TEXASTITCHER
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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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My Winter 2018 5% Challenge Commitment
I am Three 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. Last year I fell and badly broke my left arm. It is recovering, but the nerve problems could take another seven months to fully heal. 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: 414,669

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 SPARKFRAN514
    “Everything starts from gratitude. Everything. From there, all else line up for you.” Gail Lynne Goodwin
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    Take the time today to be good to you, in thoughts, deeds and actions, but especially in your thoughts.” Gail Lynne Goodwin

    12 hours ago
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    Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan.
    ~ Tom Landry ~


    Let a set back be a come back .
    Begin and end each day with a smile!
    ~ Unknown ~

    1 day ago
  • v OKBACK2MEAGAIN
    Are you interested in a Challenge?

    The Biggest Loser goes for 10 weeks. It consists of 10 teams participating in weekly Fitness and Nutrition challenges. The Spring challenge will be getting started the beginning of March. It consists of fitness and nutrition challenges that are often in a form of a game. If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For Winter we had Help Santa Fill His Sleigh, Run Rudolf Run and Super Bowl. If you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Spring challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the Blue Biggest Loser Icon, copy and paste the link below, or let me know and I can send you an invite. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Frosted Fitness Fun Chit Thread.

    http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/group
    s_individual.asp?gid=25339

    Teresa

    8 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Every morning we wake up with the same choice: What will my attitude be today?
    Ask yourself that without fail. Decide that no matter what the day brings, your attitude will include three elements: an awareness of how far you’ve come, gratitude for where you are, and determination to keep moving in the right direction.” ― Toni Sorenson
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    “Dreams grow bigger and bolder every time you nourish them.” ― Toni Sorenson
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    Happy Thursday hope the staples are out that always feels good I remember from my hand surgeries .
    11 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Happiness is a choice you cannot choose what happens, but you can choose your reaction to it and be Happy. Author Unknown
    15 days ago
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