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Crossing the Finish Line at My First 10K May 2014

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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: 23,338

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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    I just saw your post that you are running in a 5K. You are such an amazing woman!!! You are an inspiration for sure. I think I need a complete overhaul as I have been stuck at this weight for a while now, but anyway, good luck in the run. emoticon
    150 days ago
    Hi, I hope you have a great Mother's Day today and a good week this week. I am just resting today as I overdid it yesterday shopping and running around with my granddaughter, so it will be a day to use the ice and heating pad again today. Anyway, I hope you have a great day and are meeting your expectations for yourself for the Spring Challenge. I have been pretty much staying the same, and gained a couple of pounds yesterday, ugh! I can only just keep trying, so that is what I will do. Have a good day and keep sparking! emoticon emoticon
    157 days ago

    I just wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy Wednesday! I am always amazed at all of the exercise you get done! I hope your week is going well and that you are feeling good. Our plane should get landed today, so post soon and maybe you can be the landing pilot!

    Anyway, have a great day!
    161 days ago
  • v CATGIRL97
    Hoping you have a nice day and a good week.
    EL Firecrackers 5% Spring Challenge
    170 days ago
  • v RIVKAH12
    Hello, Stop by to wish you a nice weekend. Hope you are doing well. Take care and God bless. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    193 days ago
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