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I'm 47 and have been overweight and inactive for 26 years. I'm tired of being fat, sluggish and sore all the time. My body is starting to let me know my age and I want to try to slow this down a bit. Welcome to my struggle.

Here's my story:

I have been thin and an athlete my whole life. I ran Track & Field, ran Cross Country and was a cheerleader during my school years. I even ran with Frank Shorter-1976 Marathon Olympic Gold Medalist!

I joined the ...
I'm 47 and have been overweight and inactive for 26 years. I'm tired of being fat, sluggish and sore all the time. My body is starting to let me know my age and I want to try to slow this down a bit. Welcome to my struggle.

Here's my story:

I have been thin and an athlete my whole life. I ran Track & Field, ran Cross Country and was a cheerleader during my school years. I even ran with Frank Shorter-1976 Marathon Olympic Gold Medalist!

I joined the Army at 18, married at 19 and had a son at 20. I was 120 lbs and totally fit when I learned I was pregnant. I gained 63 pounds to reach a grand total of 183 lbs the day I had my son. When leaving the hospital, my mother-in-law told me I looked like I was ready to give birth AGAIN!!! I got down to 175 lbs and stayed there for 8 years. Divorce happened and I dropped to 140 lbs.

I then met my current husband. I slowly began creeping back up in the weight department and got up to 164 lbs. Found out I was pregnant with my daughter and got up to the 200 lb weight mark...I cried so hard that day I saw my weight. After having my daughter, I got down to 175 lbs and stayed there until about 6 years ago.

I reached my highest weight about 12 months ago at 223 lbs. I finally decided to do something on May 4, 2010 when my best friend, Caiti, had been doing SP for a little while. I stopped lying to myself and began tracking my food. Boy, what a reality check!!!

The most important advice I could give anyone here who is new or who is having trouble...work on ONE THING at a time until you are comfortable with adding another thing to keep track of.

Best Wishes and feel free to add me as a friend,

Laurie (a.k.a. Olie)




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Member Since: 11/27/2007

SparkPoints: 6,493

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My Goals:
Lower my BMI, Reduce BP & cholesterol levels, exercise for once, feel pretty.

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Reducing sugar & fat intake, read labels prior to buying, and eat more vegetables.

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Food has always been a source of comfort for me. I fear deprivation. I guess it's the only thing I have total control over. I hate being fat, but can't seem to stop eating.

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LKKOTH
8/10/2011 10:40:27 AM

Me too! Staying on track!




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LKKOTH
8/3/2011 11:44:21 AM

Yay sister! Let's do this!




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CAITIJBUG09
7/22/2011 1:20:51 PM

Awww thanks Laurie. :) emoticon



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LKKOTH
7/6/2011 12:45:20 PM

Hi Olie! Well I am back on spark trying to lose 20 lbs! Get on here again and LET'S DO THIS! I luv you my sister!



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CAITIJBUG09
3/21/2011 5:57:02 AM

I'd like to say in advance...whether or not I'm right, Welcome BACK! emoticon You and Nicki will be such hot mommas, Rich will have to carry a stick! emoticon Not to mention you will be picking up from where you left off according to your ticker.

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