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The last time I reached 167!

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Looking down the road ahead.

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Setting Successful Goals, by making them Specific, Achievable, Measurable, and having Accountability


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It's taken me a lifetime to realize Self Care = Self Worth.
It's taken me just as long to understand Self Worth improves as we increase our Self Care!
I've spent my life putting many others people first. Even people pleasing. I accept that. It's served me to help others. I will always give of my time and dollars to help those in need.

Focusing on myself, taking care of myself , whether through exercise and proper eating, portion control, planning and prepping meals for the week, getting to yoga often, and planning time with friends, time to paint, time to sew. All of these things are a part of me, and I need to be both creative, but focus at the same time, in order to produce the results that will ultimately satisfy and keep me healthy.

Member Since: 1/5/2011

Fitness Minutes: 65,474

My Goals:
My initial weight loss goal was 50lbs. January 2011, I am setting a more realistic goal, one that's attainable. I want to lose 30 pounds. There is no doubt what is imperative here, is first to move towards optimum health. If I am not HEALTHY, it doesn't matter WHAT I weigh.
Attained May 2014
2017 Off track

Jan 2011 - 186
Mar 2011 - 168
Sep 2011 - 176
Jan 2012 - 180
Mar 2014 - 182
May 2014 - 160
June 2014 - 159
Aug 2014 - 159
Oct 2014 - 166
Nov 2014 - 166
Dec 2014 - 170
Jan 2015 - 172
Feb 2015 - 170

Counting Down
1-21-17=goal 183
1-28-17=goal 181
2-04-17=goal 179
2-11-17=goal 178
2-18-17=goal 177
2-25-17=goal 176
3-04-17=goal 175

My Program:
Power Walking Outdoors and learn to incorporate music with my walks
LIIT - Low Interval Intensity Training - All indoor exercise machines at LOW Intensity LIIT
BECAUSE WHY BECOME INJURED and need to stop altogether s
Treadmill, while Sparking during winter months
Also Treadmill with any book or HGTV
Exercise bike - but very slowly
Hula Hooping and
my Newest Life Enhancement - YOGA!!!

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    HI WELCOME BACK!! Which team did you get on? I see you're on the 5%! WOOHOO!!

    I HAD gone to the AWESOME A team since the Spring of 2019, but came back here for this challenge to the DAWGGIE team.

    I'm so very very sorry to tell this. MaryAnn (Maryanngi) was in a very bad car accident on July 4th. She had 3 brain injuries, and though they tried so hard to help her, on August 27th she passed away. She and I had stayed friends all these years. Her S was the 1st person listed on her Advance Directive, I was the 2nd. Her S and I abided by her wishes. I MISS HER SO HORRIBLY. But, I am so glad she and I had talked about having an Advance Directive, if she hadn't of had it, she'd be in a state of being able to move her limbs, but no control of them, not able to eat, she was able to "talk" but the only word she could say was "yes" but she said yes to everything. To see if it was true I had told her "MaryAnn your team is doing so badly without you. They are in 9th place" she looked at me and smiled "yes" oh we BOTH KNOW if she had really realized it, she'd of been OUT of that bed an on the computer kicking Dawggie BUTT!!

    As you know my beliefs, I look forward to having her back on the Earth, we had so MANY things we were planning on doing. She was going to come down here about now (October) . Oh I do miss her, but we'll have forever to play, climb mountains etc.

    How are you doing? WELCOME BACK TO SPARKS!!
    253 days ago
    Thank you for your nice comment on my recent blog! I'm glad you enjoyed it! 😊 ..🚴 ... Can you believe we only have 4 days to go? ..GO Starfish!
    257 days ago
    I see you joined the team starfish and I am so happy and I'm adding you as a friend! I just want you to known my heart really goes out to you! In the meantime get ready because now we only have 4 days to go until the challenge starts! GO Starfish! ... emoticon
    258 days ago
    I'm very glad to see you back. Just read your blog and am filled with admiration at your courageous choice. Your new freedom must feel so good!

    Keep us posted!

    And guess what! You and I are at exactly the same weight. We're weight twins! Let's do this!
    260 days ago
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    350 days ago
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