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Monday, September 25, 2017

In keeping with small goals, I immediately thought about how I've maintained my weight between 120-130 for 5 years, mostly around 125.

Then I had to think a little and I realized that I'm doing pretty great in Spark trivia. I have a pretty consistent lifetime average of 96% correct.

I started wearing a pedometer back in 2010. When I started I often forgot to wear it and didn't think too much about exercise so my average the first year I wore it was somewhere around 4500 steps a day. In 2011 was when I had my big awakening. My company was doing a big health thrust and they encouraged us to compute our BMI. Mine came out to be 126. I'm 5'5" and my weight was verging towards 160. I couldn't believe that I was overweight. My driver's license said I weighed 125 which was what I weighed before I had my kids and developed a love of ocean cruising. So I knew I had to get serious about brisk walking since the pedometer that my company me tracked step and active minutes ( 135 or more steps per minute) so I started to park farther away from my building to get 2000 steps every morning and every evening and I started to walk at lunch as fast as I could. So now my lifetime step average is 10,908 and it continues to go up every day.

In addition to walking, I knew that diet would be very important. So I looked on my phone for food tracker because I knew from the company that I work for that tracking food was the most important thing to do to lose weight. Google Play told me that SparkPeople at that time was the #1 food tracking app for download so I downloaded it, found out about Chris and our website, lost the weight I wanted to lose in just 15 months, and I've managed to keep it off ever since.

Chris is right, negative self-talk is much less easy to get started if you can write down something that you are proud of.
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