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11/23/19 1:11 A

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Hello everyone. I originally joined Spark People about 13 years ago and it was very helpful. I
lost over 50 pounds. Then 5 years ago I had a fall and destroyed my knee. I had surgery and a plate put into my leg. After several months in a wheelchair so it could heal, I started to learn to walk again. Since my knee is unreliable, suddenly giving way, I have debated how to begin to exercise again. I just purchased a peddler that you can use while sitting down and at home. I am starting with this and the 10-minute daily challenge. I'm actually doing about 20 minutes right now.

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11/15/19 11:45 P

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Hi... my name is Viola... really looking forward to completing this challenge and getting back on track to a healthier lifestyle
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.::: emoticon My name is Jan but I usually go by 2B on Sparks. I joined
in 2008--and I thought this team would be a good place to shake things up a big!
It helps me to remember I don't have to do "all or nothing" even smaller in-
crements of fitness is beneficial. Looking forward to getting connected!

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Just because the sun set yesterday does not mean it won't rise again tomorrow. .... 2B ... words to keep hope alive-


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8/23/19 5:48 P

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Hi, just joined today, my name is Joyce, been active on Sparks since 2014. I thought this challenge would be good to help be get more organized and schedule exercise.

Joyce K. - Oregon coast - Pacific Time
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7/26/19 7:26 P

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Hi, I just joined the Challenge today. I started it by walking for 10 minutes today. I did have to take a 2 minute break after the first 5 minutes. I haven't been able to do much for the last 7 months and I was given the go ahead by my pulmonologist to take short walks. I had to leave a very physical job in October and have gotten on disability. I was diagnosed with PAH and am on oxygen when I am up and about. If you are not familiar with PAH it is a rare disease that affects both my heart and lungs. So, being able to walk again has been really important to me and I thought that this challenge might help me get going again. it definitely feels good to be able to go for walks again.


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7/26/19 7:20 A

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Hi Kathy! Welcome to the challenge! Im finding that this one really helps keep exercise front and center in my mind. Otherwise I lose the thought and wake up a week or two later realizing I haven done any! Im trying to reestablish the habit. How much walking do you have to do to maintain?

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Hi. Im Kathy and not new to SparkPeople but new to this challenge. Ive been on maintenance for 3 years and attempt to exercise everyday. Sometimes just 10-15 minutes in the morning. BUT, what keeps me at my target weight is walking. I am looking forward to this challenge and all you Sparkies to keep me honest in my exercise routine.

Kathy (Vermont)

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7/17/19 8:55 A

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Hello
I am new to this Team.
My name is Karen. I'm a 54 year old mother of 6. Have been overweight most of my adult life. Am at the heaviest weight I've ever been right now and hating it. I hate how I feel and how I look in my clothes and photos. I have high b/p, thyroid disorder, am borderline diabetic, suffer from periods of depression and am emotionally , mentally and physically drained.
I need to lose weight for all of these reasons.
I'm only 5 foot 2 and weigh a whopping 262 pounds . This obesity is now affecting my knees, hips and back.
I dont want to feel like this anymore.
I'm ready for change.
Im very sedentary so I thought starting with this 10 minute daily challenge was a good place to start.

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Hello, I’m fairly new to team. My name is Theresa. I’m not new to SP but I laid dormant for several yrs. I’m back after a couple diagnosis that I know if I continue to lay on couch it’s not goin to b a very nice outcome. emoticon

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5/31/19 12:22 P

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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
Confucius

"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." ?


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5/20/19 7:55 P

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Today is a re-start for me as well.

Nothing ever changes if nothing ever changes.


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5/20/19 7:54 P

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I'm with you on the medical issues, but we can do this! Right?

Nothing ever changes if nothing ever changes.


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SUZABELLA1967's Photo SUZABELLA1967 Posts: 93
5/20/19 7:52 P

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I tried to do this before, but consistency is not a word in my vocabulary. Well, I mean; it is, but I'm no good at it. At least not until now. This time will be different! I am tired of failure, so this time, I really want to win!

Nothing ever changes if nothing ever changes.


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Hello I am Alyse I was referred to Sparkpeople from my Dietician. I have medical conditions that prevent me from being active to too long. I am excited to have found this challenge. I am going to do at least 10 minutes of strength training with resistance bands everyday.

