RUTHIE254   6,752
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Summer 2009: Working in the garden, I "hid" in the sweet corn when husband wanted to take my photo.





This photo was taken Fall 2009 at a board meeting. I couldn't "hide." Oh, I look so "thick."





About 35 pounds lighter on March 26, 2010. I feel so much better -- and, I think I look better too!



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Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain.

"Nothing tastes as good as FIT feels!"
Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain.

"Nothing tastes as good as FIT feels!"




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Member Since: 1/25/2010

SparkPoints: 6,752

Fitness Minutes: 5,729

My Goals:
August 2010: We ARE going to sign up for a 5K this fall. I want to tone-up in lots of little areas.
We started a healthy-food and exercise plan in late November 2009 (right, just in time for the holidays). In about 2 months, I lost 20 pounds and felt SO much better! I was at 156 when I found SparkPeople on January 25 -- and slow but sure, I'm continuing to lose and get in shape. My goal is 115.

My Program:
November-January 1, we were writing down every food and calorie. For the month of January, we tried something different -- very low carbs -- just fresh vegetables and lean meat and eggs. In February we worked back in some carbs, writing down & recording every calorie. For fitness, we were either mall-walking or using the treadmill and stationery bicycle -- and now that it's warming up, we're walking at least 2 miles each day outdoors. Can't wait for spring & summer.

Personal Information:
My husband made his goal of 165 . . . and has actually gone down to about 160. I'm trying to get him a few more calories a day! On the other hand -- I've met my goal (115) and would actually like to get to maybe 112-113 so that I have a few pounds leeway. I do NOT want to go about 115! But, I'm wearing Size 4 now, and I don't want to wear a smaller size than that.

Other Information:
August 2010: Made my goal of 115! Lost 62 pounds! Feel TERRIFIC and want to stay here!
April 1st: Start of a new month, feeling good, lost another pound and I'm just 23 pounds to goal.
March 26: Whoopee!! I''ve lost 17 pounds since joining SparkPeople -- about 35 pounds total. And today I said goodbye to the 140s!--I'm at 139 -- and in the healthy BMI range!!
March 9: Yippee!! I've lost 12 pounds since joining SparkPeople on Jan 25, and about 30 pounds total --SO, now I'm at 144 -- just 29 pounds to my goal of 115. That sounds nice -- under 30 pounds to lose. My next big milestone will be when I hit 139 and I'll be "in the 30s" again. Yaay!!
Feb 16: Woo-hoo!! I've lost 8 pounds since joining SparkPeople on Jan 25!--about 26 pounds total. 33 more pounds to the goal. :)
February 8: Yaay! I had hit a plateau, and suddenly there is movement on the scale. So now I've lost 6 pounds since joining SparkPeople -- about 24 pounds total since November 25th. 35 more

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Member Comments:
MONY6924
8/16/2011 9:29:11 PM

You're doing great! Thanks for being an inspiration - showing the rest of us that it can be done! and thanks for sharing on the boards!



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FUNSIZESANDY
7/26/2011 12:56:11 AM

Thank you for sharing yourself. I saw your post on C25K, and was impressed that you had met your goal. Great work, and thanks for posting the pics - very inspirational, and you look years younger!



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JENJI_RUNNER
6/9/2011 9:01:34 AM

I found your story similar to mine (the creeping slow gain), except you are my after. Hope it's okay that I added you for the inspiration.



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OKANOG
5/18/2011 12:47:31 PM

In your before and after photo you look great and 10 years younger too!



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KAZINMICH
1/25/2011 3:32:15 PM

I love your post where you said, "NOTHING TASTES AS GOOD AS FIT FEELS."

That is going to be my new motto!!!!



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