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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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    Thanks for your note on my blog. I was born in 1961, too. I'm up for 50 before 50. We are both on Challenge Me spark team as well. I'm going to add you as a friend. We can do this together.
    4350 days ago
  • v CBLING
    Thanks Jackie, I'm almost back on the wagon!
    4354 days ago
  • v LLTS01
    emoticon to the 40 somethings with 50-99 pounds to lose team. I am so glad you joined our team. Take your time familiarizing yourself with the site and visit the message boards for answers to your questions and loads of support. Remember to take small steps at first so that you can adjust to the changes you are making. Start by logging your food and looking for opportunities in your food log. Let me know if there is any way I can help you on your journey to a healthier lifestyle.

    Louisa emoticon

    4376 days ago
  • v no profile image GIGIDEANA130
    Hi Jackie, My name is Deana I am 48 so I am getting close to that 50 mark lol. I will gladly join you in your quest to lose those pounds. Just let me know if you need anything.

    4376 days ago
  • v -SHAWN-
    Welcome to SparkPeople!

    I started June 2007 and by using Spark and some self discovery in the process, I'm down 25 pounds, and am holding steady at a healthy weight. Spark is a massive site, you'll be discovering new and exciting things for at least two months!

    Jump Start Your Weight Loss at: "Low Carb and Induction Friendly Recipes"

    Here: tinyurl.com/ns2fgm
    * Diet is a dirty word. Every time I hear it, I wash my mouth out with chocolate! emoticon
    4376 days ago
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