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January 01,2016- Is this the year magic will happen? Get Lean in 2016. It won't happen unless I make it happen! One is not suppose to give up. You just pick yourself up and brush yourself off and try again. Fall down seven, Get up eight. One day I will get it right.

I am proud to be journeying with and Leading the STOP (Sensibly Take Off Pounds) Team. It is a small private team that does a variety of weight loss challenges thru-out the year. We encourage eating healthy and for sure getting out and moving rather than sitting in front of the computer. We all kind of follow a different road when we want to lose. We come together in the chat thread when we can find time to chat with our STOP Friends. We also have a weekly Weigh in thread t0 keep us accountable. Weigh Ins are on Mondays. We have a STATS Thread where we keep the STATS Info every week.

We have room for a few more Challengers on the STOP Team. If anyone cares to join us, Send me a SparkMail and I will send U an invite to the Team. Lets have fun losing together.

Jan 01, 2015 . 2014 - The same as last year. Not the best year I ended up with about a 5 pound many Santa Cookies. I lost 20 pounds in 2012, lets see if I can do a little better in 2016. GO ME!!!

Jan 05, 2015 - 208

Jan 01, 2014 - 203.5
Dec 01 2014 - 208

Jan 01, 2013 - 198
Dec 31, 2013 - 203.5

Jan 01, 2012 - 218
Dec 01. 2012 - 198


Member Since: 2/4/2006

Fitness Minutes: 266,443

My Goals:

To do my personnal best in the challenges I join

Be positive and Set a good example.

Get lots of exercise.
Walk several times a week. Do pool exercises.
Bike with Ollie Bird often.

My Program:
Drink 10-12 glasses of water daily - Stay within my calorie limits - Do plenty of cardio - do strength exercises 3x a week.

Get in 10,000 steps daily

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Personal Information:
I live in SW Florida. I love the idea of being able to exercise 12 months out of the year without the expense of a health club.
I am from MN originally. I do not miss the snow and cold winters. I do miss my family.

Other Information:
I have a pet umbrella cockatoo named Oliver.
He is great company for me. We bike and go shopping together often. Sometimes he even decides to do a little entertaining, which is always fun to watch.

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  • v AURA18
    It's so wonderful to grow your own food. Romaine is my favorite! I have a few herbs indoors. In Minnesota it may freeze next week. We have gorgeous fall colors emoticon
    emoticon Creating your own urban farm is as simple as planting your flowerbeds with edibles. ~Greg Peterson, My Ordinary Extraordinary Yard: The Story of the Urban Farm
    emoticon Many things grow in the garden that were never sown there. ~Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732
    2 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/22/2016 8:20:01 AM
  • v FITJEN48
    Hi there! I just wanted to tell you how much you inspire me when I see those step counts. WOW! You do us Spicy Sparkologists proud. Thank you for the valuable part you play on the team. Have an awesome week!
    5 days ago
    Do you have to belong to a specific group (such as Weight Watchers, Curves, etc.) called STOP to be a member?

    10 days ago
    I know I am a week late in asking, but did you have issues with Hurricane Matthew? Hope all is well with you. emoticon
    12 days ago
  • v B-N-ME
    One day, one choice at a time emoticon
    23 days ago
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