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4/22/19 1:17 A

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Hi, I'm Shannon and I'm new. Well I have been on here for about 2 weeks. I'm from Seattle and I'm at the highest weight I have ever been in my life. I'm getting older and I need to around for along time for my son who is autistic. So I'm really enjoying Sparkpeople it is so supportive. This picture is my son with autism(wearing the Mountain Dew shirt) my client (I job coach adults with developmental disabilities), his sister, and me on the right.

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4/16/19 10:39 A

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Exercise is not one of my favorite things to do. I've been working on it and the 10 minutes is very doable. I have been doing yoga stretches, which makes me feel so good - physically and mentally. I just need to be more consistent. So here I am!

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I am restarting my week one today.

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Starting the 10 minute challenge today. I am fighting a stomach issue and I am confident that I can get 10 minutes of exercise in a day.

Camie

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2/16/19 9:44 A

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Hi, I love this challenge because I it will help me get consistent in exercising daily. For day 1 I did an 18 minute exercise video and shoveled snow.

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Cynthia here. Joined to get a consistent routine going. Tonight I did yoga emoticon

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Hi I'm Rebecca. I live in rural Oregon. I rejoined SparkPeople Dec 26th 2018 and am doing very well - lost 11 lbs of my 20# goal. But I feel the need for an extra push in the exercise department, so am going to do this streak. One of my barriers to a workout is that there are SO MANY options! I don't know what to do when and how to get it all in. All that confusion sometimes makes me want to not even start. I finally sat down and devoted some time to figuring out a routine for the strength/core element -- good enough for now. AND I have a stationary recumbent bike that I can always fall back on to meet my 10+ per day. Looking forward to interacting with this team.

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1/7/19 1:41 P

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Hi, I'm Carol. I've started exercising fairly regularly on my treadmill but think I would do better if I tracked it in something more than a notebook. Hoping so. I have had back surgery and still have permanent damage and sciatica so I am limited to my walking but "some is better than none". :)

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KURTZIE1998's Photo KURTZIE1998 Posts: 30,447
12/30/18 5:29 P

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Hi my name is Joyce, decided to join after reading the spark l article on staying motivated to exercise. I do exercise but I need to get on a better schedule and set times rather then just doing it nitty-gritty.

Joyce K. - Oregon coast - Pacific Time
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12/30/18 1:44 A

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Hello! I am ready to move forward with my health. I start a new position on Jan 2. I start a new healthy me today. I've been battling weight and angst for a few years now. This past year has been especially rough. My gift to myself is mindfulness of my health. Time to refill my spirit to be able to do all that I love and give my best.
Vicki

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TURTLE69's Photo TURTLE69 Posts: 52,598
12/2/18 4:10 P

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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
Confucius

"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." ?


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TAKECHARGEMARGE's Photo TAKECHARGEMARGE SparkPoints: (803)
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12/2/18 2:11 P

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2 weeks of gain needs to stop. Goal is gym 4 times/week and adding 10 minutes of core work daily. Great year don't want to give it back during the holidays!

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12/2/18 9:10 A

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Welcome to the team! The stationary bike is a good, gentle way to get your exercise. Good choice! I'm a bit partial, because I have one too. I need to go and sit on it each day, but I keep procrastinating about it. You're off to a good start! Way to go!

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11/19/18 6:53 P

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Hi everyone, new to the "10 minute exercise challenge ". I am 60, single & many health problems. I am trying to ride my stationary bike each day. So far I can do 13 minutes at a time. Need lots of motivation & encouragement from others.

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11/9/18 9:56 A

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Hi - New to the team, and especially this 60 day Challenge. We had a trainer doing classes 3 days a week at our company's wellness center, but he's moved on to a full time job so needed a constraint to keep me active until they hire a new trainer.
61 years old and attempting to head into retirement in as good a shape as I can be so I can
have ALLLL the FUN I want!

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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
Confucius

"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." ?


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Hi, I'm Idgie. I went from zero exercise to pretty consistently doing at least 10 minutes a day, but now I'm trying for a long streak. I'm also on a challenge that started Saturday, and we get points for minutes of exercise, so I am trying to increase by at least 1 minute a day until I'm at the challenge maximum of 120.

