strong, lean, and limber - and believing that I can succeed. Willing to do what is necessary to create the changes I need to make. Open to succeed. That, at least for now, is what I think...

Update - It has been over a year since I joined Spark People and I can honestly say that it has changed my life. I am calmer about this whole weight loss journey, and rather than going on the roller coaster of intense dieting followed by desperation and bingeing, I am building healthy habits. I hurt my knee and am going to have surgery later this summer. It has taken me a while to figure out how to exercise around it, and my calorie burning part of the fat loss equation has tapered off, as has my fat loss. But I know it is a temporary pause as I get my health back. I started a new career as a personal trainer and love it. My injury reminds me that it is important to learn how to work around injuries and not let it stop me from being active. Also, I need to take it a bit easier so as not to injure myself.

I have an affirmation that makes me smile when I think about it. Here it is:

I LIVE a vibrant, healthy, active, loving, creative, abundant, joyful life, surrounded by beauty, and people who love me, and support me, in being my best, and giving my gifts.

Since I have been more or less chanting that affirmation as I walk the beach, or hike, it seems like it is a reality.

Here it is August 2015. I joined spark people in March 2007. Loved it then and love it now. This time I am feeling different about the journey. This time I am focusing on creating a lifestyle and habits that will support me for the long haul. I am ok being where I am right now, and I am getting better everyday.
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Member Since: 3/31/2007

SparkPoints: 73,167

Fitness Minutes: 72,672

My Goals:
June 4, 2015 Goals
124 lbs and 20% Body Fat by December 3, 2015

Intermediate Weight and Body fat goals -
July 2 - 147 lbs, 29% body fat
August 6 - 142 lbs, 26.5% BF
September 3 - 138.5 lbs, 24.5% BF
October 1 - 134 lbs, 22.5% BF
November 5 - 129 lbs, 20% BF (WOO HOO if this can be real!)
December 3 - 125 lbs, 18% BF (I suspect that I will lose some lean mass as well as fat, which is why these don't exactly match up...



My Program:
August 27, 2015

Cardio - 250 minutes per week in the target heart rate range.
I plan to walk or hike everyday whenever the spirit, or my dog, moves me, using bursts from time to time to increase heart rate.

In addition, I plan to do strength training 3 times a week, split routine.

Yoga for a break from routine when my body needs it.

December 2008
I am following the steps on Spark People to build healthy habits, and aiming for 30% protein, 40% carb, 30% fat, eating like a hunter gatherer and avoiding processed foods. I am focusing on eating the most nourishing foods I can... "eating clean." I aim for a minimum of 8 servings of produce a day.

Calorie Cycling;
6 vegis and 3 fruits/day;
Cardio - 6 days/week;

Max-OT weight training 3 days/week.

Personal Information:
I love nature, art, and connecting with people. You can see more of my sculpture, paintings, drawings, at my website: www.skobknobstudios.com

Other Information:
Affirmation - I am vibrant, healthy, strong, lean and limber.

Affirmation - I live a vibrant, active, healthy, loving, creative, abundant life, surrounded by beauty, and people, who love me and support me in being my best and giving my gifts.



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JACKIEWALKS4FUN
2/11/2016 4:55:34 PM

Hello my friend, Almost hot out this way, the trees are in bloom. You know we never did get the rain we so desperately needed. Still hard to not love these beautiful days. Riley has been enjoying all the birds that are flying by too.
Will try to get on line more, but my computer keep going off. Glad You stopped by. Thanks for being a great buddy. Hope the gloom brightens up out your way very soon. emoticon emoticon



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KEEPITUP62
2/5/2016 1:12:10 AM

Thank you for your kind comments on my BLOG. You are a caring spark friend and and your supportive words are much appreciated.

Hugs Susan



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JACKIEWALKS4FUN
1/22/2016 6:47:40 PM

emoticon Would be nice LOL. Glad you liked my status quote today. Hope all is going well with your trainer.
Have a wonderful weekend. emoticon Jackie



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JACKIEWALKS4FUN
12/12/2015 9:09:33 PM

emoticon Thank you for stopping by, I do get concerned, so I was happy to see that you are still hanging in there. I always watch for my sweet buddies. You take good care and have a nice Sunday. emoticon



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JACKIEWALKS4FUN
12/4/2015 2:22:37 PM

Thank you for stopping by. I keep telling Glen that Riley looks different than our other setters. He is more stocky and has a wider head than the others did. We sure love him though. Just glad someone else noticed.
Never give up. Lots of articles on spark about plateaus too. We have all been through this.

Keep going emoticon emoticon

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