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Hi, I'm Kathy. I have been a member of the SparkPeople community since January 2015 and have lost 40 pounds so far. I enjoy my daily visits to SparkPeople and have made so many great friends. I have found the support and encouragement on this site to be stronger than anything I have ever experienced before.

I have not yet met my overall weight goal but at this time I am more focused on increasing my muscle mass while decreasing my body fat. So while my weight stays relatively the same, my clothes are fitting better and I am able to do so much more.

I will be the Weight Leader for the upcoming the 5% Fall Challenge with the Teddy Bear team. I'm ready to push myself a little harder this Summer. I have also taken on the responsibility of the EL for the WL leader. I'm not sure what that all entails but I'm looking forward to this being a more active challenge for me.

My exercise plan includes:

- Walking Daisy every morning, unless it's raining or below 10 degrees.

- yoga, general stretching, and foam rolling every evening to give myself some relaxation at the end of the day.

- going to the gym a minimum 3 x/week for classes - Pilates Reformer, Life Barre, and Mat Pilates. I'm hoping to add a 4th class - Root Yoga; and I'd like to try the F.I.T class on Saturday mornings and Zumba on Thursday evenings. I will also spend 10 minutes of Cardio and 20 - 30 minutes on the strength equipment at least twice a week.

- on non-gym days, add one video exercise tape from either Jessica Smith TV or Leslie Sansome DVD's and at least 15 minutes on the stationary Bike.

I will plan healthy meals a week in advance using non-processed foods and buying organic whenever possible. I want to try a new recipe every other week and also include fish in my meals once a week. I am also learning to balance my nutritional needs to what my body seems to need.

Last, I am going to print this out and hang it in front of my computer as a reminder to myself to stay the course!


Member Since: 1/7/2014

My Goals:
#1 - Cook healthier foods and find recipes that are both nutritious and relatively easy to make - cooking is not one of my favorite things to do.

#2 - Build strength in my arms and legs so I can start hiking and continue to take my daily walks with Daisy

#3 - Target weight goal for the last quarter of 2018 is to loose 10 pounds while continuing to increase my muscle mass by 3 pounds.

#4 - Do a deep cleaning and de-cluttering of each room in my home, focusing on one room per week beginning September 9th.


My Program:
Daisy and I walk every morning for 1 - 2 miles and will continue that as long as the weather holds. I will work at being more deliberate and consistent with my diet and exercise program. I am making the commitment to take class at Lifetime Fitness 3 times each week: my favorites are Life Barre, Pilates (both on the Reformer and on the Mat), and Root Yoga. I am also fitting in 20 - 30 minutes on the strength equipment 2 times per week. I hope to try out the Zumba class and F.I.T. which is a cardio / strength combination.



Personal Information:
I live in Champlin, MN and am the mother of 5 adult children; 3 girls and twin boys. I also have 1 step son and together we have 5 grandchildren with a new little grandson who should be arriving any time now. I have been married to my second husband, Tom, for 23 years and he has been a great support to me as I follow this weight loss journey.

Then there's my Best Friend Daisy - a spunky little Cocker Spaniel / Golden Retriever mix who keeps me on my toes . We also have Sheba, the last surviving cat of 4 that I inherited when my mother passed away.


Other Information:
I love to knit but have cut back on that in order to be more active. I've tried knitting while walking on the treadmill but it doesn't work very well. I have gotten more and more interested in reading rather than watching TV, which was my previous quiet activity. In 2017 I have read all 30 of my goal of 30 books per year - in 2018 I'd increased that to 36 books but I doubt I'll make my goal. It seems when a person spends so much time with physical activity there is less time for reading, but right now I'm okay with that! My son has published three historical fiction books about the Minnesota/Dakota Indian uprisings in the mid-1800's, reading all three is on my bucket list (History is not my passion).

Last year I had the trip of my life - my youngest son (by 19 minutes) took me to Norway for 12 days and it was the most amazing experience I've ever had. We even met some distant relatives and were welcomed like family! Right now I'm working hard on Ancestry.com trying to put together




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  • v WARRIORGIRL121
    Hi Kathy, Thanks so much for reading and commenting on my blog "Keeping On Keepin' On" - I appreciate the support!! Sounds to me like you're doing a good job too. This journey is never a straight line - it always has its twists and turns, and I think you're doing great! Have an emoticon weekend! emoticon emoticon emoticon Karen
    5 hours ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    You will have to choose between what makes sense and what feels right. At these forks in the road, remember to listen to that voice that is uniquely yours. Ria Sharon.
    *♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*

    6 hours ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    *♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    You will have to choose between what makes sense and what feels right. At these forks in the road, remember to listen to that voice that is uniquely yours. Ria Sharon.
    *♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*

    8 hours ago
  • v IMUSTLOSEIT1
    As a matter of fact, when I had my tubal done I was the Dr. first one, which he didn't tell me until afterward, and he was so proud. That was encouraging. But I sure liked the idea of just those 3 tiny little incisions. And guess he did a good job, cause no more kiddles showed up.
    22 hours ago
  • v FLORIDASUN
    Oh for HEAVEN'S sake that is such a silly juvenile thing to do. We once tried that when I was in charge of our big Newcomer's Group. Even thought it made MUCH more sense to try and get people to sit with new people in a setting such as that it went over like a lead rock!

    We ended up letting people just sit where they wanted to and we usually had over 50 people per luncheon and it worked out fine.

    Has anyone spoken up about not really loving this new idea? Maybe you should rather than leave the group completely. BUT I hear you on the nightly meetings...I just don't really like going out at night after working all day and we don't even have to contend with snow and bad weather.

    Maybe you could take your little group and suggest a get together during the day? I know how much you enjoy those ladies and I'd love to have you continue to enjoy them.

    I'm SO bored today at the consignment gallery. I can't WAIT for the snowbirdies to fly back...I spoke to my friend and she went back to her dr. that now has her on about 4 different meds for anxiety and depression. I know sometimes these meds are necessary...but 4...really?

    Whatever...I think these will just numb her out but maybe that's what she needs...I can only hope for the best. I'm so thankful that I haven't had to take any meds. Once I was on an anti-anxiety med when we had the monster construction biz and they made me SO disconnected...I couldn't even cry during sad movies. Maybe this is why people are so out of touch with each other? I don't know...I only know they made me feel SO weird I had to get off of them in about a week. Fingers crossed for my friend....she is really struggling.
    1 day ago
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