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Having lost weight before and then lost the battle (many times), this is my last chance to become and stay healthy the rest of my life, as I'm over 70. My goal is to make this my last journey to lose weight -- slow or fast, my goal is to continue to get healthier and honor God with how I take care of His temple. When I look in the mirror, I know I'm obese, but now as I attempt to buy insurance, I'm restricted from many policies because of my weight. Spark People site has been incredible in ...
Having lost weight before and then lost the battle (many times), this is my last chance to become and stay healthy the rest of my life, as I'm over 70. My goal is to make this my last journey to lose weight -- slow or fast, my goal is to continue to get healthier and honor God with how I take care of His temple. When I look in the mirror, I know I'm obese, but now as I attempt to buy insurance, I'm restricted from many policies because of my weight. Spark People site has been incredible in helping me get on the right path and I am so thankful.

March/2012: Now about 5.5 months since starting this path: I'm delighted that I can report a 40 pound weight loss, despite the holidays and some dreadful plateaus. I'm thrilled and thankful beyond description that God led me to this website. PRISM Weight Loss Program is an incredible Christian program where I learned so much about nutrition and that I felt better when I fasted from whites. I lost a lot of weight using it, but then lost focus when it came to maintenance and slowly but surely gained the weight back. When I started this journey again I realized counting calories is fundamental to my losing weight, so SP has been incredible. It will be with me forever.... I'm praising the Lord that losing is continuing. Cholesterol had dropped to 149 at my January annual physical as a result of my diet changes... so off anti-cholesterol medicine. Blood Pressure normal without medications and no more "a little bit high" glucoses. God has blessed me!

June/2012: Now I can claim a 60 pound weight loss and into ONEderland... and half way to my goal. All I can say is: thank you, Lord, for being with me on this journey and for Your strength in my perseverance.....

August/2012: Now I can claim a 70 pound weight loss and am enjoying ONEderland. I joined SparkCoach to challenge me to continue to goal, as I still have a long ways to go. I feel so much better, it would be easy to stop "here" rather than continue on. I'm enjoying the consistency and challenges of Spark Coach.

8/14/14… two years later, having watched the scale go down then up, taking two steps forward and three steps back. I think I'm back on track on this healthy journey to weight loss. A constant daily issue that's for sure. I love carbs, but find that losing weight requires NO carbs in my food plan. Maybe someday, I'll figure out how to eat appropriately and consistently so that I will maintain at a lower weight….
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Member Since: 9/18/2011

SparkPoints: 37,545

Fitness Minutes: 17,817

My Goals:
1. Lose an average of 4 pounds per month. (I won't give up if I don't)

2. Faithfully record ALL calories eaten.

3. Walk daily on my treadmill for a total of 10 miles/week.

4. Never, never, never give up (Winston Churchill)

5. Never let a plateau stop my journey to goal.

6. Each time something becomes too big to wear, give it away.

7. Purge my house of unneeded items, one drawer, one shelf, one paper at a time.


My Program:
Scripture/quiet time daily

Reduce calories to 1000-1200/day.

Record all "intake" daily.

Weigh & measure the first of every month.

Walk a minimum of 10 min on treadmill daily.

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Personal Information:
Christian (thankfully)

Live on a farm.

Work occasionally as nurse at nursing home.

Love to read and keep up with politics.

Conservative.





Other Information:
Favorite author: Karen Kingsbury

Enjoying Edward T Welch's books esp one on People are Big and God is Small and on Addiction.

Elyse Fitzpatrick is another good author.





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~KINDREDSPIRIT~
10/18/2014 7:50:53 PM

I belong to the over 60 team also and thought I would stop by and say hello. I get on the "Chat" room there.

Wishing you well,

barbara



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TUBLADY
8/21/2014 10:58:25 PM

I commented today that life is like a roller coaster ride. There are ups and downs, twists and turns.
There are times you want it to stop and get off, but then there's the excitement, thrill , you want to ride again.
I can't begin to tell you of the moments of doubt, the crying "why me', when things don't go right. But I take a deep breath, mediate and know that it's all part of life. I will prevail in the long run.
We just have to have patience. If you feel like a break, take it.
I find that many times we are too hard on ourselves.
If we limit pleasures, our time too much trying to be better, it can have the opposite results.
I know you are going to look at where you are today and start to get back to where you want to be.
Take one day at a time, one pound at a time. Don't set too strict of goals. Just be comfortable and happy as you go about doing what you can do to enhance your life.
Take care, stay positive.
Hugs, Tisha emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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JAOTAO
2/12/2014 4:19:27 PM

Thanks for the goodie and congrats! I appreciate that. I hope you are doing well as I haven't seen you around much (or maybe I'm looking at the wrong threads). Anyway, take care! Jackie O



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GODS_TEMPLE
1/21/2014 3:55:54 PM

Thanks for the goodie and the kind words. No one is more amazed than my, myself and I...that I have been able to do this! emoticon

To God be the Glory...I couldn't have done this without Him! emoticon

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RETURNTOTHIN
10/8/2013 7:39:03 PM

10/8/13 & 12/10/13 -- wanting to return.
Still not doing well….
Need to remember to do what worked in the beginning.
CHANGE completely my desires …..

Not I, but Christ…….

Comment edited on: 12/19/2013 11:01:50 AM

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