JXNCHICORY
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Here I am in 2006 with 2 of my three daughters celebrating my 60th birthday.


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I lost 60 pounds down from a high of 238 in 1998 to 178 in 2001, and kept it off for more than 5 years. About 2006 I went on an experimental study drug at the same time as I injured my knee. The drug caused weight gain and the knee problem prevented adequate increased physical activity. Result: I put on 25 pounds over 18 months. Off the study drug, I have finally ditched those extra pounds and plan to keep on to ultimately lose a total of 100 pounds. Have set my ticker to reflect the 100 lb goal.

Member Since: 1/16/2008

Fitness Minutes: 195,546

My Goals:
Although my cholesterol runs in the "normal" range, I'm working to decrease the LDL fat in my diet while increasing the protein. I'm doing better at it. I'm also getting back into exercising more. I used to park in the farthest corner of the parking lot and walk 2 miles a day to my office and then back again, and I also climbed several flights of steps on the way. Lately I've been walking less, but have been swimming more.


My Program:
Working to eat only enough calories to support increased physical activity while losing weight slowly. I have a comfort-style bike I'm planning to ride more this year. My Medicare gets me a "preventive" Silver Sneakers membership, which I am using at the Y that is just around the corner from my home. I'm participating in the (mostly) chair exercise classes every Tuesday: it's fun!



Personal Information:
Raised in NW Ohio, I've lived in 6 states including OH, IN, TN, MI, MS, and NY (Long Island), twice in OH and MI. Happily single again for 30+ yrs, I have 3 successful daughters and 6 wonderful grandchildren! With perseverance, I completed a BS in Biology.


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Interested in politics, I am doing lots of volunteer work aimed at helping bring back my inner-city neighborhood.




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  • v OKBACK2MEAGAIN
    Looking for a Fun Challenge this Summer? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle. If yes, then consider joining the BL Challenge that starts early June. Each week 11 teams of 24 Active, do fun nutritional and fitness challenges. The challenges promote a healthy lifestyle and If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For Spring we had Gardening Time, Help Fill Peter Rabbit’s Basket and Bingo. If you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Summer challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon, or copy and paste the link below, or let me know and I can send you an invite. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Chit Chat.
    www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_indiv
    idual.asp?gid=25339

    4 days ago
  • v LINDAM32
    the fruit smoothie you gave me a long time ago when I was LindaM1. Now LINDAM32
    364 days ago
  • v LINDAM32
    Big picture , You have lost 50 ish pounds Hazzaha
    372 days ago
  • v PJC19671
    Stopping in to see if your still here, How have you been? Happy New Year. emoticon emoticon
    502 days ago
  • v GRBLMES
    Thanks for the comment on my message board post in the Gathering of the Goddesses. =) We live in North Idaho, so we just followed a Forest Service road into the middle of no where to find a camping site. And honestly, I am not sure what happened - my son came down with some pretty nasty digestive issues (we were worried about dehydration) and my daughter was allergic to something because her nose wouldn't quit running. Both are fine this morning, but better safe than sorry.
    658 days ago
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