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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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Now is 2015 can't believe the way time passes. Well very near where I was in 2013 except way more sedentary. So back on track. I guess any time I track my food regularly I lose wt. and feel so much better. The new challenge is to do the same with the exercise and movement. The new stretching and gentle movement is working well for me now and gets me started.

Now that it is spring there is no excuse!!!

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

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 lbs. and able to walk 6 miles without stopping.
Or paint and carry equip into the beautiful world.

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

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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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  • v AUNTBEE1945BK
    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.
    2050 days ago
  • v AUNTBEE1945BK
    Hello beautiful women. Thank You for dropping by my page. Friend me on Face Book Brenda King 360 686 3145
    2055 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/2/2012 3:20:46 PM
  • v KOALALOVER1978
    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.
    2099 days ago
    Someone told me about a book called
    WHEAT BELLY by Dr. William Davis. (Rodale Press)
    The back cover sold me on reading reads:
    MORE THAN 2 TABLESPOONS OF PURE SUGAR CAN?' posted some of his videos ... worth watching..interesting
    Wheat: The UNhealthy Whole Grain-Part 1
    Wheat: The UNhealthy Whole Grain-Part 2

    WHEAT BELLY NUTRITION (abridged list-- see book pg 210)
    emoticon Unlimited
    Veggies (except potatoes and corn)
    Raw Nuts and Seeds
    Meat and Eggs
    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
    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
    2113 days ago
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