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As a fat kid, fat teen, fat adult, I dreamed of being a normal weight. Well, finally, I'm 80+ lbs below my all time high; 50 pounds below Dec. 2008 weight. In 2009 I achieved healthy BMI 25. Then with SparkPeople I was able to achieve BMI 21, a weight I "always" wanted! Check out my SparkPeople Success Story:
e_grandma If I can achieve and maintain a healthy weight, I bet you can, too!!

Member Since: 9/2/2009

Fitness Minutes: 147,495

My Goals:
* Maintain 80+ pound loss with 129 pounds as the center of my goal weight range
* Focus on eating sensibly, healthy foods enjoyed with dignity.
* Keep on running for fun and fitness! Enjoy any age group awards without stressing for them.

Current PRs:
.5 Mile=4:01 (12/21/13)
1 Mile = 8:47 (4/13)
5K = 27:33 (4/13/13)
10K = 1:01:13 (3/16/13)
HM =2:26:02 (11/24/13)

My Program:
Clean SWEEP:

Clean = eat with dignity
S = 7-8 hrs sleep
W = 8 glasses water
E = eat healthy
E = exercise 6 times/wk
P = persistence

Personal Information:
66 years old, 5'6", maintaining around 129 pounds. Retired social worker-grant writer-nonprofit administrator. One adult daughter. I keep my two darling granddaughters 6 days a week when my DD & DSIL work. Weigh less right now than I did in junior high. Have struggled with weight all my life, but I just may have it now!!

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You don't have to be perfect to succeed, but you do have to be determined. Never, never, never give up!

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  • v GABY1948
    I lost my comment TWO times!!!! Thanks for the goodie...those are all for YOU though!

    You won't miss me because I WILL check in with you every day...not taking a scale so have to account to you for food and accountability. Only for 3.5 days.

    I DID get the pants done last night they were jeans.....had to be done on the machine....but are DONE now!

    Let's see if I can get this one sent...but OH....did not cave last night to candy of either kind and giving myself CREDIT bigtime per your reminder! I do see that on SEAJESS' blog I'm not the only one that has a hard time giving myself CREDIT....but always remind myself when I think of you! emoticon so thanks for that!

    Let's see if this comment goes!!!! YIKE!
    54 days ago
    Haven't been successful with microwave sweet potato chips either -- they burned!! Glad ot hear that your psoriasis may again permit a bit more food experimentation!
    54 days ago
  • v GABY1948
    Reporting here to you....hope it's okay! DAY ONE down! I made it! NIGHT is the worst for me before going to sleep but day ONE is day ONE! I SHALL make it! Thanks for being so supportive even though I keep messing this up...feel SO stupid!

    55 days ago
  • v WHITE-1602
    Wanted to add to my last comment that while I may not always go to the team page to 'like them' I do read your 'Beck reminders' in the notifications I get of wall posts on the Beck team and I really like them, they serve as nudges for me to 'think straight'!
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    57 days ago
  • v AQUAGIRL08
    You are so sweet to offer! Right now,my therapist is working with me on going up one step repeatedly. I was able to do 5, take a break and do 5 more. When I told her that I did 30 at less than two weeks post op she was unpleasantly surprised. I have to give her credit, all she said, "No, no, no, no, no! That is definitely not what I would have done!" I thought to myself, no wonder my thigh/hip area is so swollen and burning! I have to be able to go up and down the steps at the Y before I can get in the water. I am,working hard to strengthen that leg. I think the water would help the swelling go down too. The good news is that, fingers crossed, the medicine the doctor gave me stops the burning nerve pain about two hours after I take it! Now if I don't get any nasty side effects, it will be awesome! It made therapy much easier today. I am trying to get around using two canes. My leg is tired but that could just be from walking after all of those exercises. Baby steps, baby steps. emoticon
    57 days ago
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