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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: 112,026

Fitness Minutes: 64,023

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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CARRENK
7/7/2014 10:49:14 PM

Well, I'm glad it's your computer that's sick rather than you or one of your loved ones or your house! Technology is a wonderful thing when it works. When it doesn't... emoticon

Post your minutes - you probably did a lot better than you think. I sort of fell off the last few days of the challenge, but it really did motivate me to work a little harder. Now if I could only get on board with the food intake, too.

So, any ideas for an All Star Game challenge? I think we need to do something, although the turnout for the last challenge was a little disappointing.

Speaking of All Star Games, my sister and cousin are going to the Futures Game and Celebrity Softball game on Sunday. I'm so jealous - my sister has been ordered to send pictures!

Glad you're doing all right.



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DDHEART
7/1/2014 9:18:03 AM

It may be a while before you're able to read this but your comment on my emotions blog made me smile....yes, haven't we all had those moments and really, they are silly and often more about something else than what the little tiff is about....long term relationships especially have plenty of opportunities for this since as couples we have our own worries etc. and we also share our partners but sometimes it's just too much! LOL But, we go on and tomorrow or today is another day! LOL



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BRAVAH
7/1/2014 4:26:27 AM

Hi Sharon,

Thank you!!! You're funny... and correct! And quite frankly, I know he likes 'meat' on a woman. He enjoys big hips and boobs. So, there is probably some part of him that might be subconsciously sabotaging me. But most of it is probably exactly what you said... he's inconvenienced by me being hungry and a bit cranky or whiny because of it! I am so happy that someone else understands! Thanks!

And you're also right... we gotta love 'em, even when they are annoying!

Last night was better (though disheartening for me foodwise with my dry bunless burger, lol). I really think he'll get used to this at some point. I just hope our vacation doesn't totally mess me up. I don't want to have to start over again!!!

Thank you again. I really appreciate the support. How are thing going for you? I see your ticker, but I don't know where it has been lately. I hope all is going well for you with your health goals and with your business! Are you taking kids during the summer?

Cheers,
Heidi



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CARRENK
6/30/2014 9:20:24 PM

Hi Sharon! Just checking in - haven't seen a post from you recently. Hope everything's OK. With the crazy weather, it's not out of the realm of possibility that you're dealing with water damage or something similar.

Thinking of you!



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JOJO58
6/30/2014 10:50:50 AM

Hi Sharon, just checking in. How are things with you. I am still hanging in there. I hope all is well and I hope you have a great day!!

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