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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: 147,330

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 AQUAGIRL08
    I hope so but I'm so frustrated at this point, I can't say for sure. Sometimes for no known reason, the pain spikes so hard that it makes tears run down my face. I can't see this as being normal. I will call the doctor tomorrow as soon as the office opens. Maybe he can sprinkle me with magic dust and I be all better!
    57 days ago
  • v AQUAGIRL08
    You are such an inspiration for others!
    57 days ago
  • v PHOENIX1949
    Appreciate the Gift Card Goodie -- purchasing workout clothes in virtual and real life -- unable to walk much and can't run at all but am getting ready to sign up for a comprehensive physical therapy program that concentrates on musculoskeletal realignment to achieve balance and ease chronic pain (my companion of 30+ years).
    62 days ago
  • v WHITE-1602
    Thank you for your comment on my blog 'remi' and for the goodie and your note! I appreciate it!
    64 days ago
  • v _LINDA
    Is this a laptop you have? How old? Did the problems happen right away, all at once or were you having the odd problem just come and go?
    I have had a ton of trouble with my mice stop working. If its not a dead battery, it could need a cleaning with forced air,or a USB connection stopped working (where you plug the mouse in -try another outlet if you have another one) as might your keyboard need a good cleaning. To check for updates, click on the start, then control panel, and of the long list there should be Windows Update on there which will allow you to check for updates
    74 days ago
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