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7/2/03 7:46 A

I know how you feel. I lost 70 pounds after my parents died...3 months apart from natural causes...and kept it off for 2 years too. It gradually crept back on because I didn't know to change my eating. That was 23 years ago. I've been up and down since then. Since starting with Sparkpeople almost 2 weeks ago, I now have 41 of 44 pounds left to go.

Welcome to the group. I love it hear, the support is great and tracking the food is a real eye opener...good and bad! :-/

I'm sure you'll reach your goals, too.

Being healthy = eating right + moving more

"That which does not kill me serves to make me stronger" Nietzsche
6/30/03 10:06 A

I LOVE the ocean and the beach, but don't get to see one very often. If I were to move close to a gulf, I'd certainly not move back!
I'm about as Midwest as you can get. Smack dap in the middle of the country(give or take a few hundred miles!). Nebraska. Corn, cows and Huskers! Go Big RED! (Okay, so it hasn't been so good lately!)
I understand completely about the overweight because of other obligations. I am not doing well on my diet, but I do enjoy keeping track of what I'm doing. I really just want to get healthy. Actually, I'll bet we have a lot in common. Just hang in there. I still need to lose 40 pounds. Eating healthy with a large family is difficult. I have two college boys at home this summer and they eat everything I'm not supposed to! Temtation is a booger!

Edited by: NHINRICHS at: 6/30/2003 (10:09)
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6/2/03 8:53 P

Hi Farmgal - welcome to SparkPeople. You can do it and we'll be here to help!

What part of the midwest are you from? We're in Cincinnati, a big city, but lots of farms just outside the city limits :)


"Your daily actions and words impact more people than you ever realize!" -- SparkGuy

5/29/03 2:54 P

Well Dragon I maintained it for 2 years then let the stress and demands of life take over; so unfortunately as a result am starting over again but for the last time!!! Kramerms - the "blues" is a sarcstic joke with my family - I grew up as a midwestern farmgal and now live at the beautiful gulf of mexico and they wonder why I won't move back! Thanks for the welcome! This is going to be great!

KRAMERMS Posts: 1,034
5/29/03 11:37 A

welcome Farmgal! I like the take-charge attitude, I think you'll be a big help and inspiration to a lot of people here. But why the "blues"?

"May you LIVE every day of your life."
5/28/03 10:53 P

Welcome. I'm glad you are enjoying it here so far. It's awesome that you've been able to maintain your fitness/weight goals for so long. I always seem to have trouble doing that myself. I know what I should be doing to reach my goals, but somehow I let laziness creep in and prevent me from reaching and maintaining them. What has been your secret strategy for accomplishing this?

Good, better, best
Never let it rest
Until good is better
And better is best.
5/28/03 9:40 A

Thanks! Got my first quote of the day today. This is great!

PAOLINA Posts: 13,107
5/28/03 5:16 A

Hi and welcome FarmGal! With such a positive approach, I'm sure you'll do well.

There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
better tomorrow."
-- Doug Firebaugh
5/27/03 7:27 P

Thanks. I am excited about being able to track accomplishments and to utilize the support group - giving and receiving!

CYPRINODON Posts: 7,586
5/27/03 5:55 P

Hi FarmGal: Welcome to the SP Message Board. We'll help you with your goals and you can help us with ours. Wahoo!

Glad you are here.

5/27/03 3:35 P

My first day is May 27, 2003. Had achieved my weight/exercise goal and maintained it for 2 years. Now 5 years past that I'm on the road to achieve it again and maintain it for life. I never thought I would weigh as much as I do now but I do. I have been the one in charge all along so have decided to forge ahead with a detour and to only see the unhealthly patterns I've adopted in the rear view. Looking forward to everyone I'll meet along the way! I am starting this at work during my lunch hour but plan to utilize the program in the evenings too!

Edited by: FARMGALBLUES at: 5/27/2003 (16:02)
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