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BECKY 12/25/2011 WEIGHT 170.8

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Becky September 25, 2008

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Hi All! My name is Becky and my sister Susiemt said it was time to update my spark page. Well here goes. When I first joined spark 4 years ago my husband and I were going to retire in the next five years. I have been retired for 2 1/2 years now and it is wonderful. I am so happy I started my journey a couple of years before, because now I feel just great. I have lost over 170 lbs and am able to do all of the things I couldn't do before like, walk great distances without losing my breath, ride a bicycle, put on a swim suit, play with my grandson, go hiking etc. It has been a long journey with no end in sight but really well worth every minute.
My normal day as a retiree goes something like this: The first thing in the morning after coffee my sister and I usually walk or ride our bikes (weather permitting) over to the fitness center where we do our cardio and strength training. It usually takes about an hour and a half to accomplish this and then it is the walk or the ride home. Sometimes we take longer bike rides but with the weather (Hot) being what it has been this season we just usually call it quits and head for home and our wonderful lunch. We have collected many healthy recipes from spark and we have the best lunches on the planet. The rest of the day is filled with sparking, shopping or helping my youngest daughter out with her son which I might add is a joy.
I wish anyone who reads this much success on your journey. Remember that it takes a whole lot of work and self discipline but it is so worth it.

Beginning Weight: 350
Current Weight 183
Weight Lost 167 lbs
Maintenance Anniversary Date: Aug 20, 2010

I read this quote from Velvetlady and I really liked it a lot.

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.

I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.

Member Since: 7/24/2008

Fitness Minutes: 273,830

My Goals:
My goals for 2012
1. Lose 7 lbs by Dec

2 Eat on the lower end
of my carbs.

My Program:
1. Use the food
tracker every

2. Exercise five
days a week
and use the
fitness track

3. Weigh in once
a week

4. Drink at least
8-10 glasses of
water every

Personal Information:
I live in a Village in South Central Wisconsin. I am a wife, Mother, Grandmother and a retiree for the past 2.5 years.

Other Information:
My activities other than spending time with my family are reading on my Kindle, playing games on my Kindle Fire and going for long walks. I also like to take the occasional shopping trip although I really don't need a thing. Life is grand and when you're retired it is wonderful.

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    Thanks for the insightful comment on my blog- it was thoughtful of you to take the time to read and then comment! emoticon
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    Thank you for reading my blog, I really appreciate it.
    No matter what advice we are given, how it is presented or by whom, we must be ready to do the work or change will not happen.

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    Thank you for reading my blog about “My 600 pound life”
    The personal stories and observations of sparkers were very helpful to me and I’m sure to others as well.

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    We ARE fortunate in our library! At the beginning of the pandemic it was closed entirely; we were alerted that we could access books electronically only. As we got further into the pandemic they allowed us to put books on hold that our library already had on the shelves, and contact-free curb-side pickup was arranged. Over the summer interlibrary loan books became available again, and then they reopened the doors so we could actually browse shelves. They still ask us to limit our time inside, wear masks, and there are no tables/chairs to just sit and read, but it IS a blessing to be able to browse shelves for something interesting. We're such a remote community I'm not sure WHAT I would do if there library was entirely unavailable!
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