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05-01-17 I have been maintaining a weight that was actually under my goal weight for 5 months now. I may have finally broken my preoccupation with food. It just isn't a priority or on my mind anymore, something inside me just clicked. Now I am living in an all things in moderation mode and it's kind of crazy. I do need to find a consistent exercise program for heart health and not loose muscle which is important at my age.
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I've done this before at least 10 times, this time I don't want to gain the weight again and have to do this again next fall. The First time I gained a considerable weight was in 1996. I'd had an injury and was very unhappy at my job. I ate my way through my anger. I gained about 15 lbs. I took control and started to count calories and exercise. That time I did it on my own following Oprah and Bob Greens book and lost 18 lbs. I maintained that loss for about 1 year. Since then I've been on a roller coaster ride. Up and down each year any where from 20 to almost 30 pounds. I've done the zone, Weight Watchers, South Beach. All of them work if you stick to it. I want this to be my last journey. Winter swim suit vacations seem to be my best motivation, but this time a want it to become a life style not a single goal.

Member Since: 10/21/2009

Fitness Minutes: 66,531

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My current goal is to be totally commited for the next 30 days, starting today.
Firm Express.....make it work!

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Running - The Courage To Start

With every run, you can try to be better. Not just a better runner, but a better person.
Every day that you run, you are one step closer to wherever you're headed.
If we continue to require greater strength or endurance from our bodies, our bodies will adapt.
A momentary indiscretion with food or drink can require enormous effort on the part of my body - My body will have to pay the consequences for my indiscretions.
Effort is not to be avoided; It is to be sought out.

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    Looking to stay focused through the upcoming Holiday Season? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle? If yes, then consider joining the Biggest Loser Challenge that starts in early December. Each week 10 teams of 24 Active members do fun nutritional and fitness challenges. The challenges promote a healthy lifestyle. If for some reason you cannot do a challenge, it can be modified to meet your needs. I hope that you decide this might be for you. If so, you can leave your name on the Wait List for the Winter challenge. To get to the List visit my page and click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon; copy The Team Page Address below or let me know so I can send you an invitation. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Chit Chat thread.
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    23 days ago
  • v SIRA5106
    keep going! when i first joined spark, in the first 6 weeks i only lost 1 pound. no joke. i had a trainer and even was stumped. but i kept going knowing that going back to my old ways definitely wasn't going to help me lose more. the following 4 weeks it all clicked and i lost 13 lbs at the end of the 10 weeks.

    i did the jumpstart 4-day diet and i must have been eating like crap filled with sodium because i lost 2.8 lbs after the first day and another 1.2 after the following 3 days. it was really hard to stick to that plan though and i was so sore after 3 days i couldn't work out on day 4. since then i've only lost 0.8 but im not gonna quit.
    2891 days ago
  • v SIRA5106
    congrats on 1 week down! how was it so far?
    2895 days ago
  • v SIRA5106
    i'm starting the firm express tomorrow. congrats on doing the first day today! i'm excited to start working out again. i hope dieting doesn't get the best of me again. i started the jumpstart diet but by the end of the first day i was ready to binge from feeling so restricted. i did lose 2.6 lbs that night though from water weight and sodium i'm assuming.

    i'll check in tomorrow to see how you're doing!
    2902 days ago
  • v SPARKY1944
    Just dropping by to wish you continued luck on your journey and to say....HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!
    3087 days ago
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