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Teamwork Springs May 2016 - Feeling good in a swim suit. Unbelievable!!

Marsha - Before 1999-After 2013

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As a fat kid, fat teen, fat adult, I dreamed of being a normal weight. Well, finally, I'm 80+ lbs below my all time high; 50 pounds below Dec. 2008 weight. In 2009 I achieved healthy BMI 25. Then with SparkPeople I was able to achieve BMI 21, a weight I "always" wanted! Check out my SparkPeople Success Story:
e_grandma If I can achieve and maintain a healthy weight, I bet you can, too!!

Member Since: 9/2/2009

Fitness Minutes: 151,699

My Goals:
* Maintain 80+ pound loss with 129 pounds as the center of my goal weight range
* Focus on eating sensibly, healthy foods enjoyed with dignity.
* Keep on running for fun and fitness! Enjoy any age group awards without stressing for them.

Current PRs:
.5 Mile=4:01 (12/21/13)
1 Mile = 8:47 (4/13)
5K = 27:33 (4/13/13)
10K = 1:01:13 (3/16/13)
HM =2:26:02 (11/24/13)

My Program:
Clean SWEEP:

Clean = eat with dignity
S = 7-8 hrs sleep
W = 8 glasses water
E = eat healthy
E = exercise 6 times/wk
P = persistence

Personal Information:
67 years old, almost 5'6", maintaining around 135 pounds. Retired social worker-grant writer-nonprofit administrator. One adult daughter. I keep my two darling granddaughters 6 days a week when my DD & DSIL work. Weigh less right now than I did in junior high. Have struggled with weight all my life. My 7th year of maintenance has been my most challenging one so far, but I'm definitely not giving up!!

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You don't have to be perfect to succeed, but you do have to be determined. Never, never, never give up!

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    Thank you for the goodie! emoticon
    12 hours ago
    The feeling you describe that your poor DH deals with is torture. There is a Buddhist story about it. Hungry Ghosts. Hungry ghosts are beings with very, very tiny mouths, very, very long necks, very, very long arms, and huge, huge bellies. The problem the hungry ghost faces is that his arms are so long that he can't reach his mouth to feed himself. His mouth is so tiny he can't put enough food in it to ever satisfy himself even if he could reach with his too long arms. His neck is so long it takes forever for food to reach his giant belly and of course his belly is so huge that it is impossible to satisfy. There is only one solution for the Hungry Ghost. And that is for Hungry Ghosts to feed each other. By sharing their own food their long arms can reach the mouth of their neighbor. I love this story. I understand that it feels so frustrating not to have enough. And I love the elegant solution. Once I heard the story I saw the Hungry Ghost in me and I saw Hungry Ghosts everywhere. I call the Hungry Ghost out some times when he visits us. Seeing him and naming him brings him out of the shadow.
    16 hours ago
    Thanks Marsha for your never failing support!
    1 day ago
    emoticon for the two emoticon up!
    1 day ago
    Thought of you--my oldest DD did the 10K and then half marathon at Disneyland--dressed as Princess Leia for the 10K. She decided in July that she was going to run the half--signed up, trained and did it!
    1 day ago
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