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Coming to the end of 2017 and it's been a mixed bag, but I'm still here plugging away. DH and I started the year totally on track, then moved to a maintenance state, now he is back to old ways and I am struggling with food but totally on track with exercise. We had identified foods that don't settle well in our bodies and reduced many of them, now just avoiding several "serious offenders." My weight is up to where it was at the beginning of the year. On the upside, I exercise 5 days a week and feel more energetic and stronger.

When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh.
When care is pressing you down a bit.
Rest, if you must, but don't you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns
As every one of us sometimes learns.
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out:
Don't give up though the pace seems slow -
You may succeed with another blow.
Success is failure turned inside out -
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt.
And you never can tell how close you are.
It may be near when it seems so far:
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.

Member Since: 1/7/2012

Fitness Minutes: 22,643

My Goals:
Short Term:
-Weigh 180 or less by March 1, 2018
-Cardio 4-5 days/wk
-Strength Train 4 days/wk

1. Get back to an overweight BMI in 2018
2. Fit comfortably into more of my clothes...or even get to buy new, smaller ones!
3. Weigh less than 150 by 12/31/2018

Long Term:
1. Maintain body fat of 25% or less
2. Fit back into all my favorite clothes
3. Maintain my appropriate weight for the rest of my life

My Program:
Using the "The Plan" to eat foods I don't have a reaction to
Eating 3 meals plus one snack daily
Drinking 1/2 my body weight in ounces of water daily
Cardio 15+ min 4-5 days/wk
ST'ing 4 days/wk

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From Moline, IL
Now residing in Northwest Wisconsin

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    Wishing you a grand finale to our Winter Challenge! Our team is stronger because of you! emoticon Remember to show yourself some love in this Valentine season! emoticon
    38 days ago

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    The journey begins where you are, not where you want to be! So be here now & embrace the present moment, & all it offers. Charlene Proctor
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    44 days ago
  • v KELLY_SS
    I still love your flowers at the top of the page, you have one of the nicest Sparkpages I have seen. I like that you don't give up. Giving up is easy but sticking it out takes courage and fortitude, and you certainly seem to have that. Best of luck!!!
    56 days ago
  • v TWEETYX2
    Jessie: I am always inspired when I come to your spark page and see all the wonderful and happy smiling faces that are part of your family. I would love to rent them for Christmas. Noisy but fun. LOL. Take care, Pam emoticon
    57 days ago
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    90 days ago
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