BABYBARNEY
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before my knee surgery at my highest weight...spark's beginning


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I started using spark in 2011 even though I signed up in 2010. I began at 197 lbs. I also faced a meniscus tear in a knee that was repaired successfully. This SCARED me into putting my health first. I was terrified of immobility.
I reached 140 lb. goal by my weigh in on January 31st/2012...lb.
LATEST UPDATE: I reached my goal weight of 135 lbs. by my 60th milestone. (August 21, 2016.)

Since then I am in maintenance mode.(55 pounds kept off, still working on getting the last 10 which was a gain this year gone.) Keeping my MOVEMENT consistent, challenging myself to reach FURTHER outside of my comfort zone, & be aware of the food choices & portions I eat are a combined part of my healthy living EVERY day...Living, laughing & LOVING LIFE is the BEST benefit this journey has given me. Reach for your DREAMS...they are attainable!!!!


Member Since: 11/23/2010

Fitness Minutes: 265,666

My Goals:
long term-to reach 135 lbs.
by August 21. /2018
to gain upper body strength while toning & defining muscle
to have a positive & healthy retirement
short term...using NSV's, food & fitness tracking, no eating after dinner & staying within my calorie amount of 1650 a day
daily form of movement 10 min.+/day, 10,000 steps


My Program:
I am tracking my nutrition, nutrients, & exercises.

I am a VON fitness leader which helps keep me active leading high mobility sessions with seniors.

My motto of LISTEN to YOUR BODY is the main focus of my program. It is a MIND/BODY connection.



Personal Information:
My name is Sandi...I'm from Southwestern Ontario, Canada...married 40 years with 1 grown daughter....


Other Information:
I love to read home decor magazines, love to travel, specifically cruising , home design & gardening are my passion.




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  • v MENNOLY
    Thanks for the jump rope. I don't tend to jump since it would stress my knees too much but maybe it will "jump-start" my next weight loss.
    2976 days ago
  • v FRANNIEDID
    Thanks for the Goodie, I need a jump start!
    2976 days ago
  • v MCVIRAGOS
    Thanks for the rope Goodie! I made it through the long weekend with best friends visiting and then a huge Thanksgiving feast at my sister's last evening without gaining any weight! Think that is an achievement in itself. Thanks again, Mai
    2976 days ago
  • v KITT52
    thanks for the spark goodie..I use to love to jump rope..bad knees now so don't do it to much these days
    2976 days ago
  • v CRAZYGYMGIRL
    thank you for the information. After I asked you, I did do some research and really liked what I read. Especially the very satisfied owners. But I didn't know how to get one without paying duty, shipping, etc. Well, this past weekend I was on Amazon.ca looking for a new ebook for my Kindle and they had an ad for the fitbit. It will be available through Amazon.ca Oct. 25th. So I pre-ordered it and expect to get mine before the end of the month!

    I have used other things like Nike +, regular pedometers and I have a Garmin watch with heart rate monitor. Some things I find not very reliable and the Garmin doesn't seem to hold a charge very long and is really only good for outdoors since it used GPS tech.

    I was considering a Body Media, but then I saw the fitbit and it looked much better. the only thing it doesn't track, that I wanted was heart rate. But for $95, it seems to be pretty good and the fact that you don't need to pay a monthly fee for online tracking is a bonus.

    So thanks again. We do have some amazing places in and around the city. I especially like the waterfront trails.
    2976 days ago