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*My SP featured blog: Oct. 15/20 One day became 6 months ...

November 2020 - already learning that maintenance is not easy! I will keep Sparking, with your help! I love the maintenance ticker - set to 149 - with a little wiggle room.

*** My 2020 journey:
I'm reclaiming my life - in more ways than one. I'm establishing new goals, experiences and friendships. It is time for me to be happy. I now know that I am in control of MY destiny and it is up to me to shape it the way I want. Let the journey begin!

April 16, 2020 - back at square one. Never give up! Weight: 214.

May 2020. I took a break from SP, gained weight, stopped regularly exercising and deleted all my posts, pictures, SP teams and more. So many things to regret! Now a month back in, ten pounds off my body, and improved fitness and health. Thank you willpower and SP.

June 2020. I am down 20 pounds and feel great! Researching diet study evidence by Dr. Jason Fung is sure an eye opener. Carbs, not fat, is what has caused the obesity epidemic. Diabetics taking insulin gain weight! Who knew! They don't tell you that. I am avoiding a family history of diabetes by taking charge now, reducing carbs to between 30-40%, not 50%. I don't need to do extreme KETO as my body can handle carbs, for now.

July 2020. 30 pounds less! Look at my photo for before and after. Chubby cheeks - gone! Wrote a blog of how this came to be. I’m a happy lady.

August 2020 - 40 lbs gone. I can hardly believe it is this easy. (Only easy with 100% commitment.)

September 2020 - 50 lbs gone. I made my goal! IF works for me! Adjustment #3 - lose ten more.

October 2020 - Met my third goal - 60 lbs! I’m loving my new SP friends, teams, challenges and encouragements. Coming here is my daily “must do.”

Member Since: 8/12/2009

Fitness Minutes: 47,271

My Goals:
Nov. 2020 - Be healthy, happy and live to enjoy a very long retirement. Maintain my weight loss and continue to track my food and exercise.

My Program:
1. Journal my eating and be involved with my Spark Friends and Teams everyday!
2. Share my challenges with others and avoid sabotaging my efforts.
3. Walk and exercise more!

Personal Information:
I live in the sunny Okanagan Valley, BC Canada.

Other Information:
I have three amazing children who are just finding their way in the world and sailing their way to amazing places. I am retired from a 33-year career of high school teaching, which I loved! I have a studio full of so much art potential, just waiting for me to go in and be creative!

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    Make substitutions. Try applesauce in place of oil, two egg whites instead of one egg, and skim milk in place of regular milk when baking. Look for ways to cut sugar and use whole grains, too, for healthier holiday fare.

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    Hope you had a sunny Thursday. Have a wonderful Friday and happy shopping this weekend! SPark ON emoticon

    11 days ago
    Thanks so much for reading my puzzle blog.
    I was so excited about my discovery and I really appreciate the support.
    There are so many different paths to our goals and assorted ways to determine success.
    There is room for all of us at this Spark table

    11 days ago
  • v MARTHA324
    Welcome new kid on the block and thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Just added this note:
    I got a new Garmin activity tracker last spring and noticed that the calories burned was really high. that stayed consistent until just recently. Since I don't
    "eat back" those calories it didn't really matter. Now I wonder if I really was burning a lot more calories in the warmer months?

    Already took an extra walk today!
    11 days ago
    Thank you for your comment on my blog today, And for sharing your story too! ... emoticon .....Agreed, it was more about the love shared.....😊
    11 days ago
    You are emoticon I enjoyed reading your blog. I've added you to my circle of SparkFriends! SPark ON! emoticon
    12 days ago
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