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When I joined Spark People back in 2006, it was with the high hopes that I had finally found an answer to my life long battle with my weight.

I tracked and exercised and lost over 40 lbs! Unfortunately, life changes happened and I quit tracking first and eventually stopped exercising. And I think you know what happened next. Yes, I gained the weight back!

Over the last few years, my story is the same as many other Sparkers. My weight has been up and down. My ...
When I joined Spark People back in 2006, it was with the high hopes that I had finally found an answer to my life long battle with my weight.

I tracked and exercised and lost over 40 lbs! Unfortunately, life changes happened and I quit tracking first and eventually stopped exercising. And I think you know what happened next. Yes, I gained the weight back!

Over the last few years, my story is the same as many other Sparkers. My weight has been up and down. My weight is finally taking a toll on my health and I have had to go on blood pressure meds. I am very disappointed in myself but I am not a failure as I have never quit trying.

With that in mind, I joined my first 5% Challenge in the hopes that it will jump start another weight loss streak. This time I have so many old and new Spark Friends to encourage and motivate me into keeping it off and reaching my goal.

I am happy to say that I reached my 5% goal five weeks in to the Challenge and have continued to lose. I am taking baby steps in getting this weight off but I'm determined this time it will be the last!





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Member Since: 3/28/2006

SparkPoints: 99,425

Fitness Minutes: 20,552

My Goals:
5% Challenge (12 lbs by July 6th)

Onederland (199 by Sept)














My Program:
Spark People is the tried and true (not to mention the best) way of losing weight and living a healthy lifestyle so I will be going back to the basics of tracking both calories and exercise. I hope to become more active as my weight comes down.

Personal Information:
My name is Sharon and we recently sold our large home out in the country and downsized to a much smaller home in a manufactured community in Zeeland, MI which is not too far from Lake Michigan and our daughter and her family. I have been married for 47 years to a wonderful man and have two grown children and 6 grandchildren. Since we retired in 2008, we do alot of traveling in our motor home and have been spending our winters in AZ.

Other Information:
My husband and I are retired and love traveling in our Motor Home.

My favorite toy is my computer - I'm addicted, lol.

I enjoy reading - anything!

I have a passion for Cruising!

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TXGRANDMA
7/13/2014 5:34:40 PM

Well, her acting experience came in handy! I'll bet she was great at it! emoticon



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RUTHANN05
7/11/2014 2:31:10 PM

Thanks for the comment on the poster. Things are changing and they are going to miss me. I think I have a job and it is only 3 miles from my house. I will tell you more later. I feel really good about it and I won't be taking it out on my car. (:-)



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CORKYTHEMOM1
7/5/2014 10:11:03 PM

Sharon, I didn't know if you heard about the head-on collision accident that I was in. I posted an updated blog about my current injuries. I'm so proud of you for making daily healthy choices and permanent lifestyle changes, resulting in fulfilling positive results! I'm giving you a STANDING OVATION for the goals you have achieved and the progress you continue to make! You are:


emoticon * S * P * A * R * K * T * A * C * U * L * A * R * emoticon


S = Set goals! Develop plans! Take action! Make progress! See results!
P = Promote regular medical checkups to achieve optimum health!
A = Approach each goal with optimism, dedication and completion!
R = Reduce stress! Eat healthy! Drink water! Exercise regularly! Sleep better! Have fun!
K = Keep track of nutrition intakes, fitness minutes, weigh-ins and body measurements!
T = Trust your choices, decisions and actions in all that you do!
A = Add variety to nutrition plan, fitness activities and personal well-being goals!
C = Create a non-food reward system for working hard to achieve healthy results!
U = Utilize behavior modification to break bad habits and challenge yourself to change!
L = Live life embracing healthy choices, positive changes and individual growth!
A = Assemble a support system to help one another stay on track!
R = Record emotions, setbacks, adjustments, progress and achievements in a journal!


~ Monika ~ emoticon emoticon emoticon



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LILYGAL
7/4/2014 8:45:50 AM

Thanks for commenting on my blog. The tour went well and the weather was great. Sorry you couldn't make it to Shipshe! We missed you!



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FOXXYROXXYD
7/3/2014 10:52:09 AM

emoticon HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY 4th of July! emoticon



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