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12/30/15 Here it is another year and I am still struggling with fatigue. I am tired but I want this year to be the year I lose weight and gain back my energy.

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Time to Refocus: 9/18/15 -- Getting ready for the Fall 5% Challenge. I have still struggled this year with fatigue and motivation, however I haven't given up. I am starting to get some focus back through some help with a nutritionist and also have just signed up with a program through our medical insurance company. Hopefully with all the combination of SP, the Fall Challenge, etc I can kickstart my weight loss again.

1-9-15 "A New Beginning - 2015" 2014 was a tough year physically and emotionally. By the end of the year I had hit the wall and was at my heaviest ever. I saw a naturopath and was diagnosed with adrenal fatigue. No wonder I didn't have much strength and had a tough time losing weight.

Well now there is hope and I am ready for a new beginning.

12-30-13 "Improve the present time without delay. If you delay more time is lost -- DO IT NOW!" (quote from my pastor's sermon on 12-29-13) It is time for me to get serious and stop rationalizing and thinking that I will lose this weight some day. THIS YEAR (2014) is the year and TODAY is the day - I need to keep that in mind every day this year. I WILL be in Onderdland this year!!


Oct, 2009 - I have struggled with my weight all my life. I actually had reached my goal weight for a short time, then got pregnant with my 3rd child. That was 20 years ago. I have been yo-yoing ever since. I am now over 100 pounds above my goal. I realized this week that it has been 20 years of diet after diet with no success. I NEED to stop fooling around and take this seriously and have a healthy lifestyle not a yo-yo lifestyle. I have two granddaughters. I want to be around to see them grow up. I am over 50 years old and it is way past time to really get serious about losing weight. I had a goal of being at my weight loss goal for my 30th anniversary and 50th birthday, but failed. I don't want to fail again.

From "My Goals" when I first joined SparkPeople:
My first small tiny step towards my total weight loss is to lose 15 pounds by the end of 2009. - didn't make it.

2/19/2011 I am starting anew and ready to make it this time. I have been active on SP, but my weight hasn't changed much. So I need to figure out what is broke and fix it.

1/3/2012
I lost 20 lbs by Aug 2011 and gained back 10 lbs by the end of the year. My daughter will be married on Aug 11th and I want to lose 50 lbs. I know I can do it IF I stay on track with both my eating and exercise. Exercise isn't the problem - my snacking is.

I chose for my background today of Winnie-the-Pooh stuck and his friends helping him. This has always been a favorite story of mine. Thanks to all my SP friends for their encouragement and support. I will REACH my goal.

1/1/12 = 231.2
2/1/12 =Goal Weight: 224. Actual: 222.75
3/1/12 =Goal Weight: 217. Actual: 219.5
6/1/12 =Goal Weight: 196 Actual 228.75
6/22/12 Well I didn't make any of the upper goals again. :(
8/11/12(daughter's wedding) =Goal Weight: 219.5 - didn't make in fact gained - actual weight 237.5 on 8/14

2013 -- I had a rough fall and just below at my heaviest. This year I WILL stop this yo-yo pattern and begin a healthy lifestyle. I have stopped focusing on the 149 goal weight. My big goal now is to reach 199. To do this I need to lose 4-5 pounds a month. So doable. ------ 12/30/13 Again I didn't make it. I did have a 5 lb loss for the year.

5% Challenge Commitment:
I will exercise and eat according to my doctor's instruction. On my Team page I will record my daily exercise and Living the Good Life Points, and on Saturdays I will weigh in and record it. I will check in with my team daily and leave a comment on the Discussion Board. I will read and comment on blogs as I have time. Signed....
--2/13/13 Winter
--9/29/13 Fall
--12/31/13 Winter
--6/14 Summer
--9/2/14 Fall
--1/9/15 Winter
--6/25/16 Summer






Member Since: 10/7/2009

Fitness Minutes: 110,344

My Goals:
2016 GOAL - Be at 230 (or lower!) by Dec 31, 2015

Long Term:
Achieve and maintain :
A) BMI ......... 24
B) Weight ...... 150 lbs

Monthly:
A) Weight .... lose 5-6 lbs

Weekly:
A) Walk 15-30 min 3x's
B) 2-3 days M.E. workout

Daily:
--Drink at least 8 cups of water
--Eat minimum of 5 servings of freggies a day


My Program:
NUTRITION:
Lean Protein, vegetables, healthy fat

FITNESS:
---Walk...walk...walk.
---Metabolic Effect Programs: Aftershock & Prime



Personal Information:
I am 56. I love the Lord Jesus Christ. I am happily married to a wonderful Christian man.

I have 4 children. (1 boy and 3 girls) The 3 oldest are married. I have 10 grandchildren -- expecting one in August and two are in heaven. I homeschooled & graduated all 4 of my children.

I an in my 31st year as a daycare provider. I am a Colorado native.


Other Information:
I love to quilt, sew, cross stitch and read.




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  • v SUNFLOWERGAL40
    emoticon Thanks for stopping by my page with birthday wishes! emoticon I had a great one! I hope you and your family have a terrific Thanksgiving! emoticon emoticon emoticon Many hugs and blessings to you! Leisa emoticon
    14 days ago
  • v DESKJOCKEY925
    Thought for the Week:
    Life is often compared to a marathon, but I think it is more like being a sprinter; long stretches of hard work punctuated by brief moments in which we are given the opportunity to perform at our best. — Michael Johnson

    emoticon Wishing you much success during this week's Challenge !!
    30 days ago
  • v LKWQUILTER
    Thanks for commenting on my blog Carrie. Just saw your status 2 days ago and am praying for your family during this time. Sending lots of prayers, good vibes, and ((HUGS)). Linda Kay
    32 days ago
  • v AMY_1217
    The Biggest Loser Winter Challenge will be starting in early December and we'd like to invite you to join one of our 10 teams to work toward your goals during our 10 week challenge!

    If you're interested in participating in a Biggest Loser challenge, please go to my page and click the BL Fall Challenge ALL Teams team. You can join the all-teams page and put your name on the list for the Winter challenge! Or if you'd like to join my team, the Emerald Gems, let me know and I'll get you signed up for our team! Your Sparkfriend, NBARNES, is on the team and it would be great if you joined her!

    Come join in the fun, meet some great people and work toward your goals!!!
    34 days ago
  • v DESKJOCKEY925
    emoticon One Workout at a time
    emoticon One Meal at a time
    emoticon One Day at a time

    emoticon on your Weigh-In Progress !! emoticon
    37 days ago
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