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July 14, 2010, still a few pounds to lose and still muscle to gain

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Trying to make LASTING CHANGES
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GOALS for 2017
1. Lower my BMI
2. Eat more vegetables consistently
4. Participate in a 5K
5. Identify health issues and defeat or treat them
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**After previously surpassing my goal, I have gained back EVERY bit of weight I lost and more.

I'm working on taking better care of myself again. My goal is to be as healthy as I can. It's frustrating to be back at the larger size but I know that I can do better. I've got to manage stress better and make the commitment to consistently CHOOSE health over comfort.

I joined SparkPeople on March 1, 2010. While recovering from badly broken bones, tibia/fibula, I managed to become stronger, leaner, and healthier.

With hard work and with the help of Spark People, I lost over 20 pounds.

I can be stronger and leaner again!

Previous Goals:
1. Heal from broken leg enough to walk without crutches.
Achieved March 5, 2010

2. Gain strength and stamina to be able to walk a 25 min mile.
Achieved approx. March 10, 2010

3. Gain strength and stamina to be able to walk a 20 min mile.
Achieved March 24, 2010

4. Gain stength and stamina to be able to walk a 15 min mile.
Achieved 05/12/2010

Member Since: 3/1/2010

Fitness Minutes: 47,405

My Goals:
My goals are to become stronger, leaner, and healthier through exercise, good nutrition, and sound health choices.

For 2014
Participate in a 5K

Run an entire 5K

Be able to run a 12 min mile

Be able to run faster than a 12 min mile

Run in a longer race (8K, 10K)

Decide if I may want to run an Half Marathon

My Program:
I'm eating more fruits and vegetables, consuming less sugar.

1. 200 mins per week.

2. On rest days, do some type of activity for at least 10 minutes, even if it's marching in place.

Strength Training:
3 times per week.

Personal Information:
I live in the Southern United States. I like to read, write, knit, crochet and I'm interested in photography and genealogy.

I'm married with one child.

I used to be a creative person but I think I tried to be more "normal." I'm working on bringing out that side of myself again.

Other Information:
Like everyone else, I'm a work-in-progress.

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  • v FBAILEY24X
    Thankyou for dropping by and leaving a comment on my post. I feel so supported by everyone here. Thanks for the encouragement. You've got this keep pushing!
    1368 days ago
    I would go ahead and get the first book and see how you like it. I have Kindle Unlimited, so whole series was available as part of my subscription. The characters are quirky, but there actually are some lessons in the book. They won't change your life, but were a fun read.

    If you read them, let me know if you liked them.
    1392 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/5/2017 10:26:59 PM
    Thanks for the kind words about my Christmas knitting. So glad I restarted it too. It's much better this time around. I will post photos, too.
    1397 days ago
  • v BEANPOD61
    Thanks so much for taking time to comment on my first blog -- I recall how super supportive this whole community is!! Good luck with your journey too-- we have the power to do this !
    1410 days ago
    Thank you sweet lady for the Spark Goodie and the good thoughts. I appreciate you so much. Your encouragement means so much.
    Have a blessed day!
    1513 days ago
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