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I am 64(almost 65) years old, and I would like to prolong my life and enjoy the grandchildren I have and the one on the way. I have been slow losing the weight, but maybe I can get on track pretty soon. No real help from anyone around here. I have lost 7 lbs., but need about 40 more to go.

4-4-2008 - I have now lost 10 pounds, but still have a lot to go. I am trying to keep the calorie range, (but more times than not, I go over the alloted calories. With the weather finally getting better (after a LOOOOOOONG winter) I can start walking again and not be afraid that I am going to break every bone my body falling on the ice.

3-3-2012 - I have been trying once again for about a month now, and have managed to lose 7 lbs. It has been a long haul, even for just a month. As I mentioned above, I have no real support here. My husband needs to lose, too, but thinks it's a waste of time. So he doesn't really support me. However, if I eat something I shouldn't or my calorie count is a little high he is quick to let me know about it. If I do a good job, it's just a good job, and no enthusiasm or anything else. I would like to have someone encourage me just a little. It is hard to do it on my own sometimes. There are some other family circumstances that keep my stress level pretty high, so that doesn't help either. I can't do anything about them, but that really doesn't help.

Member Since: 11/27/2007

Fitness Minutes: 10,028

My Goals:
I would like to lose 4 lbs. or so a month for the rest of the year to obtain my goal.

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I am working between the Sparks diet and the DASH diet. So far, so good.

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I live in Nebraska. Little town of about 200 people, near the 2nd largest man-made lake in Nebraska. Very seasonal area. I am married, and have 2 children and 5 grandchildren, plus an extended family of about 20 now. They are all delightful.

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My hobbies are crocheting and reading. We traveled in an RV for 16 years, but my husband's health won't permit that now, so we are grounded unless we take tours. Which me may do.

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    I guess the weight loss shown is from fighting the flu. Haven't felt like eating much of anything for a couple of days. Now I need to keep that weight down there and go from there. emoticon
    1223 days ago
    For the Umteenth time I want to start over. I haven't gained anything, but certainly haven't lost anything either. It was a long cold miserable winter with nothing to do but sit and/or eat. With summer coming on and the garden going so well maybe I can get something accomplished. I would like to lose at least 30 lbs. by Christmas. emoticon
    1227 days ago
    11/6/2012 - Today is election day. My vote probably cancelled at least one other vote. Been busy today, but yet didn't do much. Went to vote, and came home, and haven't been too active. I'm trying again on my diet. Want so much to get this weight off. I haven't gained since I last put anything on here, but I haven't lost either, and that's the downfall. I really need a little more support other than being told I'm too fat, but when I cut down on my food I'm told I can't live on that little bit of food. Can't win for losing. emoticon
    1450 days ago
    I am fighting a cold today. Don't have any idea where it came from, but it is sure zapping me. Not hungry, no energy, and achy. Maybe tomorrow I will feel better. Supposed to go out with Larry & Linda for Linda's birthday. emoticon emoticon
    1608 days ago
    Today is my 69th birthday. Beautiful - hot - day for April. Supposed to get in the upper 90's. Too hot for this early. Had planned on going to Holdrege today, but Adolf fell in the kitchen this morning and hurt his right hip again, and hit his head pretty hard on the floor, so will wait a day or two and see how he is doing. Was going to get my fishing permit last night, but saw that they have $5.00 permits for 69 and older, so decided to wait until tomorrow or Saturday to do that. No need to get one at full price a few hours before I could get a $5.00 one!!! Nothing cheap about me!!! Neither of the kids will remember today. Ann Marie is mad at me for not answering her request for a large loan. Can't do it. So won't hear from her for a long time - if ever. Scott just simply doesn't remember anything that trivial. Ha. Going out to eat tonight, I think, if Adolf is doing ok.
    1645 days ago
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