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I've been dabbling in SparkPeople for years now--checking in, checking out--enjoying reading the articles, blogs, information provided on the site but never committing myself. I think when I joined SP, I was a 'whopping' 150-ish pounds and feeling overwhelmed and overweight. 3 pregnancies and many life events later, 150 would be a welcome number to see again!

So, what are my reasons for getting serious about my weight finally? They're layered. I'm fortunate not to have, nor to have had any major health issues and that's one of the main reasons. Apart from my knees which lived a harder life in my healthier days, my body functions well and does what I want it to do. No diabetes, no high blood pressure, etc. I'm disease/illness free. I'm lucky. I want to stay lucky, but I think that luck is only a small part of it and self-care is larger part of it. I can't control my luck, but I can control my self-care and I haven't been. I spent time last summer with family, several of whom have some serious health issues now, and I don't want to see myself in a few years suffering from and living with the same issues.

Another reason is that my kids are great, healthy, active bodies and I do get out and do things with them, but not as much running about as I would like to, nor as much as they would like me too, I imagine.I get too winded too quickly.






Member Since: 11/27/2006

Fitness Minutes: 13,618

My Goals:
What are my goals?
• Listen to my hunger and not stress eat or eat in secret. I do both. I need to stop consuming the foods that bring nothing to my body nutritionally, nor in terms of pleasure. Those are the ones I stuff in myself because I’m under pressure or bored. Moderation and not indulgence: conscientiousness. I think that will be hard to train as I sometimes find that I’ve consumed something and didn’t even realize that I was eating—and certainly not how much of it I had until I either feel so sick to my stomach or see the packaging at my side.
• The weight one is to lose between 50-60 pounds. I can’t say exactly as I want to see how my body feels when I get closer to that range. At least 45 and who knows, maybe 65, but that will be in accordance with what my body is saying.
• I want to get stronger. I’ve become saggy (or droopy maybe is a better word) with no muscle tone nor definition. I want to see muscle definition in my arms, back, legs, stomach.
• I want t


My Program:
30 min walk 3x week minimum
10 min stretching/meditation daily
20 min 2x week strength training
10 min day core/back strengthening



Personal Information:
48-year old working mother of 2 great and active girls, 7 and 10, who needs to drop 50 before 50!


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  • v MTNGRL
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    Don't forget to stop by and post any Exercise minutes and LTGL points for the week on the team page before 11:59 pm tonight. Tomorrow, Saturday by 11:59 PM, is weigh in day.
    We are getting close to the end of this challenge. Let's finish strong! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    5 days ago
  • v 2020ISTHEYEAR


    Happy Friday emoticon

    Just stopping by to remind you to post any Fit Minutes/LTGL Points by 11:59 tonight and then Weigh-In Sat by 11:59pm. Have a GREAT weekend! emoticon emoticon emoticon



    “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” – Mary Kay Ash
    12 days ago
  • v MTNGRL
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    Sending you lots of Firecracker love!!!!!

    Here is a little reminder to post your exercise and LTGL points before 11:59PM tonight. Weigh in on Saturday by 11:59 PM as well. .

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    19 days ago
  • v MTNGRL
    I didn't know what a dal was. I had to look it up! I am not a fan of meat myself. Once in a while maybe. I bought some powdered pea protein to mix in with my almond milk for a smoothie.
    Interesting about cheese. I will try it after a meal. There is a grocery here called Lidl that has a wonderful variety of cheese.
    Thankyou so much for your insight.
    26 days ago
  • v 2020ISTHEYEAR
    Hey There emoticon I hope you're having a great week:-) Just stopping by to remind you to post and unposted Fit mins/LTGL Points tonight by 11:59pm. And then Weigh-In Sat by 11:59pm. You can always weigh in earlier, if it's more convenient. Have a GREAT weekend!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon


    "A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world."

    Paul Dudley White
    26 days ago
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