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Activity plan:
Take a Silver sneakers class twice a week.
Take a cardio class twice a week
Continue to walk my dog daily
I am going to reduce my carbohydrate and sodium intake and increase my protein.
In addition, I will get in at least 3 freggies a day.
I will measure my foods and drink at least 8 glasses of water per day.
On my team page I will daily record my exercise, I will weigh and record my weight weekly. I will check with my team at least three times per week. I will visit team members' pages and blogs as much as I can.
I am looking forward to being physically, mentally and spiritually stronger. Sparkpeople has the tools to help me succeed. Now, it is up to me to put the knowledge to use.
I have twin sons that are both married and lead a very busy professional life in Houston and San Antonio.
I am a retired school teacher and look forward to marking a few things off my bucket list.
I enjoy cooking and have a passion for bringing groups of people together.
I like all types of fresh food and don't follow a special diet. I eat whatever I want. I am logging my food and exercising and believe that moderation is the key to success.
I grew up in the country, and love all things outdoors.
I have a passion for travel and especially enjoy hiking.

Member Since: 11/6/2007

Fitness Minutes: 38,330

My Goals:
Drop 5% of my weight this fall
Log into Sparkpeople daily
Track food and water daily: Stay within calorie range (1300 calories) and measure my portions
Drink 8 glasses of water per day
Use recipes from Sparkpeople

My Program:
Cooking with the Family

Exercise Commitment:

Nutrition plan:
watch calorie intake and stay around 1300 per day
Activity plan:
Get in cardio 3 days per week. Take 2 Silver Sneakers Classes and 2 yoga classes a week.
Do strength training 2 days per week. y
Personal Information:
I will work hard to lose 8 pounds on this challenge by tracking my food intake daily. I will drink my water daily.
Other Information:
20 reasons I want to lose this weight:
1. Clothes will fit
2. To maintain excellent health
3. To look and feel better
4. To be able to hike in higher elevations
5. To experience the pride when others comment on my weight loss
6. To learn to cook a healthier way
7. To avoid future aches and pains in my knees and back
8. To make my 5% goal
9. To feel comfortable in my clothes
10. To be proud of myself and

Personal Information:
I live in Texas and have twin 27 year old boys.
I am a retired teacher and look forward to the new freedoms that retirement brings.

Other Information:
Over the past several years, I have gained weight because I retired, divorced, moved and had a knee injury, had a hip injury and now am dealing with a shoulder injury, and didn't put my fitness goals first. I like to eat out and write reviews for Trip Advisor.

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  • v KURTZIE1998
    emoticon my friend, just stopping by to wish you well and success in this week emoticon

    “Push yourself because no one else is going to do it for you.”
    570 days ago
    Good Morning my friend,

    Thank you for the water bottle goodie. I really need to get on the water intake for sure.

    Thank you for the really nice comment about my pictures and post about where I live. I love where we live although I might not favor my new neighbor and thier music taste.. ;)

    How is your neighbor doing now? Is she diabetic? This might be part of my problem is that I am diabetic. Being laid up is not been doing well as all I want to eat is sweet stuff. Chocolate is my weakness. I had my A1c checked as it has been the 6 months I just felt that my levels were off and that it had gone up. Sure enough it has gone from a 6.1 to a 6.6. I am still under the non-diabetic level which is anything over 7.0 is diabetic. I still don't need to take medication still as I did at one point 3 years ago after my mom passed away. I was 7.1 so I was over but I felt that I had done well being pre-diabetic for over 30 years. I do take a trulicity injection once a week. It is not insulin but it helps with the diabetes. He said that I could go off of it 6 months ago but he would like me to stay on it as it helps with the weight issues too.So for now I am staying with it. I feel that I really need to now I do not want it climbing anymore.

    The sweet yogurt I just had isn't helping it. Ugh!

    Also thank you so much for always thinking of me and keeping me in your prayers. I hope that my foot heals up too.

    How are you doing at the gym? You must be so proud of your sons. They are really doing great with their careers.

    Time to wake up the teenager for his studies. He is taking a concurrent college course through the high school that requires 9 hours of study per week. He hasn't done it yet so we will see if he gets up..

    Love, Laughter and Hugs,
    616 days ago
  • v KURTZIE1998
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    Have a great week.

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    "Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire." - Unknown
    699 days ago
  • v BUSYMA2001
    Have a beautiful Friday emoticon
    709 days ago
    emoticon Have a funtastic weekend! emoticon
    722 days ago
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