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August 2013 On our Great River Road vacation.



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July 2016 at the tip of Homer Alaska!



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With DH at Christmas Party in December 2014


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Hello! Welcome to my Spark Page.

My first Spark Trophies date back to 2009., but I have had weight issues since childhood and I have tried many different diet plans that didn't last. I bet you and I have more in common than you may think. You see, you are not alone on this journey. We are all human with the same struggles. Lets encourage and support each other!

2002 - 2009 Even though I have had weight issues since childhood around (11 years old maybe; when we start to become aware of body image) my weight blossomed to its highest in 2002 after the death of our son when I was 51 years old. I was shocked when I realized how much I weight I had gained! The years are foggy in my memory, but somehow I managed to get my weight down to 190 - 200# when I discovered Spark People.

2009 - 2013 I wonder now where the years fly to! During this period progress was slow, but by following the SP Plan I got my weight down between 180 - 190#. I struggled daily with the thought of the life changes required to lose weight and found myself gaining and losing the same pounds over and over again.

2013 - 2014 I trained for my first 5K, learned about fatloser.com and The Beck Solution team here on SP. These two resources were a game changer for me and I managed to get my weight down to 170# before I had my first hip replacement followed by several complications!

2014 - 2015 I had my second hip replacement in less than a years time. I was finally feeling great physically, but my weight was stationary. I took the year off from the diet world and celebrated life! Which also brought back 10#.

2015 - 2018 I struggled for an entire year with a knee injury that has never completely resolved itself even after a repair of a Meniscus Tear. So I continue to have some pain in my right knee that exercise actually seems to help somewhat.

So here I find myself in 2019 with new found determination! Starting at 180# on January 1, I am determined to get to my first goal of 160# this year.

My goals are:
1. Feeling calm & peaceful emotionally
2. Ditching the negative self-talk and finding gratitude
3. Committing to a food plan for weight reduction
4. Getting back to my fitness routine


FINDING MY BALANCE IN LIFE -
1. Journaling has helped me release some of those things that do not serve me well so I have more calm & peace in my brain.
2. Embracing The Weight Loss Journey team and Rejuvenation Yoga has helped build my self-esteem.
3. Working with a Personal Trainer has helped make me stronger.
4. My morning devotional time has strengthened my relationship with God.
5. Continuing with Spark People, The Beck Team, The 100 DWL Team, and my Spark Friends has given my hop for success.
6. Discovering Bright Line Eating is freeing me from unhealthy foods.
7. Bullet Journaling is keeping me focused.

The 10 Reasons I Want To Lose Weight:
1. I want to be at my goal weight once and for all.
2. I want to eat to live instead of living to eat.
3. I want to be master of my food.
4. I want to get rid of the rolls I see on my body.
5. I want to increase my strength so I can do more push-ups and lunges with better form.
6. I want to be proud of myself for doing what I said I would do.
7. I want to feel like a heathy person - Fit * Active * Balanced * Strong!
8. I want to feel mentally comfortable around all kinds of food.
9. I want to feel that I deserve to join the Maintenance Team
10. I want to be a healthy example and roll model for others.

My Long Term Goals for 2019 are the same as they were for 2018 because I am a work in progress:
1. Log in daily to SP.
2. Drink my 8 glasses of H2O daily.
3. Only weigh once a week.
4. 10 minutes fitness daily.
5. Get up at 7 a.m. without hitting the snooze button.
6. No mindless night time eating.

2019 Here I Come Ready Or Not!




Member Since: 4/14/2009

Fitness Minutes: 76,518

My Goals:
My goal is to reach my ideal weight as determined by a formula which takes into account not only my height, but also my age.

NUTRITION: I will make healthy food choices and eat 3 meals daily balanced meals in protein, fruit, veggies, and grains.

FITNESS: I will do some kind of exercise x 10-30 minutes 6-7 days per week.

WEIGHT LOSS:
I will reach lose 10# by December 31, 2019.


My Program:
NUTRITION:
1. I will follow the Bright Line Eating plan until I reach my goal weight and then decide more after that.
2. I will eat mindfully.
3. I will be diligent about limiting my consumption of alcohol.
4. Using the Beck Solution and 100 DWL I will learn to think like a thin person.

FITNESS:
1. Explore different Fitness Classes as they arise through my YMCA membership
2. Work with my Personal Trainer every month.
3. Exercise Schedule:
Day 1 Yoga
Day 2 ST
Day 3 Walk/Elliptical
Day 4 Walk/Elliptical
Day 5 ST
Day 6 Fitness Class/Elliptical
Day 7 Walk/Restl
4. I will increase my Daily Steps to an average of 7000 .




Personal Information:
I am 67 yrs. old. 5'9" and about 10 - 20# over weight. I live in Michigan and have a DH that has spoiled me for 45 yrs. We have 1 DD who is married to a great guy and they have given us 2 grandkids that we adore. My DH and I are retired and we are making the most of these years while we are able.


Other Information:
Life is what you make of it. Sometimes I think I can make fun out of a rock ! That is how I picked my handle "funloven". I love to have fun :) My hobbies include my Motorcycle, Reading, Gardening, Cooking, Scrapbooking, and Socializing. I frequently tell people I retired from work because it interfered with my social life. LIVE LIFE TO IT'S FULLEST is my motto.




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