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My spark journey...
I have been a member of spark people since April 2009 - since then I have managed to lose 25 lbs (my start weight was 167lbs) with the help of lots of exercise and a healthy nutritional intake.

I love the spark community and am thankful to all the friends I have made here who have helped me along this journey with their advice, encouragement and motivation.

My plan for 2020 is to be more realistic and reduce weight by at least 7lbs- with the help of spark people and my fellow cloverleaf 5% challenge team members. The weight has been creeping up gradually over the past few years!!

Member Since: 4/22/2009

Fitness Minutes: 125,864

My Goals:
To lose 5% of current weight over the next 8 weeks

To stick to a structured plan.

To become more toned.

My Program:

Walk at least 30 minutes on 6 days per week.

Eat more fruit and vegetables - 3-5 portions per day.
Eat less chocolate!

Personal Information:
I am 50, married and have 2 boys aged 18 and 15.
We live in a village in Derbyshire, UK. There is a windmill in our village!
We adopted Kiba from the RSPCA 4 years ago - he helps me with my daily exercise! We have been finding more places not too far away to take him on longer walks.

Other Information:
I love reading both paperbacks and my kindle. I enjoy taking part in a reading challenge on Goodreads called Around the Year in 52 books which encourages you to choose a book from a different genre each week.
I have been a member of a 'rock choir' for 4 years now - it is a great way to meet and make new friends. Last year we recorded some songs at the famous Abbey road studios in London! In November we took part in a workshop learning the harmonies for some songs in The Lion King which was great fun!

I rejoined the national trust last year and have enjoyed visiting historic houses.

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  • v COOKIE_AT_51
    emoticon for you for taking the time to acknowledge my emoticon

    That was so emoticon of you!

    emoticon Cookie
    69 days ago

    Ready for a challenge this Summer? The BL Challenge is there for you! We have ten teams that compete with each other in Fitness and Nutrition Challenges designed your promote positive lifestyle changes, and of course weight loss. There are different challenges each week for the duration of the challenge. Support and encouragement are a important aspect of the smaller individual teams. The larger team also gives you a chance to congratulate and get to know members from other teams. After all we are all in this together and together we are stronger. emoticon To join the challenge you can click on my username and then either click on the Blue Biggest Loser Icon, or leave me a message, or use this URL https://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups
    _individual.asp?gid=25339 or use the search and search for “Biggest Loser Spring Challenge ALL Teams”. Once there join and add your name to the waitlist that is one the thread below the Spring into Fitness ~ Chit Chat thread.

    BL Challenge Admin

    69 days ago
    emoticon Saw you have been exercising your heart out and the scale is just not cooperating! emoticon I know it will pay off soon !!
    69 days ago
  • v K9KIDDIE
    Hope you had a great day in the spotlight!
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    72 days ago
    Hope you've had a wonderful day in the emoticon spotlight. Kiba is a beautiful dog!
    72 days ago
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