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Being here two years now, I've learned so much about nutrition and fitness. Notice I will not use the word diet. It's not about deprivation, but about portion control and finding what works for each of us. My only regret is that I wasn't more serious about getting healthy years ago. I've learned that losing weight takes work and commitment, and I am doing this so that I can play more, climb stairs without being out of breath, and even have my picture taken without being totally self-conscious. ...
Being here two years now, I've learned so much about nutrition and fitness. Notice I will not use the word diet. It's not about deprivation, but about portion control and finding what works for each of us. My only regret is that I wasn't more serious about getting healthy years ago. I've learned that losing weight takes work and commitment, and I am doing this so that I can play more, climb stairs without being out of breath, and even have my picture taken without being totally self-conscious. Life is too short so I am going to grab it by the ears and have fun laughing in it's face.

From 5/12: I've been comfortably married for 23 years and my husband has stood by me literally through thin and thick. I've decided that there can't be any more excuses and that I cannot just dream the pounds away. This summer I will turn 48, and for the first time in my life I am getting real about exercise and diet. In fact, after losing 10 pounds here on SP I did not revert to my old habits, which is something new for me! After being here a few months now, there's not too much I balk at. I exercise daily, track everything I eat, and make healthy eating choices. Now that I am so close to losing my first 20 pounds I don't see the next 20 as impossible. And then I'd like to lose 20 after that. I've found that SparkPeople is a very comforting place to be.
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TANYA602 is gathering pics for a friend's retirement party and found some of my "former self" that I had hidden away. At least the very least, I look happy. Yow!
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Member Since: 1/30/2012

SparkPoints: 53,262

Fitness Minutes: 58,470

My Goals:
Spring 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment

Strength Training at home Friday/Saturday/Tuesday 20 minutes

Cardio (elliptical) Mon-Saturday 30 minutes

Cardio (walking at school and Sundays with DH) Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday (25 minutes) and Sunday (80+ minutes)

Overall, I want to get in at least 10K steps 5 days a week.

*I do not follow any prescribed diet - but rather count my calories, eliminate as much sugar and breads as I can on a daily basis, and try to get in 5 fruits and veggies at least 6 days a week.

* I will support my team by checking in and posting on the team thread at least two days a week. I will do my best with all challenges, will weigh in and post every Saturday, and will send at least 5 goodies per week to teammates to encourage and cheer them on in meeting their goals.

Other personal goals:
* Maintain within 5 lbs of my target goal of 148.

* 3000 Monthly Fitness Minutes each month.

My Program:
We have a both an elliptical and Hoist weight training machine at home and I try to do 30 minutes of some kind of exercise in the morning, and 30-60 minutes again throughout the day, whether it is walking, hiking, paddling, or on the Bosu ball.

I track each meal on SP, paying attention to getting my 5 servings of fruits/veggies and staying within my calorie range.

Drinking water comes easy to me, but I do it consciously.

Personal Information:
I have lived in southern California my whole life. When I met my husband I was a field keeper at the Wild Animal Park and at my thinnest ever.
I have been a teacher for the past 24 years and went through a stage of stress eating and excuses that school work took me away from exercise. No more of that for me!

Other Information:
I love to read and listen to music. I want to be able to dance and just let loose. I am an avid photographer, as well, but have even resorted to using it as an excuse not to have my own picture taken.
DH and I also do SUP and on Christmas Day, 2012 I finally got back into my wetsuits from 1989!

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TRUCKERWIFE2
4/22/2014 12:32:02 AM

Thanks for the Spark Goodie. Just dh and younger dd at home. Took both girls to church. Didn't see or hear from my son. Not sure what he did for Easter. I think if we lived closer I would probably be more active. Took dog out for walk today. Did much better than last week's walk. I ended up with road rash after she got wound up seeing neighbor's dogs. I don't normally go that way and made sure we went our normal route today. Weather going back and forth from cold and windy to really nice. Was nice for the weekend. Tomorrow back to cold, nasty and maybe some snow. I hope not. emoticon emoticon



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4/20/2014 6:44:49 AM

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Happy Easter



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WALLAHALLA
4/19/2014 10:01:43 PM

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It is never too late to renew your life with healthier habits. Have a blessed holiday!

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LYNNIERN
4/19/2014 12:15:09 PM

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PANDASUE2
4/18/2014 7:45:24 AM

Love your tbt pics. You look SO amazing! Keep up the good work, you're such an inspiration!!



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