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June 2011


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I have been yo-yo dieting for over half my life and by the end of October 2012 had got to the highest weight I had ever been and decided I really had to do something about it before I began to have really severe health problems. I found SparkPeople in March 2008 and made good progress during the first six months but fell by the wayside when my father died and I became responsible for looking after my very demanding stepmother. I must have tried about 4 or 5 times to get back on track and sparking again, but it just didn't seem to happen.

After a trial couple of weeks at the beginning of November 2012 getting in a bit more exercise and tracking my nutrition I finally got back on track with Sparking and have kept it up ever since. I am really determined now to keep on going, come what may. If I have bad days, I am not going to abandon the battle, but will put it behind me and get back on track taking one day at a time.

I seem to have been dieting for most of my adult life and the mistake I made in the past was to eat too little and cut out most fat from my diet. Spark has taught me that this isn't the way to go and I use the nutrition tracker every day to help myself eat healthily.

Member Since: 4/14/2011

Fitness Minutes: 148,350

My Goals:
I was 60 on in June 2012 and struggled until the end of October to try and get back on track, and then it just seemed to happen overnight and I managed to keep on track for over year, but then I fell and haven't managed to stay on track for any length of time since. My goal is to be at my target weight by the time I am 65, if not before.

My Program:
In January 2013 I joined Spark Coach, invested in a set of Withings scales and fitbit one to make myself more accountable. I also joined a gym with a swimming pool.

My aim is get get in 10,000 steps a day and hit the gym twice a week if not more. I want to begin cycling again and I dig over the garden and grow vegetables in the summer.

Personal Information:
I am from the Cotswolds in the UK and work from home teaching music - piano, flute and more recently violin which keeps me busy for up to 50 hours or more a week what with preparation and practise on top of the lessons I give.

Other Information:
I don't like exercise much, but love gardening. I do enjoy swimming and cycling, but would still prefer sitting reading a good book, or my Kindle, or on the computer. Maybe this will change as I get fitter. We'll see.

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    12 days ago
    What I like about you is all the hard work you're putting in as a member of the lovely limes team. You're doing great! emoticon
    31 days ago
    What I like about YOU is: that no matter what seems to get thrown in your way... you move forward. I admire that you love your family and do whatever it takes to help them. I admire your compassion. I admire your talent for music and that you teach others to enjoy it as well. I'm grateful for your participation with the team. I am grateful for your friendship. Despite the fact that we have yet to meet "in real life" I know that we will one day soon and I look forward to it. Thank you for being my friend.
    32 days ago
  • v KELLY_SS
    Congrats on the success you've achieved so far and best of luck in reaching all of your goals. Enjoy the BINGO challenge this week. Go Limes!!
    33 days ago
  • v FISKER
    Thank you for being part of the Lovely Limes! Every day gives us the opportunity to take care of our bodies!
    33 days ago
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