TEXASTITCHER
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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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My Summer 2017 5% Challenge Commitment
I am Two years out from my double knee replacement (completed spring 2015 during that challenge). I am working with trainer to regain lost strength and add more muscle. 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.

Ten reasons why you want to lose weight
1. to enjoy retirement with my husband
2. to be comfortable while cruising Hawaii for our 25th anniversary
3. to make sure I have not complications from my recent knee surgery's (I had both replaced, one in April and one in May, five weeks apart - I am still in rehab)
4. To be able to be active and enjoy visiting our grandchildren whenever we see them
5. to be at my goal weight by the end of 2016
6. to be as healthy as is possible
7. to possibly reduce the medicines that I am taking
8. to have a longer life (my husband promised me a 50th anniversary and we got a late start - our 25th is this January)
9. To enjoy travel and cruising with my husband when we take trips
10. to stay active and alert all my life

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 Achieved 10/30/15
215 Achieved 1/15/15
200 Achieved 5/10/15
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Member Since: 12/11/2006

Fitness Minutes: 400,029

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 lose 5% 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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  • v EHAROTH
    Great job on your weight loss in week 1 of our Fall Challenge Joann!!! πŸ˜ƒ
    2 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Come dance with the west wind and touch on the mountain tops, sail o'er the canyons and up to the stars.
    And reach for the heavens and hope for the future
    and all that we can be, and not what we are..."
    ~ "The Eagle and The Hawk" John Denver
    today is the anniversary of his death

    Skipping is just a dancing walk, or if you prefer, a walking dance.
    ~Terri Guillemets
    :*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:

    Never under estimate the power of listening to your favorite music on full blast and dancing around the room emoticon
    "Sometimes you dance with a partner, and sometimes you dance alone. emoticon
    Tomorrow is Friday so lets enjoy doing the happy
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    Dance even if you have to Work on Sat .I know not everyone has the week end off
    3 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.”
    ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
    β€œIt is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.” ~Old Chinese Proverb
    β€œLet go of what’s gone.” ~Jules

    A stumble may prevent a fall.” ~English Proverb

    β€œBe not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.” ~Chinese Proverb

    Here we come Thursday and we are not going to let you be a thirsty one to help us remember
    Here are a few glasses to get us going.
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    4 days ago
  • v MONAKIN314
    Thank you for Leading the Fall emoticon Team!
    Are you ready to get this emoticon in the air?? I know I am!
    Go emoticon !!
    10 days ago
  • v SPARKINGRAMMY
    I'm so sorry to hear about your Fall. Take good care of yourself. You are in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.
    18 days ago
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