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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: 45,554

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:
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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  • v ITHILDRIEL
    Thanks so much for checking in with me again! Everything's going in the right direction, and I think it has helped to concentrate a little more on the fitness.

    I see you are back from a hiatus, and determined! Ive added you as a friend so we can continue to encourage each other! emoticon emoticon
    24 days ago
  • v ITHILDRIEL
    Thank you for your support on my blog about my 20% body weight loss. emoticon

    I am a little worried about not tracking, so I will continue daily weigh ins to make sure I don't go into a gaining mode. I know a few members that are working on intuitive eating, so I want to look into that as well.
    30 days ago
  • v 2BDYNAMIC
    Thank you for the nice commentary you left on my blog today ...... "How many spark points do you use daily?" .......... I appreciated you reading ..... and wish you all the success Sparks has to offer! ..... emoticon

    90 days ago
  • v SPROUTLET
    HinMORTONDH, forgive me for dropping in on you uninvited but your comment on Sue's blog struck a chord with me. I had similar experiences with Crohn's when I was younger and am now trying try to encourage openness. Just in case you're interested I'm enclosing an example of the publicity. My clinical research never gets picked up by mainstream press, but this sort of stuff does. I hope you have the very best possible future health.
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/real-life-s
    tories/woman-walks-runway-ileostomy-ba
    g-6372703
    122 days ago
  • v NYTERYDER
    Thanks for adding me as a friend!
    124 days ago
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