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8/19/13

I'm a young grandmother (I'm 54 years old) of 7, and by losing weight and strengthening my back and abs I'm once again able to carry my grandchildren. I had a few problems with my back and wasn't able to do that. In 2000 I weighed 210 pounds and got serious about losing weight. I walked and changed my eating habits and lost weight...got down to 140!
That was within a year. The first few years I stayed at 140-145. Then gradually the weight has begun to add on. I ...
8/19/13

I'm a young grandmother (I'm 54 years old) of 7, and by losing weight and strengthening my back and abs I'm once again able to carry my grandchildren. I had a few problems with my back and wasn't able to do that. In 2000 I weighed 210 pounds and got serious about losing weight. I walked and changed my eating habits and lost weight...got down to 140!
That was within a year. The first few years I stayed at 140-145. Then gradually the weight has begun to add on. I started using SparkPeople July 2, 2011 at 160 pounds.

2/8/14
I have been stressed over many family issues for the last year, starting in June. I have gained back weight. Thankfully not all the weight I had in 2000, but I am fearful that I won't get this under control. I have started to make slow progress now that I found myself at 166 pounds. I am not comfortable at this weight. I can't even wear my favorite rings.

11/16/11
I'm a Christian, and I am pretty quiet about it usually. I just figure my actions speak louder than words, but I use that as my justification for the lack of courage I have in sharing with others the convictions I have in my mind that God is the only source of my life and happiness. I have had a great three months and I took all the credit, I am ashamed to say. Sure I had to make the efforts and actively work the program I've planned for myself, but I believe my strength to do so comes from him! To God be the Glory!

5/11/12
I've stalled between 142 and 145. I'm not as motivated to get off the last couple of pounds since I'm feeling pretty good about myself. I like how my clothes fit. But for some reason I do keep making efforts to lose and get down to 140. I had thought 130 would be my goal, but now I don't see that as realistic.

7/26/12
It has been one year since I first logged into SparkPeople. I weigh 16 pounds less and am at a good weight and fitness level. I have recently been working on maintaining. I'm not having a hard time continuing to exercise, but struggle everyday to keep my calorie intake at a level to maintain my weight. Haven't quite figured out my personal formula for success. There is the factor of going through menopause this last 7 months, and I'm sure my metabolism is fighting with that! But I will fight back!
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Update: 8/19/13

It's been quite a while since I updated this. I gained a few pounds over my maintenance range. Got 10 pounds over goal. I'm working now at getting back to the goal of 145 and I'm hoping once I reach that I will be able to reset it lower. I have found a renewed zeal about keeping on the low end of my calorie range and I've lost 4.5 pounds since 8/1/13. It's been steady and gradual, and part of it is due to drastically reducing sugar in my diet and not binge eating.

Update: 11/4/12

I have been maintaining a weight between 142 and 145 since Feb of 2012. This is good. According to my measurements for Body Fat Percentage, done by the kinesiologist at the Y, I am at 24.4%. My goal was 25% so I am very happy with that measurement!

I am in maintenance mode. I struggle a bit with binges lately, but with the support I'm receiving from y'all at SP, I am going to get past that.


My Program:
Walking, elliptical, recumbent cycling. and ST are my current modes of exercise. I drink at least 8 glasses of water each day. I'm doing cardio 3 days a week and ST 3 days a week. I am consistently eating 5 or more freggies a day. I'm recording food intake and also my exercise.

I've recently learned that I eat out of boredom. Keeping busy has helped me make good progress in not binge eating.

I like journaling and blog writing to record progress and focus on the ways I'm improving my life.

Personal Information:
Married 36 years. 4 grown children. Three of them married, with children.

7 grandchildren, the latest born on Christmas Eve, 2013.

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I'm a Christian

I love to read. One of my favorite books is The Shack.

Art Journaling is a new enjoyable activity for me.

I'm a knitter and a quilter.








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5/20/2014 3:31:26 PM

Thank you for reading my blog. I ride in the local metropark so I don't have to worry about cars. I have a couple of trails that I go on depending on my mood. Hubby and I don't really talk. We are very disconnected and have been since I had my cancer diagnosis about 4 years ago. One of the problems is that he thinks everything is going well. Thank you for your support, it is greatly appreciated.



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5/7/2014 11:41:23 AM

Thank you for your comments on my blog! I can very much relate to what you said. ARGH SUGAR!!!



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5/7/2014 9:30:07 AM

Thanks! I'm definitely a list maker. I need to take the time to do that today!



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