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I woke up this morning, January 5th, 2020, weighing more than I have in years, 185 pounds. Over the past 3 months, I have gained about 15 pounds. The last 10 pounds during and after Christmas. I haven't anything in life that would make such a gain explainable. Life is good, just not with the scale. I want to catch this before it is another 15 pounds. I am really hoping for fast on fast off.

April 2, 2020. Well, it wasn't fast on fast off, just fast on. I have lost a little this year. This morning I was 175. I joined the Spring 5% Challenge and I am a Shooting Star. I hope this helps to get me back on track. The world is a different place than it was in January when I first joined Sparks. I am curious to see where it goes during the 8 weeks of the challenge. As much as I want to lose weight, it's not nearly as important as it was before the Covid-19.

Member Since: 1/5/2020

Fitness Minutes: 4,821

My Goals:
I plan to be 150 pounds by June. ... Skip ahead to April 2. I could still do it.

My Program:
Healthy food and exercise. I eat little flour, white sugar or red meat. I seldom have any prepared food, take out or restaurant food. I like to walk and walk 3 to 6 miles a day. ... April 2... this hasn't changed much, in fact, I'm not working much, for the next few months, I should be able to do more.

Personal Information:
My weight has been all over the scale. I have battled the bulge my entire life. I have been 250 pounds, and 140. The past few years I have stayed around 170, plus or minus a bit. I am a potter and have a part-time office job. We live in a rural village of about 250 people and I enjoy the slow and friendly pace of small-town living.

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I am married. We have a blended family of 5 adult children and 5 grandchildren. Our kids have moved far and wide and we don't get together nearly as often as I would like. We have fur babies at home, 2 dogs that love to walk. They make it easy to get out there and get my walking in. I walk, they run.

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  • v BARBIE176
    emoticon just stopping by with some inspiration for your new week. “You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” —George Lorimer So, here is to getting up every morning this week with determination and going to bed with satisfaction! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    15 hours ago
  • v BARBIE176
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Happy Fourth. I hope you have a safe and happy weekend! “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” Socrates emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1 day ago
  • v BARBIE176
    “Peace: It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work; it means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.” ~ unknown Wishing you a peaceful weekend. Have a peaceful heart and a peaceful weekend! Hugs, Barbie
    2 days ago
  • v BARBIE176
    emoticon for stopping by. II am glad Canada Day was a quiet one. I wish the Fourth of July would be quiet here, but no such luck as they have already started and my poor dog is so frightened by the noises. “We May Encounter Many Defeats But We Must Not Be Defeated.” – Maya Angelou
    3 days ago
    Looking forward to starting the challenge with you and the entire Shooting Stars team tomorrow!
    2 days ago
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