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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 ...
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.
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Member Since: 3/20/2010

SparkPoints: 31,499

Fitness Minutes: 32,807

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

My Program:
Track food on SparksPeople.
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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CLAIREINPARIS
4/21/2015 6:38:32 AM

emoticon very much for your lovely comment on my 'Enchanting hike' blog! I am so glad you stopped by to say hello!

Now about the fall... You'll be surprised but I actually have an excellent balance (apart from falling on ice I hadn't seen last February, it was my first fall in over 30 years!)! All these weekly hikes on sometimes crazy paths (muddy, steep, etc.) have done a good job over the years. I did the exercise you recommended exactly as you explained, and stopped standing on one leg after 2 minutes because I was getting bored! So I guess I am kind of a bird (a heavy one though, haha)!!! I did it with a colleague at work, and she couldn't do it for more than 10 seconds, it was amazing to see the difference. I think now she is pretty convinced of the benefits of hiking!!!

Thank you again, it was lovely to hear from you! emoticon



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SBEAR5
2/26/2015 8:47:00 AM

Thank you for the encouragement on my blog! emoticon

Good Luck on your 5k Time!!! You can do it!



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
1/22/2015 8:42:27 AM

“The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation.
Just do it. Exercise, lose weight, test your blood sugar, or
whatever. Do it without motivation. And then, guess what?
After you start doing the thing, that's when the motivation
comes and makes it easy for you to keep on doing it.”
-John C. Maxwell
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Thank you for commenting on my blog, "Day 20 Of My 90 Day Challenge." I appreciate the support!




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BEMUSED2
1/15/2015 12:36:04 AM

Thanks for your kind encouragement on my blog! I hope 2015 brings you success in your personal quest!



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12/30/2014 10:53:19 PM

Thank you for supporting my blog! Have a Happy New Year!



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