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Thankful for my life, now time to appreciate it.

It's been years since I've actively participated in SP. I was in a near fatal car accident in Aug. 2015 and have worked hard to recouperate from a broken neck, broken tibia plateau and 3rd degree burn on my leg from the engine block. I'm thankful every day that there were angels on earth to come to my aid and that I've been given additional time with my loved ones.

To do that, I need to start taking better care of myself, get my diabetes under control and lose weight so my leg and back can hold me up.

Current weight is 210. Goal weight - 175
Current activity level - very little. Goal for activity - 1 hour per day

Member Since: 3/6/2009

Fitness Minutes: 9,528

My Goals:
Lose 35 lbs by 9--30-2016 by eating healthy, exercising and getting positive reinforcement from friends and peers.

208 by Jan. 1
205 by Jan 15
202 by Feb. 7
199 by Feb. 28
196 by Mar 21
193 by Apr 15
190 by May 7
187 by May 28
184 by June 21
181 by July 14
178 by Aug 7
175 by Aug 30

My Program:
Shop the perimeter of the store

Going to exercise at the pool at least 3X per week

Walking 30 mins or climbing stairs every day.

Drink lots of water

Use the 40% Carbs, 30% Protien & 30% Fat ratio for my daily cals. This works best with my diabetes.

Personal Information:
I live in Kemmerer, Wyoming. My name is Charlotte. I have 2 grown children and I am married. I run a rental businesses and I love to quilt! I am very good at organizing for other people, so now I am going to organize my health routine and make it work.

Other Information:
My BMR currently is 1948 with sedentary daily activity (1623 x 1.2). To have 500 cal/day deficit = 1448 avg. intake. If I want to lose 2 lbs. per week need to also do about 500 calorie burn in exercise. I am limited on amount of activity and endurance sine my car wreck, so I'm setting my goal at 1 lb per week instead of 2.

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  • v GCHUNG
    You know now that you described the kimono I see it clearly in my qults. I have the borders on and am waiting to quilt it. In the next few weeks. I'm piling up the sandwiched quilts to do all at once.
    3169 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by! I hope you had a great weekend and are feeling ready for what the week will bring!
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    3189 days ago
  • v WYOBZM
    Every year it seems to me I hear complaints about spring. It is either
    "late" or "unusually cold," "abnormally dry" or "fantastically wet,"
    for no one is ever willing to admit that there is no such thing as a normal spring.
    - Thalassa Crusso

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    Well is April is half over and I think over the last 15 days we have had everything from 70 degrees sunshine to 2 inches of snow on the ground. Yesterday was so blustery, I felt I was in the Hundred Acre Wood with hufflelumps and woozles.

    So dear friends in honor of April, I present to you the following quotes:

    April showers bring May flowers.

    April is half March, half May.

    April weather: rain and sunshine both together.

    April weather is more capricious than winter.

    April weather likes to repeat the April Fool's Day.

    April showers bring Spring flowers.

    Don't ever bet on April weather.

    April wet, good wheat.

    A cold April brings us bread and wine.

    emoticon Remember that is WINE not WHINE...which I appear to be doing.HaHa.

    emoticon Hope you have a happy, healthy, joyous week. Keep me posted on your successes...except the number of SPARK points you get. How come so many of my friends are so lucky? Love you all and may you gain strength and lose pounds! emoticon emoticon
    3196 days ago
  • v WYOBZM
    emoticon emoticon Okay so I am high from a wonderful week. WHY?
    1. I completed a lot of pending things at work.
    2. It was spring break here and even though we work all year, I took some time off to garden.
    3. My yard looks fantastic and now I am just waiting to plant things. I can start the hearty crops mid May but nothing I don't want to die before June 6. We get hail really bad in May.
    4. I ran the fastest time trial 5k in 28:00 flat and then finished the run off with another 3.5 miles. Getting stronger with every run makes me high.
    5. I have time for myself to just relax, read, and catch up on SPARK.

    Mike Kramer, a Spark contributor, wrote a wonderful article called "Top 10 Strategies for Success". Short and to the point.

    With that in mind, I hope you have been able to do at least 3 of those steps consistently. The three I was able to keep in the forefront this week were trusting my plan, never stop learning, and having fun.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Keep on blogging, it is the best way to stay in touch with you, and remember to make time for yourself!
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    3206 days ago
    Good for you! I am in the same boat started again yesterday - 60 pounds to loose - NO EXCUSES _ NO TRY _ WE WILL JUST DOOOOOO IT!

    3209 days ago
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