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I'm 53 Now!


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Thursday, May 01, 2014




Today is day 3 of my streak!

I had to start my streak over, because I went off track for my birthday. Hubby took me out to lunch and I had a great meal AND dessert! Oh well, one day off track isn't the end of the world. (But I'm glad that birthdays only come once a year!)

My dear Spark friend, Jane, sent me an absolutely lovely birthday present...three flavored teas and two dish towels that she embroidered. Here is a picture, but it doesn't do the towels justice! They are just so well done, and almost too pretty to use!



Thank you so much, Jane, for making me feel so special! You are so talented and I'm blessed to be able to call you my friend.
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I'm 53 now, and I'm finding out that weight loss is a lot harder at my age! Sometimes it seems like I have to work twice as hard for half the results. And sometimes it gets really frustrating! But I will never give up. No matter how long it takes, I'm going to keep working hard to lose this weight and to be as healthy as I possibly can be.



Back at the end of March, I gave myself a challenge to try to stay on track for 90 days. And aside from taking a day off for my birthday, I've been doing well. Some days have been better than others, but I can honestly say that I've done my best. Unfortunately, it doesn't feel like I've made much progress. There isn't any noticeable change in the way my clothes fit. But on the other hand, I FEEL better. I've been working out and eating right, and I feel strong and healthy. I'm ready to continue on with my 90 days challenge. I still have 37 days left, and I am going to make the most of each one of those days!

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GRAMPIAN 9/4/2014 6:20AM

  You're doing well. emoticon

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TERRIJ7 8/28/2014 1:43PM

    I love the dishtowels! What a fabulous gift!

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LORIVIOLA 7/24/2014 9:00AM

    happy belated birthday!
what a lovely gift. and good for you for staying on track for all that time.
i am glad you allowed yourself to enjoy your birthday!
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COOLRAIN 6/17/2014 4:52PM

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JULIAINLA 5/24/2014 3:33AM

    Happy belated B-day wishes. I love the towels-how special! emoticon

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WORKNPROGRESS49 5/15/2014 10:02AM

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Happy "belated" Birthday!!!

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WESTERNSAGE 5/14/2014 9:32PM

    A belated Happy Birthday from me too! Next year I should remember - yours is the day before mine. I just turned 68. And that business about weight management being harder the older you get? Absolutely true - in multiples! Create your good habits now and don't let go of them!

May all your coming years get better and better!

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WIFEALF2 5/14/2014 2:09PM

    woohoo

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TREE57 5/13/2014 1:24PM

    Way to Go!

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MYAKAYAH 5/13/2014 10:47AM

    Way belated Happy Birthday Pixie! Hope you are doing well heading into mid-May and feeling as if you are back on a good track~

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WOMANWITHGRIT 5/13/2014 9:31AM

    Wow! BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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SLLYONS51 5/11/2014 10:54AM

  emoticon You can do it!!!

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JIBBIE49 5/10/2014 12:28AM

    Hugs

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PATTISTAMPS 5/7/2014 1:25PM

    happy belated birthday, and love the gifts from your spark friend!

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RUTHIEBEAR 5/7/2014 11:40AM

    Belated but heartfelt Happy Birthday!

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PATRICIA-CR 5/7/2014 11:17AM

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And keep it up! emoticon

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LEANMEAN2 5/7/2014 5:46AM

    Happy Birthday

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LINDAMARIEZ1 5/6/2014 8:53AM

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY a wee bit late! I was celebrating my wedding anniversary May 1 ...44 years!

hugs at ya
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G33K10V3 5/6/2014 7:16AM

    Happy Birthday you fantastic woman!! emoticon

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ROX525 5/6/2014 5:28AM

    Happy Birthday to you! I am starting day 1 of my streak today.

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JSEATTLE 5/5/2014 9:43PM

  Happy Birthday Pixie!! Do it UP! emoticon

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HALFTWO 5/5/2014 3:54PM

    Happy Birthday! emoticon

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CARINEVE 5/5/2014 9:09AM

    Just returned from holiday, going off my streak for 10 days. I am back on track today, logging into SP for the first time since, and then it is just so nice to see that you are still pushing through as well!!
Even if you have to start your streak again. Not giving up and starting over, is the whole point of it. You are truly an inspiration!

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ARTJAC 5/5/2014 5:08AM

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WRITERWANNAB 5/5/2014 1:13AM

    Happy birthday & I am so glad you enjoyed it! It's great that you got right back on track. emoticon

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KIPPER15 5/4/2014 6:43PM

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HYATTI1 5/4/2014 5:40PM

    Happy Bday...love the tea towels and hope you love the tea. Day three...well you have 360 something to go before another bday so make the best of them and enjoy.


Joanna

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CICELY360 5/4/2014 12:16AM

  good blog

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DAISYPETAL 5/4/2014 12:02AM

    Happy belated BD my friend. How true it is that the older we get the harder it is to lose those extra pounds. The wisest thing we could learn from this site is to learn how to eat healthy while you are still young. It is so difficult BUT we can always try to learn from our mistakes as all members of Spark are doing. You are doing so well even if it is not in pounds yet. You are an inspiration and a great friend. Hugs, Jude

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AJB121299 5/3/2014 11:17PM

    Nice

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RNSALLY 5/3/2014 10:36PM

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IRON_RESOLVE 5/3/2014 3:31PM

    That's the Spirit!! Hang in there, and Keep Sparking! It took me 2 weeks to lose the 1st pound once I geared myself for action and change. Who knew it would take so long. The good part is, since then, I joined and most importantly participated in a Spring Challenge, and I am down 3 pounds this week, for a total of 8 since the challenge began April 1st. I'm 54, so yes, it takes a little longer, a little more effort, and true portion control, but once it happens... it's so exciting to keep the number going down! YOU, BIRTHDAY GIRL, CAN DO IT!!!

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BRASKIN 5/3/2014 1:27PM

  happy birthday...and good for you!

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LOSINGLISA 5/3/2014 1:12PM

    Happy Birthday! What a nice gift from your Sparkfriend! emoticon

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LAWANDMUSIC 5/3/2014 1:03PM

    Happy, happy Belated B-Day!

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    Happy Belated Birthday! emoticon

God Bless You

Sunny

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SEATTLE58 5/3/2014 11:19AM

    Happy Birthday, my dear friend! I was looking for good blogs this morning and found your birthday one. Happy 53rd Birthday! I'll be 56 this November, so you're right behind me! We can do this honey, in 2014! Yes we will!

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DONNACFIT 5/3/2014 10:16AM

    Happy Birthday!!

Celebrate!! WooHoo!! emoticon

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IMEMINE1 5/3/2014 9:20AM

    I am glad you had a emoticon
Love your blogs. Keep going, you are doing great!!

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CARRIELYN56 5/3/2014 8:09AM

    Happy Birthday!

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