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After one year (2013) of being active again on Spark, I lost over 70 pounds, attained my final weight goal and am in the best shape of my life. This time I've gotten it right! Lifestyle changes, not just diet!

Through successfully maintaining in (or close to) my goal range for over three years, I learned about my limits and to enjoy my new healthy lifestyle and body! I've picked up a few pounds over the last year though, so my focus for the 2017 is to get them off and return to goal range.

Member Since: 12/8/2007

Fitness Minutes: 143,982

My Goals:
*As of 12/17/12: Lose 50 pounds, start eating better, improve physical conditioning, be able to go hiking and other outdoor activities as well as keep up with my grandsons.
*Updated goal 7/6/13: Lose total of 58 lbs.
*Final Weight goal: Lose a total of 70 lbs.

Progress updates:

*1/12/13 - 10 lbs. lost.
*2/2/13 Completed the January Fitness Jumpstart Challenge.
*3/2/13 - 20 lbs. lost.
*3/2/13 Completed the 28 day Bootcamp challenge.
*4/6/13 - 30 lbs. lost.
*4/17/13 Completed the 5K for Rookies program, and ran my first official 5K!
*4/20/13 Completed Winter 5% Challenge - lost 16 lbs. (9.2%).
*5/25/13 - 40 lbs. lost.
*7/6/13 Completed Spring 5% Challenge - lost 10 lbs. (6.5%).
*7/27/13 - 50 pounds lost!!
*9/14/13 - 60 pounds lost!!
*9/21/13 - Completed Summer 5% challenge - down 10 pounds (7%).
*12/7/13 - Completed Fall 5% challenge - down 11 pounds (8.2%).
*12/21/13 - Lost 70 pounds! Reached final goal!

My Program:
Fitness program:
I will do cardio exercise (running) 3 times per week. I'll get back to doing regular strength training 2-3 days per week, PIYO.

I will follow my SP recommended diet, tracking all food eaten every day, and staying in goal maintenance ranges.

Weight: Maintain weight in 120 - 126 range.

Current Challenge Commitments:
- Summer 5% challenge - Awesome A team
- BLC31 - Powerful Prism Panthers

Personal Information:
I live in South Florida, Eastern time zone, am married to a wonderful man, also a Sparker. Our daughter is married and lives about 4 hours drive away, with her husband and our 3 grandsons.

Other Information:
Commitment is the key to anything worthwhile...if it's not important enough to commit, it won't happen.

Back in December 2012 when I made the commitment to get serious about this health thing, I didn't really know what it would take, but I made it a priority and stuck with it!

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    WOOHOO Alie!! GREAT Job being very consistent with your exercise and LTGLs!!

    Oh I WISH I liked/loved Freggies as you do! CONGRATS hon and TY For being an emoticon A!!

    What a GREAT Challenge we are having!! TY SO MUCH Alie for your part in it!! emoticon
    3 days ago
    Hi Allie!! Just popping in to say TY SO MUCH because you definitely helped us Land the plane and in 1st place!! WooHoo!!

    Allie, as you may be aware the Awesome A team has been at risk of being disbanded. Certainly our team is great and remains as such as far as activity such as landing. I'm the former ML of the Dawggie team and I'm not sure How long you've been an Awesome A, but the A's were our hardest competitors!!! WooHoo! I'm loving seeing us alive on that aspect!! TY again 4 your part in it!

    But!! That's not the reason it's been, may still be at risk. The threads on the other 5% teams are very well supported, but on our team not so much. In the past it's been mostly 1 or 2 leaders who cheered things on. So the OAL decided to change things around and give the Awesome A's a new chance. As we know some changes are hard to adjust to. Indeed right now the set up, many changes are different, we hope as a team we'll come together and let's keep the team here, but even better! Because of those as yourself . I find you an amazing person with lots we can learn from, and you from your teammates. Please do join us on the AWESOME SKY CLUB Chat and other threads

    WOOHOO and TY ahead of time
    25 days ago
    Hi Ali!! I smiled when I saw you are aboard with us!! I still am!!

    Let's take this plane across the sky so FAST it creates a sonic boom !!

    WOOHOO goooooo AWESOME A team!
    44 days ago
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    Hi Ali Glad to be working the scales downward with you with the Awesome A Team once again emoticon Here's to the 5% Spring Challenge and an emoticon 8 weeks filled with much success.

    45 days ago
    HI Ali!!! I love the kitty picture. I have a tiger kitty who's brown and black.

    I've read your page over and love how you had put what you wanted and strive to lose the 70 lbs!!

    Heat picture skiing too.

    I'm up the coast from you to the northern state of Maine. I simply adore snow!! For a bit I lived in Tampa, but snow called me home

    TY for signing up for the Spring Challenge on our team!!! I look forward to getting to know you!!
    74 days ago
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