I saw your comments about blogging and wanted to say to give yourself credit if you haven't GAINED since you have been a Sparker, even if you haven't lost the weight. I laugh at the bloggers I've read over the last 8 yrs who are what I call the "Spark Stars" and how many of them have just up and disappeared and then others have blogged on and on only to admit that they have regained some 40 pounds or more which they didn't mention as they put it back on a pound at a time. So, if you don't blog like me, count yourself lucky, and if you want to do it, that is fine as well. I don't since I have never gotten to my goal weight all these years, yet I do give myself credit that I have kept off what I have released. 78 days ago
I don't think it is ever too late! I was on no prescription meds until I reached 67; then had two mini strokes in just a few days. The doctor said that my healthy diet and exercise probably mitigated the seriousness of the strokes and I am fully recovered. No, my good habits didn't keep the strokes from happening but they may have given me the ability to survive and regain all my strength.
Good for you for making a commitment to healthy habits. 218 days ago
Your blog really hit home with me today. I am 56 and am not taking any prescription meds. I have always been healthy and I have always fought with my weight. I have printed your blog and will look at it everyday as a reminder. Please keep me updated on your journey. I will be thinking of you and cheering you on. Thank you for the inspiration! 218 days ago
I saw your post today and just wanted to tell you it is never too late! I ate horribly for most of my adult life, tons of processed foods and SUGAR SUGAR SUGAR all the time. When I turned 51, like you, I realized I needed to make changes if I was going to feel good as I aged. I was terrified of not having sugar but once I made small changes and saw and felt the difference, I’ve never looked back. I am 55 this year and have never felt better. You CAN absolutely change the course of your aging process and reverse the damage that eating poorly and not exercising has done over time and you are doing it! Just as quitting smoking imparts immediate health benefits that keep building over time, so can changes in diet and exercise habits have an overwhelming (positive) physical impact. Keep up the good work! 218 days ago