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I am not new to the world of diet or Spark. My first Spark Trophies date back to 2009. I have had weight issues for as long as I can remember and I have tried many different diet plans that didn't last. My yo-yo dieting has left me discouraged, frustrated, and feeling hopeless at times.

I went through approx. a 10 year period where my overall attitude was one of apathy and stubbornness. I wanted to eat and drink what I wanted and when I wanted it and be skinny too! No I do not ...
I am not new to the world of diet or Spark. My first Spark Trophies date back to 2009. I have had weight issues for as long as I can remember and I have tried many different diet plans that didn't last. My yo-yo dieting has left me discouraged, frustrated, and feeling hopeless at times.

I went through approx. a 10 year period where my overall attitude was one of apathy and stubbornness. I wanted to eat and drink what I wanted and when I wanted it and be skinny too! No I do not using hallucinogenics - LOL.

This time will be different. I know that the journey may get tough at times, but I also know that I must embrace a healthy lifestyle. I am now retired with a very supportive husband so I am hoping for success this time around.

4/22/13 I can't believe month 1 is done and gone. I cannot report that I have lost any weight during the past month, but my motivation has remained high. One of the most important things that I have accomplished during this past month is to not be angry; angry that I am overweight; angry that it is so hard to get the weight off; angry that I cannot eat & drink whatever I want. No, I am not angry about these things like I would have been in the past.

5/22 Another month without a weight loss worth reporting. On a positive note I have gone through many vacation days without gaining any weight either! I still don't feel that I am embracing a healthy eating life style. Left to my own devices and faced with all kinds of temptations I seem to revert back to my old self in the blink of an eye. I will have to figure out how to deal with this.

6/15 From SP: If you�re thinking that there�s something fundamentally wrong with you, tell yourself the problem is in the situation�not in you�and look for ways to change the situation.

7/15 As you can see from my ticker I have lost 15# since starting back with SP this past March 2013. Although I have a ways to go mentally and physically to achieve a healthy life style, I have accomplished quite a bit in the past 4 months. I remain happy & motivated. On the down side, I seem to be a very slow learner, but I will keep plugging away at this life changing challenge.

1/16/14 I had a Left Total Hip replacement done on 12/23 and so it is back to square one for me as far as fitness minutes go and healthy eating. I am looking forward to putting this all behind me and feeling "normal" again by this May.

12/22/14 During the past 12 months I have had 3 other hospitalizations. One due to Acute Diverticulitis, one for surgery to resolve the diverticula, and one to replace my other hip! It has been a year of many ups & downs, but mostly I have moved nowhere on the healthy eating and fitness scale. That is until just before my hip surgery when I came across fatloser.com and The Beck Diet Solution from my Spark Friends blogs. Those two sources have proven to be invaluable to me and have set me back on the weigh loss track!
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Member Since: 4/14/2009

SparkPoints: 31,763

Fitness Minutes: 20,146

My Goals:
My goal is to reach my ideal weight as determined by a formula which takes into account not only my height, but also my age.

NUTRITION:
1. I will follow no special diet, but make my food choices from healthy options. No foods are off limits, but food without nutrition should be kept to a minimum.

2. I will be mindful of portion control.

3. I will be diligent about limiting my consumption of alcohol with no more than 0-2 drinks at a time.

4. Using the Beck Solution I will learn to think like a thin person.

FITNESS:
1. I will do some kind of exercise x 30 minutes 6 times per week.

2. I will develop a fitness routine/schedule.

3. I will increase my Steps to 5000 by May 1, 2015.

WEIGHT LOSS:
I will reach my goal weight by December 31, 2015.

My Program:
Exercise Schedule:
Day 1 Strength: Curves
Day 2 Cardio: Walk/Bike
Day 3 Core: TBD
Day 4 Strength: Curves
Day 5 Cardio: Walk/Bike
Day 6 Rest
Day 7 Yoga

Eat within SP calorie range.


Personal Information:
I am 63 yrs. old. 5'9" and about 20# over weight. I have a DH that has spoiled me for 40 yrs. We have 1 DD who is married to a great guy and they have given us 2 grandkids that we adore. My DH and I are retired and we are making the most of these years while we are able.

Other Information:
Sometimes I think I can make fun out of a rock ! That is how I picked my handle "funloven". I love to have fun :) My hobbies include my Motorcycle, Reading, Gardening, Cooking, Scrapbooking, and Socializing. I frequently tell people I retired from work because it interfered with my social life. LIVE LIFE TO IT'S FULLEST is my motto.

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WARRIORGIRL121
9/4/2015 12:47:51 AM

Hi there! emoticon Thanks so much for your encouragement and support on my blog! The 100 Days of Weight Loss is a weight loss strategy book by Linda Spangle that I am also working through (talk about Type A! LOL!). It's also a helpful book that takes you through thoughtful exercises over 100 day cycles in your weight loss efforts and suggestions for changing behavior - the author also provides free worksheets and calendars from her website. It's different from Beck and yet similar. I'm on the 100 DWL team as well and it's another very interactive and supportive team. You can take a look from my page for the team.

Linda Spangle's website is: http://www.weightlossjoy.com and she also has some other helpful books too.

An excerpt of the book is here:
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The free 100 DWL Journal is here:
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Let me know if you have any questions! Have a great day! emoticon emoticon



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CERIUSLY
9/2/2015 11:47:17 AM

I blogged about it. Maybe it will draw attention. Hope your day is going well!



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HONEYBEESBLISS
9/1/2015 11:06:01 AM

LOL I'm the opposite I love tracking, granted I don't like having to do the estimation of each ingredient it's so much better when the restaurant info is available and I don't like having to enter in info if it's not already there! Anything that makes life easier is better! But I use MyFitnessPal for tracking instead of sparkpeople's I feel it's easier and has more info on a bigger variety of things and I can scan barcodes. I've been tracking for almost 2 years straight now because I enjoy knowing my numbers even if it has to be estimated and even if I went WAY over my cals! I like to be in the know instead of in the dark of where I'm at and I feel armed with that knowledge so when my body holds onto water weight I know it's simply that and not a real gain, and if I do have a real gain I know exactly why. LOL I just love the knowing part of it and the app on my phone makes it so much easier and faster than in the past having to log on a site that it's like checking facebook or texting someone for me to just track stuff.
Most people hate it though like you do so I'm a weirdo in the minority! LOL
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BARBARAJ73
8/30/2015 3:33:49 PM

emoticon Did I really say I "only" had three characteristics to work on??? Not. I skimmed those because they were so familiar... emoticon



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NUOVAELLE
8/28/2015 3:04:35 AM

Thank you for the goodie and the supportive note.
Maybe we can't be like naturally thin people who don't think about food at all but fighting for healthy and right eating choices gives us much more knowledge and makes us stronger in the end.
Sending you some more summer sunshine. We've got plenty here for the time being!
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