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current weight: 213.6
Fitness Minutes: (100,360) Posts: 3,655 5/7/13 9:53 P
RITA - welcome to the team and to Spark People. Good for you for doing this for you! You will find wonderful people and support on here. If you have any questions, all you have to do is ask. Have a great day.
'All you need is love.' - Beatles
My life unfolds perfectly, no matter what! - me
Pounds lost: 7.0
Fitness Minutes: (64,463) Posts: 4,254 5/7/13 11:09 A
My name is Rita & I am 53 years old.I have been RETIRED from the U.S.P.S. (after 30 years) in Dec.2008. My weight has been an issue for me since I was a baby my Mom said I wouldn`t walk cause I was so "chunky" my legs would rub together and I would drop down to the floor and cry. Then in high school my gym teacher told me I couldn`t handle the balance beam because I was too "BIG"...went in the locker room and cried. The boys always said "Rita, you have such a pretty face...if you would only lose some weight". I would smile at them,walk away and go home and cry to my mother. Now,at 53 it is not about other people accepting my looks. IT IS ABOUT ME ACCEPTING WHO I AM & THE WOMEN I WANT TO BE!! Today, I am very HAPPY & EXCITED about this adventure of getting HEALTHY.Look forward to my lovely life every day!!
LIVE LIFE WELL
current weight: 170.9
Fitness Minutes: (87,879) Posts: 9,221 5/7/13 10:54 A
Everybody tells me that they would love to knit, but they don't have time. I look at people's lives and I can see opportunity and time for knitting all over the place. The time spent riding the bus each day? That's a pair of socks over a month. Waiting in line? Mittens. Watching TV? Buckets of wasted time that could be an exquisite lace shawl. ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much
The Fit Bit has been a great added PLUS for me.With everything in our lives it is nice to have a GREAT PLUS.We have less sugars,less starches,less wheat,less white,less carbs,less booze,less candies,less cakes,less,less,less.But,the Fit Bit is a PLUS that I am pleased to have come across. I am excited about going to Spark People and putting in my food and having the Fit Bit tell me whats going on with me.The Fit Bit is AMAZING! Also,Spark People has been a tremendous PLUS in my life,just saying!!
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