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June 3rd 2010 at a company do - a little blurred but not a bad pic!


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I joined SP three years ago and while I had great success in the early days, I fell off the wagon - so now it is time to climb back on!! Ready to be challenged and ready to get serious again. I am fairly fit (Zumba four times a week plus other activities) but need to be in a controlled environment and also focus on my diet, which I now know needs to be geared towards lowering my cholesterol.


Welcome to my SparkPage. My name is Jackie and I am lucky enough to live in Bermuda. Join me in my quest to lose 50 pounds and become healthier and fitter before I reach the big 5-0! That's fifty before fifty!

It is early days yet but I am finding SparkPeople so useful and motivating, with so many great resources at my fingertips.

Member Since: 7/31/2009

Fitness Minutes: 72,327

My Goals:
My main goal is to be at 150 pounds or less by my 50th birthday in January 2011. I am going to set myself goals and rewards in 10lb chunks (appropriate word, lol). At the start of the year I was setting myself a time frame of 10lbs every 10 weeks but I have soon come to find that this is not realistic, and only adds to the stress of trying to lose weight. And we all know that stress has the opposite effect! So time to step back and just lose as and when I can and not put so much pressure on myself. Just look forward to the rewards.

My Program:
So here is my plan - to track my nutrition and fitness every day on SP and to compete in SP challenges to make myself accountable. I will not deprive myself and will allow treats (such as wine with dinner on Saturday, chocolate a couple of times a month).

My REWARDS for meeting my GOALS for 2010.

SW (Jan 2nd 2010) 189

180 reward - manicure (DONE! May 21st 2010)

170 reward - pedicure

160 reward - spa day

150 reward - new wardrobe

And then decide whether to maintain or whether I need to lose a bit more.

Personal Information:
I am English, but have lived in Bermuda since 1994, when I applied for a job (I am in IT) which was supposed to be for two years but here I am, still here!

Other Information:
Love to read(crime thrillers, murder mystery type of thing), cook and travel.

Have also just discovered how much I love to exercise, although I think I knew deep down, Just never committed much time to it until the last few months.

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    Hi Jackie,

    Just wanted to update you on my bringing my stability ball to work and using as an office chair. I have a 65mm ball and the height was good. I would use my chair for 2 hours at a time then switch to the ball. I could tell the difference in some muscles. I will continue using the ball off and on.

    Have a great day!

    3044 days ago
  • v NEWSUE45
    Hi Jackie! I have been MIA lately from sparkpeople - went through a small depression for a few months but I am sick and tired of not feeling good, so I am back to do something about it! I hope all is well with you!

    -Sue emoticon
    3056 days ago
    zumba for fun, bet you're getting really good at it! emoticon
    3072 days ago
  • v CFLOTT
    Hi Jackie! Thanks for the goodie...we actually have some spa gift certificates waiting for us to use them. July is going to be a crazy month with the remainder of Chuck's therapy, massive family in town and our boys' 3rd and 5th birthdays. AYE! One day at a time...

    Glad you're getting to the gym!
    3083 days ago
    I agree the A team is going to be emoticon
    3140 days ago
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