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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. I am happy that I am eating better most of the time, I have been able to exercise more in the past month than I have in the past 4 years, and that I am positively looking forward to the next month of this journey.

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. 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 mos despite 2 major vacations. I have lost weight, I have completed my first 5K, I have completed my first 5% Team Challenge, 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. Right now I am working on putting one foot in front of the other and exercises prescribed by my therapist to strengthen the muscles in my left leg. I have "hip precautions" x 3 months that will severely limit the kind of exercising I can do. I am looking forward to putting this all behind me and feeling "normal" again by this May. My weight is down due to a poor appetite caused by pain medications, but this loss has given me a jump start for success in my 5% Challenge.
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Member Since: 4/14/2009

SparkPoints: 19,852

Fitness Minutes: 9,565

My Goals:
I will visit the Spark People and/or Spark Coach site daily.

NUTRITION:
I will eat mindfully at each meal.

FITNESS:
I will do some kind of exercise x 30 minutes 3 times per week.

WEIGHT LOSS:
I will loose 10# by September 1, 2014.

OTHER:
I will develop a WIN TODAY Daily Routine Goals by the end of 2014 - here is my start:

1. Start my day with God
2. Check in with SP - articles, blogs, e-mails, friends, Spark Coach.
3. Not spend any more then 2 hrs. on my computer in the morning.
4. Eat a healthy breakfast.
5. Do exercise or rest day as scheduled.
6. Eat a healthy lunch.




My Program:
Officially started Spark Coach 3/18/13.

Exercise Schedule:
Day 1 - Curves
Day 2 - TBD
Day 3 - Walk
Day 4 - TBD
Day 5 - Curves
Day 6 - Walk
Day 7 - Rest

Eat within SP calorie range.


Personal Information:
I am 62 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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Member Comments:
PERSISTENTTIM
8/21/2014 9:25:24 AM

Thank you so much for the support and encouragement! Have a terrific weekend!



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WILSONWR
8/20/2014 2:29:07 PM

Thanks for commenting on my Colorado blog. Yes, these trips have been great. Visiting with family and friends and getting back to nature have done tons of good. I can't wait for the Grand Tetons!



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FITKAT62
8/19/2014 12:13:59 PM

Thanks for commenting on my page. The last time I went to NYC with my daughter we walked an average of 27K steps per day. We also took the subway often so there were lots of stairs. I found it difficult to find healthy food to eat so I ate less than usual.



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WILSONWR
8/19/2014 10:50:28 AM

Sue, it sounds like you've had some great vacations also! I have one more planned for this year - to go on an 18-mile hike with my son and his family in the Grand Tetons. That ought to be fun. Take care!



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FITKAT62
8/12/2014 10:31:24 AM

In response to your question about whether or not I nag my hubby, the answer is yes. In fact, my nickname is " the diet police". I keep telling him there is no nutritional value in chips, Cheetos and Pepsi. I keep telling him that he's pushing 60 and cannot eat like he's 12 anymore. Of course all of this goes in one ear and out the other. He started out at 240 and went down to 204 and then gained 10 lbs back. He still has a big belly and that is what worries me.

I cannot get him to exercise much at all. The most I can get him to do on his own is an occasional Leslie Sansone 1 mile walk with hand weights. When the weather is nice I can usually convince him to go on a long walk with me to the grocery store and he'll buy an apple to eat on the way back. It helps take his mind off the fact that it's a three mile walk round trip.




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