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It has taken me over half a century to get a handle on managing my weight. The day after Christmas 2008 I got on the scale to find that I weighed 200 pounds. I made a resolution just for the month of January 2009 to exercise at least 30 minutes a day. I also joined my local TOPS club for support. It took almost exactly 2 years, but I finally reached my goal weight. For the last two years I have written down everything that passed my lips and totalled up the calories. I tried to keep my ...
It has taken me over half a century to get a handle on managing my weight. The day after Christmas 2008 I got on the scale to find that I weighed 200 pounds. I made a resolution just for the month of January 2009 to exercise at least 30 minutes a day. I also joined my local TOPS club for support. It took almost exactly 2 years, but I finally reached my goal weight. For the last two years I have written down everything that passed my lips and totalled up the calories. I tried to keep my calories under 1400 each day although to lose the last few pounds I did have to drop it to closer to 1200 to make any progress. I am trying to learn how to maintain it now and I hope the slower loss gave me time to learn new habits.
I also exercise at least 60 minutes each day using my treadmill, walking outdoors, Curves and Wii.
I would like to lose another 5 pounds to be in a good position to stay under my goal, but I look good and feel good and plan on keeping up what I am doing. Spark People is another tool in my journey.
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Member Since: 12/29/2006

SparkPoints: 101,025

Fitness Minutes: 63,115

My Goals:
I want to be able to live in my own home as long as I live! Keeping active and strong will help me achieve that.

My Program:
I have been keeping track of my food intake for a year and exercising for an hour a day minimum using my treadmill, Curves and walking or working in my garden during warmer months.

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I love mystery novels, the movie Pride and Prejudice (with Kiera Knightly), sewing, quilting and pets.

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DOVESEYES
12/30/2013 10:08:22 PM

Hi there

The end of December has come and also the end of 2013. I was thinking how great it is to have beginnings and endings. The idea of starting something new with all its hopes and incentives and goals.
The satisfaction of an ending, to let go and re evaluate the goals, look back on the good and the bad and the ups and downs.

May 2014 be your best year yet.
Thanks for sharing this month with us all at the Country Living Team, you are a valued member.

Christine



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IDLETYME
12/29/2013 6:53:40 AM

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY 12/29/2006 SEVEN YEARS emoticon CONGRATULATIONS emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon




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DOVESEYES
12/11/2013 9:40:48 PM

Just stopping by to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, as one of Country Living's Team Leaders I love to leave a little cheer or comment on your blog as a thanks for sharing. Hope 2014 is a great year for you.

Kind regards
Christine
doveseyes



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9/24/2013 10:53:09 PM

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DOVESEYES
9/4/2013 11:21:52 PM

Thanks so much for sharing your journey with us in August hope September is a great month for you.

doveseyes
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