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OK-its me again. I'm now 61 years old. Need to work on my lifestyle change as it is slipping. I woke up today feeling determined to finish the weight loss and be more consistent with my lifestyle changes. I'm feeling heavy and sluggish. I've gained 5 out of the 20 lbs I'd lost 3 years ago back and this plus another 40 lbs have got to go. When I lost the 20 lbs 3 years ago and got into onederland as the sparkers call it-I felt so much better and stopped there. I told myself that I was going to just maintain it for a while and then continue. Well... I never continued! Think of how much better I will feel with another 20 and then the final 20!. So the turtle has returned. I'm aiming for 7 lbs by the end of sept 2016-its now Aug 7 2016. I'm not happy with myself when I binge eat and live like a coach potato. I'm always happier when I'm leading a healthy life style. Hard to understand why I always let it slip. A lifetime of doing this over and over. Well I understand that there is always stress around and using food as a crutch to sooth is not helpful mentally or physically. So time for the big change-slowly but surely. I've written this down here so I can remember that I am doing it. Go me go!

Wow-I'm now 60 years old and have been on sparks people for more than 3 years. I've made some good life style changes in these past 3 years. I walk to and from work most days (a 70 minute walk), I run 5km once a week and I eat more healthy food. I still sometimes revert to old habits especially during stressful times. The good thing is that I am able to pick myself up and return to sparks within a week or so. I weight 20 lbs less than my highest weight. I have been able to maintain it. I still have another 40 lbs to go. Main thing is that I feel better about myself. I'm working on healthy eating, being more active and improving my balance by standing on one foot :)

I'm 57 years old (hard to believe), 5'5" (I seem to have shrunk :) and at my near highest weight 200lbs (oh no!). I have been on and off SparksPeople since 2010-lost 10 lbs, got fit, felt better and then drifted away from Sparks. My weight has gone up and downs since I was 15. Used to be over by 20lbs or so overweight but now I am obese needing to loose more than 50 lbs. I have a good life- 2 great kids, a husband of 37 years, a job I love and yet I still find myself overeating for comfort. I take care of everyone else I love. I put my fitness and proper eating way way down on my to do list. I put off starting to care about myself and often feel defeated when I slip once I start. On the other hand, once I start to look after myself I feel very happy and proud of myself. I have been at my idea weight and fitness several times in my life but over 3 years or so the weight always slowly slips back and the fitness slips away. This is because I go back to my old habits. It takes me a month or so once I stop working out to notice the loss in fitness. This time delay isn't great because I feel fine being a slug for a while. What else--everyone in my family is encouraging me to be fit and healthy and in my weight range and they do this in a positive way but I still find it hard to start and especially to stick with it. A voice in my head always says--do it later-there is something more important you need to do. My health is pretty good but knees hurt going up and down stairs. I don't like sitting on airplanes taking up the entire seat and have noticed that the stalls in public washrooms and the chairs I used to sit on seem smaller? I don't feel that I am that much larger but I must be. I have an apple body and most of my extra weight is in the middle area. I wear baggy cloths to cover this up but when I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror I think to myself -who is that more than middle age older heavy woman? Funny how my inside doesn't match my outside. So for the past 4 days I have eaten properly and worked out. I just got my first Sparks trophy by email for 250 fitness minutes. I really liked receiving it.

Member Since: 3/20/2010

Fitness Minutes: 49,219

My Goals:
Get to a healthy weight (loose 1 lb per week) and do something to become and stay fit everyday. Change habits-seriously reduce overeating, emotional eating, social eating. Reduce late night eating. Stop negative self-talk. Lots to do :)
Sept 29 2014 16 lbs down
August 15 2015 20 lbs down
January 4 2015 21 lbs down and counting!

My Program:
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Walk back and forth to work 2-3 days per week (35 minutes each way). Work out other days-eliptical trainer 30-40 minutes. Do 100 crunches eat night before I go to sleep. Enjoy feeling healthier.

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March 2017. Greetings Sparks Friends. Here I am again. I'm trying to preserve the 20lbs I lost 3.5 years ago and move on to the last 40-50 lbs. My first goal is to get into the overweight category which is about 16 lbs away. I've been back on sparks for 2 weeks now. Logging my food each day and reading and interacting with the Sparks community. I continue to walk a lot. I can't run because my ankle is a problem but it is being rehabbed by a physio. I'm working on learning how to walk more smoothly so that I put less pressure on my joints and improve my balance. Pilattes is also helping with this. I"m pleased wearing the size 14 plus size pants I bought yesterday and starting to feel more comfortable in my own skin again. Avoiding sugar and eating healthy food throughout the day prevents late night binges. 1 lb a week or less is fine with me as being a turtle is what helped me loose the first 20 lbs on Sparks in 2013. I want to get back back to that weight which is about 6 lbs away and

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