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Hi! I''m a 68 year old woman who wants to stay as healthy as possible so I can continue to enjoy my "Golden Years"! I lost 90 pounds from June 2009 when I started Sparkpeople, to June 2011 and have been maintaining that weight loss with the help of Spark and my FitBit! I gained 10 pounds after a wonderful once in a lifetime month long trip to Europe in September 2013 and have been struggling since. But I haven''t given up once. I just keep getting up and trying again. Finally, with the ...
Hi! I''m a 68 year old woman who wants to stay as healthy as possible so I can continue to enjoy my "Golden Years"! I lost 90 pounds from June 2009 when I started Sparkpeople, to June 2011 and have been maintaining that weight loss with the help of Spark and my FitBit! I gained 10 pounds after a wonderful once in a lifetime month long trip to Europe in September 2013 and have been struggling since. But I haven''t given up once. I just keep getting up and trying again. Finally, with the help of Sparkpeople, Judith Beck's book THE BECK DIET SOLUTION and the Spark Beck team, I reached my goal weight on Jan 13, 2016 for a total weight loss of 95 pounds.

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Member Since: 6/17/2009

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My Goals:
I have lost around 90 pounds and had wanted to lose at least 15 more. I have become more active and have drastically reduced my portion size. I am enjoying learning to eat a more healthful "clean" diet. I'm working on my weight loss 5 pounds at a time now that I am getting closer to goal. Recently, I have decided (with my doctor's encouragment) to take a "losing break". I will continue to eat healthfully and to stay active but will try to relax from the pressure of losing the last 10 or 15 pounds. I weigh weekly and will continue that to ensure that I stay in a 5 pound range. I have recently started running and have raced 2 5Ks and one 2 mile Turkey Trot.

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I am tracking daily and using the fit bit to log my activity. I have explained a little of the program to my DH who is helping me cook. He is retired, I took a healthy cooking class in 2010 after I was laid off from my nursing position. We are making much more healthful meals . I have been becoming more active since starting Spark and am enjoying a healthier life style.

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I live on the Front Range of Northern Colorado and spend lots of time at our mountain cabin where I have started trekking. I am married, have 2 grown children, 2 grandchildren, a Golden Retriever and a cat.

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I love to read, hike, swim, bike, run and spend time with the grandkids. My 2 new hobbies are healthful cooking and running. I was laid off work Sep 1, 2010 and wasn't able to find another job so I just retired on my 65th birthday 5/10/12!


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POSITIVEHOPE
10/3/2015 1:46:24 PM

I have loved every minute on this journey. You have given me so many wonderful insights. I treasure your blogs. Somehow you take the long drawn out 7 Question techs and boil it down to a few simple steps. Loved that.

So glad to have shared this with you.



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SWEDE_SU
9/23/2015 11:53:52 AM

hi daisy, thank you for all your kind comments on my blogs - you are right, seeing how others deal with real situations, and apply beck, makes it all so much more real!



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WARRIORGIRL121
9/22/2015 1:17:29 AM

Hi Daisy, thanks so much for your comment on my blog! I appreciate it and I totally agree. It's like I always say - I'm working toward progress, not perfection. I'm very happy with how I've been handling things and the progress I'm making. I'm not trying to "rush" through and lose the weight. I'm trying to learn and make habits that stick along the way.. this isn't a diet, it's for life! Thanks again and have a wonderful day! emoticon emoticon



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HARROWJET
9/21/2015 12:33:35 PM

Thank you for your kind words.

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QUEENOTHEFOREST
9/20/2015 5:33:05 PM

That was a sweet goodie note. Thank you.

Of course your Beck journey will turn out exactly as you desire. You are the only one in charge of it. Nothing wishful thinking about it. Nothing can come between you and your own decisions about your own diet and exercise and how you organize your home to support that. Especially when Beck's methods set us up for success. That is key. And next thing you know it has turned into a huge adventure.



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