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Well, I just realized that my intro had my January 2015 text that hadn't been changed in an entire year. Sadly, there wasn't much that needed to be changed. It was a frustrating year of fits and starts that ended up going nowhere in terms of me being any healthier than I was at this time last year. So now, in February of 2016, I am going to try again. And you know what? That's all any of us can do. "Fall seven times, get up eight..." I forget who said that (or something similar, anyway).

Member Since: 11/18/2013

Fitness Minutes: 11,605

My Goals:

Long term goal: Lose 50 pounds by 12/31/15. That sounds like a lot, but in reality, it is less than 1 pound a week. YES I can! YES I will!

Benchmarks: Lose 6 lbs. a month through 5/1/15. Lose 4 lbs. a month through 9/1/15. Lose remaining 10 pounds by 12/31/15. This allows for any plateaus, etc. during the final third of the year.

Short term goal: Consistently fit into my clothes; not just my "fat jeans", by 4/1/15. As a reward for hitting this goal, I am going to have all the clothes that need to be altered done by a professional tailor, instead of trying to take things in myself (with mixed results, to say the least!) I am also going to buy myself a new belt when I need one, instead of making new holes in the ones I already have!

Rewards for meeting goals and benchmarks:
Each 5 lbs. lost will earn me a trip to Ulta!
20 lbs. lost: Full highlights
30 lbs. lost: New pair of shoes.
40 lbs. lost: Professional

My Program:
I will take 10,000 steps at least 6 days a week.

I will do a water workout (swimming, water jogging or water aerobics) 3 days a week.

I will use the elliptical for 30 minutes, 2 days a week.

I will be using a modified version of the DASH Diet, under the guidance of a nutritionist.

Personal Information:
I live in a small town north of San Diego. It is a wonderful place to live with beautiful weather and I have no excuse not to enjoy all types of physical activity! I enjoy swimming and hiking and will try anything (at least) once!

Other Information:
I love to read, connect with friends and families on facebook and Pinterest and cook dinner most nights. I don't love to do housework, but I force myself as often as I can!

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  • v JUDITH316
    emoticon to Partnership Accountability Team, we are thrilled to have you on-board, thanks for joining, we are here to help you and support you in anyway we can, may I encourage you to find a support partner on our team who you both can connect to and cheer one another on your journey, I also encourage you to join the Team Challenges that we have, there is something for everyone and something for all fitness levels. The bottom line is we are here for you and cheer you on your journey... Your Friend and Co-Leader, Judith emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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