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Too often I think how different it would be if I knew then what I know now... Well TODAY is the THEN that tomorrow I'll be wishing I did differently. So it's time I starting DOING things differently - NOW. Maybe that's confusing to read but it's crystal clear to me.
Starting now, the lessons I've learned and continue to learn are going to be the driver for me to find contentment - in who I already am and in my ability to be something different if I want to be. If I'm unhappy with something I'll work to change it. I won't waste one more ounce of energy on regret. The future truly is what I chose to make it.

Member Since: 1/12/2010

My Goals:
Moving steadily down the scale 10 pounds at a time.

238.9 - Sept 13, 20116

2016 Spring 5% Challenge Plan

Exercise Targets
* 30 Active Mins of Exercise Daily
* Yoga class once a week
* 10 mins of floor stretching any night I watch TV
Nutrition Targets
* Follow the Spark guidelines for calories, carbs, fat and protein
* Track every bite, every day
* Get 8 glasses of water in daily

I'm just focusing on one realistic weight goal right now - to get to ONEderland! Pushing to see 199 on the scale by the end of Summer 2016.

My Program:
Here is my plan.
I am not following any specific diet. I am tracking my food in SparkPeople and following the guidelnes provided there for calories, fat, carbs and protein. I am trying to focus on low carb foods.
However I am not going to go at this as fanatical as I have sometimes in the past.
I am going to be realistic and try to incorporate small changes slowly and permanently.
I am going to follow my husband's lead and take things One Day At A Time only.
I will be kind and supportive to myself.

Personal Information:
I'm Di.
Happily married, Mother of two adult children.
56 years old and not minding that.
Would love to lose this extra weight for good.
Would love to take a flight of stairs without panting halfway to the top.
Would love to get my blood pressure in check without meds.
Would love to become fit, really fit.

Other Information:
Love to read.
Love to write.
Often wish we had no TV.
Like any chance to be creative - planning a party, making gifts, baking, decorating the house.

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    How are you doing these days? You are about where I am. I am stuck at 11 lbs for a couple weeks. I signed up for the 5% weight loss spring challenge so hope to lose 12 lbs in 8 weeks so I better start focusing and logging that food again. Will have to work on more veggies and water. As soon as I eat any kind of bread products I can see it coming back on. Also on Sparks too much and not enough exercise! Take care and nice to see Spring coming. It was sunny and about 50 degrees the other day in Toronto and the restaurant next door had their outdoor patio open, full of hopeful people!
    4084 days ago
  • v CAROLYN1213
    Welcome to the Couch to 5k running group!!!! Stop by the message board and introduce yourself to the team. On the team page you will find a thread for each training week. Click on week one and post were you are at in your training. This is a great way to meet others who are in the same phase of training as you. Some of my best friends were in my training week one and we worked through the program together sharing victories, questions, comments, and ideas. I look forward to learning more about you. I will be popping in on the Weeks 1 - 3 training to help answer any questions that might pop up and to cheer you on to your goals! Be blessed! Be a runner!
    4097 days ago
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