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Hi and welcome! I've gone up and down with my weight for most of my adult life and have lost and regained over three hundred pounds collectively. In 2012, I was in a good place, worked out consistently, lost seventy pounds and completed a half marathon which never in my wildest dream would I have thought possible. I was also nine pounds short of being at a healthy weight (which I haven't seen since my late teens), and at my strongest and healthiest than I've ever been. As time went on my old ways set back in again. I don't know if it was out of laziness, complacency, over confidence or all of the above but I gained the weight back and lost my stamina and muscle condition too. Hopefully with the support of SparkPeople I'll regain my determination, commitment and focus to be in the best shape possible. Thanks for stopping by and best wishes for a successful and rewarding journey.

1/2020 - joined the 5% winter challenge with the Rowdy Rebels and my goal is 196 lbs. - achieved 2/25

Member Since: 12/28/2019

Fitness Minutes: 4,342

My Goals:
Achieve healthy sustainable dietary changes and thrive on a healthy 'for-life' style.

1/2020 - Rowdy Rebels 5% winter challenge goal 196 lbs. - achv'd 2/25
4/2020 - Rowdy Rebels 5% spring challenge goal 177 lbs. - achv'd 5/13

Lose 5 lbs a month targeting 140s by the end of 2020 and eventually 110-120s
12/28 - 210 (starting wt)
01/25 - 205 (achv'd 1/13)
02/22 - 200 (achv'd 2/01, back in ONEderland 2/05 yay!)
03/21 - 195 (achv'd 2/28)
04/18 - 190 (achv'd 3/23)
05/16 - 185 (achv'd 4/06)
06/13 - 180 (achv'd 4/29, major cravings but proud for not giving in.)
07/11 - 175 (achv'd 5/25)
08/08 - 170
09/05 - 165
10/03 - 160 (163 lbs - entering overweight range)
10/31 - 155
11/28 - 150
12/26 - 145
01/23 - 140
02/20 - 135 (136 lbs - entering healthy weight range)
03/20 - 130
04/17 - 125
05/15 - 120
06/12 - 115

My Program:
Low fat whole food plant based. No refined oils, refined sugars and most processed food. Limit salt.
About 40 mins of yoga, 10+ mins of moderate walking and 4000+ steps a day.
Around 8 hours of sleep
Adequate hydration (at least 64 oz water, green tea)

Personal Information:
I enjoy Stephen King books, word games, jigsaw puzzles, ziplining, horseback riding, dancing, OSDM, interior decorating, herbals/naturopathic medicine, and all things bohemian. Currently re-learning spanish, french and japanese for fun and brain health. Quit smoking twenty two years ago, soda and alcohol six years ago and will be celebrating my 40th wedding anniversary this year (2020).

Other Information:
“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” --Jane Goodall

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    "The most important thing is to enjoy your life–to be happy–it's all that matters." ~Audrey Hepburn emoticon emoticon

    Wishing you a safe and successful June!
    3 hours ago
    emoticon emoticon Soggy Wednesday!

    Monitor your cholesterol intake. Your body needs some cholesterol, which is found in animal foods like meat, dairy and eggs. But too much can contribute to disease. Keep your intake under 300 milligrams daily.

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    Thanks for the colorful Pinwheel SparkGoodie. Sending many happy blessing your way for your family and Sharon. emoticon

    Hope you had a pleasant day. Make your Thursday a fun-filled one. SPark ON! emoticon
    9 hours ago
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    emoticon Walking is important for keeping your bones strong. emoticon

    As we age, our bones might begin to lose their density. Bone density is the amount of bone mineral present in the bones. A depletion of bone density leads to conditions such as osteoporosis. Exercise helps to retain bone mass. For those who haven’t been exercising at all, the best way to start is by walking.

    Walking is a great way to build up the bones and retain the bone mineral needed for healthy bones. The stronger your bones are, the less likely they are to break. People with low bone density are more prone to fractures and breaks. As exercise can help to stabilize or improve bone density, a person who exercises regularly is less likely to sustain an injury. Walking improves your overall fitness and flexibility which can help to prevent you from falling which could lead to a break or fracture.

    Please do some extra walking today to take you closer to your goal!!
    18 hours ago
  • v ROSALIE28
    So sorry, auto correct inserted Kensington. I really dislike autocorrect. I am so sorry Kepsi. Rosalie
    21 hours ago
  • v ROSALIE28
    Hi Kensington, Thank you for the goodie and continued support. How is Sharon have continued prayers of healing and strength for your family, Sharon and you. Have a good day. Rosalie
    21 hours ago
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