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Update: 08-01-2016
I've gained back some of the weight... I'm trying to focus on the fact that I kept over 20 pounds off for over a year. I have had NO interest in putting the effort in to get back on track and it's been a tough pill to swallow that I slacked. A few weeks ago I finally got back to the headspace where I can get back to this and am now heading into week 3 of just moving a little... paying a little more attention to food. I don't think that I'm going to be able to sustain full on tracking forever, so I need to find a path that I can sustain. I am hopeful.

2 years ago..
I'm a long time Sparker that lost her way and is back with an even bigger challenge ahead.

I need to do this.. for me... for my life.. for my skiing... for my husband. It has got to be a top priority for all the other things in my life to keep working.

My last doctor appointment weighed me in at 302, by far the heaviest I have ever been in my life. Newly married "fat and happy" cannot be the resounding answer for my physique.. especially now that it is confirmed that I have high cholesterol like so many of my family members.

The biggest challenge for our customers at work is letting go of what they were doing before, to adapt a new strategy for their business. I gently encourage them to stay with what they have been doing if it is working for them; knowing full well that it is not working, and that is why they are talking to me. Accepting that prior failure, for lack of better word, is one of the biggest hurdles to face.

My previous strategy was not working. I need to adopt a new strategy if I am going to see a positive change.

I want to increase my profit margin in life. I do NOT want to settle for just making ends meet.

I'm going to say this one more time just for me, because this is turning point.

What I have been doing does not work to be healthy. I need to adopt a new mindset and approach to eating and lifestyle if I am going to be healthy. I need to do these things because I LOVE my body... not because I hate it.

This is my life. My only life. This is the body that I have, and it's time to start taking care of it.

Member Since: 11/6/2008

Fitness Minutes: 23,901

My Goals:
- Get active.

- Get hydrated.

- Get real.

1- 10% or 30lbs=espresso machine. (6/13/14)
2- 50 pounds by 10/1= goal dress (9/16/14).
3- Reg sized clothing!
4- 100lbs=NEW CAR

My Program:
Focusing on just walking and eating better for the short term worked well. Now I am focusing on daily nutrition and MOVING. Dance, walk, hike, run... whatever to keep my body in motion.
Strength Training changed the game!
-Low cholesterol
-High fiber
-Low sodium
-WHOLE foods living.

Personal Information:
I'm a Minnesota girl who loves to downhill ski but is stuck in the flat lands of IL.

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    Great featured blog! You rock.

    I am inspired.

    Have a great weekend!
    2301 days ago
    Awww!!! Thank you SO SO much! emoticon

    Right now I'm loving training plans because it's like anything you want to do you can do it by just following a training plan! If you DO it then you WILL reach your goal! After doing them it's like picking one makes your goal fate!!! HAHA LOL

    If you want to do the pushups then go for it!!! Do the kind that you can do! When I first started strength training I had to use a balance ball to be able to do them to build up strength so I would suggest that or regular modified on your knees...and I can tell you if you were to follow the hundred pushup training plan in will be doing full pushups right after that because you will be strong enough by then!!! LOL It's hard but exciting and fun at the same time!!! LOL You'll surprise yourself so many times during it too...I think every time I'm shocked I just did so much!!! LOL It makes you feel like you can do anything you set your mind to!
    2302 days ago
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    Feel like I'm always learning something new! Thanks for your blog...amazing! I'm starting to feel like I can be an exception to the rule as well!!!
    2302 days ago

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    2395 days ago
    HI - I just read your response to a blog and i wanted you to know that I also have a charm NSV in place for every 5 lbs I lose! nice to meet you!!

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