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9/30/12 8:43 P

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THIS WORKS. WENT ON WEEKS CRUISE DID NOT GAIN A POUND.

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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9/23/12 11:26 A

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Welcome and best of luck in your efforts to get healthy. I'm 52 - just finished my doctorate and realized that all that sitting had not been good for my health!!!

I'm slowly taking off what it took 7+ years to put on. Just keep at it and you can do it!

"We are better than we know. If we can be made to see it, then for the rest of our lives, we'll be unwilling to settle for less."


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COOKINGIRL's Photo COOKINGIRL SparkPoints: (6,949)
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9/22/12 9:57 P

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Hi Elizabeth - We are here to support you! I am 53 and was at my highest weight and that sent me back to SP again! :( I also have a dog who is a great walking buddy. One day at a time!

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9/22/12 9:35 P

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Hi, Elizabeth and welcome to Spark and to the team! emoticon You have just found yourself a whole bunch of accountability buddies right here emoticon

As a new member, 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 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

Remember: 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

One last thought: you may want to consider creating a Spark Page for yourself so that your Spark Friends can send you messages and Spark virtual Goodies for fun and encouragement! Getting a friendly and supportive comment on your Spark Page, or receiving a Goodie can really make your day! emoticon
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The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6 TLSB

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9/22/12 6:23 P

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GRANNYSUE9's Photo GRANNYSUE9 SparkPoints: (121,505)
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9/22/12 3:31 P

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Joined SP 4/10/08
Goal weight 130
Western Tennessee
I love SP
Central Time Zone 1 hour behind Eastern Time
Weight loss with SP:40 lbs


You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.

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SHARON632's Photo SHARON632 SparkPoints: (79,352)
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9/22/12 2:19 P

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SHOAPIE's Photo SHOAPIE SparkPoints: (216,198)
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9/22/12 1:47 P

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9/22/12 1:39 P

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Hi and welcome to the team

Nancy in Columbia,SC

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

FAVORITE HYMNS

Jesus loves me
Amazing Grace
Rock of Ages
No, not one
Some things never change
You are God alone/how great is our God
Move mountain, move
When the rocks cry out
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ELIZABETHM59 Posts: 11
9/22/12 1:17 P

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Hi, I'm new to Spark People. I am at nearly my highest weight ever, and I have to get it off! I'm hoping to find some Sparks friends to share encouragement, accountability, and the ups and downs of losing weight. I will be 53 next month, and my interests include exercising, quilting, dogs, and getting my health under control. I've had a lot of life changes in the last 6 months, but life is finally starting to settle down. I hope that I can provide encouragement and support to all of you on this team!!!

"You have made us for yourself, O God, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you."
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