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179.8 on July 17, 2008 (My first 'before' photo taken after losing 30.2 lbs)



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My Journey to Slim City!

2/28/2016: So I gained 5% during the Challenge! Life goes on! Ray is improving and even going for daily walks and exercising in the house! Life is AWESOME!

I am finally able to get back to my walking - so we shall see..... what is meant to be will be.

2/08/2016: I had a decision to make and I made it. With Ray's health in question, I am not able to get in the exercise and calories burned that I used to get. But, I have to eat. I am accustomed to eating! So, ...
2/28/2016: So I gained 5% during the Challenge! Life goes on! Ray is improving and even going for daily walks and exercising in the house! Life is AWESOME!

I am finally able to get back to my walking - so we shall see..... what is meant to be will be.

2/08/2016: I had a decision to make and I made it. With Ray's health in question, I am not able to get in the exercise and calories burned that I used to get. But, I have to eat. I am accustomed to eating! So, Ray & I sat down and discussed it and decided that my weight range right now should be between 145-150 so I set it for 147 on my tracker. Although I am overweight by 10 lbs, I am still down more than 60 lbs from when I started and I can't keep driving myself crazy. It all comes down to accepting this or leaving SP. I don't want to leave SP. I can't leave Ray alone for any length of time and I don't want to.

1/14/2016: Well - it was a rough year with Ray's recovery - he had a lot of troubles and I regained more - up to 145 *sigh*
But I haven't given up - I just need to be here 24/7 and it's harder to get in my exercise. However, it's been a long hard year but he is finally showing some improvement (I sincerely hope) and I am trying to get some walks in again. ONE day at a time is still my mantra!
I never realized how difficult it can be for a caregiver to stay on track - my body is used to more food due to more exercise.
I cannot fail unless I quit - and I am not quitting.

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Member Since: 4/13/2006

SparkPoints: 242,834

Fitness Minutes: 224,200

My Goals:
I want to be able to wear more than 10% of the clothes in my closet.
**Goal met April '09!

I want to weigh what it says on my Drivers License. Goal met!
**July '09 I am 28 lbs lighter than my drivers license!!

I would like to be able to wear my wedding ring again. Almost, I got it on my right hand!!

I want to be lighter than my DH again. Goal met!
**April '09 - 30 lbs lighter than DH!

I want to be overweight and not obese (163) Goal met! 163.4 lbs

I want to be 148 again, first time in 23.5 years!
Goal met 11/24/08!



My Program:
Keeping Ray alive and with me!

Personal Information:
I am 64,

Married to my Ray, he's my best friend for 30+ years!

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I am going to lose this weight and I will never be obese again.



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4/18/2016 4:33:48 PM

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4/18/2016 2:19:21 PM

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DIANEDOESSMILES
4/16/2016 11:32:33 AM

How did you do,,,,,way morE ,,,, how's today going?'

So sorry yesterday had a bump, yet THROUGH this,overall it was a, good one.

I hurt my neck,,, back again sleeping. I get whiplash extremely easily,, I bought some biofreezee on Amazon.. it's works totally well!! Not sure how your muscles are or Rays are,,,if for Ray,,, I'd check with Dr first.

I'm another pound down today. My eating is still at times atrocious so yeah,,,I'm pleased.

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DBEAU57
4/15/2016 10:33:14 PM

Happy Sparkversary, girl! Love ya!



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4/15/2016 9:24:48 PM

LINDA~ HAPPY SPARKVERSARY!!! ~I remember when I FIRST came on SP 6 years ago and how I was IMPRESSED AND INSPIRED by your story and results! ~I STILL AM! YOU ARE emoticon ~~~~!!!!!! Best WISHES for a GREAT DAY!!!!! emoticon

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