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Crossing the Finish Line at My First 10K May 2014

Mariann and Megan


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Fall 2017 5% Challenge I started spark people in January 2013. Slowly, but surely, I lost 50 pounds. And then the wheels came off the bus. My sister MLH148 (my spark buddy!) died in July 2016 and my mother (who loved me through thick and thin!) died in March 2017. I have re-gained 40 pounds! It's time to get moving and LIVE.

Member Since: 2/23/2010

Fitness Minutes: 23,778

My Goals:
I want to lose the weight I have re-gained over the past two years...lose MORE to get to "onederland"...feel better and stronger physcially and mentally...gain strength,stamina and flexibility...and be a more positive, happy, calm, and grateful person.

My Program:
Diet Plan for the 5% Fall Challenge:
I will eat breakfast, and something healthy every 3-4 hours. I will limit salt-bad fats-and sugars. I will take special care to LIMIT SALT. I will drink A LOT of water. I will write down everything I eat.

Fitness Plan for 5% Fall Challenge:
I will GET UP and MOVE every 30-60 minutes at work. I will walk for 30 minutes each day and stretch for 20 minutes each evening. I will continue to attend my Water Arthritis Class at the Y on Mondays. I will LOOK for opportunities to move, be active, stretch and climb stairs. I will GO TO THE Y. And I will "get physical" with my husband.

Personal Information:
I will be 58 on Labor Day, September 4, 2017. I am married (no children). I have an interesting and challenging job as a minister with "odd" hours.

Other Information:
I KNOW that tracking, accountability, honesty, discipline, hard work make all the difference.

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    Happy Spotlight day!! How awesome that you've done a 10k. I have a 5k next Saturday, but have never done a 10. Great job! Good luck during the Fall Challenge. emoticon
    54 days ago
  • v PAGE2015
    It sounds like you now have a great plan and you are ready to hit onederland. That is my big goal right now.
    The next thing that caught my eye was your birthday. It is the same as my mom's Her birthday always meant time for school.
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    54 days ago
    emoticon Happy time in the spot emoticon emoticon The lost of those we love is so hard and so many times we turn to food to ease the pain instead of the One who can walk with us and help us thru the pain. You have put together a great plan for getting the weigh off and hitting Onederland. emoticon Glad you are on our emoticon team. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    54 days ago
    Hello! Hope your emoticon Spotlight Day is great! I admire your strength and positive attitude expressed in your bio. emoticon
    54 days ago
  • v REDROBIN47
    Have a nice day in the Clover Spotlight. emoticon s are emoticon . Happy to have you as a Clover teammate. So sorry about your losses. Stress can take it's toll but I'm sure that with consistency and determination, you can reach your 5% Challenge goal. Good luck. emoticon

    54 days ago
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