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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: 134,580

Fitness Minutes: 79,434

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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DDHEART
3/28/2015 9:11:56 AM

Thanks for the hug...I feel it even though we're miles away.

We have good days and bad and mixed moments of each in every day. The bad of course are those times when it seems a surity that we'll lose him and then something reminds us it isn't over till it's over and it's better. I know the world is full of people going through this and I feel selfish at times because it hurts so much when it's "your" loved one. It's good to have friends who understand and are just there. emoticon



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DDHEART
3/14/2015 9:58:47 AM

Thanks, I know you understand how sometimes, you just can't fully participate in everything. The last few months, family has required all of my effort and it still does in a way but at least now I can again "run away" from it a little. LOL



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JANET552
2/27/2015 7:37:49 AM

Thanks for commenting on my blog for Valentine's Day. Once a doctor told my stepmother that she would live to be 100. When asked now if she wants to, she says it would be okay if my dad could be with her. I don't know what each would do without the other.



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DDHEART
1/17/2015 2:00:38 PM

Thank you Sharon, you're right Paul is Raiden's daddy's dad. I'm in the process of making sure my old tablet is updated and ready to take down to Paul so I can show him how to skype with Max during the month that they are so separated and both going through so much. Being able not only to talk on the phone and text but actually see a person's face when they smile or laugh is so important.

BTW, I DO know how my cyber sisters (and brothers) are concerned and invested in this journey, I often feel a little self centered in posting these concerns but I have discovered that there are so many who are willing to provide a shoulder and I value that so much. That is why I have shared so much with my friends.

Thanks for being such a good one.



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BRAVAH
1/6/2015 10:24:17 AM

Hi Sharon,

Thanks for your note! Happy New Year and Merry Christmas!

I haven't been on in several weeks, so you weren't missing much. But my sweetie goes to some meetings for a couple of days starting tomorrow, so perhaps I'll get time to blog once I get the house settled again, lol. Thank you for always being such a great supporter and sparkfriend. I hope that your holidays were fantastic and that you are starting off the new year with some great goals and healthy eating.

Cheers,
Heidi



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