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Hi! I'm 61 years old, 5'3", mother of two grown sons, retired, and happily married. Here's my "Sparkpeople History" in a nutshell...

5/1/09 I found SparkPeople! I followed the program, ate in range, tracked my calories and exercised. By mid August, I had lost 20 pounds and got to my original goal weight of 125 pounds. That fall, I stopped exercising and tracking my food consistently. Over the next 12 months, I regained almost all of the weight (18 pounds).

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Hi! I'm 61 years old, 5'3", mother of two grown sons, retired, and happily married. Here's my "Sparkpeople History" in a nutshell...

5/1/09 I found SparkPeople! I followed the program, ate in range, tracked my calories and exercised. By mid August, I had lost 20 pounds and got to my original goal weight of 125 pounds. That fall, I stopped exercising and tracking my food consistently. Over the next 12 months, I regained almost all of the weight (18 pounds).

8/26/10 I went back to tracking my food and I back to exercising regularly. My program is simple: burn at least 200 calories a day in cardio exercise and track all my food.

1/15/11 In November, I decided to start tracking what I call my "Seven Daily Goals." I blogged about them every day. I reached my new goal weigh of 130 about three months later. I became very consistent with tracking all food. I also became much more consistent with cardio exercise. I do a variety of things to keep me moving. I think it's different this time around, because I don't plan to stop tracking or exercising ever!

3/1/11 I'm back at my goal weight and have decided to stop tracking for a while. I know I'll go back to it because it works so well for me. For now, I'm taking a break from it and will do that as long as I stay in my goal range.

9/15/11 My father just died...he had dementia and I have been taking care of him for the past three years. This summer was particularly hard and I regained 15 pounds between May 1 and today.

1/2/13 My husband is retiring in June and we have decided to go on an extended self-supported bicycle tour around the perimeter of the US and then onto Australia after he retires. The thought of biking around the US carrying everything we need for over a year on our bikes gives me plenty of incentive to exercise now to get in shape!

8/14/13 I just found out I have a very aggressive form of breast cancer. Our bike ride is now on hold. I'm fighting for my life.

My favorite sayings are:
If at first you don't succeed, you're running about average.
- Unknown
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
- Unknown


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Member Since: 5/1/2009

SparkPoints: 52,595

Fitness Minutes: 52,631

My Goals:
8/15/13--to be healthy and alive five years and beyond from today.





My Program:
Eating clean, daily walks outdoors, meditation, being part of a strong support network


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Right now, my top priority is to be a long-term breast cancer survivor.


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MOM2ACAT
7/18/2014 5:08:16 PM

I've had those same thoughts about Michael Jackson, I admit.

Yes, it was nice to get some quality sleep after I got home yesterday, I think I really needed it. I don't remember much about being at the surgery center once they gave me the sedatives, but I vaguely remember the nurse waking me up and telling me to go home and thinking "It's too soon! I just want to sleep."



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JUDYAMK
7/16/2014 11:26:09 AM

Thanks my friend for stopping by and voting. We are to have cooler weather later on this week . Have a blessed day !!
Judy



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LOPEYP
7/16/2014 10:25:05 AM

Hey Kay!

Wondering if you had a chance to stop by a sparkfriend's blog
Her sister has cancer and she was looking for some advice as to things that might help lift her spirits, foods, etc.

http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public
_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739816

Thanks!
Diane
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SNUZSUZ
7/16/2014 9:38:17 AM

I guess you can, I was always taught "to mind my elders" lol



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COLUMBINE2
7/15/2014 9:36:42 PM

150 minutes working out! Holy cow, girlfriend! You are inspiring...and goodness knows I need some inspiration.

Where can I find Spark Guy's blog? I'd like to read it. I've not known about it in the 6 years I've been on SP...what a bummer.

Thanks for leading us onward and even more onward. You're awesome! emoticon
Nancy



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