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All Italian girls go blonde at sixty. It''s the law.

I wasn't always overweight. I wasn't always older than dirt either.

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I am a carb addict. There's no getting around it. I have no off button where the consumption of carbohydrates is concerned, especially the sweet and starchy ones.

This got me into a lot of trouble around the time Susan Powter started making all her noise. That's when the yo-yoing began. And that's when I embarked upon my steady progression to twice the weight I was before I got it into my head to be "healthy."

Once every year or two, I take it upon myself to virtually starve myself in anticipation of a trip, or a cruise, or an event. And I do generally manage to get to where I want to be. A week later, I'm carb-loading like nobody's business, and three months later, I weigh more than I did when I started. Rinse, lather, repeat, times decades.

Now let's throw low carb dieting into the mix. Who would have thought I'd ever get sick of bacon? That's right down there with eating my own young in my realm of possibilities. But I got sick of bacon. I lusted after crabgrass, milkweed, drywall, and would probably have sneaked in a horse apple or two if I was fairly certain no one was looking. Oh, and I didn't lose weight.

This craziness has got to stop. I'm going to try something new - eating healthy, and in moderation. We'll see if I can undo almost forty years worth of damage. Stranger things have happened. Like getting sick of bacon, for instance.

I deserve better than this. And I'm going to have it. (Oh, and up yours, Susan P. Sincerely. I stopped the insanity. Now, shut up.)

Member Since: 12/19/2007

Fitness Minutes: 17,340

My Goals:
1. Reach a normal BMI and then stay there.

2. Become and remain physically fit.

3. Get out of debt.

4. Retire by the ocean, by seventy at the latest.

5. Declutter, and make my home a haven.

6. Empty nest. Oh please, jeebus, empty nest!

7. Write the Great American Novel. Or even a crappy one. I'm flexible.

My Program:
Moderation and thinking healthy. (Sometimes I even translate that into action.)

Personal Information:
Sister, daughter, mother, grandmother, wife, friend, wedding officiant, big mouthed Libertarian, envelope-pusher, and lover of critters and naps. Wine, chocolate, and diamonds are good too. That about covers it.

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Older than dirt. Army Brat. Army Wife. German and Italian. Like my silver hair. Like my silver fox husband. Like Minnesota when it's not snowing and forty below. Would like my 26 year old son and 30 year old daughter more if that revolving door ever friggin stopped revolving.

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  • v GEORGIE1872
    Love your sense of humor! I can see you writing that great novel - as long as it's a funny one :)
    569 days ago
  • v NUMD97
    I think I know where your two pounds went......

    Congrats on a job well done!
    661 days ago
  • v SPEDED2
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    Have a spectacular 4th!
    If you are traveling or shooting fireworks, be safe.
    663 days ago
    Good luck with your journey. I applaud your spirit and attitude of brightness. You Can Do It!
    736 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    Welcome to the MN Sparks Fat Kickers Team! We are happy to have you with the team. Feel free to introduce yourself to the team, if you have not already done so. If you have any questions, make a post, and someone will answer & help you in anyway they can. Also add your birthday to the birthday list so other members can help celebrate that day with you. We have many topic choices, chat rooms, and games to enjoy!! We are here to help you in your journey to a happier and healthy "you".., so enjoy your journey!!
    Barb~co-leader of MN SPARKS FAT KICKERS TEAM
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    755 days ago
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