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Feb 2017
My name is Monique & I've been on SPARK since 2008. Take in fewer calories than you expend & you have a winning calculation for weight loss. Unfortunately for most of us there's more to it than a math equation. Math was never my strong suit anyway.

I was able to lose 50 pounds last year. I started getting regular chiropractic care, I was eating better, I had a major stressor remove himself from my life, I was exercising harder & more frequently. And it worked. The planets aligned & the weight came off.

I need to re-align my planets again. I've gotten off kilter & lost my way. I'd really like to be a LOT closer to my "ultimate goal" by my 10 year SPARK anniversary. That would make me feel like a Success Story.

Other interesting tidbits:
* I'm the Mom of one spoiled dog & 3 mostly grown boys
* I'm a 8.5 year Survivor of Inflammatory Breast Cancer
* I'm a an adult learner who got her Associate's in May 2017.
* I help care for my 97 year old Grandmother with Alzheimer's
* My knees are bone on bone


Member Since: 5/21/2008

Fitness Minutes: 40,692

My Goals:
Edit 4.27.18

* Get 40 miles in one month on my Fitbit (ACHIEVED 12-2016)
* Get 60 miles in one month
* Walk a 5K (3.1 miles)

* 315 (5% goal) by 12.25.15 (ACHIEVED 3-19-16)
* 299 (10% goal) by 6.8.16 (ACHIEVED JUNE 2016)
* 285 (15% goal) by 9.3.16 (ACHIEVED SEPT 2016)
* 275 (The Power of 10!)
* 270 (last seen in 1990!)
* 256.5
* 243.5
* 231.5
* 219.5
* 208.5
* 198 (cough cough gasp!)

***LONG TERM Goal: Walk one half marathon!



My Program:
I'm going to do it ALL! I'm going to try it all.

* Walking is the big part of things. I need this not just for exercise but to maintain my mobility.
* Water aerobics 2-3 times a week.
* Dates with Leslie.
* Trying Zumba (DONE! LOVE!!!)
* Trying Hip Hop Dance
* Trying Piloxing
* Yoga at least once a week for flexibility
* Strength training to keep my bones strong




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ALL I NEED IS WITHIN ME




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  • v JIBBIE49
    Looking through active Spark pages as I'm sorry to see all of us have to go. I'm looking into MyFitnessPal as I've been here since Oct. '07 and I know that has been the "other" site that people on Youtube often used.
    I can't see where SparkAmerica has anything for me, as Chris started that site 7 yrs ago for Corporations, but things change.
    I found a doctor who put me on Metformin and a weekly shot of Bydureon 4 yrs ago and my blood sugar went from 115 to 84 and I dropped 50#. He's 78 and he has an interview on Youtube when he was at an antiaging conference:

    AGE MANAGEMENT MEDICINE - WARD DEAN M.D.
    6 days ago
  • v GOPROMISEGO
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    Happy May Day Friend! Praying this month brings you much HAPPINESS!

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    94 days ago
  • v GOPROMISEGO
    emoticon Monday is here! Encouraging you to make a plan for the week. emoticon
    106 days ago
  • v GOPROMISEGO
    emoticon emoticon emoticon We made it to the weekend!!! Enjoy yours! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    109 days ago
  • v GRANDMABEAST63
    Happy Thanksgiving my SparkFriend, thankful Thursday indeed.

    All the best, Josée
    250 days ago
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