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My weight has been yo-yo-ing all my adult life! And I'm really tired of it! I want to walk into a room and not feel self-conscious about my weight. After a lifetime of selecting clothes to conceal myself, I want to wear pretty clothes, try new activities & grab more gusto!

Update: I've been with SP for almost 5 yr. Lost the weight in 6 months. Rode the roller coaster of up & down the scale. Finally I'm ignoring the scale , making good food choices & exercising at least 30 min. 6 days/week. Period.

Most important lesson learned: The bad habits that made me fat the first time (and the 128th time!) will make me fat again. This must be a permanent change in my life.

2013: After DH got a new knee & I returned to all my bad habits, I sat around & regained nearly all the weight I had lost.

Started over 3 weeks ago and am now on Day 20 of a streak of at least 30 min. of exercise 6 days/week. Feel better! Clothes fit better!

It's always does. SP is the greatest! Just do it...and it feels soo great!

Member Since: 6/3/2008

Fitness Minutes: 135,369

My Goals:
Eat & cook healthy foods.

Eat appropriate portions.

Lose 22 lbs.

Solve issues and boredom without soda, chocolate or junk food.

Find a physical activity I enjoy.

Keep at current weight or less during winter.

My Program:
Track nutrition daily.

Track exercise daily.

Exercise 5 times/weekly.

Drink 64 oz or more water daily.

Don't read while I eat.

Personal Information:
I sold my business almost 5 years ago and retired early -- and I am no longer a workaholic! Hooray!

I live in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of CO. I was strictly an "indoor girl", but now love to be outdoors & active --biking, hiking, snowshoeing. I've just discovered Zumba Gold & love it!

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I love to travel, attend live theatre, read mysteries and read success stories on SP.
My husband & I have 2 grown sons.

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    Time2have your page title! Thanks for your happiness and positive feedback - I have been happily thinking about what must be happening on the inside which is where it counts. So excited and your cheers motivate me even more! Love, Laura
    15 days ago
    emoticon Good morning!

    Thanks for cheering me on on my blog! Have a great week!
    24 days ago
    Oh wow--didn't know your hiking took you into such dangerous territories. I know you take special care. Yeah, well, I'm used to the basement now. Bobbi Anne sent me the paint for my coffee table, but I'm still staring at it.

    Working in the administration building means you don't get summers off, so I've been working my same 2 days each week, which I don't mind during the hot, summer months, but I have to get away during the winter. Won't be getting away until Cabo San Lucas in October. Not great reports coming out of Mexico with the warring drug lords. I'll do my best to stay out of the way of gunfire, but I'm going!
    25 days ago
    Hey, Nancy! How are things? Enjoying summer in those gorgeous hills of yours? I'm enjoying it in the grassy plains of the suburbs. :) Just enjoying the warm weather.
    27 days ago
    What a coincidence! Lots of people there (and here!) in the summer ---if we want to turn left to get onto the highway to go to town, we have to turn right & eventually make a U-turn somewhere! -- no wonder, the CO mtns are spectacular.

    Have fun when you go back south again!
    52 days ago
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