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HEALTHYONE2008's Photo HEALTHYONE2008 Posts: 16,363
9/23/12 6:09 P

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Nancy in Columbia,SC

"It's hard to beat a person that never gives up"...and I intend to be that person

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Amazing Grace
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No, not one
Some things never change
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Move mountain, move
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9/18/12 1:08 P

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Hi, Elaine, and welcome to Spark and the Team! emoticon You've come to the right place for support. This is a great team and we are all fighting our own demons emoticon - trying to lose excess weight and be as healthy as we can be. It is no secret that it is harder to lose the weight as we age, but we can reach our goals - it is not impossible emoticon

Here is my best advice - not complicated and it works: 1) Use your Nutrition Tracker faithfully, every single day, and print out the daily report on that page so you can make sure you are getting the proper balance of fats, carbs, and protein. This will keep you honest and accountable for your choices. Checking your report each day is critical - you want to make sure you are getting the right % of nutrients and not just eating empty calories. Remember, it is possible to stay within your calorie range eating "junk" but that isn't going to promote weight loss and it certainly won't maintain it in the long run emoticon .; 2) Find a few exercises/activities you actually ENJOY doing and then do them 3-4X a week. If you like what you are doing the chances are much better that you will stick with it emoticon ; 3) Stay active with your Team(s) because this is the place you will get encouragement, motivation, and support - including hugs on those days when things are especially tough! emoticon and; 4) Try to have fun with this journey to slimness and better health! It's a given that if you enjoy something you will stick with it! emoticon

One last thought: it isn't important how fast or slowly you lose your weight. This is one area where 'slow and steady wins the race' is more then just some old cliche emoticon . Spark teaches you a new lifestyle and you need time to re-educate yourself and develop a new relationship with food. emoticon

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KELSEY54's Photo KELSEY54 Posts: 384
9/18/12 8:59 A

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When I retired, my first year we traveled and I gained on top of my already overweight body. After our long trip was over I got on board and vowed to lose. I joined WW, a gym, started walking and picked up tennis. I am busier now than when I was working, but doing the healthier things in life. I am still not at goal weight and I'm coasting a bit but still doing all the activities. It is all about life changes and sticking to it. You can do it! emoticon emoticon

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9/18/12 8:21 A

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my sister walks 15,000 steps a day at 63 years old and has lost 105 pounds. she went from a size 24 to a size 10. all her health issues dropped off as the 105 pounds dropped off.

i gave up grain and sugary products and have lost 44 pounds at age 60. i went from a size 18 to a size 10 shorts and medium tops from a 1 or 2x.

we are both still loosing weight until we reach our goal

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9/18/12 7:08 A

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welcome. you will find lots of support and advice here.

Giving God the glory each day for the all the bounty in my life

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9/17/12 9:49 P

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JENAE954 Posts: 7,020
9/17/12 8:09 P

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Welcome to SP.
You made a great decision.
This is a wonderful program that holds promise for all of us wanting to make healthy lifestyle changes.
Enjoy your journey!

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9/17/12 7:41 P

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When I retired I thought I would be so busy and lose weight. 5 months later I am heavier and eat all the time. Out of control. I have 30 pounds to lose but need a group effort. Thanks in advance for the advice & support.

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