Before! This is me a couple of years ago...I would bet that I weighed in the 240s at this time!
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I am DUXGRL1! I'm 60 and hoping that I am on my FINAL weight loss journey after a long and illustrious dieting career going back to when I was 14 years old!
This latest journey began right after the holidays in December 2010, and despite hearing everywhere that women my age can't lose weight (and believing it for a long time!) as of August 2016, I have lost 75 lbs and am 7 lbs below my original goal of 165 lbs, and I am thrilled and feel great! (Still deciding what NEW goal weight will be...thinking 150 if I can get there without doing anything extreme)
Perhaps the most important thing I did was to decide that I did not care how long it took me to do this, that I was going to be in it for the long haul. Hey, the time is going to pass anyway, right?
I joined sparkpeople.com in January 2011, and haven't come close to taking full advantage of it, but one of the things that I have done was to draw inspiration from your stories, and now it is time to put myself out there with the rest of you in hopes of keeping myself motivated and also hoping to provide motivation for other people who need it.
To reach 165 lbs for the first time in many years, and then decide whether it is realistic to maintain that or try to lose some more.
To establish food and exercise habits that I can live with for the rest of my life and maintain a healthy weight.
To get a handle on my emotional eating.
8/5/11: 205 lbs. No longer obese!
10/29/11: 198 lbs.ONEDERLAND...for the first time in 7 or 8 years!
2/4/12: Reach 40 lb weight loss (193)
3/31/12: Get into the 180s (189)
6/30/12: Reach 50 lb weight loss (183 is 50 lbs...I reached 181!)
Note: Gained 4 lbs, as of 8/4/12, so now have to do this AGAIN!
9/1/12: Get back to 50 lb loss again. (181 lbs...52 lbs again)
10/1/12: Get into 170s
(179 lbs) Back to 180 11/3/12 :(
4/27/13: 180 :(
5/25/13: 178 :)
10/24/15: Reach 60 lb weight loss AND NORMAL (NOT OVERWEIGHT) BMI: 173 lbs
8/24/16: Got into 150s! 1
1. I usually weigh myself only once a month.
2. I am not doing anything that I can't live with long term. No forbidden foods.
3. Vary number of calories so my body doesnï¿½t plateau.
4. 3 meals and 2 snacks daily. (sometimes more!) Mostly healthy, Protein with every meal.
5. Food diary every day with calories so I can track what I eat. I keep it on paperï¿½I am old school about that!
6. I have exercised every single day from 2011 until NOW for at least 30 minutes, 60 minutes on weekends and days off. Tracked on paper and the past several months, on sparkpeople.
7. 72 oz water a day...2 big Nalgene bottles. (I do not ALWAYS make it, tho!)
8. I wouldnï¿½t be without my fitbit! http://www.fitbit.com/
9. 10000 steps or more a day!
10. I read weight loss blogs to motivate me, including this one, of course!
More details to come on all of these when I start my blog!
I live in Arlington VA. I am a native of Pennsylvania, and also lived in NY for 15 years.
I am a corporate trainer and artist
I LOVE to cook!
I have been a lacto-ovo vegetarian for over 17 years
I love animals, including DUCKS!
I am 5'10"
Iï¿½m single, with no kids
Secrets of Success
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| current weight: 159.0
T for time to be together, Turkey, talk and tangy weather.
H for harvest stored away, Home, and hearth and holiday.
A for autumn’s frosty art, And abundance in the heart.
N for neighbors and November, Nice things, new things to remember.
K for kitchen, kettle’s croon. Kith and kin expected soon.
S for sizzles, sights and sounds, And something special that abounds.
That spells THANKS – for joy in living
And happy and good Thanksgiving!
Have a GREAT week!
785 days ago
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793 days ago
Thanks for commenting on my page. Make the most of your Monday! HUGS!
805 days ago
I am writing to say "thank you" for flying by to read my Halloween “Friday Happy Hour” blog. I hope you come join us weekly.
I am so very happy that it brought a smile to your face, or a giggle from your belly, and that is precisely the intention for which they are created. I am so happy to see you again! I do hope you'll join us every Friday afternoon! I welcome and love reading all your comments and feedback. Keep ‘em coming, and I’ll see you next Friday!
805 days ago
Thank you Dede for reading and posting on
my 'Rhythm and Sink' blog. .. Have
a great weekend! and keep on
sparking .............. Jan.
857 days ago