Sunrise, Miles Lake 3/28/10
Me and my girls! NYC trip Nov, '16
Shared Food & Fitness Trackers
MOST RECENT UPDATE 12/23/16
Went Low Carb in July. Over the past 5 months, my hubby and I have lost 20+ lbs each and have not felt deprived. This is the longest I have stuck with any program in many, many years. I plan to continue and perhaps add some fruits and other variety in moderation. My goal is 40 or less grams of carbs per day, but sometimes I find myself at 20 or less. I joined another Spark Team with a Paleo focus, so am looking for inspiration and validation. 2017 is going to be a Onederland for me!
2/9/15 -- Over the past 5 years, (see below) I have not made much progress. However, I am still learning a lot from my SparkFriends and about myself. I not gained (or if I did, it was temporary) and I have tried new eating and drinking habits. My age and metabolism are working against me. (Only the dates have changed in the past 2 years. In other words, the only thing I have lost is time.)
12/30/10 -- 230# I recently had an embarrassing episode on the airplane when we took our annual vacation. The seatbelt almost didn't fit!!!!! OMG! Talk about a wake-up call! In pictures, I look like Buddha. This week has been a time to make a plan to reach those goals I set almost THREE years ago!
Hi, here I am, still trying to change! Tried everything out there, including gastroplasty over 20 yrs. ago, fen-phen, etc. and still do not have a handle on eating and exercising. Age 61, retired, no kids at home, travel around quite a bit. Had fibromyalgia years ago, but still think there is some residual symptoms. Neuropathy sometimes a problem; have high BP, borderline high cholestrol & diabetes. Slowly getting back to a walking program after knee probs.
To be a healthy weight so I can be more active - and vice versa! Specifically:
weight under 200# by the end of 2015. Well,THAT didn't happen, with a vacation and the holidays. SO now, my goal is 25# in the next 3 months. Exercise 6x a week for at least 45 min.
Lower Fasting Blood Sugar to 100 or less.
Lower Blood Pressure.
Addendum: Lab tests Sept. '10 & '11 were all LOWER! (exc. triglycerides.) Dr. was pleased, as was I, to see that my efforts are showing! Yay for oatmeal!
'15 labs were "OK"
Eating more veggies and fruits, less JUNK, less alcohol. I will pay attention to portions. I pledge to do 30-45 min. of exercise every day! (w/ one day of rest)
Raelene here, living in NW WI, but my heart is in Jamaica! Or anywhere tropical. We have 3 children, 7 grandchildren, no pets. Our goal as a couple is to be there for each other when we are old and gray. Getting there fast!
Totally into music, movies and reading.
Secrets of Success
| Pounds lost: 31.0
Yup...I got out there and thank goodness I have all this ballast to keep me from blowing away! Sheesh it's windy! Hope you had a reasonably good day today and even more, I wish you a good night's sleep for a change.
16 days ago
Thanks! Amazing after all these years that those guys can still surprise us! LOL
33 days ago
All TOO human I'm afraid! LOL
83 days ago
Hi Raelene! So good to hear from you. Happy New Year!
I am not really active here at all. I log in every day and my exercise tracks directly from my fitbit. I set a goal for 125 active minutes each week, and I just got to 56 WEEKS of meeting this goal!!!
The trouble is, I still EAT way too much!!!
I'm glad to hear that you are doing well. Maybe I should come around more. Maybe all my old friends could help me get a grip!
92 days ago
Hmmmm....being accountable? Is that what we are? LOL The no ads is a HUGE perk with the premium. I was so annoyed by clicking somewhere and finding out that an ad was loading under the location of my curser and having to visit a site I had no desire visiting.
101 days ago