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Welcome 2018.. In my 112h year with SP and loving every minute of it.SP has seen me through a lot and I plan to stay Where else can you get just good healthy advice for free: Just put in the dedication and effort.

H there all: I am Lee from FL aka mom1014. I am very impressed with how motivational spark people can be. My plans are to use determination and slow and easy does the job to achieve my weight loss and fitness goals

I am an 82 year old widow, retired, with two grown sons and several stepsons. They are all the lights of my life. I have one granddaughter, who of course is spoiled rotten (by all of us). I have two lovely daughters in law.
Ah but that's not all: My wonderful Great Grandson Born on April 3, 2013. What joy I've been blessed with!!

Besides my 15 years plus of Hospice work as a Vigil Volunteer, ( I retired from Hospice work just short of 16 years of service) I write. It is easier to write a book than to get it published but I enjoy it. I was a media buyer and copywriter for Mohawk Airlines (dating myself) in my other life. I also wrote commercials for radio and TV.

Although my progress was slow, I reached my first goal about 2010. Since then I reached my second goal, Sept 1 2013. Hope I never stop setting healthy goals. Now trying to stay below goal and continue healthy habits.

I must say that I have been thoroughly enjoying my time in SP, and am constantly learning. Good luck to my fellow travelers in this fitness and weight loss journey!

By the way instead of losing 30 lbs that I had planned, I not only kept to off during maintenance I slowly lost an additional 30 lbs. That's it and I have maintained. Thank you Spark People.

We all can do it if we focus and commit!

Member Since: 12/10/2007

Fitness Minutes: 190,377

My Goals:
I reached my initial goal.
Found I lost another inch in height.

So I will lose more to be healthy. Proud to say I am below my original goal. Heading on down slowly!

UPDATE: I reached that goal too about a month ago! Now I plan to add a bit of wiggle room and stay in range.

I don't exclude having other Lifestyle Changes to build upon my weight loss!

I. Will keep weighing in.
2. I will keep eating healthy.
3. I keep tracking my food and exercise, daily.

My Program:
Someone on my favorite site mentioned "one day at a time". I agree. Small goals DO get you there.

I plan to stick to it even after I win!

Re: the above. I will still always be a work in progress.

Personal Information:
I live in FL am retired; Also retired from being A Vigil Hospice Volunteer, which kept me busy just short of 16 years. I am involved in my church and community as well

Other Information:
"You don't have to keep up with the Joneses! You ARE the Joneses.

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    Hi Lee,
    I see you are moving or maybe you are already moved. Did you go into a condo? Hope all is well with you and healthy + happy days are with you.
    Have not been on-- over 70 much at all, just seems to be so busy each day and after an hour of catching up with my daily email,etc.have to get my chores and errands done....Sometimes it is hard to stay active in the group with so many people..... emoticon emoticon Hope you are well. All the best with your move. I know it is a lot of work.
    hugs, Irish Ei
    68 days ago
  • v GRANAZ
    How is the move going? Think of you often. Hope you are enjoying your new lifestyle.
    75 days ago
  • v VDALE4
    " Happy 4th of July " emoticon . emoticon emoticon
    104 days ago
  • v LINDA!

    I hope that you are having a great day.
    132 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/6/2019 6:30:29 PM
    Thanks Lee for the birthday goodie and remembering me. Had a great day and enjoyed time with my family and then friends on another day. I am blessed. emoticon
    Hope you are feeling better and doing well with your spark journey.
    Take care and God bless. emoticon
    hugs, Ei
    250 days ago
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