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Having been introduced to SP by my younger daughter, who is a RD , so that I could lose weight and help deal with two worn-out knees and live longer I looked at the info available but didn't apply any that I did read. Time passed and my knees became a major source of pain.They were replaced a year apart due to my weight but the spark lit a fire. I tracked my food and drinks religiously, began to eat healthier foods and had a regimen of swimming, walking and hiking. The result was150 pounds melted away. Another surgery was performed to improve the quality of my life as well as my health but I couldn't swim, walk seriously or hike for 3 months and I could sit, eat and forget the new lifestyle I had developed. My motivating team from the big weight loss had disappeared so I found the 5% Challenge team. The rules were easily understood, reasonable and the team format was just what I needed. I have re-lost 100 of the 150 re-gained. Hopefully I will work harder to live the healthier lifestyle that gave me a healthier life during the Winter 5% Challenge.

Member Since: 5/9/2007

Fitness Minutes: 375,596

My Goals:
It is my goal to reach 250 pounds.

My Program:
Tracking everything I eat and drink and staying under 1900 calories a day. I plan to walk 2-4 miles a day 4 days a week.

Personal Information:
I live in east Arkansas on "The River" and am blessed to have the delta and Crowley's Ridge which provides unlimited outdoor activity and sports. Also, we have a great history created over the years and have Civil War sites recreated as well as original sites preserved. We have one of the largest Blues Festivals in the world. Always something great happening.

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I always thought I would retire and my wife and I would hike and camp, sans Scouts, just the two of us, and I would write an article about the railroads in my home county. Physically we will have to work to be able to hike flat ground! I have a years worth of material gathered over 30 years to organize so I can write the article.

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  • v KATHY1362015
    Keep moving! You are on the road to success. Live each day, 24 hours. emoticon
    2 days ago
  • v AMURDOCK68
    Good morning! Thank you for stopping by my blog post. I read your profile and want to cheer you on as you re-adjust lifestyle after surgeries. I appreciate the 5% challenges, too. I have not always completed the challenges, though. I did find motivation this Winter to keep teaching contract was not renewed and I would have had little, if no, focus for a second semester not teaching. Here's to our fitness journey. -- Angie
    3 days ago
    emoticon You are doing awesome Rusty! Keep up the momentum, have a blessed weekend!
    4 days ago
    LOLOLOL Rusty,, I KNOW you are a VERY FAITHFUL and LOYAL emoticon IE!!

    Steaks leading out of the kennel over during the break,,, to the A FRAME HOUSE???


    So it's just for a visit tonight a BBQ!! Bring ALL the DAWGGIES and our 2 teams will emoticon on!!
    6 days ago
  • v KATIE5668
    That is GS, Rex..although he was indeed a GD, guard dog.
    14 days ago
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