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Friday, June 13, 2008


I have now lost a total of 43 pounds ! and Still going strong. Finding some fun things to do to have fun and burn calories too, like badmitton and swiming, playing tag in the pool is so much fun with grandkids and keeps you moving as well, bad thing , i have to put more sun block on cause now i am sun burnt so have to waite to be in pool again..
So what do i do now, i exercise in doors and keep busy.
The one thing i love to do is help others stay motivated and give them tips i have learned on my journey!.. Its now not work its my life style and i am sooooooooooo very glad i found this site and all my wonderful friends here! Without all the info and support and help i wouldnt be doing so good!
I still cant believe it cause i kept thinking it would be much harder at my age(57) but i guess with all the info i read on here i just knew i can do it!
so if anyone out there thinks they cant.. They CAN!!! think postive keep busy and dont EVER Give UP!!!!
hugss and love ro you all Geri

  
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SUSIEQ7855 7/6/2008 10:39AM

  Thanks for the comment on my page and congrats on all of your weight loss! You go girl!

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TEAPOT57 6/14/2008 11:47AM

    I am very proud of you. Please do make sure that you use sun block. Put it on a half hour before you go out in the sun. If you are in the pool for long periods of time add it every few hours.
I will not give up but to lose a few pounds would make me Happy.
Kepp up the good work.
Love Ya Lorraine emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BELLACUDDLES 6/13/2008 11:18AM

    WOW--you are doing sooooooooo well!!!!!!! You look like a different person!!!!!!! Congrats on your perseverance. I need some of that--can you pass some my way.........please!!!!

Hugs,


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A new Month.. still doing good!

Sunday, June 01, 2008


Well lost 40 pounds now and even thou i have lost all the weight still have 40 to lose or more. I look at my pics and look in mirror i like what i see but still have problem spots i have to work on more so i look like i want to. Been a long journey and i have learned so very much! it hasnt always been smooth sailing but have had so much support so i am blessed. I have tried to help a few here and there from what i have learned and sure hope some have gotten motivated to keep going on their healthy life style.It does take so long to lose and everyone has to be patient cause it wont come off fast and it shouldnt cause if it did then you will gain it all back cause you didnt learn a lot on the way!
I have to thank my daughter for all she has done to help and support me and all my friends on spark people who are always here for me that means a lot!! Keep going everyone you can do this!!! hugss and love always Geri

  
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ALASKAN 6/6/2008 2:14AM

    Hello Geri,
I know you can do this, b/c the word "can't" is not in my vocabulary. You can say "I can do this. I can do this". Just take 1 day at a time and a lot of patience.
You are doing a terrific job on your own and with us behind you 100% too. You still have time to lose and you will feel totally different when it does come off. You are terrific person and do not let anyone tell you different. I have known you for a short time and I like you positive attitude. Take care, talk to you soon and have a good upcoming weekend. Always, ERNA
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ISAWAPUTTYTAT 6/2/2008 2:12PM

    Geri i have no doubt you will loose the next 40 also we will do it together god knows i need to loose more than 40 so lets rumble ok?

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2BEFITBY7-09 6/2/2008 8:22AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonYou are doing so awesome. Keep up the great work.

Love, emoticon& Prayers
Michelle

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TEAPOT57 6/1/2008 2:00PM

    I am so proud of you keep up the good work girl friend. You will probably lose the other forty by the end of summer the rate you are going. emoticon emoticon emoticon
Love Ya Lorraine

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BELLACUDDLES 6/1/2008 11:13AM

    WOW--you are doing sooooooooooo well!!!!!!!!!! Keep on keeping on, right!!!?? YOU rock!!

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The Journey keeps going!

Monday, May 12, 2008


Well its May now and i am at 225!!! so lost 35 pounds so far! The one thing i thought i wanted to lose fast to see improvement, but now i am glad it went slow or i wouldnt have learned anything... and i have big time... learned to be postive, to give myself a break here anf there, not to look back,.. and make working out fun!!.. alos..The best thing is looking at myself in clothes and see how good i look and things fit so much better too!And from watching TLCs what not to wear if i do buy clothes which i do.. tops mostly cause can take them in( which i have taken almost all of my tops now..) i know more of what to pick out so dont look bigger than i am..! i will be so glad when i am out of plus sizes and can find more clothes cheaper.. that is one thing i am looking forward to!
The very best thing for me.. is this site and the many friends i have made.. i feel so blessed so grateful that my darling dughter told me about this site and ever since i have been so excited and so happy cause now i know i can do it and i am!!! thanks everyone all my wonderful friends and daughter for all your support! means a lot!

