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DISCLAIMER: I am here for weight loss and good health, not to discuss politics or religion. For example, if you are promoting evangelical Christianity and/or right-wing politics we are not a good match.

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Now 65, in the last year and a half I've made a lot of drastic changes: retired from my job; left a crumbling marriage and moved from our small town to a large city, where I stayed five months; and then relocated to the mountains of Western Maryland, not far from ...
DISCLAIMER: I am here for weight loss and good health, not to discuss politics or religion. For example, if you are promoting evangelical Christianity and/or right-wing politics we are not a good match.

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Now 65, in the last year and a half I've made a lot of drastic changes: retired from my job; left a crumbling marriage and moved from our small town to a large city, where I stayed five months; and then relocated to the mountains of Western Maryland, not far from where I grew up, to be closer to family. Now I'm hunkering down for the long haul.

I joined Spark in October 2010 at 174 which is obese for 5'2 (highest weight was 178); dropped down to 159, just barely out of obese range, then stayed around 160 for four years, but still was losing inches and gaining control over binge eating. In June 2015 I buckled down to drop another 10 pounds for health reasons. Two months later I've plateaued at 152 but am aiming for 145 as my goal weight.

For the past two years I've been following the WheatBelly low-carb program (no refined carbs, plenty of good fats, no grains or processed foods) which has brought my blood sugar down from diabetic to prediabetic and has also lowered my cholesterol.
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Member Since: 10/14/2010

My Goals:
Leave Obese BMI - DONE
Leave Overweight BMI - 15 pounds to go.

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Exercise:
Currently trying a combination of videos at home, ST classes, and walking when weather permits.

Food:
I've cut out all sugars and grains for several years to control my blood sugar. I use almond flour and garbanzo flour in recipes and sweeten with stevia. Emphasis is on protein and good fats. I don't always get in as many vegetables as I should, so working on that. I limit fruits.

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Living in western Maryland, raised in DC metro area. Retired graphic artist. Big reader, painter. I have one daughter, 26, and a cat; am currently divorcing husband of 15 years.

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"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
--- Albert Einstein

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PMCCOURT93
2/7/2016 10:34:29 PM

Thanks so much for your comment! It can feel hard to make healthy choices when I'm surrounded by others my age who aren't thinking about it right now. But I know down the road I'll be grateful I started early and formed lasting habits. Best to you!



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MARITIMER3
2/7/2016 10:06:42 AM

Hi Kate, yes, I feel really good about organizing the parts of the house I "control", or those on which Peter compromises; Siobhan's old room has become my exercise/sewing/reading sanctuary, and I love it. The main floor has a lot more stuff in it than I'd like, but he's pretty good about keeping it relatively tidy. One very kind friend describes it as homey rather than cluttered.

I just sort of pretend his office and the basement don't exist, to keep my sanity. Every once in a while I blow up, but it doesn't do much good, so I'm biding my time.

I've always said that I could live very happily in a one-bedroom apartment, and I still believe it... if I'm ever on my own I would definitely sell this house and move to a small condo. Once when I was really mad at Peter, I told him that if he died I'd have a dumpster in the driveway before the funeral.

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LEXIJESSI7
2/5/2016 2:32:42 PM

Love ur pics! I just started with Spark People today. Any advice u could give to a beginner? I have chronic arthritis in my knees and a tron rotor cuff so exercising isn't easy for me. I want to lose 10 lb.s by April 15th.



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MARINGAL
2/5/2016 12:59:27 PM

We grew up wit very different personalities… Apples and oranges. Right brain, left brain. My oldest and younger sister were very much alike. I was the "creative" thinker of the bunch, they were book-type. We were never really "close" growing up.





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TORTISE110
2/5/2016 9:48:41 AM

Thanks so much for your encouragement (on my blog). I needed it more than I even knew! I so appreciate your kind words. Toni



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