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We all move forward in life, one way or the other. It's how we move forward that's our choice.
For the past number of months I liken my moving forward to a mechanical moving sidewalk, like at the airport. I'm going forward but not by my own energy.
Today I step off the moving sidewalk and choose to move forward using my own energy.
I'm stepping into the 5% Challenge that begins April 4th!

Member Since: 1/15/2011

Fitness Minutes: 3,390

My Goals:
+LOOSE 16 lbs by May 22nd. (2 lbs/wk for 8 weeks)
+BY raising my heart rate 20 minutes each day. Yoga-Tues & Thurs, Walk daily-20 minutes vigorously.
+BY staying within my caloric range of 1200-1500 calories/day.

It's changes in life, no matter how big or small, that effect my forward motion.
My goal is to daily work My Program, no matter what unexpected thing happens.

My Program:
~Nutritional Organic Calories IN - Calories OUT~
+8/8 of Water
+20 minutes of vigorous exercise every day
+Work the food log
+Dedicate time every day on the SparkPeople site

Personal Information:
I'm Laurie and I'm in my 50's. It's not my age that sends me scrambling for weight lose in 2015 but the desire to actively work on being as healthy as I possibly can. I married Steve 30+ years ago and he remains to be my best friend. We have 2 children, Matthew and Amanda. (AMANDALADY is a sparkpeople, too) They are both married to people that make them happy. And, I'm a Grandma to a beautiful ginger named Violet Olivia. I enjoy living in MN most of the year. Winter can get a bit tough. Not because of the cold and snow, but because of the lack of sunshine.
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Other Information:
I am a Susan G. Komen 3 Day for the Cure walker. 2015 will be the Tenacious Turtles 9th year walking in Dallas/Fort Worth.

I have aspirations to own my own business. My options are open, it's yet to be determined. Life is great that way!

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    How did your weigh-in go? I was thinking about you this morning! Also, I hope you found the perfect pair of hiking shoes for our Colorado adventure!
    3841 days ago
    I am a newbie, too!
    You will LOVE Colorado! Just reading that you are going reminds me of our trip there. That was about 50 lbs. and 13 years ago. I am smiling thinking about how great I felt back then!
    Of course I was still coloring my hair back even if I lose the 50 lbs? I'll still look every bit of my 52 years!!
    Best of Luck on your journey.
    You CAN do this.
    3841 days ago
    You are my inspiration- now and always! emoticon
    3842 days ago
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    Thanks for stopping by my page and best wishes on your weigh in. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3842 days ago
    emoticon Greetings and emoticon

    Happy New Year and congrats on taking the first step to reaching a healthier you! I'm glad you're getting active with SparkPeople - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support.

    Please check out the SparkTeams - I think you will find a lot of others 'just like you' there. You can choose SparkTeams by age group, lifestyle or interests, geographic location or several other ways - in fact, I suggest joining more than one group, post your intro there and write blogs as often as you can - you will find tons of friends and support that way, I promise!!

    In my experience, SparkPeople is like a emoticon in some ways - it's lots of fun and easy to make friends because we're all in this together. I like the way a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is emphasized instead of a 'quick fix wonder diet' - it's about waaaaaay more than 'just' losing weight so you have definitely come to the right place!


    If you ever need any help using features of the site, there are tutorial videos under the HELP section that can show you how to use the features of the site. You can also find them on the START page and several other places on the site.


    If you haven't discovered The Spark book and/or the SparkDiet linked at the bottom of the START page, check them out - the program is simple but extremely effective. There is a TON of information on this site - so much it might even seem overwhelming but fortunately we don't have to 'digest' everything at once! The FastBreak program is a good way to start.


    Another nice thing about SparkPeople is that we have permission to be human - we don't have to change everything at once or be in a hurry to reach our goals. Take a few baby steps and then a few more and before you know it, you'll have completed a long journey - I hope you enjoy this community as much as I do - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!


    3847 days ago
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