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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: 387,653

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 JANET552
    I KNOW my mobility status allows for reading. Anything else, I'm not so sure. I definitely believe in setting myself up for success. LOL
    1157 days ago
  • v JANET552
    Cats!! Tony doesn't bother me very much. He spends his time hugging a space heater we use in one room in the winter or lying in the sunshine in the summer. That and adoring his absolute favorite person...John. But, if I set up a jigsaw puzzle, he'd be all over that.
    1159 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/4/2018 10:56:31 AM
    Mentioned your blog in mine, don't be surprised if a few different readers pass through.
    May you have a 3 H (Holy, Healthy & Happy) New Year and may all your choices be the best you can make. emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    1161 days ago
  • v JANET552
    I had to relearn my car after surgery. I didn't have it long enough to adjust. I have to really concentrate on where I park. I'm still looking for the silver car. LOL

    Tony loves the cars. He explores them inside and out if he can. The only thing he doesn't like is when he's in a car and the car moves. He has a very heart breaking cry for those occasions.
    1190 days ago
  • v JANET552
    We have a neighbor helping with the yard work but I think John is frustrated that he can't do more. He's used to relying on me and I am no help now. It's true, though, that the brace helped people understand and remember I'm limited. I put one of my activity schedules from PT up on a cupboard door.

    Molly and a rake. Great idea. Tony needs one too.
    1233 days ago
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