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I am doing well at exercising at least 10 minutes a day, nearly every day, but making a commitment to others to keep me honest never hurts.

Debi
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What Good may I do in it?
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TURTLE69's Photo TURTLE69 Posts: 52,598
8/25/18 10:19 A

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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
Confucius

"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." ?


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8/24/18 4:10 A

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Ive had a lot of zero exercise days over the past year, and think Im out of that slump. I joined this team to strive for 4 weeks of consistency. I do love exercise and will do hours of it on some days. On others, it will be a fight for me. Pain issues sometimes kick my butt. We can all do this! I wish everyone the best no matter what level youre at. You can do this one day at a time!

I do understand what its like to start from a point of no mobility. I had a very severe blood clot 12+ years ago and was unable to walk. Scooting around on my butt...exhausted with the slightest effort is not forgotten. Im really good at setting pie in the sky goals and will chase them for years. And sometimes they become your reality! I see a buff fit chic in my 50+ year old future self and hope you see one too!

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I am Jae. Married to my husband of 46 years. I have two grown children with families of their own. I have five grandchildren and one great great daughter...I also have two fur kitties who bring me joy.
I have Fibromyalgia, OsteoArthritis. and long standing depression. My husband has Dementia which has recently progressed to mid stages.Needless to say for me some days are more challenging than I can bear. It is not easy to be a caregiver and especially if the caregiver needs care. But with the Lords help I manage to get through everyday with gratitude knowing things can always be worse.
I started SparkPeople weighing 214. I now weigh 162. I would like to lose another thirty pounds. I am an emotional eater and I will always have to keep my emotions in check and learn not to lean on food for stress...
I have learned to take one day at a time. not to regret yesterday or worry about tomorrow. For as we know tomorrow is not promised to any of us.
When I am not busy taking care of my husband or the everyday decisions come up. I enjoy coloring, writing, music, and my computer...I was born with Spina Bifida ...which was difficult for my childhood but many life lessons learned along the way...This is my path that has been given to me..nothing left to do but learn to walk in joy with it.


The pain passes ~ only the beauty remains...


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Hello: Joined and want to start with something I can be sure to include in my day. 10 minutes is a good start since I have been at 0 for a long time.

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hello everyone
I joined the team because I need consistency and 10 minutes a day does not feel overwhelming to me

slow and steady wins the race


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morning, consistancyI have been walking and exercising, its just hard to get into a routine I feel that I should be able to do 10 min... so here's to my first day 1 yea me

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Hello everybody..

I'm not used to walking or exercising everyday for at least 10 min. Body is like whoa!

~gagafeminist.

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Hi! I've been doing pretty well getting some walking in most days, but this will give me one more way to stay accountable and be sure to squeeze it in. Glad to be here!
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Good morning! Im not new to spark. But i am so happy to be here again. i can do 10 min of exercise a day!

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I am Misty. I am not a new Sparkie, I'm returning. What actually motivated me to get back to getting a better person physically is I can actually feel my chubby cheeks and the pain from the weight I'm carrying on my back. If I don't lose the extra weight, I will end up in a wheelchair or dead very soon.

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hello. i am 101lollypop. i dont want to reveal my real name, but i can say i have two dogs and a cat. and that i want a cockatiel. i joined because i have not been exercising as much as i want to. i have been here only one year. i keep losing weight then gaining it all back. my lab's name is belle and my westie's name is dexter. they help keep me active. my cat's name is giorgia. maybe my cat should join this team. she is so lazy! anyway i am looking forward to meeting you guys

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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
Confucius

"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." ?


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Hi. I am Cheri from Georgia. I joined Spark People in 2012 and have been on and off, lost weight, gained weight. This is my third and...I am determined...final effort to get down to a healthy weight and stay there. I just turned 65. Since November 2017 I have lost 29 pounds. I am being consistent with exercise. I joined the team to keep myself on track.


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Cheri from Georgia
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Hi, new to this challenge although not new to SP. Been working on myself since October 2017 and have lost 20lbs so far, YAY! Trying to stay positive and motivated, definitely have a sugar addiction but it's getting easier. Have 20lbs left to lose to reach initial weight loss goal but I am also trying to become stronger and build lean muscle, so not freaking out over the number on the scale so much. My body is definitely changing as my clothes are becoming looser.

