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Boston Tea Party Museum - April, 2015

A great little shop where everything's cherry, in Glen Harbor, MI. May, 2015

Maine 10-2010 (looking back at the month I started Spark)



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I've taken time to reflect on and to set meaningful and realistic goals. It will give me a clear path of where I am and where I'm headed.

I will post my goals on my fridge and on my bathroom mirror where I'll see them multiple times a day to keep myself focused and motivated.

I have created a supportive environment around me to increase my chances of success by removing most processed foods from my fridge and pantry, by telling my niece, Kara, my plan and setting up workout days with her, and by sharing my plan on my Spark page and blog. I will check in with Spark friends a few times each week to support them, and for their encouragement.

I will evaluate my goals monthly to see if I need to make any changes, and to reward my successes.

Long Term Goals for 2015:
1. lose at least 47 pounds
2. make fitness a natural part of my week
3. make healthy food choices a natural daily activity
4. allow for guilt-free treat days during special occasions/vacations

Medium Term Goals for 2015:
1. Lose 14 - 21 pounds by April 12 trip to Boston
(14 weeks X 1 to 1.5 pounds ave. per week)
2. Lose 3 - 4.5 pounds by May 7 trip to Michigan
(3 weeks X 1 to 1.5 pounds ave. per week)
3. Lose 11 - 16.5 pounds by August 4 trip to Cincinnati
(11 weeks X 1 to 1.5 pounds ave. per week)
4. Lose 7 - 10.5 pounds by September 27 trip to New York
(7 weeks X 1 to 1.5 pounds ave. per week)
5. Lose 12 - 18 pounds by Dec. 31
(12 weeks X 1 to 1.5 pounds ave. per week)
Total weight loss: 47 to 70.5 pounds in 2015
(47 weeks-didn't include weeks of vacation and rounded down if days during goal period added to less than a week)

Action Plan:
1. Fitness:
a. Walk, ride stationary bike, do water aerobics, or workout DVD 5 X per week
b. Strength training 3 X per week

2. Diet:
a. Dr. Mark Hyman's 10-day Detox plan & transition plan for nutritional choices
b. Drink at least 8 glasses of water daily

3. Emotional/Mental Health:
a. Plan meals and schedule workouts
b. Sleep ~ Get 7-8 hours per night!
c. Daily positive self-talk.
d. Daily spiritual reading.
e. Weekly Spark interaction and check in with my niece
f. Evaluate my goals monthly to make any necessary changes
g. Chart weight weekly on Monday mornings, and chart fitness minutes in my
Progress Calendar that I keep on my desk; chart weight monthly on Spark,
chart fitness minutes each time
h. Reward myself with something from my rewards list for each 20 pound loss

Member Since: 10/10/2010

Fitness Minutes: 27,412

My Goals:
Work toward losing 10 pounds, reward myself then move forward to the next 10 pounds.

Evaluate my goals regularly to make necessary changes.

150 fitness minutes weekly

Make nutritional choices including at least 8 glasses of water daily, 5 or more fruits and veggies daily.

Plan meals and schedule workouts

Get 7-8 hours sleep nightly.

Daily prayer and positive self-talk.

My Program:
I will strive to make a healthy lifestyle a natural way of life.

1. Make healthy food choices a natural daily occurrence with allowances for guilt-free treat meals during special occasions and vacations.

2. Find fitness activities that I enjoy and do them consistently; a sedentary lifestle is not an option.

Personal Information:
My name is Susie. I'm a 59 year old, retired teacher, from St. Peters, Missouri. I've been blessed with a strong faith, a good family and many friends, all of which are important to me.

I've been overweight since I was a child. I will never give up on changing that!

Other Information:
2016 Goal: to lose an ave. of 1-1.5 lbs per week
for the rest of the year!
(61 or more pounds total weight loss)

Starting weight: 260.8 2/3/16
Goal by end of 2016: 199 pounds

Other Weight info:
4/30/09 284.8 lbs
highest weight

10/10/10 274 lbs
when I joined Spark

10/10/11 221.0
53 pounds lost
1 year Sparkversary!

10-1-12 228
10-2-13 251.6
10-1-14 254.9

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  • v GODSCHILD2_2011
    emoticon ,

    Just stopping by to wish you a wonderful weekend!

    4 days ago
  • v GODSCHILD2_2011
    emoticon emoticon !!! Thanks for stopping by!
    20 days ago
  • v GODSCHILD2_2011

    Have a great rest of the week!!!


    33 days ago
  • v GODSCHILD2_2011
    emoticon Susie,

    emoticon ! I have recently returned back to SparkPeople myself. I was still on this healthy lifestyle journey, I just had to step back from this website because I was spending way to much time on here. I also found that I was getting bored because the teams that I had been involved with was not really active so I decide to step back to try and reignite that SPARK again.

    I agree, the weather has been great these last few days and I have taken full advantage of it. I too have been taking long walks in my neighborhood and I must admit, It's felt so good having a little warmth from the sun beaming down on my face while taking in the beautiful scenery.

    I'm not as far along as I hoped I would be on my journey however, quitting is not an option.

    I hope you have a wonderful early birthday trip. How is your sister doing?

    emoticon because emoticon !!!

    37 days ago
    Hi Susie, glad to see you are still here. I have been gone for almost a year and am now a diabetic. Wish I had stayed with this! Hope everything is coming up roses for you! Good to see a familiar face! emoticon
    127 days ago
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