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June 27, 2013 In "hand-me-up" blouse from my daughter. 124.2 pounds.





Christmas 2013 125.2 pounds





Dad and my siblings. My sister and I are smaller than last year. Christmas 2013



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November 2014 - I had maintained more than a year when my Dad entered his last 4 months of life, and after he died, grieving, working to settle his estate and getting his house ready to sell distracted me. I gained 11 pounds over 6 months without ever quitting exercising. (My one victory is that this is the first time I've stopped the gain before regaining more than 25 pounds! That's progress of a sort.) I am currently less than 5 pounds above my goal.

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November 2014 - I had maintained more than a year when my Dad entered his last 4 months of life, and after he died, grieving, working to settle his estate and getting his house ready to sell distracted me. I gained 11 pounds over 6 months without ever quitting exercising. (My one victory is that this is the first time I've stopped the gain before regaining more than 25 pounds! That's progress of a sort.) I am currently less than 5 pounds above my goal.

June 2013 - My youngest daughter got married at the beginning of the month. I'd been maintaining for over 2 months successfully. I usually weigh between 124 and 126 pounds. Still tracking food and exercise!

March 23, 2013 - I exceeded my goal! I weigh128 pounds - down 31 from November - and beginning maintenance today. I'll still be tracking and exercising. Now to find the balance point for calories...

January 2013 - I finished 2012 well. I'm down 16 pounds, with another 13 still to go. Keep watching... I will finish well and this time KEEP TRACKING!

November 2012 - This year hit me hard with my Mother's decline and passing as well as two falling injuries of my own. I'm nearly healed now and am back determined to maintain only the pounds I want to keep. I will not be packing on the pounds over the next 2 months! Watch and bear witness...

February 2012 - Itís difficult to come back admit Iíve failed to maintain my weight loss. I failed to stop the upward spiral even when it became impossible to ignore.
Of the 30 pounds I lost, Iíve regained 26. Sigh. Iím ashamed to come back to my Spark friends in this condition, but it would be worse to stay away because I am embarrassed.
I am beginning again, and will not stop checking in when I reach my goal. I need the trackers and the encouragement/challenge of checking in with others. Thanks for your support! I am determined...


April 2010 - I'm down 26.5 pounds now (I weigh 131.5 pounds). That's less than my last goal weight. My DH wants me to stop losing now. I don't really care what number is on the scale as long as I look trim. So.... now I am off to learn the tricky skill of maintenance. Wish me luck...

March 2010 - I'm 21 pounds lighter than last November. I miss my workout if it is a rest day. That means I've developed a new habit! I even exercise more if someone wants company on his walk. :-)

January 2010 - I'm starting 2010 10 pounds lighter than 2009. I've been exercising regularly and am trying to find ways to make it less like a duty and more like a pleasure. I'm pleased to find that it doesn't make me as exhausted as it used to even though I'm exercising more now.
Current favorite quote: "If hunger isn't the problem, eating isn't the solution."

November 2009 -My work and all my hobbies are sedentary. I need to find a way to make exercise enjoyable so I will do it consistently.

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Member Since: 11/14/2009

SparkPoints: 68,175

Fitness Minutes: 92,063

My Goals:
More Energy
More Flexibility
Greater Strength
Increased balance
maintain a slim shape

My Program:
Track food and exercise daily. Do 25-30 minutes per day of cardio.
I want to add some strength training 3 times per week.
Walk at least 10,000 steps per day.

Personal Information:
My name is Joan. I'm 57, 5' 6 3/4" tall, live in Portland, Oregon, and I've been married to my delightful husband for 37 years. I love to read, quilt, sew, knit, chew and swallow. Love how I feel AFTER exercising.

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Member Comments:
KENDRACARROLL
10/25/2014 4:45:44 PM

Right you are! I'm back on track again today. Reminds me, time for some more water :) Thanks for the support.



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SANDICANE
10/23/2014 9:29:21 PM

Thank you for your blog love on my "I'm back at my goal" blog today. Yes, I celebrated. I received the nicest comments on my blog and goodies that made me cry. I helped DH stack firewood for 90 minutes and I did go shopping for a wee while, although Winners didn't have a "special" dress for me today. I also made myself the tastiest on-plan scallops for dinner. It was a great day and you started it off by cheering me on. Thank you!



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CUTENHEALTHY
10/21/2014 11:34:47 PM

Hi! Thanks for checking in with my blogs. I'm reading The Goldfinch. Have you read it? I had no idea it was over 700 pages when I ordered it! How is your diet book?



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PAMAPPLE
10/21/2014 4:21:25 PM

Thanks for your encouragement on my blog on Day 2! I am using both pink books, one being the workbook which has pages of perforated advantage response cards, and I added the "Do It Anyway" response card as a task, since the book itself allowed you to read other advantage response cards on Day 2. The Do It Anyway Card is a task for Day 3.

Thanks so much for the information about your mom. Is she a sparker, too? If so, it would be nice to compare notes with her. There are gluten free spark teams on SP, which I had joined but seemed to be stricter than a diet that I needed, so didn't get too interested in them.



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KENDRACARROLL
10/21/2014 12:57:04 PM

Thanks for stopping by my blog and thanks for the support. Always appreciated :)



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