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My Dad and me 2010.

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Before I begin the goals of 2013, I must stop and look back at 2012. So much has changed in the last 12 months. Last December 2011, I weighed in at 262.9. Now I weigh 212.8 down just slightly over 50 pounds. I didn't really start making real changes until July. I have gone down 2.5 sizes.

The biggest change I feel, not see. I feel it when I am working out. That place you reach when you are pushing, and you break through to a new level. Like only being able to do 3 minutes on the elliptical trainer in July, to 23 minutes now. My goal is to be at 45 minutes in December 2013.

My goal weight for December 30, 2013 is 134.8. That is a 1.5 pound loss per week. Seventy-eight pounds. The way to get there is track all food, track all exercise and enjoy each day along the way.

I want to introduce different physical activities. I have recently added cycling to my swimming, walking, treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike and strength training. I want to add inline skating , kayaking and hiking. I will be encouraging my DH, children, sisters, parents and friends to join me.

Nutrition wise, I want to cook more large batch and prepare my lunches rather than rely on Lean cuisines so I can have better control of my nutrients.
I am going to take 12 full body pictures of my self to continue to track my progress.

Member Since: 1/19/2010

Fitness Minutes: 16,561

My Goals:
To continue to see the scale and my clothing size go down. I want to be in a size 14 by the end of 2013.

My Program:
I am tracking and making healthy choices.
Exercising 5+ days a week
I started using our employee fitness room and spend time with the free weights, weight machines, treadmill, bike and elliptical trainer. Swimming at home or YMCA.

Personal Information:
I have lived in SC for all of my adult life.
I have been married for 24 years to Bill. I have 3 wonderful children that bring me so much joy.
We have a cat family, Mutt, Suki, Frido, Abigail, KitKat, and Toby. No More please. And if you are interested in adopting one......

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  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "Transformation is not five minutes from now; it's a present activity. In this moment you can make a different choice, and it's these small choices and successes that build up over time to help cultivate a healthy self-image and self esteem."
    -Jillian Michaels
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    "Make a pledge to yourself right now, to declare that you are worth your time and energy."
    -Deborah Day
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    Just stopping by to wish you a happy, healthy and fun Summer, Sparkfriend! Keep making those daily choices that will help you move closer to your goal, one step at a time. Right now there are just a little over 90 days until the first day of Autumn. Imagine how much progress you can make by then if you just keep doing your best each day this Summer! Don't forget....you are worth the effort!
    2878 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "Every day of our lives we are faced with a choice.
    The choice to BE, or to be truly AMAZING.
    Ask yourself if what you're doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.
    No matter who you are, or what you do, you absolutely, positively do have the power to TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE."
    -Lorna Jane
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    Hey Sparkfriend, I hope your week is going great so far. Make the most of each day as it comes, and choose to be amazing! Put forth your best effort....because you are worth it!
    2888 days ago
  • v LINDAKAY228
    You commented on my friend feed yesterday about my trip to Las Cruces yesterday for the walk. You asked how I stay cool. One tip I've learned the past few years is to take a very very lightweight jacket or long sleeve t-shirt and wet it and wring it out pretty good. I carried it in a plastic bag with me and when it got too hot I put it on to bring my core temp down. It really does help because my body doesn't tolerate heat well. It wasn't noticeable that it was wet. But it's a lifesaver for me when I have to be out in the heat. Felt soooo good!
    Have a great Sunday and thanks for your comments all the time!
    2898 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "Whenever you make a mistake or get knocked down by life, don't look back at it too long.
    Mistakes are life's way of teaching you. Your capacity for occasional blunders is inseparable from your capacity to reach your goals.
    No one wins them all, and your failures, when they happen, are just part of your growth. Shake off your blunders.
    How will you know your limits without an occasional failure? Never quit. Your turn will come."
    -Og Mandino
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    Just stopping by to wish you a healthy week, Spark friend! If you fall down, get back up and keep pushing forward. I hope you know that you're always worth your best effort...because you really are!

    2905 days ago
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    "Three of the most powerful words in the English language are 'I AM RESPONSIBLE.' It's tough to do, but when the day comes that you can say those words, believe them, and mean them, it will be the most liberating moment of your life. Taking responsibility for all of your results, for better or for worse, is taking back your power to create results in your life."
    -Tom Venuto
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    Its up to you to make your goals and dreams a reality, Sparkfriend! Take responsibility, and do your best each day to make progress. You are totally worth the effort, you know!
    I hope your week has been great so far!
    2916 days ago
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