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Faith, Willingness, Action; this is what I think I need to achieve my goals. Gratitude, Vision, Open to receive... Gratitude for the many blessings in my life; vision of myself being healthy, strong, lean, and limber - and believing that I can succeed. Willing to do what is necessary to create the changes I need to make. Open to succeed. That, at least for now, is what I think...

Update - It has been over a year since I joined Spark People and I can honestly say that it has changed my life. I am calmer about this whole weight loss journey, and rather than going on the roller coaster of intense dieting followed by desperation and bingeing, I am building healthy habits. I hurt my knee and am going to have surgery later this summer. It has taken me a while to figure out how to exercise around it, and my calorie burning part of the fat loss equation has tapered off, as has my fat loss. But I know it is a temporary pause as I get my health back. I started a new career as a personal trainer and love it. My injury reminds me that it is important to learn how to work around injuries and not let it stop me from being active. Also, I need to take it a bit easier so as not to injure myself.

I have an affirmation that makes me smile when I think about it. Here it is:

I LIVE a vibrant, healthy, active, loving, creative, abundant, joyful life, surrounded by beauty, and people who love me, and support me, in being my best, and giving my gifts.

Since I have been more or less chanting that affirmation as I walk the beach, or hike, it seems like it is a reality.

Here it is August 2015. I joined spark people in March 2007. Loved it then and love it now. This time I am feeling different about the journey. This time I am focusing on creating a lifestyle and habits that will support me for the long haul. I am ok being where I am right now, and I am getting better everyday.


Member Since: 3/31/2007

Fitness Minutes: 191,272

My Goals:
June 4, 2015 Goals
124 lbs and 20% Body Fat by December 3, 2015

Intermediate Weight and Body fat goals -
July 2 - 147 lbs, 29% body fat
August 6 - 142 lbs, 26.5% BF
September 3 - 138.5 lbs, 24.5% BF
October 1 - 134 lbs, 22.5% BF
November 5 - 129 lbs, 20% BF (WOO HOO if this can be real!)
December 3 - 125 lbs, 18% BF (I suspect that I will lose some lean mass as well as fat, which is why these don't exactly match up...



My Program:
August 27, 2015

Cardio - 250 minutes per week in the target heart rate range.
I plan to walk or hike everyday whenever the spirit, or my dog, moves me, using bursts from time to time to increase heart rate.

In addition, I plan to do strength training 3 times a week, split routine.

Yoga for a break from routine when my body needs it.

December 2008
I am following the steps on Spark People to build healthy habits, and aiming for 30% protein, 40% carb, 30% fat, eating like a hunter gatherer and avoiding processed foods. I am focusing on eating the most nourishing foods I can... "eating clean." I aim for a minimum of 8 servings of produce a day.

Calorie Cycling;
6 vegis and 3 fruits/day;
Cardio - 6 days/week;

Max-OT weight training 3 days/week.



Personal Information:
I love nature, art, and connecting with people. You can see more of my sculpture, paintings, drawings, at my website: www.skobknobstudios.com


Other Information:
Affirmation - I am vibrant, healthy, strong, lean and limber.

Affirmation - I live a vibrant, active, healthy, loving, creative, abundant life, surrounded by beauty, and people, who love me and support me in being my best and giving my gifts.





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  • v JACKIEWALKS4FUN
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    I just did a weeks worth of cardio after walking into a spider's web..
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    Shake up your body because it's the almost Halloween!
    Enjoy it to the bones.
    Happy Halloween.

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    Ghosts and Goblins,
    spooks galore,
    scary witches at your door...
    Jack-o-lanterns smiling bright wishing you a
    HAUNTING NIGHT.
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    Don't be scared of healthy foods.
    ✶*¨*. ¸.~♥~☀★¸¸.☆.¸¸✶*¨*. ¸.~♥~☀★¸¸.☆.¸¸
    Happy Halloween emoticon
    16 hours ago
  • v JACKIEWALKS4FUN
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    ★⋱⋰★ 5 Awesome ways to start a new month:★⋱⋰ ★
    1. Start the month strong. Do a kick butt workout a day.
    2. Set a one week goal.
    short term goals are motivating.
    3. Set a 30 day goal. longer term goals keep you going.
    4. Make a gratitude list of what you are thankful for so far this year for a happiness boost.
    5. Compliment yourself right now and SMILE! :). emoticon emoticon

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    TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF... August
    Today is the first day of the new month,
    So take a deep breath
    And start moving towards your goals and dreams!

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    "The sun shines different ways in winter and summer.
    We shine different ways in the seasons of our lives".
    ~Terri Guillemets ~
    ★⋱⋰★⋱⋰ ★⋱⋰★⋱⋰★
    Have a nice August, hope you are well Jill emoticon
    90 days ago
  • v JACKIEWALKS4FUN
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    Everything you need to already inside you.
    Don't waif tor others to light your fire."
    ~Unknown~

    ✫**..✶*`*.✫* ✫**
    H ave faith
    O ne step a day and
    P ositive thoughts
    E mpower your mind.
    ✫**..✶*`*.✫* ✫**
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    May the month ahead be filled with an abundance of Magnificent miracles,
    Blissful blessings and
    Splendid surprises.
    Welcome July. emoticon emoticon
    ✫**..✶*`*.✫* ✫**..✶*`*.✫* ✫*
    Happy July Jill emoticon

    121 days ago
  • v JACKIEWALKS4FUN
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    emoticon Flip Flop Wisdom emoticon
    Flip flops come in all shapes, colors and sizes.
    They are too busy having fun in the sun
    to waste time comparing themselves to others.

    ⋯ .⋯ .⋯ .⋯ .⋯ .⋯ .⋯ .
    Flip flops flop all the time
    but they never feel like a failure.

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    Flip flops never let minor irritations like sand in their toes get in their way
    of enjoying a sunny day.

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    May you flip flop though life with joy and kindness in your step.
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    Unlike swimsuits….
    Flip Flops fit year after year.

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    ⋯ ◯ ⋯ ..Sunshine .Hello Summer
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    Happy first day of Summer emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    131 days ago
  • v JACKIEWALKS4FUN
    Just letting you know I changed my name from jackiewalks4fun to walkforhealth. I am still here though. I hope you are staying safe and are well emoticon
    148 days ago
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