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At my starting point - 2005. This was on a trip we took when my husband retired.



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Working my way to a healthier lifestyle, one day at a time

My Summer 2015 5% Challenge Commitment
I am recovering from double knee replacement (completed during the last challenge). I am working with outpatient rehab right now and planning to follow all the guidelines they give me to recover range of motion. I am planning to follow my rehab schedule and get back to full mobility by the end of summer. The exercises I will be able to do will depend on my recovery progress. Below is what I would like to be able to do comfortably.
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My Summer 2015 5% Challenge Commitment
I am recovering from double knee replacement (completed during the last challenge). I am working with outpatient rehab right now and planning to follow all the guidelines they give me to recover range of motion. I am planning to follow my rehab schedule and get back to full mobility by the end of summer. The exercises I will be able to do will depend on my recovery progress. Below is what I would like to be able to do comfortably.
I am on the bike and treadmill as appropriate and doing my knee strengthening exercises. I will Record my foods in Spark People and watch the calories, carbs and portion sizes. 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.

I have been stitching since I was six. It seems I have been worrying about my weight that long. This group came along at a time when I was ready to concentrate on losing.
I served a four year term on the Board of Directors of ANG and had initially planned to be at my goal before my term was over. This did not happen, but I have not gained any weight back along the way. I have adjusted my goals for the rate I am losing at this time.
It seems that I have been gaining and losing the same five pounds for several months. I have a well ingrained habit of exercise. If I do not get my time in riding the recumbent bike, I can tell.
I feel better than when I started but have not made the progress i would like to make. I seem to be stuck in a long plateau. I am not gaining but I am not losing either. I readjusted by weight ticker to show more progress, instead of my initial starting point.

Mini Goals-
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300 Starting point
270 by 5/25/07 Achieved 5/18/07
250 by 11/22/07 Achieved 11/24/07
Remainder of goals updated with new dates (and losing at 5 pounds per month).
240 by 1/15/08 Achieved 2/24/08 Achieved a second time - May 2014
225 by 8/1/14
215 by 11/1/14
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Member Since: 12/11/2006

SparkPoints: 334,612

Fitness Minutes: 304,585

My Goals:
Goal to eat less than 1400 calories per day and stay close to 100 g or Carbs per day
Goal to burn 6430 calories per week (720 minutes per week)
Goal to be under 200 by the end of the challenge

My Program:
*Exercise Daily
*Strenght training three times each week
Yoga three times each week
*Stay within my calorie range
*Eat at least five servings of Fruit and/or Vegetables each day

Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still. - Chinese Proverb

"If a man really wants something he will find a way, if he doesn't he will find an excuse." Stephen Dolley, Jr.



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PRNCSCUP1-2FULL
7/30/2015 8:17:48 PM

Hi Jo Ann. I got my program for my computer from a company called Freedom Scientific. The program is JAWS and I had to buy it myself. WEll, I buy the updates, but the state originally got my initial program for me since I could be employed. I would love to know more about the organization for which your husband works. They may be able to help others I know as we face more and more budget cuts in VA. Thank you for all of your comments on my blogs. I hope that today's tightness in your knees is only a minor setback and you will be moving again real soon! Peace, Melissa



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WHITNEYLD
7/28/2015 12:28:31 PM

Thanks for the support on my blog. Have a great week!



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CHEROKEE1946
7/27/2015 11:50:10 PM

Hi JoAnn

Hope all going great for you. Have you had time to try that zucchini pie. I think you will be so surprised when you do, especially if you like apple pie. It is so great. I now make a 10 " pie and I had to alter the pie recipe and it came out great. So glad. Always worry when I alter a recipe. Have a great day.



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7/26/2015 9:46:10 AM

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