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I've been a member of Spark since Aug. of 07, although I didn't start using it until Jan. of 08. I lost 33 lbs. and maintained it for over a year. When I turned 50 I looked and felt the best I had in years.
Life got busy and I slowly gained it all back plus some extra. I've been struggling to get back on track for over a year. I do well for a few days and then I fall off the wagon. I can't seem to find and keep my motivation.
Over the years of losing and not learning how to maintain I've learned that I have to do exercise I enjoy, eat some of the foods I like, and not try to be perfect.
I'm going to try again to get this weight off. I felt so much better and better about myself when I was thinner. I'm not going to make promises that I will reach certain goals by specific dates. That has worked for me in the past, but not lately. I don't want to break any more promises to myself so I'll take it slow.

Member Since: 8/7/2007

Fitness Minutes: 152,012

My Goals:
*lose body fat
*gain muscle
*fit into all my smaller clothes
*lose 50 lbs.
*lower my cholesterol to under 200-goal met 175
*learn to maintain

Lose 5 lbs.: iTunes, goal met
10 lbs: make up goal met
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My Program:
-Cardio 3-4 times per week
-stay between 1250-1650 calories
-strength train 3 times per week
-pay myself $1 each time I exercise, $1 for each day I stay within my calorie range, $1 for each pound lost

Personal Information:
I'm from Iowa. I have 3 children & 2 step children. I married a wonderful man 7 yrs. ago. We have 4 dogs.
I just retired from teaching elementary special education for over 30 years.

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"Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success." - David Schwartz

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  • v CGARR442
    She is doing great now. The PA warned us that since it’s happened she is prone to having it happen again. We know how to manipulate it back on our own without the trip to the ER. Thank you
    885 days ago
  • v CGARR442
    She’s only doing okay right now. She has a horrible cough that is making it difficult for her to get the rest she needs. I’m thankful that she doesn’t have it so bad that she had to be hospitalized. Thank you so much for checking on her. emoticon
    893 days ago
  • v CGARR442
    Awww, thank you ☺️
    893 days ago
    emoticon to Sparkpeople!

    Looking to stay focused through the upcoming Holiday Season? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle? If yes, then consider joining the BL Snow More Excuses Challenge that starts early December. Each week 11 teams of 24 Active, do fun nutritional and fitness challenges. The challenges promote a healthy lifestyle and If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For the Fall we had Cardio Hoedown, World Series and Sleepathon. I hope that you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Winter challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon, or copy and paste the link below, or let me know and I can send you an invite. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Chit Chat.

    To reply or get to my Sparkpage click on the arrow on the top right then click on My Sparkpage or click on My Username.

    908 days ago
  • v CGARR442
    I’d go get another shot (if absolutely had to) just to avoid shingles! I know too many people who have had it. I don’t think you have to get another after this. I pray I’m right on this.
    912 days ago
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