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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: 29,730

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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. If you're interested in participating in a Biggest Loser challenge, please go to my page and click the BL Spring Challenge ALL Teams icon. You can join the All Teams page and put your name on the Waiting List for a Summer Challenge Team thread!

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    Hugs, Linn
    1 day ago
    Hi again Carol--Living with these old-er guys , can be challenging some days--It takes a lot of patience -- on some days-- Most days (which is a good thing) are great--- but----- it makes me wonder too , how would he ever survive without me--?-- Lynda
    6 days ago
    Hi Carol--You are so funny!----Yes of course there was Birth Control --"in those days"--but I really don't think we cared too much about that, 'till son#4 arrived--then I knew I "had had " it--LOL--- Enough was enough!--- We really enjoyed raising these young people felt honoured to be a part of their lives ---- We instilled in them that they should be so proud of their heritage--both Chinese and Scottish --and to this day, they return to Jamaica to visit kinfolk--or Toronto , and meet up with a lot of Fred's family who have emigrated there-- They return home here often--- I love hearing them chat away to their Dad---
    Somehow I missed hearing about your hubby--Was he ill?--- It sounds like he is on the mend now--Lynda
    10 days ago
    Just checking in. Would love to sit and chat over a cup of tea. I am doing OK. Feeling stronger all the time. Getting ready to put new flooring in the house.Got a few other fixed upper things to so. Hope you and hubby are alright. Hugs.
    11 days ago
    Thanks for your supportive comments my blog "Reaching into my Shadows". You are sweet. And no, truthfully, I don't think I'm overweight, a bit bloated and up a few pounds from the binges but that will settle in the next week. (Last week my mom thought I was looking slim lol, she always say that when she thinks I'm getting too overboard, and they warm me once in awhile not to go extremely skinny and I'm at good place) My body IS happy where it is, though I've lost some muscle. But anyways, thank you. And yes, I DO have a lot of supportive friends, but you're right on the one/s that make such comments being jealous. I think so. I felt condoned. Anyways, silliness. emoticon Thanks for the good advice, of Spark being supportive...thats why I came here, to blog, because it felt like a safe place to journal truly, safely :) So thank you so much!!! I hope you have a lovely, happy, healthy, and BEAUTIFUL day with smiles and joys. PS. Glad your husbands surgery went well, praying you both having a pacing quiet week, and all heals well and wonderful, and no complications! He has an awesome personalized nurse emoticon
    18 days ago
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