TEXASTITCHER   328,500
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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 2015 5% Challenge Commitment
I am recovering from double knee replacement (completed during the last challenge). I am working with outpatient rehab right now and planning to follow all the guidelines they give me to recover range of motion. 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.
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My Summer 2015 5% Challenge Commitment
I am recovering from double knee replacement (completed during the last challenge). I am working with outpatient rehab right now and planning to follow all the guidelines they give me to recover range of motion. 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: 328,500

Fitness Minutes: 300,865

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 be under 200 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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CJBAGGINS
7/2/2015 5:12:07 PM

Thanks for stopping by my photos celebrating Canada Day!

How are things?

cj



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RUTHIEBEAR
6/28/2015 9:04:35 AM

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I'm not out there sweating for three hours every day just to find out what it feels like to sweat.
Michael Jordan

Your sweat this week put you in the top five for team fitness minutes. The more you sweat, the stronger you get!
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JEANKNEE
6/27/2015 5:00:45 PM

Thank you for devoting your time, energy, and enthusiasm to support Team Starfish for the 2015 Summer Challenge. I appreciate it!

Wishing you continued success as you recover following knee surgery.



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IAMAGEMLOVER
6/26/2015 10:01:12 PM

I fell that is why I injured my knees. I do need to have both my knees replaced. I usually do shots once a year but it is working less and less. My knee was quite swollen and very painful. I will start PT this coming Tuesday. Was the operation really difficult? I am so scared, I am a baby when it comes to pain.



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STRESS80
6/23/2015 10:15:06 PM

emoticon for commenting on my blog. We both will get fully recovered soon and remember hardly anything about what we went through. It does sound as you had better meds then I did but with some of my other medications I could only have limited amounts. I am bipolar and on several medications for that so had to be extra careful. emoticon



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