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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: 387,163

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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  • v SUNNY89
    Thank you for the comment on my blog. I agree with you about friends being family. My friends are so close to me. Thank you for your support.
    4344 days ago
  • v SUNNY89
    Thank you for the comment on my blog. My hubby and I hit the Walmart. We looked at pants and shirts and shoes. He said buy the pants. I will wear the shirt I don't really look that good in but not that bad. He said it looked good. That matters. The shoes just wouldn't work. I couldn't get my foot in them. My foot is still too swelled. It just won't fit. I have no other shoe option but sneakers. I don't feel bad with sneakers and pants. Thank you for the support.
    4346 days ago
    Thanks for the note on my blog. I love being a Mom and was thrilled Tiffany needed us. But it sure put a crimp in my exercising because I was worrying about her and not taking care of myself. That's over and I'm back to my exercising. Where in Wisconsin are you?
    4348 days ago
  • v SUNNY89
    Thank you for the comment on my blog. It makes me feel better knowing that my choices don't sound that strange. Thank you for the support you give me.
    4350 days ago
  • v SUNNY89
    I have made it to Oshkosh. I am heading west on Highway 45. Thank you for your encouragement on this journey.

    Thank you for the message on my spark page. It has been a challenge doing PT and going to the gym but it is what is needed.

    Thank you also for the comments on my blog. I will beat the overeating somehow.
    4356 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/30/2009 7:43:29 PM
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