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I'm a 48 yr. old wife and a mother of three (all grown now!). It's been a while since I have been on Spark People, but now I'm back and hoping to make a new start! My daughter and my neice have been encouraging me and some of my other family members to be a group on Spark People, and it's been very motivating and encouraging.

About 12 years ago, I lost close to 150 pounds. Through calorie counting, healthy eating, much exercise, and a lot of support from my ...
Howdy!

I'm a 48 yr. old wife and a mother of three (all grown now!). It's been a while since I have been on Spark People, but now I'm back and hoping to make a new start! My daughter and my neice have been encouraging me and some of my other family members to be a group on Spark People, and it's been very motivating and encouraging.

About 12 years ago, I lost close to 150 pounds. Through calorie counting, healthy eating, much exercise, and a lot of support from my family, I went from 275 pounds to 126 pounds. I was able to keep the weight off for a long time. Then I developed a knee injury from running and arthritis in my back. This has limited my ability to exercise and I have gained some weight back over the past few yrs. Although I've been able to keep about a hundred lbs off, I am hoping to lose some of the weight I've gained back by having a healthier diet and reasonable exercise.

I've been trying out a plant based vegan low fat diet and it has been working very well for me. I have also been doing strength training, low impact aerobics, and yoga.

I don't want to gain back all the weight that I worked so hard to take off, so I'm going to try to stay consistent and stick with it this time. I hope it works!
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Member Since: 5/5/2009

SparkPoints: 24,052

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My Goals:
My goals are to get to a healthier weight and get into better shape despite my setbacks. I plan on getting more control over my diet and lose 45 pounds, and to do strengh training, light cardio, and yoga in a smart way in order to be able to keep up an exercise routine without pain.

My Program:
DIET:
Vegan
Gluten free
Low calorie
No sugar
More whole grains
Low fat
Lots of veggies
Eat fruit everyday
Drink water

EXERCISE:
Strength training
Light Cardio
Stretching/Yoga

KEEP ACTIVE:
Walk dogs
Gardening
Yardwork



Other Information:
My favorite hobby is organic gardening and my backyard poultry flock (chickens and geese). I love drawing, craft projects, and reading (mysteries are my favorite). I also have 5 cats--plus a pitbull/border collie mix and two corgis that help me to walk every day!



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12/4/2014 7:18:09 PM

Hi there. A warm welcome to the low carb 50+ team.

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WELCOME to the 'Eat when Hungry, Stop at Enough; Be a Normal Eater' team!
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1/24/2014 12:44:24 PM

So glad you have decided to join IOWL and explore some of the "inner issues" that stop us from making the "outer transformations" that we desire.

Be sure to introduce yourself and let me know if you need any help accessing the podcast resources.

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1/22/2014 5:35:48 PM

"Many things are simply not going to happen with just one, or three, or even a dozen attempts. Yet anything becomes possible with enough persistence.
Keep going, and allow your efforts to build upon one another. Keep going, and transform the disappointments into achievements.
You have what it takes to keep going, because all it ever takes is just one more step forward.
Keep going, and work your way steadily to the richest rewards you can imagine."
-- Ralph Marston
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Hope your week is going great, Spark friend! Keep taking those steps towards your goals. Never give up! As long as you keep going, you will succeed. You are always worth your best effort!
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Pixie



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1/5/2014 7:34:19 PM

Success is a Choice
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"Today I will make many choices, and each will have a consequence. Today I can choose to tell myself that I am worth the effort, or I can tell myself doesn't matter, I'll do it tomorrow. Today I can choose to journal, or I can choose not to. Today I can choose to drink my water, or I can choose to be
dehydrated. Today I can choose to stay in my points range, or I can choose to hinder my goals. Today I can choose to be more active, or I can choose to take the easy way. Today I can choose to be motivated, or I can choose to tell myself "I can't." Today I can choose success. IT IS MY CHOICE."
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Stopping by to wish you a great week, Sparkfriend! Keep doing your best to reach your goals...its up to you, and you know you're worth the effort, right?
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