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: 35.0
I still haven't been able to figure out how I can think of myself as thin -- okay, that's not going to happen. How can I think of myself as not fat and still try to lose weight? Cause I need to. No wonder this is so darn hard.
215 days ago
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I laugh every time I look at that picture of the dogs. They look so ticked off. A photo session was not what they imagined as they left the house.
240 days ago
Thanks for your kind comments on my painting blog!! Looking at that painting makes me feel relaxed which is second best to looking at the real thing. LOL about the dock -- I chose not to put one in because I knew I would have trouble getting the perspective right. I just didn't need to stress.
272 days ago
Thanks Raelene!! It's always good to hear kind words.
284 days ago
Thanks for visiting my Tony blog. That little guy is quite the character.
332 days ago