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Get started as if you are motivated. Pretend. And the motivation will come!

Member Since: 7/29/2007

Fitness Minutes: 153,990

My Goals:
I would like to lose about 25 lbs. However, I do not want to focus on the number.

1. Eat a more plant based diet.
2. Eat more fiber - over 35 grams per day
3. Move every day



My Program:
5% Summer Challenge (2019) Exercise Commitment

Aim for 60 minutes of weight bearing exercise per day per doctor's instructions.
Swim one day a week, usually Thursday.
Aim for 15-20 minutes of Yoga per day.

5% Summer Challenge Nutritional Plan

Incorporate more calcium rich foods into diet per doctor's instructions.
Track food and measure foods instead of estimating portion size.
Continue to aim for 35 grams of fiber a day.
Aim for 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables.
Stay within calorie range 1500-1700.
Eat until 80% full,
Weight Loss Goal - 9 lbs.



Personal Information:
I am 58 this year. Five years ago I had a hysterectomy and four years ago I had knee surgery. I have put on some pounds. I do believe that the hysterectomy has thrown all I know about eating and weight loss out the window. What I used to do in not working anymore.

I work as an accountant in a CPA office so much of my day is sitting in a chair. As I get older I have noticed more aches and pains. As I age I want to be active so I can travel and enjoy life. My parents are home bound and I can see their struggles. I do not want that for myself.


Other Information:
I have two dogs. Corkie and Maximus.

I am married to a retired firefighter. We have been together 36 years.




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  • v DIANEDOESSMILES
    A friend who's let her hair go gray quotes that to me ALL the time Proverbs 16:31 “Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life.”

    I do dye mine, but I EMBRACE my wrinkles as you know.
    29 days ago
  • v OKBACK2MEAGAIN
    Yes you did. Welcome to the Challenge emoticon
    33 days ago
  • v OKBACK2MEAGAIN
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    Looking to stay focused through the upcoming Holiday Season? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle? If yes, then consider joining the Biggest Loser Challenge that starts in early December. Each week 10 teams of 24 Active members do fun nutritional and fitness challenges. The challenges promote a healthy lifestyle. If for some reason you cannot do a challenge, it can be modified to meet your needs. I hope that you decide this might be for you. If so, you can leave your name on the Wait List for the Winter challenge. To get to the List visit my page and click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon; copy The Team Page Address below or let me know so I can send you an invitation. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Chit Chat thread.
    If searching through Spark enter Biggest Loser Fall Challenge All Teams.

    To reply or get to my Sparkpage click on the arrow on the top right corner of this message, click on My Sparkpage or click on My Username.

    33 days ago
  • v GRACIE749
    Thanks for your comments on my blog - truly appreciated. I'm glad you have had time to visit chat thread - more the merrier! Have a great vacation.
    35 days ago
  • v DIANEDOESSMILES
    Oh indeed!! Coming back from vacation is like being in a fog!! At least until I snap bac into my usual mode.

    WOOHOO I LOVE that you are doing diamond painting too!! I hope you'll put it into a blog? Even now to show us which one you picked? Or on the chat thread? I am curious!!
    37 days ago
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