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Hi! I had lost 65 pounds on Weight Watchers about 7 years ago, but gained most of it back. So I came back to SparkPeople in June 2015 trying to get back to where I was -- and then continue losing because I have a really long road to travel. So far I've lost 36 pounds (58 since my highest 2009 weight) but have had a really long "stall". Getting back to it!

Member Since: 7/21/2011

Fitness Minutes: 11,997

My Goals:
I have lots of weight to lose. I didn't gain it overnight and I won't lose it overnight. My main goals are to "regain control", get healthier, more fit, to feel more energetic and self-confident. I want to reduce the stress and wear & tear on my body, particularly my knees and feet. I'm confident that weight loss will effect some positive changes in other areas of my health as well. I'm trying to work with a short term weight loss goal by September 1, 2017. After that, I'll set a new short term goal, etc. I am re-thinking how aggressive my goals have typically been, and how I've failed to achieve them. I need to be realistic, but I need to move forward! As they say, slow and steady wins the race! I'd rather lose slowly and "get there" than lose it quickly and then gain it all back!

My Program:
I have to get back to committing to track my food. And now that the weather is finally good I'd like to get to the gym 3 times a week and take a good walk 3 times a week.

Personal Information:
I live in rural Connecticut.

Other Information:
This is approximately the 400th time I've done this. I will not give up!

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    Happy new year and much happiness and continued success with your health program and weight loss. You are doing SUPER and can be so happy with your results. I am SO Proud of you! emoticon emoticon emoticon Keep up the good work and let's motivate each other along the way each week if we can to get to goal. I am hoping I can do it and I know WE CAN DO IT. emoticon God bless.
    Lots of hugs dear friend, Irish Ei
    544 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/1/2016 10:37:10 AM
    CONGRATS on your great weight loss. Good for you. Hard work but we are worth it. Thanks for commenting on my activity. emoticon Hope you have a Wonderful and Merry Christmas and many blessings in 2016. emoticon
    hugs, Irish Ei emoticon
    557 days ago
    You are doing Super on your weight loss and activity. Good for you. It is a wonderful feeling when it starts to show up isn't it? We can do this and we are doing it. emoticon
    Thanks for your support and all your comments on my page when I lose or keep active. I appreciate it. emoticon
    Seems like I have not been in touch with as many people since I am at the gym 5 mornings a week and time is so busy. It has become my priority and good habit to make it to classes there and also to walk the track and use the stationary bike too. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Keep doing what you are doing. It is Awesome. Have a wonderful rest of the week. God bless. hugs, Irish Ei
    610 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/27/2015 12:07:05 PM
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    I hope life is treating you well and you are making progress on your journey!

    * 1 HAPPY SPIRIT .✫** emoticon emoticon
    654 days ago
    I appreciate your kind comment on my blog. I am working hard and do know it is not easy, as you know.....Thanks for all your support. I do hope you have a better month now, since you are struggling as you said. KEEP STRONG and Keep motivated! You are worth it and you will succeed. God bless.
    hugs, Irish Ei emoticon emoticon emoticon
    665 days ago
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