TEXASTITCHER
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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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My Summer 2017 5% Challenge Commitment
I am Two 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. 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: 387,264

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
    ready for dance party tomorrow emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    "Sometimes you dance with a partner, and sometimes you dance alone. But the important thing is to keep on dancing." ~Jack Canfield~ emoticon emoticon

    Yes I dance in my car yes I see you staring at ME and no I don’t care

    Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair... ~Susan Polis Shutz emoticon emoticon emoticon

    We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance. ~Japanese Proverb emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    10 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Advice from the Sun shine
    Keep it light
    Rise to the occasion
    Look on the bright side
    Set your sights high
    Renew your energy
    Keep a sunny disposition
    Be brilliant! ilan Shamir

    time to enjoy but don't forget the sub screen and your hat today i saw hats for dogs made me laugh know I would never get one on Racey emoticon emoticon
    12 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Hope you are joining the star fish for the summer challenge and are having fun with the break challenge. Dance first. Think later. It's the natural order.

    Samuel Beckett
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    18 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Advice from…..
    Advice from a Dog" emoticon
    Be loyal
    Delight in the simple joys of a long walk emoticon
    Unleash your talents
    Hide your favorite snack emoticon
    Make new friends emoticon
    Learn new ticks, no matter your age emoticon

    Friday its time to emoticon emoticon emoticon

    24 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    "When you wake up in the morning, you have choices-
    you can go back to sleep and dream your dream
    Or you can wake up and chase those dreams." Cowards never start the weak never finish winners never quit
    A new month is coming fast lets chase our dream into June and keep on going we can do it we just need to Believe

    28 days ago
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