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Eight years ago. To be back to that kind of fitness by 2018. That's my goal!!

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Update on May 5, 2020. I updated what I wrote below (January 1, 2019) yesterday but guess I forgot to save. I am now at 162 pounds but I still commit to getting to 147 pounds safely and reasonably. Which according to the ticker won't happen until August of 2020. My purpose is to make that happen (as well as staying safe, not infecting anyone else and eventually making it back to Ireland.)

Today, January 1, 2019, I read what I wrote a year ago, saved below. Although I didn't get to 140 pounds, I did get to 147 and lost 3.5 inches on my hips. Which is great. Unfortunately, I lost the weight through being sick. And I still don't know if I am completely well yet although the appetite has returned and I can exercise with minimal discomfort. So, today, January 1, 2019, I commit to exercising daily and if not actually recording calories on SparkPeople, at least being aware of them on a daily basis.

"Ten years ago, aged 55, I weighed 136 pounds and worried about my weight and fitness. Ten years later, Dec 28, 2017, I weigh 166 pounds and was horrified. I am 3 pounds away from obesity! It is beyond frustrating to think I can't wave a magic wand and go back 10 years but it just doesn't happen. I programmed in 140 pounds as my desired goal--that would achieve a healthy BMI) and 1.5 pounds per week. That means that I could be at 140 pounds by April 28, 2018. One can only work diligently toward that goal, right? The formula is still the same:
1) Exercise at least 45 minutes a day, 6 days a week, as well as walk sufficient steps to total 10,000.
2) Follow healthy eating plan, counting and recording calories, daily."

Member Since: 2/20/2008

Fitness Minutes: 175,370

My Goals:
BMI down to normal.

Fit into size 12s again.

My Program:
Exercising 6 days a week.

Calorie counting.

Personal Information:
Originally from Montreal, have lived in several provinces and states and in England. Mainly live in Arizona although spent most of 2017 in Ireland.

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Favorite authors right now: Kate Ellis, Jane Casey

Favorite movie: no favorite movie right now

Happy to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

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    How did you get your dog into Ireland? I probably would have moved there back when I was a younger woman except I could never stand the quarantine!

    I added you as a Spark friend and hope you will add me too.
    1290 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/14/2017 4:29:56 PM
    Nice to meet you on Beck team and in the summer reading challenge. I left you a long reply because I learned a lot from your post about my own circumstances. We are at the same weight. Maybe we can help each other reach our 2018 goals. And stay there.
    1290 days ago
  • v KRISZTA11
    Welcome to the Beck Diet Solution reboot!
    1572 days ago
    Welcome to the challenge of Fine Tuners.
    I know it is unusual to be called a challenge if someone else doesn't make up the rules. But Win Fine Tune challenge is about whatever items YOU choose to challenge for yourself, which is then committed on our thread. As you accomplish or change situations you will modify and clarify what you are working on. Email me privately if this is still too confusing. I hope you find it rather ideal as a personal challenge focusing.
    the p tiger dale
    1731 days ago
    I am somewhat to the east of there, about 200 miles or so and about 50 miles from the border...

    1748 days ago
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