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I Started SP the end of Jan. 2009. Briefly, I have always had some issues with my weight. I had had some success with diets, most notably WW where I was able to get down to 138 very briefly and settled into 143 comfortably. My lifetime WW weight goal was 153 which was easily bypassed at that time.

Sadly, I made the huge dieters mistake of thinking of it as something with a beginning and an end and once I was no longer tracking all my food and exercise I fell back into old habits.

So in the years after WW I struggled just to keep from zooming totally out of control.

When I found SP in Jan. I was determined that this was not a diet. A beginning yes....the first day of the rest of my life sort of thing....but no end....this is a healthy lifestyle quest and it has to be habits that last forever. So at this point, I haven't met my weight goal quite yet....I have met a lot of fitness and appearance goals and I have met myself metaphorically and I really like this new friend.

Now we're starting a new year...at the end of January this Spark journey will be in it's tenth year! Have there been ups and downs? Most assuredly! But I have been consistently working toward the best me I can be. I met my weight goal on SP, regained a bit but stayed withing that old WW lifetime wt. goal. More recently, I decided I needed to reapply my focus and get the wt. down to where I want it to be. I'm following an IF plan of eating only during the hours of 10AM to 6PM. No night time eating has gotten me out of the plateau and on my way again.

Member Since: 1/30/2009

Fitness Minutes: 381,883

My Goals:
Revised goals:

15K steps a day.

5 Million steps in 2016

streak at least a mile a day run.

Streak plank it!

My Program:
1 Drink at least 8 glasses of water /day
2-Measure and track all food- increase sv of wh. grains & fish.
3-ST with spec attn to core.
4- stretch with spec attn to IT band and Plantar fascia.

5- eat only between 10AM and 6PM

Personal Information:
My name is Donna, soon to be 67 yr old retired cardiac nurse, married for47 years to my best friend. Husband and I worked together on a private railcar (our retirement dream job) for ten years. Now we're retired again. LOL

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    Donna, I love that you get back to me. I used to do that all the time and send goodies for the holidays too but life has been complicated. Read about the Jelly beans after I ate three Reese's eggs-ooooh my! And I was doing fairly well today too.
    Hope you are in a better frame of mind today, I'm not. We have a rescue dog for a trial run, and it's raining so I don't even want to try and take him for a walk. Buddy joined us yesterday.
    Well, pick myself up, dust myself off and reboot! emoticon emoticon
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    1055 days ago
    Are you interested in a Challenge?

    The Biggest Loser goes for 10 weeks. It consists of 10 teams participating in weekly Fitness and Nutrition challenges. The Spring challenge will be getting started the beginning of March. It consists of fitness and nutrition challenges that are often in a form of a game. If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For Winter we had Help Santa Fill His Sleigh, Run Rudolf Run and Super Bowl. If you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Spring challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the Blue Biggest Loser Icon, copy and paste the link below, or let me know and I can send you an invite. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Frosted Fitness Fun Chit Thread.


    1087 days ago
    Your wisdom and quote are beautiful and true. Both/and are certainly part of the (often unrecognized) beauty as humans in our all too transient incarnations. Have a lovely day! 💜
    1091 days ago
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    Hey girlie, glad to see you are here yet! Thanks for the words of encouragement!
    1098 days ago
    I told Janet you invited me to go with you to her place for Lemon meringue pie,it sounds like fun but I live a we bit off,
    Switching things up it’s not a bad thing as long as you don’t forget the important things. I’m always forgetting to do my blood pressure and take my vitamins and supplements, I have been known to forget to eat breakfast or lunch or both on some days. Just because I got waylaid started my day off kilter and can’t seem to find my stride . I like to blame that on Erik but he really isn’t always the cause. I am a scatterbrain! More ADD than OCD , my order and lists help me focus and get things done. emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    1107 days ago
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