Mountain Time Zone (MST without DST)
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Hi, I am Deb. I am 60 years old and live in a tiny village of 25 souls, deep in the mountains of Idaho. I originally started SparkPeople when I found out I was diabetic. It took 8 years of commitment and 103lbs to turn that around. Once the diagnosis was reversed, I lost my momentum, stopped using SparkPeople and gained 30lbs. I am back and have recommitted myself. I want to lose those 30lbs and then continue the journey for another 50lbs. I am not very comfortable opening myself up on line. I have challenged myself to get better at it.

If you want something you have never had, you must be willing to do things you have never done.
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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
Confucius

"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." ?


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3/4/18 4:22 P

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Hello! My name is Chantelle, and I'll be 40 next month (!!!). Last year, I wanted to be "fit by forty," but that didn't happen - there's been a lot of change and challenges going on.

I have a history of distorted thinking where exercise is concerned, so (only) 10 minutes a day may be challenging for me (not enough, not good enough, etc.). That being said, I need to allow myself rest days - I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia a year and a half ago.

I'm overweight and out of shape and tired of not having any energy, so I figured it's time to try something different!

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2/19/18 11:03 A

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Hello, my name is Mo and I decided to commit to do a minimum of 10 minutes of exercise every day, this will help me to develop consistency which is a key of success.

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2/11/18 2:35 P

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Hello! My name is Nix. I joined SparkPeople back in 2013 but I didn't start taking it seriously until recently. My goals include having a regular fitness routine and to lose 100 lbs. I am joining this team because it will help me get into the regular fitness swing of things.

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1/19/18 11:28 A

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Hello everyone, Im Carmen from lovely San Juan, PR, a 59 -year-old wife, mother and grandmother who is starting my 9th year on SP. Im down 24 lbs, and want to lose another 90. SP has helped me stop the gradual yearly gain of 8 to 10 lbs.

I know that I need to focus on getting regular exercise, at least the 10 minutes challenge, but it is so difficult and I get tired so soon that I do not like it, but I do love acuaerobics. I used to do a class twice a week, but then my mother fell down and had an injury I took care of her for about 6 months, then Hurricane Maria came and destroyed everything in the Island and we are just starting to recuperate, so I am planning to go back to the acuaerobics again soon. I need to make that phone call to find out the new recovery schedule.

I am joining this team to challenge myself to make daily exercise a regular part of my life, because of my health and because I deserve it.


Carmen
From lovely San Juan, Puerto Rico and loving the beach!!!

There's nothing wrong with using the word "diet". It comes from the Greek word "diaita", meaning way of life. So to lose weight and keep it off we need to change our way of life.



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1/14/18 11:10 A

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Hi everyone, Im Gail, a 74-year-old wife, mother and grandmother who is starting my 8th year on SP. Im down 25 lbs, and want to lose another 15. SP has helped me stop the gradual yearly gain of 5-8 lbs.

I know that I need to focus on getting regular exercise. I have a treadmill, free weights and a resistance band, but as a friend once told me, keeping them under the chesterfield doesnt do much good! I love to swim and enjoy taking our 30-month-old granddaughter for walks.

I am joining this team to challenge myself to make daily exercise a regular part of my life.

Gail

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1/13/18 12:29 P

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I know I asked this again. But how do you get your net carb? And protein should only be 25 percent. Just trying to make this like the other trackers so I know what I am doing.Hate using my phone. This is so much better. fat should be high , carbs low. right?


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N260SNFIT's Photo N260SNFIT SparkPoints: (28,305)
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1/11/18 7:38 A

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HI, I love using Spark Coach-it's a great way to 'walk' us through the process of gaining healthy habits without being overwhelming...SO, today was Day 10 & the Challenge to do 10 minutes of exercise led me here...
Not my first time on Spark-the first time I lost 60# in 6 months & kept 100# off for about 5 years, but then I fell away from Spark & healthy habits & gained it all back, even though I swore I'd never let it happen after all the hard work I'd done...
It's never too late to change a lifestyle, though, so I'm back, maybe more realistic this time, understanding I will need to do this for the long-term-it's a marathon, not a race, so I'll pace myself & enjoy the journey...
Dee from MO

Nothing ventured, nothing gained... https://www.verywell.com/short-brisk
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