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A rare recent photo - look pretty thin, but I'm over 180.





At my ideal weight of 143 or so (over 10 years ago).





Now here's a pic with some of the middle age spread showing.



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Hi, my name is Kelli. I'm over 50 now and still find it difficult to lose weight even following all the great advice I get here. I've always had to be careful about what I ate and how much I exercised, yet somehow the weight kept creeping on starting in my late 30s. Now that I've been a member of SP since 2006, the weight is slowly coming off. I just do the things I'm willing to do for the rest of my life. No more quick fix attempts!
Hi, my name is Kelli. I'm over 50 now and still find it difficult to lose weight even following all the great advice I get here. I've always had to be careful about what I ate and how much I exercised, yet somehow the weight kept creeping on starting in my late 30s. Now that I've been a member of SP since 2006, the weight is slowly coming off. I just do the things I'm willing to do for the rest of my life. No more quick fix attempts!




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Member Since: 3/14/2006

SparkPoints: 25,403

Fitness Minutes: 37,055

My Goals:
I want to reach my ideal weight again at some point. However, that is not as important as how much better I feel since I've lost a lot of my extra weight and have been able to do the things I love once again.

My Program:
Tracking my food (calories, carbs, protien and fat) and increasing my activity level. At least 30 minutes of cardio daily and strength training 3 days a week.

Personal Information:
I started picking up the weight in my late 30s when it took me 4 years to realize I wasn't losing my Christmas weight each year (despite continuing to eat and exercise as I had always done). By then I had an extra 40 pounds on. I immediately started to watch more carefully what I ate and re-dedicate myself to more frequent exercise and activity. However, I had only taken 10 of those pounds off over the course of 7 years when I quit smoking and got married to a wonderful Italian cook in the same year (I don't recommend that). I also slacked off on my exercise for 4 years while building a new log home and landscaping figuring I should get enough exercise doing that. I managed to get up to over 200 (206) pounds for the first time in my life and I was miserable.

I used SparkPeople to lose 20 pounds in 2006, but lost interest. Re-dedicated myself in 2008 and have been losing gradually - even though I had a 3 year plateau at around 170 pounds!

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I love animals! I have a dog and 4 cats!

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SLIMGRAM2
1/17/2010 2:09:20 PM

Hi Kelli, how are you today? Looking forward to chatting with you. I'm origanaly from Irwin, Pa. My husband and I moved down here to Morgantown about 4 years ago. He was traveling back and forth for 1 1/2 years till our lease was up and then we decided to move down here. But my heart is always in Pa. Any way it feels great to be on a team from HOME. I wish you well on your weekly goals. emoticon



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8/5/2009 8:44:44 AM

Hi Kelli! Welcome to the Fit by Fifty team! We are a great bunch who are looking to be in the best shape of our lives before we hit the big 5-0! Join us on the message boards for chatting, information, games and challenges. We’re here for you if you need any inspiration or motivation!

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