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I gained weight after I stopped working in 1993 due to arthritis of the spine. The first few years I was not working were very stressful and I responded by eating. I'm an emotional eater and eat for comfort or out of boredom. I often find myself eating mindlessly when I'm not even hungry. I did successfully lose 25 pounds in 2003, but put it all back on, and then some, after a series of personal crises.

I found SparkPeople the fall of 2006 and ...
My History –

I gained weight after I stopped working in 1993 due to arthritis of the spine. The first few years I was not working were very stressful and I responded by eating. I'm an emotional eater and eat for comfort or out of boredom. I often find myself eating mindlessly when I'm not even hungry. I did successfully lose 25 pounds in 2003, but put it all back on, and then some, after a series of personal crises.

I found SparkPeople the fall of 2006 and “lurked” for a couple of months, reading articles, visiting teams, and reading blogs. By January of 2007 I was inspired to start working toward my goal. I didn’t join any teams at first but followed the program, taking baby steps, making small changes. I increased my intake of water, fruits and veggies. The hardest change was exercise, since I couldn’t (and still can’t) exercise long or hard.

I reached my final goal on March 11, 2008 !

March 11, 2011 – 3 Years at Goal !

March 11, 2013 – 5 Years at Goal !

The longest I've ever maintained a weight loss !

My current plan - goal weight range - 153-157 – I’ve been running about 5 pounds above this and really want to get back to that range.

Food journal – record what I eat + calories – I use it a lot but not daily

Exercise – 30” total 5-7 days a week, divided into 2-3 sessions a day + strength twice a week
I use elliptical, gazelle, Leslie Sansone walking DVD’s, SparkPeople DVD’s, Wii – Walk It Out (a favorite), Wii Sports and Sports Resort (tennis, swordplay),

Eating Plan – I drink lots of water every day, I eat mostly veggies and fruits, no beef, some chicken & turkey

Problem areas – sweets and portion sizes – I’m still working on these

Making healthier food choices is becoming second nature to me. I do have my "moments" when I overeat, usually on sweets or maybe pizza or pasta, but I forgive myself and get right back on track. The thing that surprised me is that my chronic pain has not improved at all since losing the weight. In fact, it actually worsened, especially sitting. I find now that any seating is painful whereas before it was mostly firm seating. I joke that it's because I lost the padding on my butt, but even my doctor says that's probably the reason. The up side is that I burn more calories by squirming in my seat all the time.
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Member Since: 9/12/2006

My Goals:
Get healthier - met
Pain control - not met
Learn to make better
food choices - done!

To make this a lifestyle change, not just a "diet" to lose weight - successful, but a work in progress


FINAL GOAL ACHIEVED !!!

3/11/08




My Program:
Healthy Lifestyle Plan

Food journal - calories
Watch portions
Watch sweets
Lots of veggies/fruits

Exercise - most days

Take regular "me" time











Personal Information:
64 years old
Married 37 years
No children
(3 cats, they're
our children)
Homemaker



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Listen to your Body not your mind.

Eat with Awareness & without Judgement.

Eat only when Physically Hungry.

Stop eating when Satisfied not Full.

Eat what you Want Most.

Notice how your Body Feels after Eating.

Honor your Feelings Don't Bury them under Food.

From -
"The 7 Secrets of Slim People" by
Vikki Hansen
Shawn Goodman



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11/7/2014 8:29:12 PM

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11/7/2014 10:51:18 AM

Here's to a FABULOUSLY fit Friday, Doll!!!
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11/6/2014 3:06:15 PM

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The best kinds of people are warm and kind,
They are always there and they never mind.
The best kinds of people smile and embrace,
They support you with strength and grace.

The best kinds of people love and cherish,
They lift you up when you're near to perish.
The best kinds of people share your joy,
To laugh with you, to joke and enjoy.

The best kinds of people stand up tall,
No matter how hard they fall.
The best kinds of people are honest and true
The best kind of person, my dear, is you.


My good friend, Pattie, shared this poem with me & I had to pass it along!!! :) :) :)
Thanks so much for being one of the 'BEST' kind of people, My Friend!!!
I truly value & cherish your support & your friendship!!!
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Jes

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11/5/2014 1:50:38 PM

Happy Wednesday, Gorgeous!!!
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11/1/2014 9:58:27 PM

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"Fitness to me isn't about a crunch or push up;
It's about taking YOUR power back!!!"
- - Jillian Michaels - -


Sweetheart,

Be Strong. Be Persistent. Be POWERFUL!!! YOU are worth the time, the energy & the sacrifices it takes to LIVE a healthier lifestyle!!! Love YOURSELF enough to make yourself a TOP priority on your list!!! YOU are IMPORTANT - - YOU are WORTHY - - & YOU deserve to be the HAPPIEST, HEALTHIEST & FITTEST version of YOURSELF that is possible!! Don't just dream about it - - MAKE that dream come TRUE!!!

Stay Positive, Stay Focused, Change IS Coming,

Jes

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