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So much is better in my 50's. I am retired from a good job, enjoy time with my lovely husband and great friends. But my still outside doesn't match my inside. This time I am applying to my weight loss journey some of the smarts, sense of responsibility and compassion that have helped me succeed in other areas of my life. I joined last August (2011) a few months after retiring and though I stopped visiting SparkPeople when my computer wonked out, I did not quit.

At first I focused ...
So much is better in my 50's. I am retired from a good job, enjoy time with my lovely husband and great friends. But my still outside doesn't match my inside. This time I am applying to my weight loss journey some of the smarts, sense of responsibility and compassion that have helped me succeed in other areas of my life. I joined last August (2011) a few months after retiring and though I stopped visiting SparkPeople when my computer wonked out, I did not quit.

At first I focused on simply moving. The first day after I retired,I walked out to my weed filled yard and just started working ten minutes at a time. I could not handle more. Then I joined a gym and started using the cardio machines half hour a few times a week. Finally I got the guts to start working with a trainer at the gym. He was a tough but kind and soon I was sweating bullets and trying stuff I never did. I did not lose much weight, but soon I noticed my pants were looser. With only 4 pounds off the scale, I went from a tight 20 to a loose 18. A few more pounds and now the 18's are too loose. My body is getting stronger and recently I hiked with my husband for the first time in many many years. That was one of the first goals I set for myself.
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Member Since: 3/15/2010

SparkPoints: 861

Fitness Minutes: 935

My Goals:
Be happy with my weight
Lower my blood pressure
Wear pretty clothes
No more huff-n-puff
Hike with my husband


My Program:
Eat less
Move more
check in
Be honest with self

Personal Information:
I am a 58 year old retired librarian and film buff from the Great Lakes region. I love movies, travel and of course reading. I don't love the 50 extra pounds I am carrying around and I am determined to do it this time no matter how long it takes or how many mistakes I make along the way.

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Favorite films:
Obscure foreign:The Great Match
Hollywood oldie: Some LIke it Hot
Bollywood: Veer Zaara.

Books: I read mostly classics and sci fi. I am a die-hard Jane Austen fan but I don't think she is sweet and romantic like the movies. I love her brutal honesty and satiric wit.

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BARBARA_BOO
9/15/2011 3:21:43 PM

Love your cat!



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BARBARA_BOO
9/15/2011 3:19:49 PM

Miss you on skinner in 4 days. I like it because it's a shorter time to think about than a week. And if I goof, I can feel successful right away by starting another 4 days.Are you cruising along just fine or do you want to try another 4 days?
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I'm working on day #3. Can't seem to manage a whole 7 days at a time anymore. Too much time to think about; I can do 4 days, though. Woohoo!



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TREKPURRSON
9/3/2011 11:48:08 PM

emoticon for commenting on my blog today about nervous eating b/c of bad weather, and reminding me that smacking will not make the weather any better! emoticon Your emoticon Robyn (alias Trekpurrson) emoticon

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MEXGAL1
3/29/2010 6:34:03 PM

Thank you for the fruit salad spark goodie...I did enjoy!
Have a great evening and keep on sparking!



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