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Spring round of the 5% Challenge starts April 8th. I've finally stopped gaining and am working on getting rid of the gluten from my diet. It really seems to mess with me, so it's not too hard to give it up.
My activity has been almost non-existent this winter so I'm trying to find the motivation to get out and move a little.

Winter round of 5% Challenge starts Jan. 14th! I'm still gaining, but have started the Prime program to detox and will be AF for the month. Get rid of the candy, the cookies, etc. and bring on the fruits and veggies!

Gearing up for the 5% Fall Challenge to start Sept. 24th! It's been an interesting summer.

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

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My Goals:
Lose 15 pounds in the next 8 weeks.
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5% Spring Challenge Plan
Giving up the gluten! Intermittent fasting.

65 min. cardio per day
(Walking, elliptical, horseback riding, 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 911BRAD
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    Lisa, great job with the challenge to date... See you're holding your loss this week. Really proud of you my friend! I've got you in the winners circle already!

    If you ever think nobody notices or cares you've got that wrong. Welcome to May and have a super week! XOXOXO Love, Brad
    27 days ago
  • v CAROL_31649731
    emoticon emoticon Nice weigh ins, Lisa ... I'm glad the scale is showing your progress. Keep up the good work! GO CHAMPIONS!!!
    34 days ago
    emoticon Lisa, I will be keeping you in my thought and prayers. I haven't been on or in any of my teams. I just read in the huddle. Hold tight to those around you they will bring you the most support. Spend all the time with Tom that you are able to. My mom was on hospice but my Dad never let them do anything except the dishes once or twice so he never got to spend the most time he could with her. Let them do all the things that they do so that you can spend your time with Tom. They did do dishes for my dad but that is all that he would allow. They could of done the medical care so that he could spend time letting her know how much he loved her... .and she already knew that he loved her beyond word. I think it was what he wanted was to completely care fo her till she passed. You love each other and feel peace in the time you have spend together and the memories you have made. they never fade. they stay in your heart. . He loves you! Pleases know that we are here to love and support you throughout this hard time.. emoticon
    38 days ago
  • v 911BRAD
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    Lisa, just want you to know that both you and Tom are in my thoughts and prayers. I didn't realize how serious his condition has become.

    So, So... Sorry...... XOXOX Brad
    40 days ago
    Oh Lisa, I have no words. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    41 days ago
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