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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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    Hey ANNE...great to have you back on board with us! I'm not so sure we'll be heading back to could not BELIEVE what's going on over can't even post messages without first... posting, ...going away from the site and coming back to probably find the post has posted...REALLY screwed up BADLY! They tried to 'fix' eDiets and ended up 'breaking' it... happy to see you back on board. It's wonderful NOT being in charge of the teams...grin. Guess you saw my blog and how much I've gained back....good lord. Gotta get this back under control....maybe we can encourage one another....Karon
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