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I am an outgoing, cheerful person who is dragging around extra volume and wants to be leaner and remain healthy for a long time.
My previous efforts to lose or manage my weight have been successful because I eat healthy foods. The last couple of years, though, portion control has been something I didn't want to focus on. Now though, I am really appalled by my appearance, and I want to be sexy and healthy again on the outside to match my inner self.
In 2010, I was following South Beach which allowed me to lose more weight rapidly then take a break. Now its back to more salads and raw foods, & am just learning about the Eat To Live program in 2011. I feel better and just got good news from my doctor, too.
Now for 2012 I am trying to get become more active. I got a hula hoop, am working out 2x week, walking on the beach every Sat with the DP & cut back on the alcohol. It's hard when you watch sports on TV with pals and they have a couple beers but I would rather eat and keep it healthy so that's what I'm striving for this summer.

I started a new Team for Gov't Workers - whether local, state or national so I hope if you qualify you'll join us. I'm very new to being a Team Leader & can use some support in that regard however I have lots of experience at working toward the weight loss goals. **Update 0 this never got much of a following so I continue to drop into other groups. Let me know if this needs to be reactivated.

Member Since: 7/14/2007

Fitness Minutes: 1,207

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I want to continue to lost weight, and be as healthy as possible by following a nutritious fresh diet with lots of home cooking and raw items.

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I am attending Fit Plan at ny physical therapy office 2 x a week. I plan my daily food intake the night before so I know how much I can have and make sure to work in good snacks. Cutting carbs worked for me but now I'm doing Eat to Live instead.

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I'm originally from the Great Lake state, and live now in California. Write me at AJS49306@yahoo.com

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"Strive for excellence, not perfection."
I started a new Team for Gov't workers and Public Servants - both active and retired employees can join.
I love koala bears and have collected them for years. It is important to me to protect these fuzzy vegetarians. They can teach us how not to stress out.

Track what you do for one month then follow these tips: Go back to making coffee (i.e., Eliminate Starbucks at $3.50 per day, times 5 work days, times 49 weeks – allowing for vacation & holidays = save $857.50 a year.) & cook meals at home (i.e., Eliminate fast-food lunches at $6.50 per day, times 5 work days, times 49 weeks – allowing for vacation & holidays = save $1592.50 a year.) If you did both, you could save $16,788.00 in one year and buy a new car. Eat a lot of soup or salad: vegetables & a little meat; cook your own dried beans & peas; GOMPS

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  • v CINDYSUE48
    Hi! Welcome to the Low Carb - 50s+ Females team!
    2787 days ago
  • v TAMMY0911
    I found a recipe in your cookbook for the sweet and sour meatballs in a crockpot. I have had them years ago and I think they are delicious. My question is, how much of the ingredients do you add? It does not say and I would like to really make this for Sunday. Thanks!
    2874 days ago
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    3050 days ago
    Time to start a new week with a fresh attitude!!!

    “Be conscious of your attitude. Work extra hard at keeping your attitude positive in all kinds of weather, through all the challenges of life.” ~ Catherine Pulsifer

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    3247 days ago
    Welcome to the EE team!!

    I’ve belonged to a lot of teams here on spark-- i really do believe that the Emotional Eaters team is one of the very best, it’s a great group of people- very supportive and encouraging-- and it is very refreshing to talk with people who "get" what you're going through!!

    Check out the main page of the EE team- there are “stickied” topics you may be interested in to get involved- a buddy thread, a place to introduce yourself, weigh-in challenge, a birthday post.

    Spark has a lot of great tools, and you will learn which ones work best for you. The best tools are the people tho, always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. I’ve been here for over a year now, and I still am overwhelmed, every day, by the kindness and goodness of others on this team!! That has made a world of difference for me. I hope you have the same success!

    ~~best of luck to you on all of your goals!!!
    3266 days ago
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