DUBINJL   77,782
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70th birthday Sept. 2008 - 120 pounds





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Retired and having a wonderful time.

I started with SparkPeople with the thought that I'd just use it to help me stay healthy. In the latter part of 2006, I had gone from 161 to 147 pounds and was able to keep it off. I was 70, 5'4" and had no significant health problems.

After using some of the tools and reading articles and message-board replies, I realized I was still overweight, didn't drink enough water, and didn't exercise enough....so I set up some goals. ...
Retired and having a wonderful time.

I started with SparkPeople with the thought that I'd just use it to help me stay healthy. In the latter part of 2006, I had gone from 161 to 147 pounds and was able to keep it off. I was 70, 5'4" and had no significant health problems.

After using some of the tools and reading articles and message-board replies, I realized I was still overweight, didn't drink enough water, and didn't exercise enough....so I set up some goals.

Happy to report that after 5 months (July 26, 2008) , I reached my goal weight of 125 and was motivated to carefully maintain it. Average calories consumed per day was 1379.

The joy of my life was helping to raise 5 wonderful kids (they're all in their 50's now) and being a part of their lives as they've matured and had families of their own.

Retirement is great. I was such a workaholic, I never thought I could enjoy being free, but I feel like a kid again! I have many projects I'm working on....things I wanted to do for years and just never had the time. Every day is busy.

After twelve months of maintenance (July 26, 2009) weight was 118.0, average weight per day 118.1, average calories consumed per day 2014, and average cardio minutes per week 235.

In August 2009 some situations in my life changed and I had to start eating out. This led to weight gain. By July 2010, I was up to 129. I set a new goal for 123 and achieved it within 6 weeks. I have maintained at between 121 and 125 since then..



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Member Since: 2/26/2008

SparkPoints: 77,782

Fitness Minutes: 85,981

My Goals:
Just want to maintain a healthy lifestyle: weight and exercise.

My Program:
(1) Weigh-in every day

(2) Keep daily calories between 1200 and 1500 for weight loss, 1500-1800 for maintenance.

(3) Cardio exercise (Walk Slim) 50 minutes a day 5 days a week

(4) Strengh training 20 minutes 3 times a week.

Personal Information:
I recently retired after 48 years of full-time employment. The last 36 years have been spent as a computer programmer/systems analyst.

Other Information:
At my age, sluggish metabolism and flab are challenges.

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TINAJANE76
7/27/2014 10:09:36 AM

Just saw your maintenance anniversary announcement and your message and wanted to stop by to offer my support. We all have our challenges and ups and downs, but I know that you can get back to where you want to be in no time and start feeling like the wonderful success that you are again in no time. Hope you have a nice weekend!



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MOONCHILD8
7/26/2014 1:48:58 PM

Congratulations! You know you can do it. You will be back on track in no time. Six years of maintaining and a little slip up is not bad! Linda from bean town emoticon emoticon emoticon



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IGNITEME101
12/18/2013 1:09:00 PM

Merry CHRISTmas! I pray this will be a wonderful time for you and your friends and family.. emoticon emoticon
You are doing a wonderful job of setting up a standard for us. You do look great.



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IGNITEME101
10/20/2013 2:09:39 PM

Wow! You are doing great at weight loss, too! emoticon



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CELIAMINER
8/5/2013 11:09:14 AM

Belated emoticon on your maintenance emoticon



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