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7/25/14 7:26 P

Hi Linda,
I know how you feel. I finally gave up on WW but that was the third time. It worked for me before 50 but lately I gain on it. I am giving this a go and back to counting calories and watching nutrition daily. And it's a lot of money saved. I have a Fitbit too and love it. Good luck to you.

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7/24/14 10:10 A

Hi and Welcome to Sparkpeople! You have come to the right place!

Sparkpeople is full of motivation, support, encouragement, inspiration and information to help you achieve your goals!

Get involved in your Spark Teams and record your food. It makes a huge difference! You can do it!

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7/24/14 9:07 A

Oh Linda you are so welcome! This is not an easy journey , is it? I long for the day when weight loss is no longer a concern. In the meantime, I have made it my quest to start enjoying other things in my life that improve its quality. Sometimes the ole weight loss journey can be stressful! Anyways, I wish you success and hope that you will keep us posted on how you are doing:)

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7/23/14 5:32 P

Thanks for the many answers! You had some good ideas, and some I had already thought about/read about/etc.

Appreciate your time and thoughtfulness!


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7/22/14 9:16 P

Thank you! Good advice!

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7/22/14 9:08 P

I can relate to your story very well and I must say up until one month ago, I had no answers either...just confusion.. But I finally threw out all the "diets" and began to realize that not one diet works for everybody, one size does NOT fit all. So I began to track what I ate and really listened to my body. How did I feel the next day, how were my clothes fitting, did I have increased or decreased energy, how did I sleep, how was my mood? I have been diet centered most of my life and now I have begun to realize that I have to do what I know really works for me. Counting points, low carb crazes, they may work for some but not for me. My answer to you is what I wish someone would have told me.....get quiet and listen to your body, it will tell you what it needs and wants....and so far I have observed that SparkPeople helps us do just that:)

Good luck to you!

LSPOLAND SparkPoints: (3,388)
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7/22/14 5:08 P

Hello! My name is Linda, and I am a 65 year old lady that is totally confused about nutrition/dieting today. I have done the weight watcher points, and it just doesn't work for me any more. Then I read books about dieting and see that you should do without wheat, or do away with dairy products, or corn, or anything with preservatives. And I now have a Fitbit - so think the additional walking is a good way to go. How do you separate all of the books / dieting and know what is best for you?

Thanks for listening - any advice?


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