TEXASTITCHER   289,130
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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: 289,130

Fitness Minutes: 279,090

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
11/16/2014 10:29:53 AM

Congratulations on being in the top five for team fitness minutes this week. Temptations are all around us this time of year. Stay strong and make healthy choices every day! I know you can do it!
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RUTHIEBEAR
11/9/2014 11:27:01 AM

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You can't lose weight by talking about it. You have to keep your mouth shut.
Thanksgiving is approaching. If you want to stay in the top five for team fitness minutes, you may have to keep your mouth shut and your body moving! emoticon
My advice is to count your calories as well as your blessings!
Congratulations on a job well done this week!
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ACCEPTHECHLNGE
11/3/2014 7:14:28 PM

Thanks for the Goodie. I am so glad you are home again. Good luck during the rest of this challenge.
Marlis



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FLORIDASUN
11/3/2014 9:45:15 AM

I'm a little late in sending you big wishes of happiness for your spotlight leader day but though they are late they are just as sincere! Hope it was a GRAND one!

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11/2/2014 10:32:07 AM

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Life is like riding a bicycle: you don't fall off unless you stop pedaling.
Claude Pepper

Keep pedaling and you will remain in the top five for team fitness minutes! I am rooting for YOU!!!
Keep pedaling and your journey will end in reaching your goals!
Keep pedaling because YOU are Worth it!

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