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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: 152,454

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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