TEXASTITCHER   294,618
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In Aruba after a rain storm, October 2008





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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 2014 5% Challenge Commitment
I am on the bike and treadmill as appropriate and doing myknee strengthing 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.

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My Summer 2014 5% Challenge Commitment
I am on the bike and treadmill as appropriate and doing myknee strengthing 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 hvae 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 recumbant bike, I can tell.
I feel better than when I started but haave 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 Acheived a second time - May 2014
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Member Since: 12/11/2006

SparkPoints: 294,618

Fitness Minutes: 282,450

My Goals:
Goal to eat 1600 - 2000 calories per day
Goal to burn 6430 calories per week (720 minutes per week)
Goal to go from 254 to 242 by May 2014

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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Jo Ann, Plano TX

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RUTHIEBEAR
12/21/2014 9:30:11 AM

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WOOHOO!!! You are in the top five for team fitness minutes this week. Remember
NO ONE IS FORCING YOU TO MAKE UNHEALTHY CHOICES DURING THE HOLIDAYS AND RUINING YOUR FITNESS GOALS!!!!
Stay strong! Make this the best holiday week ever by remembering you are worth the efforts it takes.
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RUTHIEBEAR
12/14/2014 10:25:18 AM

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You are in the top five for team fitness minutes this week!!!! Celebrate your healthy choices during this holiday season!!! You are worth the effort to stay strong in the face of all of the goodies!!!! Believe in yourself! emoticon

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RUTHIEBEAR
12/7/2014 2:22:43 PM

COngratulations on being in the top five for team fitness minutes this week! Where I live the weather has been cold- but just remember it only feels cold if you are standing still!!! SO keep moving, get warm and burn those calories! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MOM2ACAT
11/27/2014 4:27:17 PM

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11/23/2014 10:00:04 AM

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At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
Albert Schweitzer
You are in the top five for team fitness minutes this week. Do not let your SPARK go out during Thanksgiving. Be grateful for your many blessings. YOU are one of MY blessings emoticon

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