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I have reached my destination regarding a healthier lifestyle and my weight loss goals. It took me longer, but I have found that slow and steady keeps you on course and helps avoid detours, you can not have an all or nothing attitude (I have maintained my weight within my goal range over 12 years).

This is my advise to others who are beginning their healthier lifestyle journey: SparkPeople really works, but the key is you and consistency. Create a SparkPage and have it set so members can see it (I didn't want to do this at first either, but if you commit to this go all the way, we also would like to get to know you better, no strangers here, just friends you have never met). Find and join SparkTeams that fit your interests and needs (best place to talk to your new friends, and get all the support and motivation you will need). Stay active on your teams by joining in the challenges and post frequently. Track your food; drink at least 8 glasses of water a day (challenge yourself to work your way up to it if you are finding this difficult). Add different exercises to your day (start off slowly and increase the amount of exercise over time). Take baby steps, and before you know it those baby steps become giant leaps.

SparkPeople is free, but the rewards are priceless.


Member Since: 5/7/2007

Fitness Minutes: 239,813

My Goals:
Now that I have reached my goal weight. My goal is to maintain it. I will do this by portion control and saying no to seconds, and cut back on alcoholic beverages during weekend get togethers. Drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day.

My Program:
Alternate between strenth training and aerobics.

Keeping track of my calories and staying under 2000 calories a day.

Personal Information:
My name is Sonia, I am a single mother of a 23 year old son. I live in Surrey, BC in the north area of the great community called Whalley (Bridgeview to be precise).

When I am not working as an Accounting Specialist, I am busy as a community activist that is trying to create positive changes in my neighborhood, and educate people on environmental issues that affect all. The last few years I have embraced the soccer culture and working with others to make it a safer place for all.

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"Obstacles are those frightening things that become visible when we take our eyes off our goals."
--Henry Ford

"Failure is the only opportunity to begin again more intelligently."
-- Henry Ford

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
-- Dr. Seuss

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    Thanks for your comments and welcome! Now, if only they would decide which is ACTUALLY better for you: bottled water or tap! Sheesh!
    4959 days ago
    Hey there. Just wanted to thank you for your comments. My next 5K is July 21st. (EEK!) Wish me luck - it's going to be a bumpy ride!! :)
    4959 days ago
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    Wow. Thank you so much for your condolences in regards to Babbo. That meant so much to me. Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. It's nice to know there are people here who care.
    4967 days ago
    Hi there, thanks for your comments on my weight loss page. The program that I did was called the kilo crushers club, I probably wrote crunchers but anyway we did alot of crunchers and lunges neverless. It was hard but very worth it for the results that I achieved I have now 12 months to go to get to my ideal weight can't wait!.
    4969 days ago
  • v CCCATS
    Well, let's see! I ache in places I didn't know I still had! However, the water aerobics is great and the gym is very nice. I haven't gone today and actually miss it! Eating is not as easy for me to manage, though. Maybe for a while I can just eat "normal" and focus on exercising THEN add the diet part... How about you? How's your weekend coming along?
    4970 days ago
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