LULUBELLE65   24,529
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Feb 2013, 27 pounds less than my highest Spark weight, 54.5 pounds less than highest ever weight.





2000, My 45th Birthday, at my heaviest. I've lost 65-70 pounds since this picture was taken.





Skinny little punk rock me, in college. I think I was a size 12 here and swimming five days a week.



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Updated January 2014:
So now I am one year away from turning 50. I've lost about 40 of the 140 pounds that I wanted to lose before that event, so now I have a year to do it.

Even though I have not made that goal yet, I don't consider the past year and a half a loss: I have learned so much about how I lose weight, about what does and doesn't work for me. And I know I can use that knowledge to have a successful last year in my 40s.

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Updated January 2014:
So now I am one year away from turning 50. I've lost about 40 of the 140 pounds that I wanted to lose before that event, so now I have a year to do it.

Even though I have not made that goal yet, I don't consider the past year and a half a loss: I have learned so much about how I lose weight, about what does and doesn't work for me. And I know I can use that knowledge to have a successful last year in my 40s.

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Someone at work recently said this to me, whispering the word "fat" as if by not hearing it, no one else would notice the extra 100+ pounds I am carrying around.

So I am back, after a long period away. I dabbled in the 4 Hour Body diet, during which I lost 43 pounds, but finally floundered as I could not sustain the no/low carb lifestyle permanently. I currently live in West Africa, which adds to the eating issues as yams and fried foods are the dietary staple of the area. Veggies are lack-luster and limited, but the pineapple is some of the best I have ever eaten.

I am turning 50 in 2.5 years and would like to enter that decade at a healthy weight, which means a loss of about 140 pounds. I can do that.

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Member Since: 9/3/2010

SparkPoints: 24,529

Fitness Minutes: 18,994

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My Program:
Track absolutely everything that goes in my mouth.

During the work week, make breakfast and lunch the evening before, and track them ahead of time, so that there are no choices to be made when I am hungry and cranky.

Use the Fitbit to track walking and work on getting in 10,000 steps a day.

Continue going to Zumba class twice a week.

Get in the pool at least twice a week.

Commit to a primarily plant-based diet.


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Clover
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BOPPY_

Sushi
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CAREN_BLUEJEANS

Pinata
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BITSNPIECES38

Fruit Salad
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STRONG_SARAH

Apple
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LUCYNOVIMOM




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CAROLINAGIRL69
4/14/2014 10:57:00 AM

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MERAINA
4/10/2014 11:04:59 AM

Hey Done Girl Darlin'!
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Just dancing by to wish you a wonderful Thursday full of sunshine!
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ADARKARA
4/3/2014 3:10:19 PM

That mullet emoticon is seriously underused, but you used it perfectly! emoticon



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PHEBESS
3/10/2014 9:19:57 AM

Yeah, I was amazed how easily things could get infected in Liberia, or even St. Thomas. Or my stupid infected toes (started as a fungus, then got infected in the shower!). Antibiotics will definitely help.

I do things like crunches and leg lifts in bed every morning as part of my ST. After two surgeries in one knee, I don't do well getting down on the floor, so I just go with easy. I figure it's better than nothing.

It's just two weeks, which I know feels like forever at the time, but it really isn't very long. Think of it as a way to get excited about cardio again!



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TINAJANE76
3/9/2014 6:36:11 PM

Thanks so much for the fabulous goodie for my two-year maintenance anniversary!
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