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Me after using Sparkpeople for 4 months, with my daughter at our combined 40th/21st birthday party

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Since joining SparkPeople in Janaury (2009) as a New Year's Resolution, I have been re-born! Not only have I lost 24 pounds, but I am in much better shape and have a sunnier outlook on life.

Last year was miserable. I had a painful colon surgery and my teeth and bones were weakening. Additionally, I gained a lot of weight and was not exercising regularly.

Now I have taken control of my health and feel fabulous! The nutrition tracker has really helped me not only to regulate my calorie, fat, protein and carb intake, but I also set it to show my fiber and calcium intake. Keeping track of these values has helped me to get enough fiber to keep my digestive system healthy and enough calcium to improve the quality of my tooth enamel and stop bone loss. I believe that the increase in fiber and calcium has also played a role in my weightloss.

I now exercise several times per week, including both cardio and weight training in my routine. I can no longer lift heavy weights like I did when I was younger, but I still lift enough weight to keep my bones and muscles strong. During the hot Arizona summer, my cardio consists of walking at the mall and an occasional swim. During the other seasons, I love to hike and jog.

I have also discovered that I really enjoy cooking healthy meals and exercising, and I now look forward to each day with anticipation of great things!

Member Since: 7/23/2008

Fitness Minutes: 48,748

My Goals:
1. Lose 23 pounds.
2. Tone my muscles.
3. Cook healthy meals 5X per week.
4. Eat 25-35 grams of fiber daily for colon health.
5. Consume 100-150% of daily recommended values of Calcium for my teeth and bones.

My Program:
1. Log all food eaten and stay within Spark's suggested values for calories, fat, protein and carbs.

2. Track intake of calcium and fiber using the Sparkpeople nutritional tracker.

3. Run and/or hike 4-5 times per week.

4. Do 100 crunches 5X per week, 50 pushups 3X per week and leg exercises 3X per week while watching tv.

5. Walk instead of driving whenever I am able.

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Cool House Fashion Supply


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  • v JEANINE100
    You are welcome. I wish you success on your journey and please keep in touch.

    4277 days ago
  • v DEB2448
    Welcome to the Sharing Healthy Recipes Team. Good luck with your goals.
    4278 days ago
    Hello Lady
    Thank you for adding me as a friend. I will try to help you on your way to on your journey. We can accomplish what we are doing and i will cheer you on. Better yet, I will stand beside you all the way and come to the end together.Let's be winners on journeys and get to to the finish line side by side. I know we can do this and we cheer another onward.

    I'm here anytime that I'm not sleeping and it would be my pleasure to help you if I can. I want to thank you and appreciate your comment on my page too. If I do not know the answer, I will try to find it for you one or the other. And please call me " ERNA" ...... Always, ERNA
    4278 days ago
  • v KARIANN143
    Hi Kari...Thank you for adding me as your friend and welcoming me to SP, it is nice to know a Kari also....U look amazing, great job!!! emoticon
    4278 days ago
  • v YOMIS18
    aaww thanks for stopping by my page! and CONGRATULATIONS on reaching your goal weight!!! You look incredible!!!! Good Job!!! Spark People has been amazing and I have been doing great progress, today is my 1 month and I have lost 18 lbs!! This is a great website and I am so happy my friend recommended this for me! Keep up the great work girl! emoticon
    4278 days ago
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