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2007: Over the years, the weight has slowly crept up. I just want to return to the weight I was 20 years ago when I met my husband (124 pounds) instead of the 136 that I am today. I hate the flab on my body. I try to walk 35 minutes most days at lunch and I do some light weights off and on, but the weight just stays about the same. Help!! My discipline has disappeared.

2012 update: I have lost 8 pounds, but still focused on the 124 goal. I am now retired, so more time for ...
2007: Over the years, the weight has slowly crept up. I just want to return to the weight I was 20 years ago when I met my husband (124 pounds) instead of the 136 that I am today. I hate the flab on my body. I try to walk 35 minutes most days at lunch and I do some light weights off and on, but the weight just stays about the same. Help!! My discipline has disappeared.

2012 update: I have lost 8 pounds, but still focused on the 124 goal. I am now retired, so more time for exercise.
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Member Since: 3/26/2007

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My Goals:
1) Lose 4 pounds
2) Firm up
3) Feel fit and good

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I try to walk 30 minutes 3 to 4 days a week and do light weights (3 and 5 pounds) three mornings a week. My biggest challenge is keeping calories to 1200.

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Just finished reading "Have a Little Faith" by Mitch Albom.
06/01/12: Just finished
Prime Time" by Jane Fonda.

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CT-FL-SNOWBIRD
1/10/2014 12:34:06 PM

Hi Ellen, Can you confirm when your knee surgery is? For some reason I think it's on the 15th. Thank you, in advance! Grace



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CT-FL-SNOWBIRD
12/22/2013 7:09:20 PM

Hi Ellen, That's good that you have diagnosis for your knee. I tore my meniscus a few years ago and had very successful arthroscopic surgery. While they were in there they cleaned up some arthritis "spurs" I also had, at the time. I'm sure you'll do just fine!



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LADYBUG1943
12/13/2013 12:06:29 AM

Enjoyed seeing your name on my blog today, and especially the good advice about goals. I love the fitness minutes tracker, and the fact that I've been able to meet that goal. It's mainly keeping it in my mind (the goal) that helps me to achieve it, and seeing that tracker everything I post really helps a lot.

I share your frustration about your knees. You were doing so well with exercise AND with weight loss, and this has thrown a real wrench into the works. Have you considered finding a rec center with a swimming pool? A friend at church swims three times a week, and she is very trim and fit (and in her late 60s, I'd guess). She even makes her own swimming suit!

Hope you find a good solution, but especially can combat the pain. That's the worst thing to have to handle!

Yvonne



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LADYBUG1943
11/18/2013 3:22:51 PM

Thanks for your kind comments, Ellen. I've added more to that blog which may change your attitude (I didn't follow up on that fine plan).

I wanted to ask if you have some kid of privacy setting for your goodies. I just see one "goodie) on your Spark Page, and I know you've received many more than that. I'm just curious... trying to figure out how this spark thing works.

Yvonne



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CT-FL-SNOWBIRD
11/10/2013 7:24:07 PM

Hi Ellen, I forgot that I did take a 36 minute walk with my DIL on Sunday evening, while we were visiting them. So we were still traveling then. emoticon


They live up near Jacksonville FL



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