  
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JOJO1357 5/27/2008 12:22AM

    Thank you! Thanks for commenting on my blog and giving me encouragement and mostly thank you for being an inspiration! You have shown through example that it can be done! You make me believe in myself again.

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JAZZID 5/24/2008 6:38PM

    Good for you Geri emoticon... I am proud of you... You look wonderful....now I have to catch up with you.!!!!! Keep up the good work...

I will come to your page when I need some inspiration and to be motivated.... I can't wait to feel what you are feeling now!.... emoticon


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MARELCO 5/16/2008 11:03AM

    You are about 15 pounds ahead of me. Keep going I am following. I weigh 240. emoticon

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BELLACUDDLES 5/16/2008 10:30AM

    WOW--you look fantastic!!!!!! I cannot wait to lose more and see how my pants fit!!!!!! This is the last time I am doing this--once it is gone--I am not going back!!!! I PROMISE!!!

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KATHLEENKDC 5/15/2008 9:23AM

    Way to go! Keep up the good work! Seriously to add to what Teapot says... You look like your in the 170's!!! I am impressed :o)

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TEAPOT57 5/12/2008 9:38PM

    You do not look like you weigh 225 by any means. You are very pretty and you were a knock out growing up I bet. I am so proud of you keep up the good work. Before you know it you will be in single sizes.
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Love ya Lorraine

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2BEFITBY7-09 5/12/2008 6:25PM

    Wow! you look great. You are doing so well. Thank you for sharing on your blog. You are a great inspiration to the rest of us that aren't seeing the results as fast as we would like.

Love, emoticon& Prayers
Michelle

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Still doing good!!

Friday, May 02, 2008


I had lost 30 pounds and then thought i didnt have to work so hard after that but then I was at a stand still so had to rethink things and realize i had mix things up and work out each day.. doing something different like more steeper incline on treadmill or do cardo tapes in tv room.. (my work out room).. and do heaver weights , which should be getting them for birthday this weekend!! so now i am down 33 pounds and still going!!

I am going to be 57 and i cant believe i waited so long to get in better shape . How come it takes us to long to realize things and do whats best for us. I guess just takes time, for me i had a lot to deal with to get over , which now i guess was the time to take care of me!! As women we always take care of everyone else but us, and no matter what i am going to take care of me and be healthier and more fit.! Now the problem is i cant see myself getting skinner, how is that going to be?? i dont know , its will be a journey to see what weight i will be at to feel good and healthy, i dont know if it will be 180 or not. Time will tell

The best thing is thru helping some on this site i have helped myself and i am so proud of so many who have not given up and keep going!! i wished everyone would read,.*the Secret** it is a wonderful book on being postive.. getting all you want thru law of attraction and not to keep any negative thoughts in your head.. all postive things will come true..!!
Keep going girls, we all can do it.. and blogging once in awhile just helps us all! Hugs Geri

  
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GAYLLYNNE 5/11/2008 2:34PM

    Happy Mother's Day!!! You are doing a great job and I'm so proud that you have lost more weight. I have not read the secret but did watch the DVD and I agree, it's a great way to live. I use the power of positive thinking every chance I get and it works!!! You're doing great and from another woman in her 50's who is trying to finally get it right, I salute you!!!

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SASSY_QUEEN 5/9/2008 10:54AM

    Thanks for the comment on my blog today. I too, wonder why I had to wait til I was 55 to get serious about my health. Although, I am very healthy (other than the fat), that is not an excuse to keep up my bad habits. I am going to get that book, the secret. Thanks for the tip. Jo

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STEELE052000 5/6/2008 11:08PM

    Geri,

You are doing so good!!! I really miss our walks. You look awesome. I hope you had a wonderful birthday!!! I'm sorry we didn't make it over for the BBQ.

