VATRAVELER   5,467
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me 1/01/08 after first Spark loss





Me About 30 years ago after an 85 lb wt loss. My current goal!





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Here it is 2013 and now back to sq one. Hubby is on here too but he doesnt know it. I use the trackers mostly but as arthritis increased I slowed down and just ate. Well now I have found Tai Chi and really love it. It really helps in so many ways. Eventhough it is a bit challenging in class I feel better afterwards. Just wanted to share that.

Back again. All the words below are still true I came back to Spark because I find the Trackers so helpful. Back to square one.
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Here it is 2013 and now back to sq one. Hubby is on here too but he doesnt know it. I use the trackers mostly but as arthritis increased I slowed down and just ate. Well now I have found Tai Chi and really love it. It really helps in so many ways. Eventhough it is a bit challenging in class I feel better afterwards. Just wanted to share that.

Back again. All the words below are still true I came back to Spark because I find the Trackers so helpful. Back to square one.
Now 4 years older so need a more recent pic here. It works if you work it. I am just back to using the tools and feel better already.
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I used to be a successful dieter, but as time goes on, and over 60 years old the old methods just don't work anymore. I thought I would try a more disciplined approach because I am determined to be fit enough to enjoy life to the fullest. I have a hubby of 41 years who could also benefit from the things I learn on my journey.

I have to say Spark Nuitrition tracker has been my best tool for the things I have learned so far. I am working hard on the physical movement lifestyle changes. It does feel so good to be even part way toward my goal. I remember now that the first week on a healthy path feels so much better than the two weeks before. I am "raising my bottom" and get on track sooner. LOL
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Member Since: 1/22/2007

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My Goals:
Well primarily I want to be healthier and able to keep up the pace when traveling which is my new passion. So goal is 140 ldbs. and able to walk 6 miles without stopping.
Or paint and carry equip into the beautiful world.

My Program:
I am following the food plan on Spark or equivalent. And also reading any positive feedback , information, and support.

Personal Information:
I have been married for 45 years and have two sons. Both have families and I have 4 grandchildren. I have studied Astrology, metaphysics, sprituality for the last 30+ years and am an oil painter. Can't say I am an artist yet. And of course I love to travel!
I retired 15 years ago.
As of 12/15/07 a new kitty in the family, Roxie

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The universe has need of me hence I was called into being.

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AUNTBEE1945BK
5/2/2012 3:15:47 PM

Love you picture. To day is my second challenge month my birthday month. Doing 90 Days at a time. Lost 40 pounds on my first challenge. Having water retention which is a bit, up setting when one wants to see the scale change. I feel good so I guess that is a plus.



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AUNTBEE1945BK
4/26/2012 4:48:57 PM

Hello beautiful women. Thank You for dropping by my page. Friend me on Face Book Brenda King Brenda98675@yahoo.com 360 686 3145

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KOALALOVER1978
3/13/2012 3:26:13 PM

Hi - I saw your comment on my SP. The picture of my favorite place is Aneroid Lake, Oregon. It's about 7 miles up into the Eaglecap Mtn Range in NE Oregon. Hubs and I took a horseback ride and were dropped off for the week with our supplies. It was so peaceful and serene. I have lots more pictures if you are interested!! :) Thanks for stopping by my page - Happy Tuesday.



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SHERYLDS
2/28/2012 5:45:25 PM

Someone told me about a book called
WHEAT BELLY by Dr. William Davis. (Rodale Press)
The back cover sold me on reading it....it reads:
' DID YOU KNOW THAT EATING TWO SLICES OF
WHOLE WHEAT BREAD CAN INCREASE BLOOD SUGAR
MORE THAN 2 TABLESPOONS OF PURE SUGAR CAN?'

YouTube.com posted some of his videos ... worth watching..interesting
Wheat: The UNhealthy Whole Grain-Part 1
www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSDkJEF9aBY&
feature=related
Wheat: The UNhealthy Whole Grain-Part 2
www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmsxCN7htHM&
feature=related

WHEAT BELLY NUTRITION (abridged list-- see book pg 210)
emoticon Unlimited
Veggies (except potatoes and corn)
Raw Nuts and Seeds
Oils
Meat and Eggs
Cheese
Non-sugary condiments
Others: flaxseed, avocados, olives, coconut, spices, cocoa (unsweetened)

emoticon limited quantities
non-cheese dairy -- milk, cottage cheese, yogurt, butter
fruit -- berries considered the best choice...careful of must sugary fruits: pineapple, papaya, mango, and bananas. avoid dried fruit (especially figs & dates)
whole corn
fruit juices
nonwheat nongluten grains--quinoa, millet, sorghum, teff, amaranth, buckwheat, rice (brown, parboiled, or white), oats, and wild rice
legumes
potatoes (reqular or sweet), yams
soy products--tofu, tempeh, miso, natto, edamame, soybeans

emoticon rarely or never consume
wheat products
unhealthy oils -- hydrogenated, polyunsaturated (especially corn, sunflower, safflower, grapeseed, cottonseed, soybean)
gluten free foods
dried fruit ---figs, dates, raisins, cranberries, prunes
fried foods
sugary snacks including energy bars, fruit roll-ups
sugary fructose-rich sweeteners--including agave,honey, maple syrup, etc
sugary condiments -- including ketchup, chutney, preserves, etc

info from page 210 of WHEAT BELLY by Dr. William Davis



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2/19/2012 10:38:57 AM

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•“No Matter Who You Are, No Matter What You Do,
You ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY Do Have The Power To CHANGE.” ~Bill Phillips

•“Put All Excuses Aside And Remember This: YOU ARE CAPABLE.” ~Zig Ziglar

•“We CAN DO ANYTHING We Want As Long As We Stick To It Long Enough.” ~Helen Keller

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