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So now the 5% Summer Challenge starts! Not sure why I signed up, except that I like the team I'm on. They're a pretty active, positive bunch. I've been at this for 9 years apparently and I'm at a higher weight than when I started. I will take stock of just what I'm doing and what I did when I lost the original weight and get this taken care of! It's just one of those small annoyances that you CAN live with, but would rather NOT!

5% Winter & Spring Challenges weren't much better!

5% Fall Challenge was a TOTAL failure! I gained even more! Same goals for the Winter round; just keep pluggin' away!

5% Fall Challenge starts Sept. 26th!
I've continued to gain for the last couple years but I've upped the exercise the last month and am getting a handle on the excess calories. Looking to lose 7 - 10 pounds in 8 weeks!

Well, here it is a new year! I've been saying for the last 2 years that THIS would be my year and all I've done is gain weight.
Tom and I have spent the last year moving and getting him fixed up and, 3 surgeries later, we're ready to have a great year. Plans for this year include 2 trips to Iowa to see his only grandchild and one trip to WY to visit with some of my family. I WILL lose the weight this year.

I've been a member of Spark for several years and it's all sinking in, slowly. I'm getting much better at portion control and only eating when I'm hungry. Also making sure that I don't keep a lot of snack food in the house. It's certainly a lifestyle change for the better.

Update 3/22/14
Finally found a new job! Not really where I want to be, but definitely better than where I was. I'm currently driving 50 miles one-way to work but trying to find a house to rent or get a loan to buy one closer.
I've continued to gain because I just can't seem to stay off the 'liquid calories' (beer, energy drink, and Coke). Getting better though!

Member Since: 6/11/2007

Fitness Minutes: 123,173

My Goals:
Lose 15 pounds in the next 8 weeks.
June 25
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July 9
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July 30
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5% Summer Challenge Plan
Stay within calorie range. Cut sugar, salt, & bread.

65 min. per day
(Walking, elliptical, and Jessica Smith workout videos)
Yoga at least once a week.

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My name is Lisa and I live in NE - cattle country.

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  • v SOOKIE
    "When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better." ~unknown
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    Have a healthy and fit rest of your day!

    Sookie, WL
    Champions in the Kitchen

    2 days ago
    Sorry I haven't checked in lately. Getting through the twins party took awhile (some of the decorations got ruined && had to be redone which pushed the others back too). Then, took a couple days "off" to rest.

    What about you? How have you been && what's your progress?

    Hope you had a successful week!
    7 days ago
    Good job today! No steps for me..migraine this morning. emoticon
    15 days ago
  • v SURVIVOR61
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    16 days ago
    Hey buddy emoticon . Not to tell you what to do but, deffinately gotta reverse the hole alcohol/exercise thing. You will fill better if you do. Now the less sugar I would suggest trying to eat a fruit when you get those sweet cravings. Some fruit can be really sweet. To be honest I'm more of a salty person than a sweet person but, I do love ice cream. Weight watchers actually have some good ice cream pops.

    So what's your plan for tomorrow?

    I'm trying a new system. I'm sure you've seen the 21 Day Fix commercial && the portion containers that come with them. I found some at Wal-Mart in the "as seen on tv" section called Get Fit Perfect Portions. I'm hoping it helps me eat cleaner/healthier. Also trying to cook with less butter, oil, ect... I actually used coconut oil for the first time yesterday to fry potatoes && surprisingly they were better because, they didn't have that heavy greasy taste.
    17 days ago
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