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July 14, 2010, still a few pounds to lose and still muscle to gain


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Trying to make LASTING CHANGES in 2015
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GOALS for 2016
1. Lower my BMI
2. Eat more vegetables consistently
4. Participate in a FK
5. Identify health issues and defeat or treat them
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**After previously surpassing my goal, I have gained back EVERY bit of weight I lost and more.

I'm working on taking better care of myself again. My goal is to be as healthy as I can. It's frustrating to be back at the larger size but I know that I can do better. I've got to manage stress better and make the commitment to consistently CHOOSE health over comfort.

I joined SparkPeople on March 1, 2010. While recovering from badly broken bones, tibia/fibula, I managed to become stronger, leaner, and healthier.

With hard work and with the help of Spark People, I lost over 20 pounds.

I can be stronger and leaner again!

Previous Goals:
1. Heal from broken leg enough to walk without crutches.
Achieved March 5, 2010

2. Gain strength and stamina to be able to walk a 25 min mile.
Achieved approx. March 10, 2010

3. Gain strength and stamina to be able to walk a 20 min mile.
Achieved March 24, 2010

4. Gain stength and stamina to be able to walk a 15 min mile.
Achieved 05/12/2010

Member Since: 3/1/2010

Fitness Minutes: 34,844

My Goals:
My goals are to become stronger, leaner, and healthier through exercise, good nutrition, and sound health choices.

For 2014
Participate in a 5K

Run an entire 5K

Be able to run a 12 min mile

Be able to run faster than a 12 min mile

Run in a longer race (8K, 10K)

Decide if I may want to run an Half Marathon

My Program:
I'm eating more fruits and vegetables, consuming less sugar.

1. 200 mins per week.

2. On rest days, do some type of activity for at least 10 minutes, even if it's marching in place.

Strength Training:
5 times per week.

Personal Information:
I live in the Southern United States. I like to read, write, knit, crochet and I'm interested in photography and genealogy.

I'm married with one child.

I used to be a creative person but I think I tried to be more "normal." I'm working on bringing out that side of myself again.

Other Information:
Like everyone else, I'm a work-in-progress.

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    Dear dear spark friend. Thank you for the bloglove on my Birthday Month post. It really does feel different this year, without my mother, but it still feels good. For that I am deeply thankful. I couldn't have gotten here without the support of people like you.
    422 days ago
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    Don't Give It Up
    Poet: Z. Vujcic, © 2007

    Today life gave you another slap
    but don't give it up
    throwing your towel in the ring
    for things gone wrong, for words that sting
    'cos there must be another way
    you will see it in the light of another day
    When everything seems sour, not in your favour
    look around until you find better flavour
    so, don't just give but live it up
    pick up the pieces, be tough
    grind your teeth and turn another cheek
    don't give it up, that's exactly what they seek
    It's too easy to walk away
    quitter never wins so you should better stay
    look challenges straight in the eye
    don't say yet the last good-bye
    fight like an animal in a trap
    but don't give it up

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    423 days ago
    Thank you SO MUCH for the sweet blog comments! You always seem to know the right thing to say. :) You're right that making consistent, healthy choices is not always easy. I've really been telling myself this lately. Even if the pounds are slow to come off, the time is NOT wasted because I'm using it to learn what works and doesn't work. I'm learning how to eat healthy again for the rest of my life, so it's bound to have ups and downs.

    I appreciate you taking the time to comment so much. Thanks again!
    425 days ago
  • v GLO-RI-A
    Thanks for your encouragment! I agree, I'll never be skinnie minnie either or want to. After all beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. emoticon
    428 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by my blog...someday...I'll learn to actually relax!
    429 days ago
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