200,000-249,999 SparkPoints 215,355

My Sons - Groomsmen at a Friend's Wedding


Happy Face


Peace Sign

PAULALALALA is a SparkPeople Motivator!

See All SparkPeople Motivators
Shared Fitness Tracker
Interact with PAULALALALA
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment

Logging in regularly and tracking my food and exercise here on SparkPeople is helping me maintain a weight that is healthy. After spending many of my adult years going up and down on the scale, I feel lucky to have hit upon a routine that works. The tools here on this site have been great for my journey!

I also enjoy all the friends I've met here! The companionship and friendly competition has helped keep the day-to- day effort interesting.

There will always be ups and downs in my motivation, but logging in every day is a discipline I follow no matter what. I've also learned that I have to pay attention every day to what the scale tells me. I'm not going to be upset with normal fluctuations in weight, but certainly when there is an upward trend over several days, I know it is time for me to become extra vigilant.

I've learned to not let my exercise program get stale. Mix it up and try different things. Our Local Family Y has been a lifesaver! So many different classes to choose from, plus a lot of friendly people to participate with!

I've had an extra challenge to deal with starting the summer of 2016. My mom, who I'd been helping out for several years due to age related issues, started exhibiting symptoms of having had a stroke. After time and many tests in the hospital, it was determined that she had brain cancer. From the onset of her symptoms till her death was almost exactly 3 months. I was with her every day, and as the executor of her estate, have been involved with many issues since her death in October of 2016. At one time I considered taking a break from SparkPeople, but decided it would do me more harm than good. I've slacked a bit on how much I respond on certain teams, but for the most part I'm trying to "hang in there". As of March 2017, I'm still working on getting her house and property ready for an estate sale. I keep telling myself (especially at 3 a.m. some mornings when I wake up) .... I Can Do This! It Will Get Done!

Member Since: 1/4/2008

Fitness Minutes: 224,469

My Goals:
To maintain the weight I've lost, and continue to learn about healthy eating and lifestyle.

My Program:
Work out--(Cardio, Strength and Flexibility) and use the Food Tracker every day. Interact with friends met on SparkPeople. Continue to learn.

Personal Information:
64 yrs old. I live in Central TX.

Other Information:
I love to watch great movies and television series! Love the classics and enjoy the foreign films with subtitles, also. If you know a good one, then recommend it to me!

Read More About PAULALALALA - Profile Information moved here. (Updated March 14)

Shown if member clicks "Read More"
My Goals:

My Program:

Personal Information:

Other Information:

Personal Signature: (Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
This user doesn't have any public blog entries.
Secrets of Success
This user doesn't have any secrets of success.
My Ticker:
 current weight: 4.0  over
Login to Leave Comment
Member Comments (957):  123Next >Last >>