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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: 25,115

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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 How are you?---so it seems there's more time now----summer's end! Things seem to be calming down here quite a bit---We still have the docks to drag in--tie along the shore---pick up hoses etc-lug up the pump from the lake---I have a feeling that the cold will happen suddenly---We don't usually get snow that stays until well into November but I like to be ready--
    It's a gorgeous day tp-day--coolish but sunny---
    Hope you are enjoying yer day-Lynda
    9 days ago
    But Carol, There was a fair bit of "'Tug a war" with certain items--- But--I think he is proud of the result!--Lynda
    13 days ago
    Hi Carol,--- I never thought of that--half the prayer is listening--- It turned out to be a good day and Fred even helped me finish the garage --took me 4 days to get it de-junked--Lynda
    14 days ago
    Hi Carol--We probably all are a bit of a "Hoarder"---- altho I hate to admit it--- and I only got one side of his garage done--- Lordy Be--There are more sides to go! Lynda
    16 days ago
    CPAP mask-I have been using the one that fits into your nose, but I've been having some sinus problems and it wasn't comfortable. The one I picked up today goes over my nose and mouth and is really soft-not sure if it is what you called the "puff ball". emoticon
    20 days ago
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