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I am back at my goal weight, and at goal weight I will stay. I learned important lessons when I got off track and regained lot of the weight I'd lost. But I recovered my FOCUS and worked my way back to my right-sized body in 2015.

One of the most important lessons that I learned is the importance of SUPPORT. Share my goals with someone who will hold me Accountable. SparkPeople is my "someone", and it's important to make a deep connection with the community and let my SparkFriends know how I'm doing, even in the rough times... or should I say especially in the rough times.

1. In the moment of trouble, get support. Make that human connection. Reach out - someone will be there.
2. Breathe. 3 deep breaths go a long way towards recovering lost resolve.
3. Help someone else. Get out of myself and my self-absorption. There's always someone to help with something... just look around and lend that helping hand.
4. After a slip-up, simply resume on-plan. Permission to be human.
5. Above all, remember my reasons for wanting to lose weight in the first place. They are written down - reread them. Transport myself back to that time when I was desperate to get to where I am right now.

Member Since: 2/21/2008

Fitness Minutes: 224,386

My Goals:
My goal is to maintain my weight 130 pounds (range 127-132), maintain my cardiovascular fitness, build strength, and increase my flexibility.

My Program:
Keep a journal of my food.
Walk about 2 miles a day.
Use the stationary bike for 30 min 5 days per week or commute on the bike to/from work. Also ride the bike on the weekends.
Strength training every day at least 10 minutes (up to 30 minutes)
Stretching 10 minutes a day

Personal Information:
Height 5'5"
Age 60 in April 2016
New Hampshire USA
Bicycle enthusiast
Love to knit and crochet
Cat lover
Nature lover

Other Information:
Lighten Up was the name of a team that I was proud to co-captain with Kammygirl (now JustKaron) on eDiets Ultimate Challenge. That team has gone on without me over the years and has become the Lighter4Life team.

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    1601 days ago
    Thanks for answering my question. It was very helpful. Funny you mentioned physical therapy-my oldest daughter is a physical therapist! Anyway, when he first had the idea, I thought it wasn't something people would want, but the more I thought about it the more I liked it. When I saw your blog title I had to read it! My son just graduated with a degree in exercise science and is certified by the ACSM as an exercise physiologist. I think there is another certification that you can work towards that would be geared to problems, but I'm not sure. What he really wants to do is combine his degree with one in nutrition. One thing I've learned in looking into this is that gyms make a profit because most people don't go! Only about 30 per cent of members attend. emoticon
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    thanks for the lovely (and expensive!!!) goodie! Glad that you liked the photo; just now finished taking my shot for the last week,
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    Great Job on the LCW at Red Rocks, work that body stronger~

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    Way to kick the soda to the curb! You've got this!
    1737 days ago
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