TEXASTITCHER   374,160
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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 Fall 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 Fall 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.

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

SparkPoints: 374,160

Fitness Minutes: 327,865

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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SANDRA2BFIT
2/10/2016 4:43:47 PM

Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.
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2/9/2016 5:58:05 PM

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2/7/2016 9:23:57 AM

No goal was ever met without a little (or a LOT) of sweat! emoticon emoticon
I congratulate you for sweating your way to your goals this week by being in the top five for team fitness minutes!!!! emoticon
I believe in YOU - now believe in YOURSELF!!!!
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2/5/2016 10:34:50 PM

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1 - You can't wash your eyes with soap.
2 - You can't count your hair.

3 - You can't breathe through your nose with your tongue out.
4 - You just tried number 3.

6 - When you did number 3, you realized it's possible, only you look like a dog.
7 - You're smiling right now, because you are fooled.

8 - You skipped number 5.
9 - You just checked to see if there's a number 5.

10- Share this with your friends, so they can have some fun, too.
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2/1/2016 5:57:57 PM

Believe in possibilities
Believe in human potential
Believe in yourself and you will have the power to change your fate.
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