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THR (Right) Jan 23, 2019;
TKR (Right) Jun 26, 2019;

TKR (Left) Dec 18, 2019;
THR ( Left) ?,2020 [was supposed to be in June but postponed for now indefinitely]

As arthritis and surgeries limit my activity, I am returning to the 5% Challenges for accountability.

Time Restricted Eating and/or Intermittent Fasting...
I know these aren't for everyone, but after researching, I began practicing both in August 2020 and have found the changes in lifestyle to be very helpful in my weight loss journey. I hope to also see dramatic changes in my A1c!

As I get closer to my healthy BMI weight range, I especially welcome support buddies who are maintaining weight loss after using TRE and/or IF to lose weight. I hope to learn what maintenance has been like for you, what tips you might have, what difficulties you had (if any). Have you continued to use TRE and/or IF into Maintenance? Please add me as a spark friend and send me a Private Spark Message!

Member Since: 9/23/2011

Fitness Minutes: 63,694

My Goals:
1) Weight loss
2) Lower a1c
3) 10000 steps/day (going to take a while!)
4) the Ultimate Goal... Maintenance!!!

My Program:
Planning ahead and tracking
Eliminating snacking
Practicing Time Restricted Eating and Intermittent Fasting
Adding more healthy fats back in to my life
Lower carb - reducing overall the amount of added sugars, carbs, and processed foods in my diet
Enjoying my time outdoors with nature!

Personal Information:
Emotional eating
Yo-yo syndrome
Winter (slows me down EVERY year!)

Other Information:
Travel (exploring new places and revisiting old favorites)
Genealogy research

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    HI Maraleyni,

    I just wanted to come by and say HI from Team INDYGIRL…..

    You've lost 15 pounds and thats awesome.
    Please jump right in and introduce yourself on the “Introduce Yourself Here” link and investigate the different topics we have to share. If you have any questions, just want to talk, meet your new team, or just sit and silently view the topics, its all up to you. It's nice to have your input and the chance for you to join in on our chit chat sessions.......Either way, welcome to Team INDYGIRL, we’re glad you came and we look forward to getting to know you!

    NEWTEXDEBBIE ….. Debbie

    2937 days ago
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    Some New Year Quotes for you:

    ‘An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in.
    A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves’ – Bill Vaughn

    ‘Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on,
    with all the wisdom that experience can instil in u.’ – Hal Borland

    ‘Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right’ – Oprah Winfrey

    ‘The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.’ – Michael Altshuler

    ‘We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves.
    The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.’ – Edith Lovejoy Pierce.

    ‘This is the new year the new you. You can pass through another year, coasting on cruise control.
    Or you can step out of your comfort zone, trying things you have never done before, & make 2013
    as the year that you elevate from where you are & soar high. Make it happen.’ – Pablo

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    2938 days ago
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    No problem Mary, let's make 2013 great.
    2939 days ago
    Hi Mary. Thank you for the email! It's an honor to add you as a friend. Hope to see you out and about there on Spark! :o)

    2940 days ago
    Thank you for the support for my fitness minutes, I love working out that is why a Spark team team mate nammed me "burning up turtle". I liked the name and changed my name to it. My real name is Kathryn.
    2942 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/27/2012 9:05:23 AM
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