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I Started SP the end of Jan. 2009. Briefly, I have always had some issues with my weight. I had had some success with diets, most notably WW where I was able to get down to 138 very briefly and settled into 143 comfortably. My lifetime WW weight goal was 153 which was easily bypassed at that time.

Sadly, I made the huge dieters mistake of thinking of it as something with a beginning and an end and once I was no longer tracking all my food and exercise I fell back into old habits.

So in the years after WW I struggled just to keep from zooming totally out of control.

When I found SP in Jan. I was determined that this was not a diet. A beginning yes....the first day of the rest of my life sort of thing....but no end....this is a healthy lifestyle quest and it has to be habits that last forever. So at this point, I haven't met my weight goal quite yet....I have met a lot of fitness and appearance goals and I have met myself metaphorically and I really like this new friend.

Now we're starting a new year...at the end of January this Spark journey will be in it's tenth year! Have there been ups and downs? Most assuredly! But I have been consistently working toward the best me I can be. I met my weight goal on SP, regained a bit but stayed withing that old WW lifetime wt. goal. More recently, I decided I needed to reapply my focus and get the wt. down to where I want it to be. I'm following an IF plan of eating only during the hours of 10AM to 6PM. No night time eating has gotten me out of the plateau and on my way again.

Member Since: 1/30/2009

Fitness Minutes: 392,799

My Goals:
Revised goals:

15K steps a day.

5 Million steps in 2016

streak at least a mile a day run.

Streak plank it!

My Program:
1 Drink at least 8 glasses of water /day
2-Measure and track all food- increase sv of wh. grains & fish.
3-ST with spec attn to core.
4- stretch with spec attn to IT band and Plantar fascia.

5- eat only between 10AM and 6PM

Personal Information:
My name is Donna, soon to be 67 yr old retired cardiac nurse, married for47 years to my best friend. Husband and I worked together on a private railcar (our retirement dream job) for ten years. Now we're retired again. LOL

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    thanks for the goodie. I love the shoes. Lexi is loving the crafts and projects. And now that I am driving more Pete is going to show me how to change a flat tire so I can stop freaking out when I see potholes. :-) but now I have to clean up cause Lexi and I were making rattles and when I set them on the counter for the glue to dry she dumped the popcorn on the floor.
    4378 days ago
    Thank you for your encouragement! I know NEVER to expect a nurse to lie to me, so I wasn't surprised that you didn't sugar-coat it. And I will get over the pity party pretty soon. I know I need to be patient, but that is very much NOT one of my strengths.....so I will learn. Eventually!

    In the meantime, I am still chuckling about getting whacked by a bed pan. Pretty funny - just be glad I didn't yell loud enough to scare off all the others!

    Again, thanks for the concern and advice and encouragement. I appreciate it!
    4380 days ago
    Thank you for adding me as a friend - I am honored!
    4380 days ago
    I don't think I've ever seen that movie - but I may have to now!

    I am, indeed, a lucky lady. My sister understands when I need some help, and my hubby is a sweetie.

    And you are right - this sort of thing will happen again and again. I need to build a permanent mechanism to provide my support. I'm working on it....
    4381 days ago
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    Thank you for the comment on my blog.

    I appreciate your kind words. I am off to log in some miles on the bike at the gym. A few more miles closer to Shawano.
    4382 days ago