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Sept 2016 Start of 5% Fall Challenge - down 55+ half way to goal


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12/23/2016: The best thing that happened to me in 2016 was a Grade III hamstring tear. I had 12 weeks of physical therapy which helped so much with my flexibility and balance. I started taking Yoga after Physical Therapy so I wouldn't backslide and I.JUST.LOVE.IT! I'm still not very bendy but I'm getting better every day. I am usually a dead pigeon in class so I hope that by the end of the year I can get into plow and pigeon pose.

The 2017 Project is Me!! I've lost 65 pounds since August 4, 2015; getting rid of that weight has made it easier to increase my physical activity so I've got a bunch of physical goals to work on. I still am eating out of boredom so I've got some mental work to do also so I eat more mindfully.

Thanks for dropping by my page. I hope you'll friend me (if we're not friends already) or leave me a little note and let me know what you do that is successful so I can learn from you!

Member Since: 1/13/2009

Fitness Minutes: 74,099

My Goals:
By the end of the 2017 year I want to have accomplished the following goals.

1. Walk 2017 Miles in 2017.
2. Start 100 Days of Weight Loss on 12/23/2016 and finish on 4/2/2017
3. Get rid of underarm flab
4. Improve my upper body strength so I can go rock wall climbing for my birthday
5. Join the St. Louis Rowing Club and learn how to open water row
6. Be pigeon rather than a dead pigeon.
7. Participate in the Senior Olympics
8. Practice mindful eating with every meal.
9. Eat a serving of beans every day

My Program:
Winter 5% Challenge Exercise Plan

Walk the dog 7x per week
Fleet Feet No Boundaries Program Work Out 3X per week
Row 3x per week
Swim 3x per week
Yoga 3x per week
Strength Training 2x per week MW (F)
Rehab Exercises 7 days a week
Walk 12,000 steps a day

Diet - Follow Weight Watchers eating low glycemic index foods

Personal Information:
Hello! I'm a long time Sparker (I joined in 2009) following Weight Watchers to help me achieve my goal of being healthier.

I live in Ferguson, MO, I'm a RN working in Complex Care for a Fortune 500 insurance company. I am an avid sports fan and LOVE my Missouri Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals.

I'm looking forward to making The 2017 Project a success!!

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" A line is a dot that went for a walk."
Paul Klee

"Real change requires constant care and committment" Rex Ryan

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    15 days ago
    I keep reading that 10 minute high intensity workouts throughout the day are very effective. And it can easily be done if you make a point to take every opportunity. I worked in an office that was 4 stories tall. When I took a restroom break, I would grab a notepad to make it look as if I were running to a meeting and I would take the stairs. 10 minutes later I was back at my desk and none the wiser. emoticon
    24 days ago
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    emoticon Lynn, thanks for the "oranges" goodie ... it's a nice sweet (natural sugar) treat!
    I have seen my pre-sliced orange slices stay juicy up to a week in the ziploc bag, with just smig open (not air-tight, or they could mold quicker).

    After a week or so, they tend to loose flavor & you would want to check them carefully for black specks (beginning of molding) if they're in there any longer than that.
    But if they're cut up & ready to eat, they'll be gone before they get to that point, right?! emoticon
    24 days ago
    We just got back yesterday from a 10 day trip to see our granddaughter and took a week long cruise. Now it is time for me to get serious! I have big plans to get back to where I was in the summer challenge. emoticon

    30 days ago
    Nice to "see" you. I have found two maintenance teams that I LOVE! One is with the BLC and the other is more of a chat team. So no more 5% for me. I couldn't find a team that focused on maintenance like the BLC team does. Hope all is going super well for you!
    31 days ago
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