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Me! New Years Eve 07 Playing in Hats

Mary 1959

Skppering the Boat- 228 LB Sept 07


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Hello, crew.
Hope you are doing well. Love to hear from you now and then. Keep those cards and letters coming. I think I'm going to be visiting again regularly. I fell off the 'losing' and it's time to work it again.
Down 140 pounds from my high weight. Still incredibly grateful to the tracker for helping me to learn to actually 'read' what my body needs again. Obesity + western Dr. crap = yo yo stupidity about hearing my needs. I'm just eating healthy, doing what I can when I can.
Still have arthritis. Still have cancer. Was sick enough that I could hardly move most days for a while- then got some help and am back to the glorious - oh, I may have some time left in this body! Enjoy!
Still have 50-60 I could lose. Went up a tad, and went back down. Still have that lurking fear of being under 200, like a bad fairy is going to pounce and make me forget everything I learned.That silly meme. I don't 'care' on one level- I'm built for comfort, not for speed. Love my body, love life.
Walk on!

Member Since: 5/21/2007

Fitness Minutes: 51,052

My Goals:
No yo yo- slow, and go

My Program:
1500-2400 calories a day - in balance to activity
Swim every other day- less joint damage
Dance at least 1 X a month

Personal Information:
spiritual, not a Christian
62, but not old
widowed/not alone
living with 2 unrelated housemates, I'm an omnivarian
Tacking, on a heel, but don't have to hike out yet
Midwesterner living in Cali

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You don't win by focusing on the finish- you finish by focusing on where you are

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do." "Eleanor Roosevelt

"once you set your mind to it, and stop fighting with yourself, and being hard on yourself, and having low self-esteem, and being your own worst enemy.... losing weight is the easiest thing in the world!!!!!" quote from a ROCKIN' sparks gal...

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  • v JIBBIE49
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    318 days ago
    Thanks for you comment on my page - seems like ages ago- sorry - tend to be a little forgetful- always remember after I've gone to bed and saying my prayers - that's gotta be a good time, right - you get automatically included! My arthritis forces me to a walker in the house and a chair outside - pulmonary has been pretty good and heart failure behaving! 82 this month and still playing a bit (with easier recipes) in the kitchen - going to put some remarks on my page later - when I don't forget (:-)) Hang in there emoticon and good for you on the weight loss - must admit - don't bother with the scale anymore - just being real careful with the foods - working, I guess - still fit into the wheelchair!!! (:-))
    346 days ago
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    Welcome to the GLBTQ Network! We are happy to have you here with the community and we can't wait to get to know you better. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to let us know.

    352 days ago
    I'm coming back and I'm rounding up my old posse. Are you in?
    473 days ago
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