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January 2015 - not at my heaviest, but . . .


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Wow, I haven't updated this blog for nearly 1.5 years! However, I still love the title, so I'm leaving it!

I've taken the "if it's to be, it's up to me" mantra to heart this summer. I'm actually exercising for at least 45 minutes nearly every day, and I've been following a healthy eating plan for almost 3.5 weeks and haven't gotten above the number of daily calories that SP recommends.

I hope I can keep this up once the fall semester begins (in about 30 days from now!!)

Member Since: 8/16/2007

Fitness Minutes: 54,195

My Goals:
1) to lose 10%of my weight before summer (June 1)

2) to exercise aerobically every day (currently I have a 33 day streak going!)

3) to beat my daughter in losing 24 lbs!! (we're having a friendly competition)

4) to lower my blood pressure

5) to significantly improve my cholesterol and triglyceride numbers before the Health Fair in March or April

My Program:
1) exercising aerobically every single day (if I fall off the wagon, I may not be able to get back on!) 33 days strong and counting!!

2) "dieting" but not on any particular program -- just healthy eating with appropriate serving sizes for now

3) will begin strength training and yoga program "soon"

4) avoiding all chocolate and candy because that's the sure way for me to fail!

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Colleen Hampton, Manhattan, KS & Great Bend, KS
Community college Biology instructor

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  • v MONAKIN314
    emoticon to the 2017 Summer 5% Challenge Starfish Team!

    Go emoticon !

    Please let me know if I can help at all.
    1 day ago
  • 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

    11 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
    13 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
    20 days ago
  • v IVORY1825
    Wanted to send you some Diva emoticon and wish you emoticon things in this challenge! So glad to be on your team! emoticon
    21 days ago
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