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I came to SparkPeople to turn things around in my life. As I get closer to retirement, I've vowed that a rocking chair is not in my future! And it's working - after a year, I've shed the pounds, and have a much healthier outlook on life. Doesn't get much better than that!
I came to SparkPeople to turn things around in my life. As I get closer to retirement, I've vowed that a rocking chair is not in my future! And it's working - after a year, I've shed the pounds, and have a much healthier outlook on life. Doesn't get much better than that!


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Member Since: 5/30/2012

SparkPoints: 128,559

Fitness Minutes: 35,632

My Goals:
Get to and maintain a healthy BMI

Have a good excuse to buy new clothes

My Program:
Track and sweat

(calories and exercise)

Personal Information:
I'm a 64 year old biologist, currently living in the beautiful Appalachian mountains of SW VA. I became a biologist because I have a deep appreciation and concern for all of the beautiful creatures with whom we share our planet, but especially birds. I enjoy getting outside, hiking, bird watching, and hand crafts. Luckily for me, I live in the perfect spot to indulge in all of the above. I'm also very interested in nutrition and the local foods movement. I guess you could say that I have a long history of tree-hugging!

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"Follow this highway
Through the canyon where the red rocks glow.
Wind through the forest.
Trace the rim edge where the pine trees grow.
And, this is what I know

Gonna make this my home."

Follow This Highway song by Neptune's Car

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Snow Shovel
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JANET552

Balloons
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SOPHIEDO13

Muffin
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MARIWELL

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LINDAK25

Coffee
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LOUIE-LILY

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MARIWELL




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LOUIE-LILY
1/17/2016 1:28:37 PM

Hey Judy,
I know exactly what you mean! Lily has been gaining weight - I know she's stealing Louie's food. His weight is good though - Solid muscle and lean. She's so pudgy I've got to start trying some options also.
Thanks for asking about Louie - I had high hopes for the Omega 3's I've been giving him. (Another reason it's frustrating she's eating so much of his food...he's not getting as much of the oil as I want)
He seems about the same to me - so hard to tell. His belly is still pink and bare and his arms too...but doesn't seemed stressed. Once in a while I still see him pulling at his fur though. I don't want to just keep taking him back to the vet - He's at a loss too, although he thought it was an "internal" allergy.due to the symmetrical aspect of the symptoms.

Hope you all have a great day and week!

Hugs to you 3 from us!



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JANET552
1/16/2016 7:08:11 AM

I was so happy to hear that Tigger's weight loss wasn't due to any illness. We have a dog like Bear but it is so much easier to influence a dog's behavior. He learned not to push the other animals out of the way when they are eating but if the food is not being eaten, and no one is looking, he believes it is safe to eat. It took us awhile to find a way to feed Tony that left his food accessible only to Tony. I hope your system works for Tigger!!

I am trying to teach Tony to shake. I am very happy I have 366 days to do this. Tony is not particularly food oriented but he does love dog treats. He also tends to want to do what the dogs do if he's awake. For instance, I keep the dog treats in a specific closet and the dogs assume they will get a treat if I open that closet door. Tony usually shows up too although I rarely give him a treat at that same time.

That works both ways, of course. When my lab, Molly, hears me ask Tony to shake, she comes running. She knows treats are involved AND she can't bear to see anyone but her get attention.

These guys really are quite the study in behavior.



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LOUIE-LILY
1/15/2016 11:10:04 AM

How is Bear doing? Why is he losing weight - any ideas?
Or was it Tigger that was losing weight??

Comment edited on: 1/15/2016 11:11:19 AM

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MARY_POPOVER
1/14/2016 11:05:31 PM

Thanks so much for stopping by my page and offering such kind words about it! Yours, too, is really lovely...and how heartening it is to sense your deep appreciation of nature :) It's a good distraction, I find, from the "call of the wild calorie" (which can get pretty loud for me sometimes...in maintenance)!

Hearty CONGRATULATIONS on your 50-lb. weight loss!! Have a terrific weekend up ahead - Mary



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KDYLOSE
1/11/2016 9:39:16 AM

Thank you!



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