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October 1, 2019 - Almost there.



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If we believe it, we CAN achieve it.



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Positivity is ALWAYS the right choice.


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Retired and loving it. I live in Las Vegas. I love reading and playing with my IPad. I believe in the power of positivity and try to seek out the positive in every day.

My Mantra: “Every day may not be good but there is something good in every day.”

November 2019

October was rough. I spent the first two weeks with a horrible cold/flu and it played havoc on being on plan. Lots of soup, crackers, honey and lemon tea, and lack of any intentional exercise helped add pounds. I lost the gain and I did manage to maintain for the month and that’s a blessing. I am slowly returning to “normal” and have resumed my on plan eating and intentional exercise.

Hopefully, baring any further health setbacks, I am still on track to meet my goal of starting 2020 in maintenance mode. If it does not happen I will still celebrate whatever I have lost as weight I no longer need to lose to get to goal.

This month does come with food challenges. For the first time in 19 years I am not spending Thanksgiving at home and preparing my own food. I am going back East to have Thanksgiving with family and friends. For 10 days I will not be in charge of preparing my own meals and of course there is the Thanksgiving feast. I am going prepared though. I am packing up my scale and my measuring cups and my Accounts Journal so I can weigh, measure, and track as much as I can. I also plan to enjoy some brisk outdoor walks and do my strength videos and chair exercises as well. I won’t be obnoxious about it,  but I definitely intend to continue to follow my nutrition plan as much as possible.

However, let me stress this, life is meant to be enjoyed and that is exactly my plan. I will be seeing my best friend who I haven’t seen in 2 years. I will be visiting my brother’s home for the first time and I am excited about that. I am looking forward to this holiday. Although I will absolutely be doing my best to keep my eating under control, If it comes with a little weight gain, I am prepared for that as well. My plan, to do my best and forget the rest.

Have a lovely November, Spark friends. Happy Thanksgiving.






Member Since: 12/27/2015

My Goals:
Continue eating lower carbs, with most of the carbs coming from whole or minimally processed foods.

Follow LCHQ meal plan. Carb grams of no more than than 150 daily. Do 30 minutes (minimum) of intentional exercise a day. Get 10K daily steps on my Fitbit. Less processed and more Whole Foods in my diet. A minimum of 3 vegetables/fruits daily.


My Program:
Portion control, moderation, low carbs, sugar, and sodium with less processed foods and minimum sweets.

Reach my goal weight by 12/31/19
Starting weight: 164.7 lbs
July 160.8 lbs
August 160.8
September 158.8
October 157.8
November 158.8
December



Personal Information:
Live in Las Vegas. Former Jersey girl. Retired and loving it. Proud to be an active member of the Spark community for 4 years.


Other Information:
I love to read, play the penny slots, and hang out with friends. I have successfully created a healthier lifestyle that will not only get me to goal but will allow me to keep the weight off through maintenance and beyond.




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