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Lose 30 lbs....


Thursday, April 01, 2010

April fools everyone!

Hello! My name is Lin of Utah. I'm 50 yrs old ( ouch! Iím embarrassed to say the least) not quite 5' tall but close.

This is the umpteenth time, I'm starting my health & fitness plan. I was quite active in my youth and my weight concerns did not start until after my 4th (youngest) child became a teenager. I used to get most of the weight off fairly quick until a couple of years, it wasn't coming off. I've tried different types of products from diet pills, shakes and teas, you name it. However with the exception of the healthy chocolate loaded with antioxidants. I did drop 10 lbs off, that was two and half years ago, and I gained it all back. In my numerous attempts, I failed quite a bit and use food as an excuse each day to cope with stress related issues. Sound familiar?

Quite frankly, I didn't work out as much for the last couple of years. At my age, it is expected to see a decline in my metabolism rate, that explains why I struggled in keeping it off.

Nevertheless, it has been an interesting start and hope to accomplish my weight goal by end of August to lose 30-31 lbs.

I look forward to having more buddies in this site and also in our town who would walk with me. So far, I gathered up 5 church members last week to walk about 1-2 miles every Mondays and Thursdays. Can't wait 'til I see more women participating in this walk in the next couple of weeks. My next year's goal is to organize a team of men and women to walk for a good cause for groups such, ďAutism speaks, Breast Cancer, Diabetes. and other health issues.

To wrap this up, I urge everyone, if you have not started a certain exercise regimen, please do yourself a favor and make that commitment to stay fit and healthy, today! And if you find yourself like youíve failed, please, pick yourself up. It's never too late to start again. Join me in this journey of looking great this summer! Whatís your story?
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
COWARDLYLION59 5/4/2010 5:32PM

    Whoo,hoo what a great start here
and hope to hear more soon from
ya. I wish you the best of luck
in reaching those goals.

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MESSENE 4/1/2010 8:00AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Just keep tracking the foods, and you will do super emoticon Best wishes!!! emoticon emoticon

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PJOY17 4/1/2010 7:58AM

    WELCOME TO SPARK!
WE CAN DO THIS!
PJ

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MHINTZ0929 4/1/2010 7:41AM

    Great first blog! You CAN do this... and you'll find lots of support and inspiration here at SparkPeople.com. Welcome!

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JWOOD635 4/1/2010 7:34AM

    very elegant post!
you can do it!

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DIDMIS 4/1/2010 6:45AM

    You can get to a healthy weight. Might not be the petite little thing you were in high school since things are changing in your body and you have had children.
I am 81 years old. In 2007 started seriously losing weight and in 9 months lost 55 pounds. I did gain some back but now am working on it again. Have about 7 pounds more to lose.
You can see my page if you like.
Irene emoticon

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EVILKLOWN 4/1/2010 6:41AM

    Ha ha, very funny. If you want to see what has worked for me you can read my "Sparkiversary" blog. Good luck to you!

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TATTER3 4/1/2010 6:36AM

    Welcome to blogging!!! Good job! I have 150 more pounds to lose and 4 years left in my overall plan to do it in. 30+down so far in 1 year.You can do this. Just keep Sparkin'!!!

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GHOSTFLAMES 4/1/2010 6:33AM

    WELCOME AND GOOD LUCK IF YOU NEED ANYTHING WE ARE ALL HERE FOR YOU JUST ASK.

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FYRESHAMEN 4/1/2010 6:20AM

    emoticon Great idea getting friends to walk with you. Get them on Spark too!! Then you all can keep eachother accountable! This is GREAT!!

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TLSPEARS1 4/1/2010 5:49AM

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Keep up the walking. It will help you lose those last unwanted pounds. That's how I did it. I just walked my first 5k for AHA at age 50. You are never to old to start getting fit.

Check out the AVA for walking groups in your area.

Good luck on your journey to a healthier and happier you!

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