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May 10, 2015

I've been on and off with Spark People since March of 2010. The half full glass says: I've lost weight and felt better each time I've worked with Spark. The half empty glass says: but then I drift away and drift back into unhealthy habits.

So now I'm back again: mid-way between my lowest weight of the decade at 188 and my highest weight of 215. Any time I get in the mid 190s I get concerned; any time I slide above 200 I get scared! Right now I am ...
May 10, 2015

I've been on and off with Spark People since March of 2010. The half full glass says: I've lost weight and felt better each time I've worked with Spark. The half empty glass says: but then I drift away and drift back into unhealthy habits.

So now I'm back again: mid-way between my lowest weight of the decade at 188 and my highest weight of 215. Any time I get in the mid 190s I get concerned; any time I slide above 200 I get scared! Right now I am scared.

The cheap scale I have registered 205 two weeks ago, which prompted me to exercise and watch portions and sweets intake. This morning the scale is about 202.

Weight loss would be wonderful, and ultimately it is my goal to lose weight. But more important to me right now (and forever) is to get my heart pumping to up the metabolism to ward off diabetes or other physical ailments.

In the past I spent a lot of time recording everything on the Spark trackers. And one can get suckered into reading and writing blogs. I don't expect to be doing much of that this time around. I want to stay focused and "on task" of speaking strictly about my "program" and result and to Oblivion with all the fluff of "being creative."

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Member Since: 3/24/2010

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My Goals:
I want to lose 50-60 pounds to be 150-140 pounds.

I want to lose one (or at least 1/2 pound) a week until I reach 150 pounds.

My Program:
Summer of 2015 I will walk or stationary bike 30 minutes EVERY day.

I will cut down on sweets and carbs.

I will avoid, as much as possible, processed foods.

Personal Information:
I am single, 71 years old and live in a suburb of Minneapolis, MN. I (so far) have had no health problems except I'm currently on the cusp of Type 2 Diabetes. The thought of getting this disease scares me and I figure that at my age I don't have much time left to get into shape.

I have been up and down, back and forth on the scales for much of my life. I believe that 150-140 is a reasonable goal for a person of my age.

Other Information:
My plan is to cut down the sweets and processed food in my diet and to exercise more. I've started a walking program for about two weeks now and find that it makes me less hungry the rest of the day.

One great advantage I have is that I rarely eat out because I don't much like restaurants, either their food or their ambiance. That means that I do just about all of my food prep myself so I know what's in it. Also, I love fruits and veggies so my plate is filled with lots of the "good stuff." My two big weaknesses are breads and in-between snacking on candies, cookies, etc.

 
 



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IMUSTLOSEIT1
7/12/2014 12:05:25 PM

Haven't heard anything from you for a few days, hope everything is okay, and you are just busy.



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FRAN0426
7/2/2014 12:31:10 AM

Thanks for the nice comments on my blog about Changes. The weight watchers I am doing is actually a computer version of weight watchers. So fa I have gone up and down with weight since joining, and I think it has a lot to do with this aging gal. I track both food and exercise on both WW and Spark people every day, and so far I eat much less than the Spark People plan for me, but right where I should be for WW.



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NKING1982
4/8/2014 11:16:20 AM

Thanks for the advice, and yes we can do it! I really do need to make a better plan



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CAKEMAKERMOM
3/27/2014 10:11:57 PM

Hi! Thanks for your comment on my blog. When you post a blog, you can easily add photos to it. Have a digital photo ready, make sure it's not too big or it will be hard to post. I have to cut down my photos from the digital camera in a photo editing program from it's full size to a computer ready size. They tend to be 3.5 MB when they come off the camera, but editing their size, I can bring them down to less than 100 KB.

When you're done resizing the photo, press the "add photo" button at the top of the blog you're writing. Add your photos one by one and keep a list of what photo you uploaded in which order.

Once you've finished writing your blog (I suggest adding the photos first, then adding the text afterward), they will show up as pictures on the blog when you've pressed "post blog entry".

Have fun adding pictures! emoticon



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FRAN0426
3/26/2014 3:07:10 AM

Thanks on the Dave Dahl forcast---say it is so, gfuess we will know sometime next week when we drive back into Burnsville.



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