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Having been introduced to SP by my younger daughter, who is a RD , so that I could lose weight and help deal with two worn-out knees and live longer I looked at the info available but didn't apply any that I did read. Time passed and my knees became a major source of pain.They were replaced a year apart due to my weight but the spark lit a fire. I tracked my food and drinks religiously, began to eat healthier foods and had a regimen of swimming, walking and hiking. The result was150 pounds melted away. Another surgery was performed to improve the quality of my life as well as my health but I couldn't swim, walk seriously or hike for 3 months and I could sit, eat and forget the new lifestyle I had developed. My motivating team from the big weight loss had disappeared so I found the 5% Challenge team. The rules were easily understood, reasonable and the team format was just what I needed. I have re-lost 100 of the 150 re-gained. Hopefully I will work harder to live the healthier lifestyle that gave me a healthier life during the Winter 5% Challenge.

Member Since: 5/9/2007

Fitness Minutes: 371,697

My Goals:
It is my goal to reach 250 pounds.

My Program:
Tracking everything I eat and drink and staying under 1900 calories a day. I plan to walk 2-4 miles a day 4 days a week.

Personal Information:
I live in east Arkansas on "The River" and am blessed to have the delta and Crowley's Ridge which provides unlimited outdoor activity and sports. Also, we have a great history created over the years and have Civil War sites recreated as well as original sites preserved. We have one of the largest Blues Festivals in the world. Always something great happening.

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I always thought I would retire and my wife and I would hike and camp, sans Scouts, just the two of us, and I would write an article about the railroads in my home county. Physically we will have to work to be able to hike flat ground! I have a years worth of material gathered over 30 years to organize so I can write the article.

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  • v KATIE5668
    your lil tale about being a scout master brought Memories. Of course I couldn't be a Scout Master..but I did a fun job as a Cub Scout Mum,,they loved coming to our farm in OKLA.
    Lots of fun times! Oh I did try to see if I could do mascot for Scouts...the existing rules stated that I could not pass the physical!! That was before they let girls be scouts...dang I am OLD!!
    11 days ago
  • v MPETERSON2004
    Hello! If you are new to this journey for the 1st time or the 20th time please consider checking out my team so we can support one another in this journey. YOU are worth it! WE CAN do this! Have a great week! emoticon
    11 days ago
    I highly recommend Springer Spaniels (even if you don't require bomb detection ) Mine is the second one I have had they have literally saved my life , they are so smart. True the first one I had saw me going to fall and she went underneath keeping my replaced knees and broken legs from hitting the ground.,I was broken hearted I fell on her I bundled her into the car and insisted the vet take xrays insisting all the time "I fell on her" he kept telling me she was a service dog she was trained for that but I would not relent so he took the x-rays and then he said "Now will you take your healthy dog and get the stitches in your elbows you need?"LAcey is not quite as big as True was (She is companion sized as opposed to the hunting sized True was but she rides on my lap on the wheelchair and hops down to pick up things if I drop them then scarpers back up like the royalty she is. She is my constant companion.
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