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FreeOak's Little Mouse that Could!

Hi, I am known as FreeOak.
I was 71 yrs old on Dec 23, 2012.
4' 8" short. I'm married 49 yrs...yup,
to the same man. LOL!

I am so grateful to SparkPeople for this wonderful site. I joined in January 15, 2006. I had a starting weight of 237.7 pounds and I wore a
size 40W clothing.

August 2, 2006 I fit into a size 18W.
I was astounded. Yet, by the same token,
I did not see a difference in my size.
I keep thinking the ...
Hi, I am known as FreeOak.
I was 71 yrs old on Dec 23, 2012.
4' 8" short. I'm married 49 yrs...yup,
to the same man. LOL!

I am so grateful to SparkPeople for this wonderful site. I joined in January 15, 2006. I had a starting weight of 237.7 pounds and I wore a
size 40W clothing.

August 2, 2006 I fit into a size 18W.
I was astounded. Yet, by the same token,
I did not see a difference in my size.
I keep thinking the clothes and scale are
lying to me. I have always had a trust issue.

SparkPeople is teaching me to be more aware of my bad habits and to become more responsible eating-wise. I am an Emotional Eater, *BIG TIME*. To me, portion control had always been an enemy to me. I LOVE FOOD. The unhealthier, the better. I Love Fatty foods. You can have the meat, just leave me the fat. That is slowly changing. I still like that type of food, but I do not feel as deprived as I did in the past.
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The holidays of 2007 I really went off the wagon!

As of January 11, 2008, I regained(!) all 50 pounds
I had lost in 2006.
I invite you to share your successes here in this
Magickal Place

Sadly, 2007 I lost my willpower and on January 11th, 2008, I gained back my 50th pound.
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Today is Jan. 10, 2009

I have been on track for 231 days.
231 days ago, March 25 (?), 2008 I weighed 237.7 pounds.

Today I weigh 192 pounds. During the 231 days
I had several binge days, the last being New Year's Day.
It shows old habits are just beneath the skin. I am a food-a-holic or a food-a-cartic. I have an addiction to food!

Since it takes 10 - 14 days for a binge to show its affects,
tomorrow will be day 10 after the binge on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day 2009.

Knowledge is power and I no longer become upset. I get right back on track and try as best as I can to stay on track.

I told my neurologist about how well I was doing but the holidays had been my down fall. He said, "That's OK! You're doing well. Life gets in the way at times. So, enjoy it. You'll get back on track."

I will keep on, keeping on, just like the
Little Engine that Could!
"I know I can, I know I can, I know I can!"
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Today is March 2, 2009. I've been on re-track with SP
for 282 days now. I had gone from a size 40W to a 20W.
I went from 237.7 lbs. to 184.5 lbs.

Below my little hamster picture is our Wiccan Garden
dedicated to: HONESTY; Love; Acceptance of all people, of all cultures, spiritual paths, lifestyles; Forgiveness; Healing; Strengthening; World Peace; Respect for all living things and our whole planet.
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Today is March 16, 2013. I am now 71 yrs old and I am beginning to change a lot of negative feelings into positive. Oh, I stumble a lot, but I keep on, keeping on. I STILL maintain that Spark People is the best site around. Still struggling with losing the weight I had gained in the last 3 yrs, but I WILL do it. I think I get scared of success. Still trying to figure out why I sabotage myself. Each one of you are in my prayers. We are all in the same boat and can identify with one another. We CAN and WILL do it!
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My main goal is to strive for a healthier
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AEGISHOT
4/21/2013 1:43:03 PM

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You are Sparkpeople's Motivator of the day



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4/21/2013 10:00:02 AM

You are my hero. You keep on going. You are great. Your perseverance is wonderful and your journey shows that. I am proud of you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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Congratulations on being Motivator of the Day! Keep on doing such a amazing job motivating, supporting and encouraging others here. Good luck and I wish you all the best on your journey to a healthier lifestyle.
*~ Paula *~
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FREEOAK1
3/17/2013 7:45:34 AM

To Goozle Bear, Thank you so much for all you wonderful recognitions to me. Today is a day I really needed something like that. Thank you again.



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CATREBEL
3/16/2013 1:54:26 PM

Thank you for the cheers! I finished unofficially in 2:16:? which was good enough for second place in my age group!



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