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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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Member Since: 12/11/2006

SparkPoints: 281,362

Fitness Minutes: 273,150

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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Member Comments:
NEBULA8
9/9/2014 11:06:16 AM

Thanks for your words of encouragement! :)



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RUTHIEBEAR
9/7/2014 12:26:46 PM

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I am cheering you on for being in the top five for team fitness minutes this week. Do your best to make healthy choices for YOU!!! You are worth it. Believe it! I believe in YOU!!!
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PIXIE-LICIOUS
9/1/2014 10:43:35 AM

Just dropping by from the Pound-a-thon to thank you for participating, and to wish you a happy, healthy, beautiful and SPARK-O-LICIOUS September! Keep doing our best to reach your goals, because you are absolutely worth the effort!
Hugs,
Pixie
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S...“Self confidence is the most attractive quality a person can have. How can anyone see how awesome you are if you can’t see it yourself?” – Unknown

E...“Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are.”
-Stephanie Lahart

P...“People often say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder.”
— Salma Hayek

T..."The kindest thing you can do for the people you care about is to become a happy, joyous person."
-Brian Tracy

E..."Every step towards your dream today is a step away from your regret tomorrow.”
- Steve Maraboli

M...“Make a pledge to yourself right now, to declare that you are worth your time and energy."
-Deborah Day

B..."Be the instigator of your own successful day."
-Ralph Marston

E..."Every morning is a new beginning, a new chance for you to rewrite the story of your life."
~ Tina Su

R...“Real beauty isn't about symmetry or weight or makeup; it's about looking life right in the face and seeing all its magnificence reflected in your own.”
— Valerie Monroe



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
8/22/2014 10:31:05 AM

“Have you started already? Keep it up! Are you getting tired? Don't give up! Did you quit? You can start again! Great accomplishments do not come with big steps; they come with little steps taken in regular installments! Do it and do it again and again!”
-Israelmore Ayivor
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TGIF, Pound-a-thonner! Hope your week has been a good one! Are you ready for a healthy weekend? I'm rooting for you!
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Pixie



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
8/18/2014 12:54:22 PM

"Your body is not an enemy to be conquered and wrestled into submission.
Eat well and exercise because you deserve to be strong and healthy.
Self hate is poor motivation.
Be patient and kind to yourself, for that will carry you through discouragement and frustration."
-Go Kaleo
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Happy Monday from the Pound-a-thon challenge...and me! I hope you had a fun and healthy weekend, and that you're ready to rock this week! Put forth your best effort, one day at a time, because you really are worth the effort!
Hugs,
Pixie




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