HUGS,
Jane emoticon emoticon

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CINDIDIT 5/3/2008 8:18PM

    I believe that sometimes we need an adjustment period. That sometimes our bodies are just getting used to the new current weight., sort of a reset phase. So if during that time you maintain, its good. Why we wait so long? who knows. Maybe we have been too busy living to fine tune our selves.
Cindy

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Lost 27 pounds so far..!

Thursday, April 10, 2008


Its been since jan and i have lost 27 pounds and sometimes i look at myself and say * i can believe i lost that much*. wow.. i did it just when i thought i couldn't.. and then when i fell i was so upset cause i was going good and i Didn't want to lose the motivation i had and also thought i would gain but i didn't.! i guess cause i kept getting up and walking and not letting anything get me down . I was determined to get better and i did! so if this is a motivation for you it should be.. i think if i can get thu this at age 56 (i know i say that a lot..lol) then anyone can.. cause if anyone knows when we get older its much harder let alone being a woman.. men lose much easier but i am losing more than husband..lol.. the thing is.. work out.. which i cant do much cardo now but i am walking a lot.. lift weights that so helps, and don't think food is a enemy its just to keep us alive and of course we have to be healthy too so i think eat as fresh as i can, ( i cook a lot too!).. and think positive.. food doesn't rule you.. you rule it.. yes it is good.. just eat a little.. and eat slowly.. taste it .. remember how good it was.. if you eat too fast you don't even know what you eat..! and remember your beautiful no matter what weight your at!

  
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TEAPOT57 5/2/2008 3:46PM

    Congratulation you just keep it up girl you are doing good work. I am very proud of you. I need some kind of machine to work out on seeing my air go meter bike is on it last legs and the weather does not corporate here. Although I told my husband to get me a Elliptical for my birthday which is in September. So I will just have to find some other cardio then the DVD's I have been doing all a long, until this weather warms up. Here are your next weights LOL . What weight are you looking to get. I am at eight lb's. emoticon emoticon

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TW1709 4/23/2008 2:04PM

    Hey girl, I just read your blog. You are my motivation. I cannot seem to move past the 7lb weight loss. I workout 60 - 90 min. Mon-Fri. --I eat within my range most days but, I can't move the scale down. Your blog is encouraging to me. Keep it up,, your efforts are paying off big time!


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Hugs,
Bebe

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GAYLLYNNE 4/17/2008 9:05AM

    Wow!! 27 lbs! That's fantastic!! Yes indeed, you are in inspiration!!! I feel like after I hit those 50's, everything fell apart. Now, I'm putting it all back together again and people like you help. You look fantastic. Pretty soon you'll be in a bikini!

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SEEHOLZ 4/14/2008 1:18PM

    WOW- congrats! I cannot wait to feel that sense of "wow" I did it, again! It's been too long!
By the way, I don't have cable, so no TLC for me, but thanks for the tip!

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CHICKWITHAGOAL 4/14/2008 6:20AM

    Oh so good! I forget how good it feels, when you see the pounds come down and feeling more comfortable in clothes etc. Well done you! So good, what a great attitude too! x

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LINDA! 4/12/2008 9:25AM

    You are doing so well, Geri!!! You have such a positive attitude. Hugs, Linda emoticon

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SHERYE 4/11/2008 10:23PM

    Geri, Your awesome! I am so very proud of you girl emoticon emoticon emoticon


((HUGS))....................Sherye

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MARELCO 4/11/2008 9:21PM

    emoticon Your 27 pound lose is wonderful.

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TEAPOT57 4/10/2008 7:41PM

    Hi! They are right you are a inspiration. I need some of that, because soon or later this weight has to start coming off. I no I need to slow down when I eat. Keep me motivated Classylady.

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2BEFITBY7-09 4/10/2008 7:01PM

    Congradulations Geri. You Go Girl! You are motivation and inspiration for us all. Keep up the good work. emoticon

Love Ya!
Michelle

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LJACKMAN 4/10/2008 5:21PM

    All I can say is..........I want to be just like you!! Thanks for such a motivational blog!! 27...........WOW

Okay, that is enough to keep me on track for a couple more weeks. Thanks , and CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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