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Twelve years ago I reached my goal of 160. I need to get there again.

I did it with Sparkpeople and weight watchers.

I would walk a lot and had a lot more energy. This time
I will have to pace the walking. These old knees aren't what they use to be.

My knees are painful and I know the weight has a lot to do with it.

I know what I have to do to lose the weight, so I am going to
do it again with the help of Sparkpeople and all my friends
on Sparkpeople who helped me do it before.

It's going to be a little different this time, however, because I am in my 70's now and won't lose it quickly.

Member Since: 3/11/2007

Fitness Minutes: 11,038

My Goals:
To enjoy this stage of our life.

Our Kids are grown.

My Husband and I are retired.

We have been married to each other for 51 years.

My husband is 74 years young and
I am 73 years young.
Time flys when you are having fun.

My Program:
Eat between 1200 and 1550 calories each day. Keep track of what I eat on Sparkpeople and
try not to eat sugar too much. Sugar seems to be my downfall to gaining weight.

This Nov. 9, 2018 weigh-in this morning @ 222 lbs.

Dec. 28, 2018 weigh-in this morning @215 lbs.

Jan. 1, 2019 weigh-in this morning @214 lbs.

Feb. 14, 2019 weigh-in this morning @211 lbs.

April 18, 2019 weigh-in this morning @206 lbs.

April 27,2019 weigh-in this morning @203 lbs.

June 5, 2019 weigh-in this morning @ 202 lbs.

Personal Information:
I live in the Southeastern part of Pennsylvania, in the suburbs of Philadelphia. I have lived here my entire life.
I have 3 sons and 3 daughter-in-laws. My son's ages are 43, 45 and 48.

I was married 51 years this past year (April 20, 2019)

I now have 12 grandchildren,
4 girls and 8 boys.
Rebecha, Rebecka, Kevin, Abigail,
William, Patrick,
Katie, Christopher, Peter, and Daniel,
Matthew and Kayden , and a great grandaughter Elise.

I am one of 9 children.
I have 3 sisters and 4 brothers living and 1 brother who is deceased.

I am the middle child.

Other Information:

I love to garden. Especially flowers and some vegetables. I just love the spring and summer months.

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    “Life is too vast, too open, and too messy to be so easily deciphered and conquered. What we can hope for, and what we can accomplish, is to garner a deeper understanding and appreciation for this life, and through continued questioning and investigation live honorably.”
    ~ Jacob M. Held

    Good afternoon Gayle! I hope you're doing well. I'm still here and plugging away. Enjoy a healthy and safe weekend.
    Hugs, love and joy. ~Ella emoticon
    42 days ago

    It's Our Choice
    God explains the benefits;
    outlines the promises
    and articulates very clearly the consequences.
    And then, in the end,
    he leaves the choice to us.
    (Max Lucado
    44 days ago
    Thanks for adding me as a friend. I've added you too.
    50 days ago
    Thank you so much for the congrats, Gayle! I can totally relate on the teetering situation. I've been hoovering between 198-200 and hope to remain in onederland long enough for my body to know I mean business. Have a great weekend!
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    50 days ago
    THANK VERY much for the beautiful anniversary cake...wowsa..that is a beauty and I appreciate your kind thoughts! 41 years is a long time...I'm hoping for many, many more together with this lovely man!

    Have a beautiful day my friend! emoticon
    53 days ago
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