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Me after using Sparkpeople for 4 months, with my daughter at our combined 40th/21st birthday party

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Since joining SparkPeople in Janaury (2009) as a New Year's Resolution, I have been re-born! Not only have I lost 24 pounds, but I am in much better shape and have a sunnier outlook on life.

Last year was miserable. I had a painful colon surgery and my teeth and bones were weakening. Additionally, I gained a lot of weight and was not exercising regularly.

Now I have taken control of my health and feel fabulous! The nutrition tracker has really helped me not only to regulate my calorie, fat, protein and carb intake, but I also set it to show my fiber and calcium intake. Keeping track of these values has helped me to get enough fiber to keep my digestive system healthy and enough calcium to improve the quality of my tooth enamel and stop bone loss. I believe that the increase in fiber and calcium has also played a role in my weightloss.

I now exercise several times per week, including both cardio and weight training in my routine. I can no longer lift heavy weights like I did when I was younger, but I still lift enough weight to keep my bones and muscles strong. During the hot Arizona summer, my cardio consists of walking at the mall and an occasional swim. During the other seasons, I love to hike and jog.

I have also discovered that I really enjoy cooking healthy meals and exercising, and I now look forward to each day with anticipation of great things!

Member Since: 7/23/2008

Fitness Minutes: 48,748

My Goals:
1. Lose 23 pounds.
2. Tone my muscles.
3. Cook healthy meals 5X per week.
4. Eat 25-35 grams of fiber daily for colon health.
5. Consume 100-150% of daily recommended values of Calcium for my teeth and bones.

My Program:
1. Log all food eaten and stay within Spark's suggested values for calories, fat, protein and carbs.

2. Track intake of calcium and fiber using the Sparkpeople nutritional tracker.

3. Run and/or hike 4-5 times per week.

4. Do 100 crunches 5X per week, 50 pushups 3X per week and leg exercises 3X per week while watching tv.

5. Walk instead of driving whenever I am able.

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Cool House Fashion Supply


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    Thanks for stopping by my page. Congratulations on reaching goal !!!!! I hope to be right there with you some day. ;)
    4138 days ago

    Just cruising emoticon around SparkPages, and thought I would pop in and say "hi" and wish you continued success on your journey!

    Here are my motivational thoughts for today!

    “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” ~ Colin Powell

    “The principle is competing against yourself. It's about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before.” ~ Steve Young


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    4140 days ago
    emoticon Thanks for adding me as a friend - I will do the same! Wow great job on your weight loss - only 1 pound off your ultimate weight goal!!!!

    4141 days ago
    Thank you for the message on my sparkpage! It's always good to hear that people supprt you. Congratulations on reaching your goal and on your new attitude. I used to have a pretty bad attitude, pitying myself all the time, and was never happy. Now i love my life, and try to keep a positive outlook no matter what. No easy task! Email me anytime you like. Good luck! emoticon
    4153 days ago
    Wow! Congratulations on reaching your goal.
    4153 days ago
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