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Going to do it this time!

I am turning 55 this year and I really need to lose the weight once and for all! My husband and I have been married for 32 year, have 2 wonderful adult children who are both married and our daughter has blessed us with 2 beautiful granddaughters. I want to be able to enjoy my granddaughters and hopefully someday be able to enjoy retirement!!!! I have always exercised and love being outdoors, but obviously over eating and portion control is my problem - how else could I maintain my weight??? ...
I am turning 55 this year and I really need to lose the weight once and for all! My husband and I have been married for 32 year, have 2 wonderful adult children who are both married and our daughter has blessed us with 2 beautiful granddaughters. I want to be able to enjoy my granddaughters and hopefully someday be able to enjoy retirement!!!! I have always exercised and love being outdoors, but obviously over eating and portion control is my problem - how else could I maintain my weight???
And now with being on the brink of menopause that brings a bunch of other issues. I really need to lose this weight now.
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Member Since: 1/7/2011

SparkPoints: 13,753

Fitness Minutes: 26,089

My Goals:
I want to be fit and healthy as I enter this stage of my life so eventually (someday) we can enjoy a fun retirement not plagued with illness.

My Program:
PORTION CONTROL!!!!

I know all the "rules" of diet and exercise. My diet is also restricted by allergies. So portion control and my love of chocolate are my vices.

Personal Information:
I was born and raised in South Dakota but have called Colorado home for 39 years. My husband and I have 2 grown, married children and 2 beautiful granddaughters. We love spending time with our family. We also enjoy ATVs and geocaching.

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JODYELLEN57
7/24/2013 7:01:32 AM

HI dear friend,

I have had a houseguest for 2 weeks and I have not violated my new eating patterns to accommodate a guest. I haven't lost anything, but not eating like crazy with guests?

That's huge for me, because in the past, if they wanted chips, I ate chips, or I would start out doing well and then because I would get tired, I would cave and eventually binge.

I have two more loads of guests and party coming up and I really feel this two week stint of sticking with my plan really worked. Of course, I couldn't work out on my wii, but the eating at least was under control.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS
7/23/2013 9:15:50 AM

"Your life isn't behind you; your memories are behind you. Your life is ALWAYS ahead of you. Today is a new day - seize it!”
-Steve Maraboli
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Thank you for commenting on my blog, "This Is Your Life." Have a great week!



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JODYELLEN57
7/14/2013 9:07:50 PM

Hey Girl! Thanks for the LIKES! Doing pretty good after the cruise' I've lost the 5 lbs. I gained :) Yoo hoo!

I met this woman on the cruise and she had lost 30 lbs. by cutting out dairy and flour. I tried it and so far, it has worked! Surprisingly, I haven't missed any food items yet. I'll let you know if it keeps working, Keep your fingers crossed for me. I'm drinking almond milk to substitute the calcium. How are you doing?



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
7/13/2013 6:23:53 PM

"I believe in waking up every day and taking a good step toward health, and honoring your body." -Troian Bellisario
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“In terms of days and moments lived, you’ll never again be as young as you are right now, so spend this day, the youth of your future, in a way that deflects regret. Invest in yourself. Have some fun. Do something important. Love somebody extra. In one sense, you’re just a kid, but a kid with enough years on her to know that every day is priceless."
-Victoria Moran
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Just stopping by to encourage you to make the most of each day, my beautiful young Sparkfriend! Keep your goals in mind, and do something every day that will move you one step closer to attaining them. Don't ever forget that you are always worth your best effort!
Have a healthy week!
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Pixie





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PIXIE-LICIOUS
7/5/2013 2:08:03 PM

"I believe that we are who we choose to be.
Nobody's going to come and save you. You've got to save yourself.
Nobody's going to give you anything. You've got to go out and fight for it.
Nobody knows what you want except for you.
And nobody will be as sorry as you if you don't get it.
So don't give up on your dreams."
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Just stopping by to encourage you to keep doing your best, Sparkfriend! You don't have to be perfect in order to make progress. Be your own hero today and every day, and keep fighting to reach your goals. It isn't easy, but you are worth the effort!
Hugs,
Pixie



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