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I began my weight loss battle early as I can remember being chubby in my teens. I would lose the weight, regain plus a few more pounds. Lose again, regain plus a few one more time. This went on for years!

In 2002 I was again in that phase where I had lost and was at a comfortable weight and then I quit smoking that year. I was told to possibly expect to gain some weight and I did!! A Whopping 45 pounds over the next few years.

By 2010 I was up to 165 and the heaviest I had ever been in my life (except during pregnancy). I was just disgusted wth myself, had little energy, and my medical numbers were all elevated. Time for a change.

Initially I followed the Weight Watchers Points Plus Plan. Loved it and the flexibility it gave me. I lost 30 or so pounds, leveled off and then stopped losing.

In February 2012 I joined 24 Hour Fitness and began an exercise program with the help of a trainer. She began my routine to fit where I was at the time - a 67 year old woman who had not exercised since I was much much younger. I am proud to say I now hit the gym no less than 5 days a week! I am usually there 7 days a week for 1 & 1/2 hours of exercis. I take Zumba, Body Flow and aerobics in addition to my normal routine. Exercise has added another facet to my life now I feel I am nurturning my mind, body & spirit. I dropped another 5 pounds and hung on to that last 10 - the hardest to lose.

After watching Dr. Oz and seeing the Dr. Furman Eat to Live plan, I jumped right into the 6 weeks plan, lost those last 10 pounds to reach goal, my numbers are all within range and I have energy again.

Member Since: 9/11/2004

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Current goal(s) are continue to take care of myself, my mind, body and spirit. Continue to stay active in all areas of life and enjoy this stage of life - my senior years!

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Eat healthy

Exercise daily

Stay connected to friends and family

Portion control

Focus on my mind/body/spirit.

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I am an active senior citizen

Recently retired from a long career in social services

Have 3 kids and 7 grandkids.

Live in beautiful Hawaii.

Am single (today), but who knows what the future will bring....hahaha!!

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    Today you are my inspiration! My journey is just beginning and I am hoping for an ending like yours! emoticon
    2065 days ago
    emoticon for stopping by my Spark page. My tips for maintenance......keep on doing what worked to take off the weight...I continue to eat Nutrient dense foods, log my food and exercise in Spark people daily, and I also weigh each morning... Also, it seems that setting non-weight goals are key... What about you?
    2067 days ago
    well here it is day 1- I have had some tea but I can't believe I am debating low carb =I mean Ihave not had breakfast yet and I am actually thinking of doing the New Atkins instead of Eat to live- so I came here for some inspiration. You look great! Still thinking though...
    2086 days ago
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    Thanks very much! Glad I found the group.
    2089 days ago
    I must rescind what I suggested about grazing maybe not being an issue. ( not that you paid any attention - you're a pretty smart lady:)

    I have had such a revelation over discovering hunger that I have to recommend that people get in touch with theirs just for the great experience.

    It's an easy experiment, and it's free. :)

    P.S. I still don't think it has to be unhealthy. After all, the herbivores do it.
    2101 days ago
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