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Not Giving Up!

Hmm. I was "lookin' great in 2008," and then I was "lookin' fine in 2009." But I still had so far to go! So I was "at it again in 2010." But it still wasn't enough to make strong progress toward my goals. So I vowed that 2011 would be my year. And again in 2012. So what exactly happened?? I'm going to hit my 5-year Sparkversary this summer, and while I've made some strides toward living a fitter, healthier lifestyle, I'm still far from reaching my goal. Yes, I know that if I'd have ...
Hmm. I was "lookin' great in 2008," and then I was "lookin' fine in 2009." But I still had so far to go! So I was "at it again in 2010." But it still wasn't enough to make strong progress toward my goals. So I vowed that 2011 would be my year. And again in 2012. So what exactly happened?? I'm going to hit my 5-year Sparkversary this summer, and while I've made some strides toward living a fitter, healthier lifestyle, I'm still far from reaching my goal. Yes, I know that if I'd have tried my hardest I'd obviously be much further along than I am now. But I'm not giving up!

Hi! My name is Sharon. Welcome to my page! I'm adjusting my mini-goals and still working on meeting my original goal of losing 62 pounds. I'm about halfway there right now, and once I accomplish that, I'm not sure how much further (if any) I'll need to go to look and feel my best.

Spark People has been a wonderful tool for me, bringing me knowledge, inspiration, motivation, support, and virtual friends who are kindred spirits. I absolutely love my Spark Buddies! This is my time to shine--to finally get healthy. Come join me!
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Member Since: 6/8/2008

SparkPoints: 118,505

Fitness Minutes: 69,936

My Goals:
Mini-Goals (According to my ticker) :

1. June 29: 30 pounds for the new month.

2. July 20: 33 pounds and a new dress for a wedding I'm attending.

3. Aug 31: 40 pounds to complete the 13-13-13 challenge.


Long-term Goals:

1. BMI out of "obese" and into "overweight"

2. Avoid Diabetes

3. NEVER miss a day logging in to SP or logging my food intake

My Program:
NUTRITION: I'm mainly focused on portion sizes, since I've always made it a point to eat the right things. I'm just learning that yes, there is such a thing as too much of a good thing! Logging all my intake is an incredible help in this area.

I have also cut way back on sweets with refined sugar (cookies, pop, candy, etc) in my diet.

Finally, I'm drinking 10 glasses of water per day, and striving for 7 hours of sleep per night.

EXERCISE: I do 30 minutes per day of cardio and balance exercise on the Wii Fit Plus. In addition I aim for another 30 minutes of daily cardio on the treadmill or with a fitness DVD, and I take a daily walk with my DH as often as I can talk him into it. I wear a Fitbit constantly and aim for a minimum of 10,000 daily steps. I also do strength training 3 times per week, concentrating on strengthening my bum shoulder, but also working with my resistance bands on other areas.

Other Information:
As my screen name indicates, I'm a huge baseball fan--especially the Twins. Other interests include reading, writing, scrapbooking, traveling, country music, and spending time with my husband of 28 years and our two adult kids. My 24-year-old son is a recently-married Marine stationed in Kaneohe Bay Hawaii, and my 27-year-old daughter has purchased her own home nearby. However, my elderly mom still lives with us, so the nest isn't quite empty yet. We also have an active border collie who keeps us hopping as well. My job was recently moved out of state, so I'm currently unemployed and working toward getting my home licensed for child care, something I used to do when my own kids were small and miss doing.

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SUNNY332
10/19/2014 5:40:21 PM

I sure have been thinking & praying for you. Bless your heart!! It is tough and I know. So glad that you are at peace about her passing.

Take care of yourself and know I will be thinking of you.

Hugs, Sunny



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BRAVAH
10/15/2014 7:01:05 AM

Hi Sharon,

Thank you. I really appreciate your warm thoughts. I'm good with it - really. I'm happy for the opportunity to get in much better shape in the next handful of months.

As for my motivation, I wish I could bottle it and give you some - not to mention store some for when I need it later. I am sorry to hear about your cold. I hope that your cough gets better soon. One thing I might suggest is having your doctor write you a really strong one for nighttime... because if you're coughing through the night, you aren't getting a good night's sleep - which is essential for healing and getting over the cough. Anyway, I hope you feel better soon!

Thanks again,
Heidi



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DDHEART
10/9/2014 8:04:51 AM

Thanks for the teddy bear but even more for following Raiden's battle and for being such a caring friend. If anyone would have told me five years ago that I would count among my friends so many wonderful people, I would have scoffed. Honestly I am thankful every day for the friends I've made here.
You're the tops!



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JANET552
10/8/2014 8:08:09 AM

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I do my best to follow doctor orders!



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BRAVAH
10/3/2014 7:30:10 AM

HI Sharon,

Thanks for your comment - and for your laughter. I tell you, I know I have problems with lentils... but they are so good for you (in theory), and the stew I made was so good! I ate the third portion of it yesterday, after taking a day off. I am having serious issues. I may have to throw away the last portion? I really would like to find a way to boost fiber without having this kind of side effect. It is actually painful - in addition to being gross, lol! I'm still not sympathizing with my sweetie, though, as that is a gas factory! emoticon

Cheers,
Heidi



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