TEXASTITCHER   312,290
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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 Spring 2015 5% Challenge Commitment
I am having both knees replaced during this challenge. 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 ...
My Spring 2015 5% Challenge Commitment
I am having both knees replaced during this challenge. 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.

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 by 8/1/14
215 by 11/1/14
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Member Since: 12/11/2006

SparkPoints: 312,290

Fitness Minutes: 293,760

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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SINFULLYQUAINT
3/28/2015 11:55:51 PM

Thanks for the sweet goodie and all that you do for the Starfish. I hope you have a great week and enjoy the spring challenge!



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RUTHIEBEAR
3/22/2015 1:32:53 PM

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I am cheering for your for working up a sweat this week and being in the top five for team fitness minutes. Believe in YOURSELF! You are doing it!!!!
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SPARKED2BFIT
3/10/2015 8:32:29 PM

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Spring is in the air ... a time for planting and nurturing the seeds of our desires.

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MONAKIN314
3/8/2015 8:51:10 PM

Thanks for getting the interim challenge setup. Last Thursday snow storm knocked out the cable (ie the internet till yesterday afternoon. Trying to catch up now.



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RUTHIEBEAR
3/8/2015 10:36:44 AM

The winter blahs are almost over! I, for one, will be glad to see the last of the snow outside my window.
One way to beat the blues is exercise - and you are in the top five for team fitness minutes this week! Keep going strong! I am cheering loud for you!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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