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Oct.26/2014 update

I have been inactive and paying no attention to what I eat for a long time. I've always continued to receive Spark emails, however, and one day last week, I got one from Spark Guy that said even ten minutes a day of exercise can make a difference. Anyway, that lit a spark in me, and I am walking, doing exercises for ten minutes a day, and recording what I eat. Down five pounds this week. And I feel fired up, if not yet firm and fit!
April 9, 2012 update:

Well, I've put back on 20 of the 80 pounds that I lost and can't get into my size 12 clothes anymore, so I decided it was time to get back in touch with my thinner, SparkPeople self and friends. My plan is to record all food intake, walk an hour a day (I've actually been doing that 3 or 4 times a week, and check in with SparkPeople every day, taking a more active role in Spark Teams. Wish me luck and will power!

Hi. I'm 63 years old and retired in June after teaching for thirty years. I have gone up and down with weight all my life. My daughter got married in July, and it motivated me strongly to lose some of the weight I'd gained for that occasion. With the help of Spark People, their tools and friends, I have been very successful. Not totally where I want to be yet, but I'm getting close. And I LOVE the new, energetic, strong, healthy person I've become along the way. People say I look 20 years younger -- and I definitely feel younger!

Weight loss progress:
1/15 -- 237
1/22 -- 236
1/29 -- 232
2/5 -- 229
2/11 -- 227
2/18 -- 223
2/26 -- 221
3/5 -- 219
3/12 -- 216
3/19 -- 213
3/26 -- 210
4/2 -- 207
4/11 -- 204
4/16 -- 203
4/29 --199.6
5/4 -- 195.4
5/7 -- 194.2
5/14 -- 193
5/28 -- 189
6/8 -- 187 (50 pounds down)
6/13 -- 185 -- initial goal met
6/21 -- 183
6/29 -- 181
7/5 -- 179.6
7/19 -- 175
8/1 -- 173
3/18 -- 157

Member Since: 1/15/2010

Fitness Minutes: 36,706

My Goals:
My goal is to lose 50 pounds by July 10, 2010.

Update June 13 -- I want to lose35 more pounds in five months.

An interim goal: lose ten pounds (and no longer be in the obese category) by July 30.

My Program:
Target Heart Rate Results:
Your heart rate ranges (in beats per minute)
55%: 112 bpm
60%: 116 bpm
65%: 121 bpm
70%: 126 bpm
75%: 131 bpm
80%: 135 bpm
85%: 140 bpm

I try to walk30 minutes a day, at a moderate to slow pace. I hope to increase the speed but keep the time the same.

I am eating between 1200 and 1500 calories a day, trying to get the right mixture of carbs, fats and protein.

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  • v LAURIE9404
    Stopping by to give some Daisy love!!! We're more than halfway through our Fall challenge and I hope you are reaching all of your goals! Let's go Daisies!
    2273 days ago
  • v JUNEBUG150
    Just popping in to say Hi! How have you been doing? Hope you are doing well on your lifestyle journey. Hope you have a great weekend. emoticon
    2300 days ago
  • v MOSTMOM1
    Thank u for watching our vlog. We no we r awsum. Pigz rul!
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    2332 days ago
  • v GREASE31

    I've just found/read your blog/sparkpage, i liked them, i wud like you to be my sparkfriend, if you dont mind. emoticon emoticon
    2393 days ago
  • v EMMABE1
    Thank you for spending the time to read my blog - I think having just put that blog together - the first time I have actually put the developing story together like that and now the penny has dropped - and I am beginning to realise what I have done!! So - I'm just a bit slow in the uptake!! LOL!!
    However it has proved one thing to me – that if I can do it anyone can do it and you will find that the results are way beyond your wildest dreams!!

    2422 days ago
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