KATIEJO5
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I am making small choices each day to add up to big changes. On January 1,2010 I began following the Spark book's step by step plan.

July 2010 Update: Spark has made the difference in my weight loss efforts! I have lost 29 pounds . I exercise 6 days a week and have added strength training to the cardio 3 times a week. I began with WATP and now do TurboJam almost exclusively. My energy levels,endurance and focus have all improved exponentially. Because I can keep going all day, the time I devote to early morning workouts is more than regained. I log everything I eat- the Nutrition Tracker is a powerful teaching tool! So many things are just not worth the calories- but some things definitely are.
I am down 2 full sizes and have enjoyed wearing cute, smaller clothes this summer.
The teams and support on Spark are incredible! I log in everyday and check out at least my friend feed. It always motivates me and helps me keep focused on my goals.
My plan is to continue with my workouts and eating plan, using all the resources here on Spark. I don't know where I will end up as far as the scale, but I know that I am healthy, fit and happy!


Member Since: 1/8/2008

Fitness Minutes: 68,956

My Goals:
I need to lose 29 pounds that have crept up on me in mid-life.

September 2011
Found 15 of the 29 I lost..... I will not give up or give in! I have joined the 2011 5% Fall Challenge to kick start my return to sanity.

BTW, I am 6 ft tall- I get asked about that!


My Program:
I am following the plan in the Spark book. I am focusing on small choices to build success and a healthier lifesyle.

August 2013- I have been very lax in logging my food and in working out. It shows on the scale! Back to basics- Tracking food, working out 6 days a week and being accountable for it!


April 2011- Exercise 6 days a week, a minimum of 30 minutes. Most days I am doing 45 minutes to an hour.

Stay within my nutrition goals everyday, logging everything into my tracker.

Log onto Spark and at least view my Friend Feed every day.



Personal Information:
I am a home schooling mother of 4, happily married to my sweetheart for 31 years. We have graduated 3 from our school and I am finishing up the last one. I am a physical therapist. My relationship with Jesus Christ is central to my life.


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“Habit simplifies our movements, makes them accurate, and diminishes fatigue.”
-William James


September 2013
Why I want to lose weight.
1. To fit back into all the cute clothes I bought last year.
2. For my outfits to just look good, instead of changing shirts, pants, etc, trying to look better(thinner).
3. Keep my knees and back from aching.
4. Avoid the diabetes that runs in my family.
5. Increase my energy and discipline- it spills over into other areas of my life.




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  • v MONTANAWALKER
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    emoticon T for time to be together, turkey, talk and autumn weather.
    emoticon H for harvest stored away, home and hearth and holiday.
    emoticon A for autumn’s frosty art and abundance in the heart.
    emoticon N for neighbors and November, nice things, new things to remember.
    emoticon K for kitchen, kettle’s croon, kith and kin expected soon.
    emoticon S for sizzles, sights and sounds, something special that abounds.

    That spells THANKS – for joy in living! And a jolly good Thanksgiving!
    I'm so very grateful to be on this journey with you!
    Linda

    910 days ago
  • v MONTANAWALKER
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    ------------(_/- on the last day of our split-team challenge
    ----oooO---- Wishing **YOU**
    ----(---)---- a Fun, Fit & Fantastic Day!!!
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    924 days ago
  • v MONTANAWALKER
    "Three of the most powerful words in the English language are 'I AM RESPONSIBLE.' It's tough to do, but when the day comes that you can say those words, believe them, and mean them, it will be the most liberating moment of your life. Taking responsibility for all of your results, for better or for worse, is taking back your power to create results in your life."
    -Tom Venuto
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    Its up to you to make your goals and dreams a reality! Take responsibility, and do your best each day to make progress. You are totally worth the effort, you know!
    I hope your week has been great so far! Go Angels...
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    925 days ago
  • v MONTANAWALKER
    Here's to another great week for the Angels on our road to health and wellness.
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    Just want to start off your week with a few suggestions.
    emoticon S -- Say something nice to someone! emoticon
    emoticon U --- Undo a wrong you might have done to someone! emoticon
    emoticon N -- Notice and give thanks for all the things in life we take for granted everyday! emoticon
    emoticon D -- Don't give up when things go badly! emoticon
    emoticon A -- Ask others for help if you need it!
    emoticon Y -- You can accomplish anything!!!! emoticon

    emoticon emoticon Have a very spectacular Sunday!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    (And Special thanks to BARBIEE52 for the basis of this lovely comment today!! She's my comment mentor and I appreciate all her help and being able to steal her great ideas and craft them into my own!)
    927 days ago
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    Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
    ~~Harriet Tubman
    Angels always reach for the stars...it's where they live!!
    930 days ago
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