JCORYCMA   13,576
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Me in 2000. Not only did I look older than I do now, but I FELT older!!





I started my weight loss journey January 1, 2006. This was me July 2006





Me 2012 at goal and vowing never to be overweight again!



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Finally Fit!

After spending the majority of my first fifty years as an overweight couch potato, I decided to turn 50 at a healthy weight and get physically fit. That was seven years ago and after losing 70 lbs., I am a slender, healthy, grandmother who loves to run and bike. I still struggle with food issues and wish I could say that it is easy to keep
the weight off but it takes daily effort. I'm here to further that effort and gain motivation from other people who can appreciate the struggle...
After spending the majority of my first fifty years as an overweight couch potato, I decided to turn 50 at a healthy weight and get physically fit. That was seven years ago and after losing 70 lbs., I am a slender, healthy, grandmother who loves to run and bike. I still struggle with food issues and wish I could say that it is easy to keep
the weight off but it takes daily effort. I'm here to further that effort and gain motivation from other people who can appreciate the struggle...




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Member Since: 8/22/2009

SparkPoints: 13,576

Fitness Minutes: 11,131

My Goals:
To keep my weight off by exercising and eating healthy.
To quit obsessing about food and develop some other interests :)
To run a 5K just to say I did it.
Improve my flexibility.

My Program:
My mantra: Low fat, High fiber, Low sugar. Stick with those basic concepts. Let Sparkpeople guide me in caloric intake and proper division of nutrients. Lastly keep exercising - cardio and strength training.

Personal Information:
I am a 56 year old ob/gyn CMA in Des Moines, IA. Married, with an adult son and daughter and 7 grandkids.





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You can never fail by trying -- only by failing to try --
Me :)


It's all I have to bring today. This and my heart beside --
Emily Dickinson



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WESTCOASTKID
9/2/2014 9:55:48 PM

WOW! Eight years of maintenance! What an inspiration you are!! You have much to be proud of. Wishing you many many more years of continued success on your SparkJourney!! emoticon



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SUNSHINE29655
8/23/2014 8:52:32 PM

I am glad I stumbled by your story. You are an inspiration. You look terrific... I too have lived my first 50 years in a fat suit. Its time to shed the baggage. Live every day to the fullest. Thank You for being such an inspiration.



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FATCAT216
6/16/2014 7:36:42 AM

Wow! So inspiring. You give me hope.



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KITTYKITTEMMING
10/28/2013 8:46:15 PM

Love the new profile picture!!

I hope your back is doing better, and I'm glad you can do some stretching. Are you going to try Yoga? Or isn't it that kind of stretching?

I missed the Y tonight. I've been so sick the last three days (strep/virus combo). I could barely move around the house Saturday and yesterday. I stayed home sick from work today because I spiked a fever in the middle of the night. I'm feeling much better now, though. I'll be at the Y tomorrow night so I can get my red belt for tae kwon do. I tested :)Thursday, so I'll find out my rank then. :)

Want to borrow the next JD Robb novel?

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LEEANN_DB2
10/23/2013 12:00:20 PM

Thank you so much for the add, you are my latest inspiration!



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