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

SparkPoints: 40,714

Fitness Minutes: 42,299

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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