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Hi! I had lost 65 pounds on Weight Watchers about 7 years ago, but gained most of it back. So I came back to SparkPeople in June 2015 trying to get back to where I was -- and then continue losing because I have a really long road to travel. So far I've lost 36 pounds (58 since my highest 2009 weight) but have had a really long "stall". Getting back to it!

Member Since: 7/21/2011

Fitness Minutes: 12,005

My Goals:
I have lots of weight to lose. I didn't gain it overnight and I won't lose it overnight. My main goals are to "regain control", get healthier, more fit, to feel more energetic and self-confident. I want to reduce the stress and wear & tear on my body, particularly my knees and feet. I'm confident that weight loss will effect some positive changes in other areas of my health as well. I'm trying to work with a short term weight loss goal by September 1, 2017. After that, I'll set a new short term goal, etc. I am re-thinking how aggressive my goals have typically been, and how I've failed to achieve them. I need to be realistic, but I need to move forward! As they say, slow and steady wins the race! I'd rather lose slowly and "get there" than lose it quickly and then gain it all back!

My Program:
I have to get back to committing to track my food. And now that the weather is finally good I'd like to get to the gym 3 times a week and take a good walk 3 times a week.

Personal Information:
I live in rural Connecticut.

Other Information:
This is approximately the 400th time I've done this. I will not give up!

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    So nice to see you back here. Have missed you. Hope all is well and you are feeling great. Have a wonderful week ahead and stay strong and active.
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    73 days ago
    “A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive.” – Walt Disney
    201 days ago
    Hi. How are you dear friend. Summer is flying by and I have been so busy. I am sure you are too. Hope all is going well for you. Keep up the good work and stay motivated. Keep in touch when you can. Keep eating healthy and exercising. Do take care.
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    366 days ago
    Thanks for your nice likes on my activity. emoticon Hope all is going well with you and your Spark program is keeping you motivated. Enjoy Summer and keep in touch. God bless.
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    406 days ago
    Hope you had a Happy Easter. emoticon I did and it was 72 degrees too. So pretty and had my heat off and doors open. Today it is cold,windy and raining again. Oh well, still Spring and we are lucky for the sunny days.
    I had been sick with Bad sinus for 4 weeks and thank goodness that is all better. Hope you are well. Do take care. God bless. emoticon
    hugs, Ei
    479 days ago
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