JCORYCMA
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Me in 2000. Not only did I look older than I do now, but I FELT older!!





I started my weight loss journey January 1, 2006. This was me July 2006





Me 2012 at goal and vowing never to be overweight again!



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Finally Fit!

After spending the majority of my first fifty years as an overweight couch potato, I decided to turn 50 at a healthy weight and get physically fit. That was nine years ago and after losing 78 lbs., I am a slender, healthy, grandmother who loves to run and bike. I still struggle with food issues and wish I could say that it is easy to keep
the weight off but it takes daily effort. I'm here to further that effort and gain motivation from other people who can appreciate the struggle...
After spending the majority of my first fifty years as an overweight couch potato, I decided to turn 50 at a healthy weight and get physically fit. That was nine years ago and after losing 78 lbs., I am a slender, healthy, grandmother who loves to run and bike. I still struggle with food issues and wish I could say that it is easy to keep
the weight off but it takes daily effort. I'm here to further that effort and gain motivation from other people who can appreciate the struggle...


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Member Since: 8/22/2009

SparkPoints: 14,674

Fitness Minutes: 12,068

My Goals:
To keep my weight off by exercising and eating healthy.
To quit obsessing about food and develop some other interests :)
To run a 5K just to say I did it.
Improve my flexibility.

My Program:
My mantra: Low fat, High fiber, Low sugar. Stick with those basic concepts. Let Sparkpeople guide me in caloric intake and proper division of nutrients. Lastly keep exercising - cardio and strength training.

Personal Information:
I am a 58 year old ob/gyn Urological Associate in Des Moines, IA. Married, with an adult son and daughter and 7 grandkids.





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You can never fail by trying -- only by failing to try


It's all I have to bring today. This and my heart beside --
Emily Dickinson



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New Purse
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CARRAND

Bicycle
From:
DDOORN

Flowers
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DDOORN

Carnation
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FITSUGAR69

New Shoes
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ROCKLAND2010

Gourmet Dinner
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BESTSUSIEYET




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BETRHO48
4/9/2015 10:55:14 PM

emoticon Joanne, Thank you so much for sending me the beautiful rose.
~Beth



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DDOORN
3/18/2015 1:45:08 PM

Thx for stopping by the blog...may head out for another ride Sat. depending on weather...calling for mid-40's and "chance" of rain.

Don



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DDOORN
3/15/2015 9:37:37 PM

Yep, buckling down here as well. Check my latest blog for more. Always a joy to hear from you, Joanne! Viva LA Spark! Don



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DENRNAJ
3/8/2015 1:15:22 AM

What a wonderful lady you are- thank you for sending positive vibes- right back at you!!! emoticon



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DDOORN
2/20/2015 11:21:42 PM

Making the most of the winter that won't let go and heading out to see if I can get a little less wobbly with my cross country skiing both Sat. & Sun.! LOVE the increasing daylight, spring can't be TOO far away, but taking advantage of having the snow stick around long enough to ski on it! :-)

Don



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