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Monday, July 15, 2013

Hi everyone. Confession is good for the soul so here goes. My weight has been creeping up this past month and kept telling myself I would lose it. Well, I reached 131.4 today and knew it was time to go back to WW. I am a life time member, but I have slipped back in my counting points. Because I maintained for years on my own, I thought I was fine.

I was welcomed back to WW with open arms and a brand new leader named Kim. She is very good and I like the women at the meeting I attend. I have to pay $11.00 weekly until I reach my goal again. The book has me at 95-120 range for my 4'10 body. I wanted to set my goal at 126. I was told that was fine, but I would need a note from my Dr. Saying 126 was a good wt. for me. Well, I shot myself in the foot today when I called my Dr.'s office and told the nurse what I needed. She called me back and said my note was ready, and oh yes, the Dr. wants me to be at 116 pounds. Whoops...time to really buckle down. My body fat and the last weigh in and measurements on Friday were very disappointing. I had gained inches everywhere. My last weigh in and measurements was over 6 months ago. I just never "did" it. My body fat % is in the high almost to obese range. Well, I sat down and had a good talk with myself and decided I can do this. I'll be 65 in Sept. so it's time to start a new chapter in my life.

I was wondering why I haven't been getting any Spark mail since I changed my e-mail address and when i checked it, I had reversed my name...Now it's correct and I hope to be back in business with getting Spark mail. I swear I'm losing my mind or I'm dyslexic!

Thanks for your support in advance!

Elayne and Max.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GRANDMABABA 7/24/2013 10:27PM

    I messed up recently and now have a good chunk of weight to lose again. Why do we do this to ourselves? Tomorrow will be better. Great success to you.

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NSMANN 7/21/2013 8:49PM

    Hi there, I am rebooting my weight loss too! Good luck on your goals

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 7/19/2013 7:10PM


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ANOTHERMOMOF2 7/19/2013 6:09PM

    Sorry to hear about the weight creeping up. It's so easy to have happen. Good luck!

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DMSPEER93 7/16/2013 4:56PM

    That's good to know that even at 65 you're still working at being healthy! Keep it up!!!

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NIFTYFIFTY5 7/16/2013 1:34PM


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TWEETYKC00 7/16/2013 11:42AM

    It is so hard to do things on our own, that is why we have great spark friends here and tools to help. You are never alone here. It will take some time, but you can do this. Hugs to you and Max and DH of course.

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FISHINGLADY66 7/16/2013 7:09AM

    I have put a few lbs on also Elaine. It's hard for me to exercise now, because I had Pneumonia in Feb. and I have asthma now. I'm also a lifetime member of WW and have to pay at meetings. Together we can do this. We know how, we just have to be true to ourselves. Let's do this!

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FERRETLOVER1 7/16/2013 6:49AM

    Good for you for going back to WW - we all slip and we all need help sometimes. It's great to know that you have such wonderful support from your WWers group plus SparkPeople!


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ANHELIC 7/16/2013 12:03AM

    Great food choices and I love the cartoon. Keep up the good work.

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ANHELIC 7/16/2013 12:02AM

    You can do it!!!! Keep taking it one day at a time. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BELTONWALKER67 7/15/2013 11:32PM

    You can do this! I, too, have gained back 4 pounds of the weight I lost during the last seasonal challenge. We will have to support one another as we get back on the healthy living trail. I can breathe much better when the extra weight comes off. Keep remembering "that nothing feels as good as thin feels". emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JOYINKY 7/15/2013 10:05PM

    You have done this Elayne and you can again! I will be watching your progress and cheering you on! Good for you for making the commitment! emoticon

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PURPLESPEDCOW 7/15/2013 9:49PM

    Good to hear from you! I have been playing with the idea of going back to WW as well, but I still have a very bad taste in my mouth. So I will buckle down and stick to Spark.

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LINDA! 7/15/2013 9:42PM

    You will be able to lose the weight. I know it isn't necessarily an excuse, but I have had so much trouble since I have been getting older. It may take you a little longer (or it may not) but slow and steady wins the race.


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BARBIE176 7/15/2013 9:28PM

    Thank you for posting this. It is good to know I am not alone. I've not really been gaining, just not losing, and I have decided it is time for me to get serious again too. Stay focused, emoticon emoticon emoticon

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