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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

SparkPoints: 130,174

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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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KOFFEENUT
9/11/2015 7:30:14 PM

Steamboat is about 6500 but our house is about 7000 - just like you!



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SUZMANNIE
9/11/2015 6:44:09 PM

Thanks for your support on my Beck blog. I love your cabin!



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DESIREE671
9/8/2015 2:26:38 AM

Thank you so much for the encouragement on my blog.

Best of luck tomorrow!





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POSITIVEHOPE
9/7/2015 3:01:41 PM

Thank you for the friend add. I've added you too. You are an inspiration with your 90 lb. loss and in maintaining that loss. Our Beck Trek is some awesome. I am learning from the book but I'm learning even more from the blogs of fellow Trekkers. So many inspiring viewpoints and experiences. I feel so blessed to have found this group. Thank you for being my friend.



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GMARIE9999
9/5/2015 11:08:20 PM

Thank you for the information on the book "Beck Diet Solution". I will certainly take a look at it!



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