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Hi! I''m a 69 year old woman who wants to stay as healthy as possible so I can continue to enjoy my "Golden Years"! I lost 60 pounds my first year and 30 pounds the second year and had 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. I lost another 5 pounds by February 20, 2016 for a total loss of 100 pounds.

Member Since: 6/17/2009

Fitness Minutes: 188,739

My Goals:
I wanted to become more active and obtain a healthy weight. By 2011 I reached a plateau of 90 pounds lost and stayed around that weight until August 2015 when I found the Beck Diet Solution. I started losing weight again and lost 100 pounds by February 2016. I have enjoyed learning to eat a more healthful "clean" diet. I worked on my weight loss 5 pounds at a time as I was getting closer to goal. Recently, I had decided (with my doctor's encouragment) to take a "losing break". I continued to eat healthfully and to stay active and see what happened to my weight. I weigh daily and will continue that to ensure that I stay in a 5 pound range. I started running in 2011 and raced 3 5Ks and one 2 mile Turkey Trot. Because of back pain from degenerative disc disease I had to stop running. Now I do Zumba 3 x week!

My present goal is to maintain my healthy weight and lifestyle for the rest of my life.

My Program:
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.

Personal Information:
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, walk and spend time with the grandkids. My new hobby is healthful cooking . 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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    So you have a cold too! Poor us. Good excuse to snuggle down, right? Much appreciate the blog support today.
    334 days ago
    Thanks for the blog support. Yep. I can see how a relapse could be a powerful tool if I learn from it. One thing is for sure, I don't have even a touch of the hopelessness that I used to have. It is just another motivator.
    339 days ago
    Hello there, thank you for dropping by some of my Beck blogs. Hope all is going well with you. Your support is so appreciated!
    383 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/5/2015 12:05:57 AM
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    I'm doing the Spark sugar challenge also. I find it amazing how much sugar is in everything.
    I mostly am writing this on your page to let you know that what you have done is amazing. I hope to lose 100 pounds also on this journey.
    383 days ago
    Congrats on the additional pounds off. I am working on inches now. And reading Beck Blue. But not a chapter a day...mostly as I feel comfortable with the skills she teaches then I move on. She goes more into depth and it is still very interesting. So glad I found this.
    405 days ago
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