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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.

4/17/16 I wrote those words back in April of 2013. A lot has happened since then and my efforts at getting healthy have been slow and a struggle. On the positive side, by Dec. 2013, even though I was not at goal. I had managed to lose more weight. But that date also brought a host of hospitalizations for 2 hip replacements and a bowel resection. Another positive is that my attitude has remained determined. I want to be healthy, live healthy, and think healthy instead of just thinking of this journey as a diet and this is something I truly believe. The year of 2015 was a sabbatical of sorts. I didn't pay much attention to that healthy thinking and I spent the year celebrating not having any health issues which resulted in a regain of 10#. So 2016 brought a renewal of determination! I lost those 10#s and finally had landed on a fitness routine that worked perfect for me. I was doing very well until February when I injured my right knee somehow at a Zumba class. So I have been facing another period of discouragement and disappointment since then. I feel like I have given up, but in my heart I know I have not.! Some time ago I came upon a SP quote and I still like it -

6/15/14 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.

fatloser.com, The Beck Diet Solution, my Spark Friends blogs, and most recently 100 Day Weight Loss 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: 38,344

Fitness Minutes: 29,475

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 eat mindfully.

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 and 100 DWL 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. Done

3. I will increase my Daily Steps to an average of 7000 .

WEIGHT LOSS:
I will reach my goal weight by December 31, 2016.

My Program:
Exercise Schedule:
Day 1 Yoga
Day 2 Walk
Day 3 ST
Day 4 Rest
Day 5 ST
Day 6 Cardio Jam
Day 7 Walk

Eat within SP calorie range.


Personal Information:
I am 64 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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SHARONSPARKLE
4/22/2016 11:29:01 AM

Thanks for adding me as a Spark Friend! Yes, we do live close and we'll have to make a serious point of getting together so we can meet face to face!



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PCOH051610
4/20/2016 7:31:22 AM

Thank you very much for your kind birthday wishes!

Hugs,

Susan



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ANNIEONLI
4/13/2016 7:37:22 PM

Thanks for the friend add!! Right back at ya!! :) Love the bike!! Kinda envious...it's on my bucket list to ride on the back of one! emoticon



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2BDYNAMIC
4/11/2016 7:43:54 PM

Thank you for adding me as a spark friend....I have added you too.....Have a great week and keep up the spark!...



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SHERYLDS
4/9/2016 4:29:31 PM

emoticon for stopping by my Feng Shui blog....
I don't really buy into Feng Shui, but it's interesting to pick up little pointers.
1. Less clutter is more soothing to the mind (check).
2. don't block entry points with furniture (check)
3. a little greenery, brings nature and a feeling of harmony. (check)
4. rounded edges are better (considering how many black and blues I've gotten from sharp corners, I would have to agree)
5. everyone needs a sanctuary where they can enjoy some quality time.
now all I need is a book on Feng Shui for the mind
Have a great weekend emoticon emoticon

I don't know if I buy into the FENG SHUI room arrangements but I read the NASA clean air houseplant study and I have 33 houseplants. They keep me happy even when the weather doesn't



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