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As you can see, both hubby and I like flowers, especially roses. Wonder why? Taken 1-16-13.

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Me and the flowers from hubby on my 60th b'day, which I spent rehearsing with my chorus, 1-16-12.

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This is a pic of me on my 20-year wedding anniversary in Sept. 2012. Still have a few pounds to go.

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Hello ... SparkPeople has helped me immensely through the past six years. I lost 50 pounds from 2010-2013 but now have gained about 15 back. I'd like to lose about 7-8 of those again, just so I can stay down in a particular 10-pound range. I am rededicating myself to that goal - in February 2017.

The plan? I'm trying to track my foods again and do a better job of exercising. Here's a breakdown of how my walking has gone through this time frame:

In August 2011 I completed a 52-week walking streak of 90 min/wk. After that, I set another fitness goal: 6 months of walking at least 120 minutes/week. But after only 5+ weeks of walking 120+ minutes/week, I upped my goal to 130. I have kept that streak alive since then. Now I've upped it to 150 (but many times now, my walking is half-hearted - trying to take care of that!).

Overall, this go-round concerning weight loss, I feel as if I have really changed my lifestyle ... for good. It's a very doable thing ....

BTW, click on "Photos" to see a pic of me at my heaviest. For some reason it didn't show up on my home page. I thought it might be interesting to see where I've come from - and where I NEVER want to go back again! You can do it, too!!!! :-D

Member Since: 2/24/2010

Fitness Minutes: 83,542

My Goals:
My goal is (was) to lose 51 pounds. (And I did it!) I won't be skinny at that point, but I won't be fat either. And I think that's the level that I can hold. One short-term goal is to keep my 90-minute-per-week walking streak going for a year - oh, yeah ... I accomplished that on 8/24/11! Hurray!!! Now I have set a goal to walk at least 120 minutes/week for six months .... OK, accomplished that goal, too, and am now walking at least 130 minutes a week .... And now on 4-21-12 am upping the walking/exercising to 150 minutes a week.

My Program:
Basically, I have changed my lifestyle. I am not on a diet but am conscious of what I eat and am trying to eat less, but more healthy foods. I eat snacks at least a couple of times a day to keep my energy up and blood-sugar levels stable. I also try to walk a few minutes every day, with a NEW minimum goal of 150 minutes a week. I hope now to add strength training as well, which I have only dabbled in so far.

Personal Information:
I live in Ruston, Louisiana, and am a retired associate professor of journalism from Louisiana Tech University. Taught there 34 years, along with serving as assistant director of the News Bureau. I am a member of Piney Hills Harmony Chorus of Sweet Adelines International, the Zeta Rho chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha International women's philanthropic group and Northside Church of Christ.

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  • v no profile image CADEAN3
    You looked great on the front of the Ruston Leader. Thank you for all that you do to help others.
    2948 days ago
  • v no profile image CADEAN3
    Thank you for you sweet words, and awesome support. I miss having time to just sit and visit. Maybe one day soon, things will slow down a bit. emoticon
    3056 days ago
  • v no profile image CADEAN3
    Thank you so much for the goodie.....nice to have the scale going in the right direction...
    3087 days ago
    Congrats to you, too!!

    I bounced back up to 154 because I just hadn't been paying enough attention to how much I was eating at night. I come in from work hungry and rather than eating a small balanced snack I often give in to the temptation to eat junk! So, I kicked the junk food out of the house and have been measuring my evening snack so I know how much I'm eating. The Brazil Butt Lift has made a fun change to my exercise routine. I had pretty much stopped doing ST lately and was struggling through my runs because of the heat and just getting bored from doing the same thing all the time. It has been very good for me!
    3121 days ago
  • v no profile image CADEAN3
    Congratulations on another pound!
    3131 days ago
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