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5% Winter Challenge wasn'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: 119,558

My Goals:
Lose 15 pounds in the next 8 weeks.
March 26
April 2
April 9
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April 30
May 7
May 14
May 21

My Program:
5% Spring 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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    Thank you for the post. I have been busy after John passed away, so much paperwork!! I am doing ok, just keeping busy. for awhile I just let things go and am paying for it needing to get 10 pounds off again.
    Had a gal post on the alcohol challenge so answered her. I am trying to stay AF snd put a dollar in my jar but now seem to have the habit of sitting down with 2 glasses of wine after my daughter gets home from work and I am done with most things. some back trouble so getting back to exercises and walking brandy. Time I get ready to walk her. Never sure what this goofy weather is going to do. can't make up its mind whether it is going to be summer, spring or fall!! Put my light ling underwear away 3 times only to have to take them out again. I prefer cool weather being a northerner from Minnesota but don't object to 70s .Best i get moving. Keep in touch, I wish Jen would post once in awhile too. Georgine
    3 days ago
    Wishing you a peaceful night and good vibes for the week ahead you can do it hugs Amanda (MiMi)
    9 days ago
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    emoticon emoticon emoticon Having a healthy snack right before you shop will put you in a healthier frame of mind & lead you to make smarter choices. Snacking on an apple may do more than just keep the doctor away.

    If eaten before a grocery store trip, you may buy more freggies than if you ate a cookie (or didn’t have a snack at all). Don’t care for apples? Any nutritious snack will put you that mind frame.
    19 days ago
    You are doing a fantastic job. Keep up all of your hard work.
    22 days ago
  • v CAROL_31649731
    Mini-Challenge for this week: “Count Your Blessings”

    emoticon emoticon Don’t just count calories, and don't just count your reps … “Count Your Blessings.” Giving thanks can do a lot more than just change your outlook on life. It can also benefit your body, your health, and even the number on the scale. Be thankful of what your body can do, and think of exercise as a gift you’ve been given—rather than a chore. . . and you’ll be more likely to stick with it!

    28 days ago
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