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Well, I'm back! Haven't been here for over 2 years. I've been a sloth. Due to health problems my exercise routine died and then I got a desk job, my first in 40 years of working. I quickly put on 12 lbs in just a year.

So for the last 6 months I've tried all the old tricks that used to just make fat and weight melt off of me. Well, surprise surprise, none of that worked for me now that I'm postmenopausal. So I floundered with food plans and flirted with exercising but never really "got to it" and so nothing much happened.

Then, a few weeks ago I tried a few new things and Lo and Behold, I'm losing weight again. Halleluiah! I'm once again enjoying daily exercise and week by week am increasing my exercise minutes.

I may never be a 97 lb 11% body fat hot chick again, but I'm confident that my new lifestyle will guide me to a healthier and happier weight and fitness level.

Member Since: 1/18/2009

Fitness Minutes: 50,328

My Goals:
Lose 15 lbs.
Eliminate added sugar from my eating plan completely (80% now)
Firm up, lose the menopause belly

My Program:
1. Clean eating the FITera way for food.
2. Mostly circiut training for exercise, with other stuff like pure cardio (usually dancing) or ABS work thrown in to give me variety and keep my body working in different ways so it doesn't get bored and stop burning fat efficiently.
3. An occasional cheat meal and dessert (such as organic ice cream or organic dark chocolate or healthy black bean/avocado brownies)

Personal Information:
Happily married, work full time in healthcare, have grandkids (18, 13, and 10) and sell paparazzi $5 jewelry on the side. Just living happily ever after with my awesome and wonderfully supportive, handsome hubby Gunn!

Other Information:
I would love to find a buddy in the South King County area who would like to meet a few Saturdays a month to walk, or if the weather is bad do some mall walking. Please reach out to me if you think you need a walking buddy too!

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    Each night we are offered a doorway to infinity: our dreaming life. And when the dreamscape is explored via the heart’s wisdom, the waking world becomes bathed in wonder. Paul Rademacher
    490 days ago
  • v -RUBIES-
    Hi there!

    I read your comment from the article "How Weight Loss Changes as You Age". You sound as if you have no hope of losing weight - ever. It seems as though you've done many things right. I don't know if you are or were a food tracker. If not, you might want to give it a go. It works for me. I faithfully track, every day, everything.

    Above all... pray. Overall, that is what really works for me.
    774 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/26/2017 11:51:24 AM
  • v BERRY4
    Noted your comment on the Fitness through the Ages article. Sorry for your frustrations!! emoticon I can relate from the position of "nothing seems to work"! -- And I know you've done / tried more than I have!

    I will be meeting w/ a Naturopath in a couple of weeks that comes recommended to me via a 72 yr old quilting friend. - I will let you know if anything helpful surfaces!
    823 days ago
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    You can’t walk forward looking back over your shoulder. Reon Shutte
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    Just thinking about you! HOpe you're doing well.
    894 days ago
    Hey Kelly - I have missed you too. I am back up in weight, but if I just reign in the food intake I will be good. Life has been overall good - our daughter is back living with us as she is in her last month of training as a police officer again. Right now I dealing with health issues with my mother - so that is taking a lot right now. But all in all life is good - I hope the same is true with you.

    So you changed jobs - what are you doing now?
    947 days ago
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