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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Mon Nov. 14, 2pm – I called it QUITS. Make Changes NOW or my age (59); and weight (242); would do it for me

Wed Nov 16, 2011 – 3 pounds lighter – yes, I was serious and love my water  - I Googled, to find some healthy ‘ranges’ and was repeatedly directed to a cool website and the rest is history…. SparkPeople!!!

I’m an Addict. A fitness, tracking, nutrition, water junkie. 4 Months later and I am down 40+ pounds, tracking 8,500 fitness minutes and that is HUGE for me – never enjoyed exercise and hate to sweat. I love to be active but not ‘exercise’, but now I LIVE for Zumba!! It also seems I am motivated by POINTS. Not rewards for me as much as the actual points - 16,000 of them. I’ve deserted my Farm, Islands & Cities to earn POINTS on SparkPeople which actually DOES provide Real REWARDS! Oh didn’t you know? You get all kinds of REAL Physical Perks and Rewards.. ..

YOU!!!!!

That NEW healthier BODY – the one that is going to live longer with less effort and less surgeries because the hips, knees & shoulders should require less repair.

The NEW CLOTHES required to cover that new body.

The extra trip because the Plane Seats are much more comfortable.

Theater tickets also more pleasurable with ‘larger’ seats.

OH, those adventures you’ve longed to do – Para-Sailing, Horseback Riding, Zipline, Segway Tour– you know – those WEIGHT restricted activities.

Hmmm, SparkPeople Points ~~~ Farm, City, Island? ~~~ Points here? ~~~ Points there? I’m sold!! I’m HERE – Rewards are MUCH more SATISFYING!!

Who wants to go shopping?
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  • MDAVISRN
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Take me too! I love shopping! I think this could be good for a team activity at about week 6! What do you think? That is about the time it starts to get tough, so maybe this could be a bonus for everyone still active with the challenge! I will run it by Dimi!

    Great job with your dedication and commitment to a healthier you!
    Misty
    2866 days ago
  • FITANDFOCUSED
    Love this!! You are so right. Great Job. Thanks for the motivation.
    2868 days ago
  • KARENA228
    Wow, I'm so impressed! Good for you! Keep on keeping on...
    2871 days ago
  • VAMANOS
    Oh, that's so perfect! Let's do a virtual shopping trip for the team...everyone go out on the same day, or at least the same week, and buy something to commemorate our BL Spring challenge! Or, if money's an issue, we could really make it virtual and buy ourselves appropriate goodies. I'm IN.

    Nancy, you are doing emoticon --keep it up!
    2871 days ago
  • CHRISKENANDKIDS
    Great blog! Great job! You're doing awesome! :) Congrats!
    2871 days ago
  • GOOZLEBEAR
    I will, I will, take me too!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon great blog!!!!!
    2871 days ago
  • CHRISKENANDKIDS
    Great blog! Great job! You're doing awesome! :) Congrats!
    2871 days ago
  • LETSGOPLAY
    Yes!!! Yes!!!! Yes!!! over here emoticon
    shopping! emoticon ok that is all I can find for emoticons but I would love to go on a shopping spree-be fun if the whole team did-what a blast that would be! emoticon
    2871 days ago
  • LYNKIN
    Wow! You are doing a great job! Way to go! I turned 57 in February and want to get to a healthy BMI and stay there! You inspire me!!! emoticon
    2871 days ago
  • RHILL4455
    Your making amazing changes!! Keep up the great work!! It's going to be great having you as a team mate on the titans!! Keep it up!!
    2871 days ago
  • CRISSA1669
    I do!!! Yes friend...those are such wonderful perks to get in this journey. How funny...I stopped doing things for points...I just earn them now for tracking my workouts...but that is awesome that they are so motivational for you!! Hey, we need to find that movtivation and inspiration anywhere we can!! I'm so thrilled about your progress and it's such a pleasure following your journey:) Clarissa
    2871 days ago
  • LIFECHG4GOOD
    Great post! So proud to be on the BLC Purple team with you. You truly are a motivator!
    2871 days ago
  • DEBPRE16
    I enjoyed your blog but I must admit I still get points at my game Sims Social too. Reading Sparkpeople blogs and posts have helped me alot. I don't need new clothes yet but I am looking forward to it.

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    Debbie

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    2872 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/13/2012 11:16:13 AM
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