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Time to change my story...I started on Spark People when I was 64 years old...now I'm just 72...time does fly! Since then my weight has fluctuated greatly...not of my choosing...my highest was 196. Now I am 174.2 on my scale at home...3 lbs more at the doctor's office. I'm still trying hard to loose weight and since I am feeling much better I hope to be more active on Spark People! Its time for a BLOG!

Hi! I am 64 years old and have been battling the bulge since I was born! I want to loose this weight and keep it off this time!
I have MS now and it is imperative that I loose the weight to keep healthy...
aside from the MS I have other medical conditions that are incompasitating...just when I thought I was going to get back in shape after retirement ...I got disabled instead...
its a challenge...but this time I'm going to do it!

Now I'm 64 and still at it Thanks to Spark People and my Spark Friends...couldn't have done it with out you...its a never ending process...and I am going to continue doing it!

I'm closing in on my 65th birthday and I can't believe how fast that came. The children are grown and I feel like a kid again or at least wanting to relive some of those "kid" feelings...Most of all I want to continue my Spark People way of life...

The Big 65! Here it is! Now to stay focused and loose 25 more pounds...

I'm heading toward 66 and its been a struggle, but I'm under 160 by a hair...and a cruise coming up...hopefully I will do better this time around...

70 is less than 30 days away! I've been up and down and up and trying very hard to go down...
I'm sticking with Spark People no matter what...the people I have met have changed my life for the better!

Well, it's done! I am 70! You know what? I'm still about 15 in my head....it's not as bad as I thought it would be...the only thing was no celebration, but I'll comment on that in a blog...


Member Since: 1/12/2008

Fitness Minutes: 41,803

My Goals:
My goal is to loose all the weight I packed on and to go to the gym to get physically fit as best as can be with MS...


My Program:
I am using the food tracker to note EVERYTHING...I can see where I am nutritionally weak and take suppliments as needed.
The fitness tracker helps me see what I am doing so I use all muscle groups



Personal Information:
Now 72!
If you would like to see my pictures from cruises go to Facebook under Stephanie Bender Braithwaite...
If you need help with MS information please don't hesitate to reach out through Spark People...


Other Information:
I adore my children and grandchildren
I love animals, movies, scrapbooking and photography...I also have MS so everything is a challenge...




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  • v JANDANTE
    Hello Esmerelda,

    I love your Sparkpage, the lilies, and the bright sunshine yellow!
    Thanks for adding me, look forward to sharing our journey to weight loss and wellbeing.

    Love n Blessings,
    Jan
    4541 days ago
  • v no profile image SWEETESTPEA7497
    thanks! believe me Ill be asking questions! Have a good night!
    4541 days ago
  • v BONNIESGIRL
    If there's one thing you can be sure of...it's that someone here has been or is going through the same things you are and we understand. It's true though that we can get so absorbed with our own challenges that we forget there are so many out there that face even more difficult challenges than we do ourselves. Congrats on accomplishing your first two weeks! We must have started about the same time at SP! Best wishes in your continued success....Remember, you CAN do this and you're worth the effort!

    Hugs, bonniesgirl
    4541 days ago
  • v JANDANTE
    Hello Esmerelda,

    Lovely to hear from you. Hope you do make it to Australia one day!!!

    There is a lot on the Sparkpeople site, it would keep us very busy if we used all the features! Still, it is great to have so much at our fingertips.

    Love and Blessings,
    Jan
    4544 days ago
  • v L*I*T*A*
    just dropping by,wishing you well as you journey on...............we are all here to gether through thick and thin and only a sparkmail/post away.............blessings and hugs.................lita
    4544 days ago
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