TEXASTITCHER   273,047
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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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TEXASTITCHER is glad we had over 3 inches of rain last night even if the thunder woke me in the middle of the night
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Member Since: 12/11/2006

SparkPoints: 273,047

Fitness Minutes: 267,860

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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RUTHIEBEAR
7/27/2014 9:38:48 AM

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Celebrating you in the top five for team fitness minutes.

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily. –Zig Ziglar

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I believe in YOU. you have it in you to succeed!

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(Sorry I missed last week, but my brother passed away unexpectedly)



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LIFENPROGRESS
7/20/2014 4:03:13 PM

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RUTHIEBEAR
7/13/2014 9:31:18 AM

My fav orite exercise is a cross between a lunge and a crunch, it is called LUNCH!!! emoticon emoticon What's yours?
Just bringing you a smile today for being in the top five for team fitness minutes this week. Your determination is inspiring.
I believe in YOU!!!
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PIXIE-LICIOUS
7/8/2014 9:34:20 AM

"Progress. Just make progress. It's okay to have setbacks and the need for do-overs. It's okay to draw a line in the sand and start over again --- and again.
Just make sure you're moving the line forward. Move forward. Take baby steps, but at least take steps that keep you from being stuck. Then change will come.
And it will be good."
-Lysa Terkeurst
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Happy Tuesday! I'm just stopping by from the Countdown to Teddy Bear Picnic Day team to wish you a great rest of the week! Keep that word PROGRESS in your mind, and do your best to keep moving forward...because you are worth the effort!
Hugs,
Pixie



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RUTHIEBEAR
7/6/2014 11:13:53 AM

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Uncle Sam says "I want YOU to work out!!!!"

I see you listened - you are in the top five for team fitness minutes this week! DO not let the holiday ruin your track record!! You've got this!!!
Keep up the fabulous exercise routines!!
YOU ARE WORTH IT!!!

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