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I Started SP the end of Jan. 2009. Briefly, I have always had some issues with my weight. I had had some success with diets, most notably WW where I was able to get down to 138 very briefly and settled into 143 comfortably. My lifetime WW weight goal was 153 which was easily bypassed at that time.

Sadly, I made the huge dieters mistake of thinking of it as something with a beginning and an end and once I was no longer tracking all my food and exercise I fell back into old habits.

So in the years after WW I struggled just to keep from zooming totally out of control.

When I found SP in Jan. I was determined that this was not a diet. A beginning yes....the first day of the rest of my life sort of thing....but no end....this is a healthy lifestyle quest and it has to be habits that last forever. So at this point, I haven't met my weight goal quite yet....I have met a lot of fitness and appearance goals and I have met myself metaphorically and I really like this new friend.

Member Since: 1/30/2009

Fitness Minutes: 247,543

My Goals:
Revised goals:

15K steps a day.

5 Million steps in 2016

streak at least a mile a day run.

Streak plank it!

My Program:
1 Drink at least 8 glasses of water /day
2-Measure and track all food- increase sv of wh. grains & fish.
3-ST with spec attn to core.
4- stretch with spec attn to IT band.

Personal Information:
My name is Donna, 64 yr old retired cardiac nurse, married for44 years to my best friend. Husband and I worked together on a private railcar (our retirement dream job) for ten years. Now we're retired again. LOL

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  • v JANET552
    Thanks for stopping by my book blog. I definitely have searched for expert diet advice. Too bad I don't read the books. emoticon

    I stopped by our library yesterday and in my wanderings, discovered "The Mature Mind" by Gene Cohen, MD, PhD. He's a gerontologist and this book is about four phases of development after age 60. It is an easy read and so far I am loving it.

    When I first started caregiving, I read a book called "No Saints Around Here" by Susan Toth which helped me greatly. She cared for her husband with Parkinson's and the book helped me realize my feelings were all perfectly fine, no matter what they were.

    Like you, I believe there is so much more to health than what I eat. And as for weight loss, the only diet that works is the one that works for me.
    327 days ago
  • v JANET552
    Tony is very good at getting what he wants and I'm such a softie when it comes to him.
    334 days ago
    Thanks for all of your support. It means the world to me.
    348 days ago
  • v JANET552
    Thanks for stopping by my blogs. Those lists are my sanity. They force me to do something for myself and I love to learn and grow. As for Tony, I think we have positive proof that I am not too old to learn. LO!! That little guy is such a character.
    350 days ago
    Oh, THANK you for articulating what I have felt the past few years. Yes, mourning the person I was and am no more. Wondering if I was ever that woman, or just mimicking runners and fit people. Wondering if I can be her again, because it felt so GOOD to run. And wondering what else there is to be or do if that avenue is no longer open to me.

    DH doesn't get it, and he should, since he had to give up soccer (after 30 years of it) due to too many head injuries.

    My doc didn't get it and almost literally patted me on the head when I broke down in tears over this issue (needless to say, she is no longer my doctor)

    But you get it Donna, and I am grateful. I am also sorry that I have no words of wisdom, and the only comfort I can extend to you is understanding where you are and what it is you are dealing with.

    Be well and I hope that you find something to comfort you.

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    377 days ago
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