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Christmas in Colorado 2012

April 2013. The end of a long day.

July 3, 2013. With my BFF SparkBuddie, my daughter.


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I am 70 years old now and still fighting the battle of the bulge. We are getting used to living in a new home in a new state yet in some ways it is still in the adjustment stages. I'm still fighting my health battles and SparkPeople has been helping me for more than three years now. I lost 22-25 pounds and then gained and re-lost it few again. Surgery last year seems to have derailed my body's ability to lose weight. Medical people tell me it can take a year to recover. UGH! Meanwhile I plan to keep Sparking and tracking and exercising and drinking water.

An old song says that only the good die young, and I figure with my youthful history I'm going to be around 200-250 years, so I better take care of this body so I can enjoy those extra years!

Member Since: 9/12/2012

Fitness Minutes: 28,945

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My goals are simple: get my weight down about 25 more pounds and my clothes down about 2 additional sizes. My original AHA moment came when I realized 1 more pound would put me in the BMI obese category, and my target is to get into the healthy range and stay there.

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I am determined to get onto SP everyday and to track my calories when I do. Weighing and measuring portions has become a way of life. My biggest challenge has been to get our dietary habits reorganized as my husband has been our family chef for many years and now we will be sharing this task.

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I have transitioned from the paid workforce to retired status and look forward to discovering new places and creating new friendships.

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I am deeply immersed in a wide variety of metaphysical activities. I welcome correspondence with those who share this journey.

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    Hi Carol--- Nice to chat with you all--- altho it takes up time--worth it tho Ive decided-- We finally have above zero temperatures--but still below zero at night-- All is well here-- still living with the sciatica---scarey as I need Tylenol once in awhile--(I don't like meds)- Hopefully it settles down soon!----Thanks for hanging in with me on here-- Yu know, I still can't find a lot of stuff I used to enjoy doing on here--I guess it doesn't really matter--- LOL--So, Im off to vacuum--walked Tess--- will wait for more ice timely before walking big Beau as he might pull me down-- Hugs Carol--I hope that you get to dance a bit today--Lynda
    10 days ago
  • v GABY1948
    Thanks for the add....I had you added from long ago...LOL so it didn't require anything on my part!

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    11 days ago
  • v SPEDED2
    It was not my intention to make light of anyone's pain, discomfort, or disability. The reference of the Minion was the loss of the hour's sleep and that made it difficult to get out of bed this morning. Please accept my apologies; I meant no offense. emoticon emoticon
    15 days ago
  • v PROVERBS3128
    Liked your comments on Lean Jeans's post today!!! :-)
    23 days ago
    Thanks Carol for commenting on my blog and the suggestions. I think I have just gotten really lazy in my preparation of food. Easy as we both know is not the best. I have got to beat this thing with salt. Your support means so much to me and I am sorry I haven't kept up with what's going on in your world. I am looking at lo-sodium foods and recipes. I just have to get my head around it. Emotionally I am doing OK. I get frustrated but have not been really depressed in a while. Thank goodness. I will keep in touch. Hugs
    24 days ago
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