TEXASTITCHER   284,268
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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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TEXASTITCHER Leaving Miami on a train and heading for DC to arrive tomorrow
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Member Since: 12/11/2006

SparkPoints: 284,268

Fitness Minutes: 275,880

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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MOOMSHINE
10/20/2014 1:38:26 PM

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Just peekin' in on you...to see how you are doing. Keep up the great work!

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RUTHIEBEAR
10/12/2014 9:25:30 AM

You have a choice each day - to throw in the towel or use it to wipe your face! emoticon
Keep on wiping that sweat!
I am celebrating YOU being in the top five for team fitness minutes this week!!

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FEELINGMYOATS
10/9/2014 12:57:18 PM

I just found your friend response, only have mobil app but read lots of encouragement articles and comments, be better when get another computer, still tracking, changing to better habits



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RUTHIEBEAR
9/28/2014 9:17:18 AM

I have learned I cannot do it all at once. But I can do at least one thing every day to make an effort to be healthy.
"Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out." ~Robert Collier
You are doing amazing. Being in the top five for team fitness minutes is inspiring!
Continue to make small efforts every day and it will all add up to success! Together we can do this!!!
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NEBULA8
9/9/2014 11:06:16 AM

Thanks for your words of encouragement! :)



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