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This will be the 3rd time I've returned to Spark People in hopes of losing 60+ pounds. I just turned 62 - kind of scary. I'm a retired high school biology teacher and I miss the daily interaction with the kids. I recently decided I really need to try this AGAIN. My biggest fear is failure - AGAIN which makes it really hard to motivate myself everyday to keep going. I think I must be a little self destructive that way. I had my thyroid removed in 2001 so I often feel I'm fighting an uphill ...
This will be the 3rd time I've returned to Spark People in hopes of losing 60+ pounds. I just turned 62 - kind of scary. I'm a retired high school biology teacher and I miss the daily interaction with the kids. I recently decided I really need to try this AGAIN. My biggest fear is failure - AGAIN which makes it really hard to motivate myself everyday to keep going. I think I must be a little self destructive that way. I had my thyroid removed in 2001 so I often feel I'm fighting an uphill battle because of that. I also have arthritis in both my knees, my neck and to a lesser extent in my hips and shoulders, this provides a real exercise challenge! I recently moved and don't often see my woman friends, my husband is really supportive but my weight issues are something I don't feel comfortable talking about with him.

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Member Since: 8/18/2011

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My Goals:
I don't need fast weight loss, just consistent but that doesn't seem to be happening no matter what I try. I would like to lose 60 pounds - right now that seems impossible!

My Program:
I am watching my calories by eating only "healthy" foods in accordance with my doctor's recommendations and trying to get more exercise. I think I own about every exercise DVD and Wii program out there and also recently bought an activity tracker. I'm trying to walk a lot more as my main form of exercise. For me the secret is audiobooks - I only listen when I exercise so I'm motivated because I want to hear more of the story.

Personal Information:
I was widowed in 1999 and remarried in 2002. I spent the next 5 years teaching High School biology in a very small school 67 miles from home until I retired in 2008. We recently moved to Grants Pass, Oregon, a difficult move because my husband had lived in our other house for over 40 years. Now we're looking forward to our new life in our new home.

Other Information:
I love to read, I own a lot of audio books and like to listen to them when I walk. I mostly like fantasy, mystery, or young adult novels. I got interested in YA books while teaching high school and continued reading them after retirement. I also try to keep my mind active by playing RPG computer games.

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MAJONES1225
1/29/2015 10:20:15 PM

That is good to hear. So far it has not been a lot of snow. But New York and those other areas are getting hit hard. I like your new motto. I will have to email you with my new updates emoticon



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ARNETTELEE
1/29/2015 3:55:11 PM

You're welcome. Good for you!!!



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MATSCHI
1/29/2015 9:05:33 AM

So Carolyn, what will be your good choice for today?



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1SURFWALKER
1/19/2015 3:18:03 PM

emoticon Just saw your goodie message...off to the chiropractor now, will get in touch later. Take care. emoticon



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JEWITCH
1/14/2015 2:14:07 PM

So sorry to hear you and Rod are under the weather. I hope you both start feeling better soon. Just focus on getting well and not worry about your diet or exercise. Some of this sruff going around is just awful. I will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers that you are back to feeling better soon. Brightest blessings and warm hugs. ~ Lin



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