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I am 69 years old now and still fighting the battle of the bulge. The move from Colorado to Oregon has not helped in the battle yet, but living in a new home in a new state is still in the adjustment stages. At least I'm still fighting my health battles and SparkPeople has been helping me for more than two years now. I lost 22-25 pounds and then gained and re-lost a few again. I switched to the Atkins program which helped me break the plateaus feel much better without the cravings. The packing ...
I am 69 years old now and still fighting the battle of the bulge. The move from Colorado to Oregon has not helped in the battle yet, but living in a new home in a new state is still in the adjustment stages. At least I'm still fighting my health battles and SparkPeople has been helping me for more than two years now. I lost 22-25 pounds and then gained and re-lost a few again. I switched to the Atkins program which helped me break the plateaus feel much better without the cravings. The packing and moving and unpacking and living in chaos for the last 9 months has really thrown a monkey wrench into that program. Now that our temporarily live-in family members have moved out to their own place we can get our schedules and eating patterns back into a healthier routine.

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!


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My Goals:
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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STRONGCOURAGE
7/28/2015 10:26:39 AM

thanks! I think so too (movement + sweat= exercise) Hope you have a wonderful day! & yes, I'm staying hydrated, thanks for the reminder tho :) emoticon emoticon



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JENNIFER0807
7/21/2015 1:48:23 PM

Thanks for your encouraging comment on my blog! I appreciate it! emoticon



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CHERYLE51
7/20/2015 3:26:38 PM

I appreciate your comments regarding my DD21 more than you can imagine. I get the best advice from normal people. I have been to therapists and they don't want to give you any thoughts or advice. I can talk to myself all day and night and not know what to do. All of my children are adopted, this one is from Ukraine. Not that that is an excuse, but we have been too lenient on a lot of them, especially this one. Well, we are taking the white gloves off. She needs to find a job or do something. I am also going to try and stop worrying about everything she does. I told her if she wants to go and stay out all night, just let us know. Just have to courtesy to call one of us and say that you aren't coming home. KIDS



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STRONGCOURAGE
7/19/2015 8:07:39 AM

thanks...I think I was too worked up to eat...but if I would've, oh my! So glad I didn't :) I was having a " pyschological trigger" so was going into panic attack & getting very worked upside over an incident that reminded me of ex scenario. But I pushed myself on the run REALLY hard--too hard. So I have to really watch that! I did a mile right off the bat in 9 minutes or even less! I hardly ever get that far on normal days...I have to work myself up to 10minutes/mile. And it was just not smooth terrain either! But it did help the anxiety & powerful emotions inside me to really lower. After the run I was able to talk through it rationally with the person I needed to talk to and actually make progress in an area I've been avoiding mostly. So that was good! :) ANd you know, I think if I hadn't had talked to this person to face the issue, then I would've emotionally ate still after my run. So there was a lot of good :) Hope you have a fabulous SUnday! Thanks for cheering me on & all your encouragement!!!

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7/19/2015 12:49:37 AM

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