TEXASTITCHER   284,987
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In Aruba after a rain storm, October 2008





Charged up and ready to go





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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TEXASTITCHER it is good to be home
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Member Since: 12/11/2006

SparkPoints: 284,987

Fitness Minutes: 276,330

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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CHEROKEE1946
10/31/2014 12:03:32 AM

Thank you Joann for the virtual cruise.



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CHEROKEE1946
10/30/2014 10:54:28 AM

Jo Ann I posted today, glad you are back safe and sound. Hope you had a really great time. I now turn your reins back over to you. Have a great day. Hope you are all rested up. Thanks Colleen






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HOPEFULHIPPO
10/28/2014 12:39:21 PM

As you go on this journey one day at a time, enjoy this one in the spotlight! Congrats and SHINE!!!!

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APRIL_IN_MN
10/27/2014 11:55:55 PM

Hi!!! Just stopping in to say THANK YOU for being one of the Starfish EL!!!!



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DIANEDOESSMILES
10/27/2014 11:19:40 PM

HI Joann !!! Hey gal,, does it even seem POSSIBLE that we are ALMOST DONE with the FALL Challenge of 2014???? WOWZERS POWERZERS !! The Dawggies are SURELY on a STREAK, EXCEPT for the weigh in !! Sigh,, we are really struggling undah that,,, its something we will need to badly work on come the wintah challenge !! We ALL KNOW the holidays and COMFORT FOOD happen then !!

You all gonna join us for the Break? WOOHOOO WE SURELY HOPE SO !! Also do you know if any othah team wishes to do so?



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