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It''s time to get back in motion. This is a different year and a different me. I have been retired for 5 years and have still to find what I want to do with the rest of my life. Whatever it is, I want to be healthy. The past two years have been rough. I have lost ground with my weight and my physical condition. It''s time to spark! With that in mind, I participated in the 5% challenge this summer and met my goal. I'm trying again this fall as a Shooting Star!

5% Challenge goals
1. I will eat three healthy meals and record each thing I eat.
2. I will choose healthy snacks.
3. I will try to exercise at least 20 minutes each day.
4. I will record my efforts on my team page.
4. I will encourage my teammates by visiting their pages and blogs.

I am in a constant battle to keep my weight down. I have been a yo-yo dieter since forever. Right now I''m just trying to get back to my first "got-to-lose" weight almost 40 years ago. Losing hasn''t been the problem. Getting my mind set is usually where I first get stuck. Once I''m in, I''m all in and the weight comes off! The problem: I don''t keep it off. I quit writing down my food and making healthy food choices. I love chocolate, fried foods, pastries, cookies . . . and I like baking. When I didn''t have something yummy to eat, I made it.

SparkPeople has solved most of my problems if I will just keep on using the services offered. I like all of the help offered by SparkPeople website. The community here is very supportive and encouraging.

I have a wonderful family--my parents and all of my brothers, my husband, children, grandchildren. I want to keep healthy and be around for a long time. I''m glad I''ve added a little spark to my life!

Member Since: 8/13/2011

Fitness Minutes: 10,459

My Goals:
I want to be healthy to enjoy my retirement and my grandchildren. I would like to go on a short-term mission trip.

My Program:
I am watching portions, checking out what I can eat before I eat it, and trying to walk every day. I am using the fitness resources available on SparkPeople trying to limber up and trim down.

Personal Information:
I am currently living in Elkhart, Indiana. I taught school for 36 years and am now enjoying my job as "grammy." I enjoy
crafting, reading, gardening (especially hostas), eating out with friends, traveling, singing, playing on the computer, sleeping-in. AND of course, my eight grandchildren.

Other Information:
Jesus Christ is my LORD and Savior.

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  • v JOANNS4
    Welcome to the over 60's team. I wanted to say hello. emoticon emoticon

    Jo Ann

    3489 days ago
    Thank you for visiting my page. My weight loss this year has been minimal due to the three surgeries since March, but SP helps to keep me motivated and in the right direction. Once I heal, I am sure I can lose more. Good luck!
    3495 days ago
  • v KNIGHTS6
    thank you for my birthday wishes. I hope your son had a good birthday too.

    love angela xxxxxxxx
    3506 days ago
    Thank you so much for adding me as a friend...we can never have too many of those!
    Hope all is going well and you have a plan mapped out...
    3517 days ago
  • v WINFIELD28
    Hi! Thanks for adding me as a friend! I look foward to getting to know you and hope we can help motivate each other to get healthier!
    I hope you have a wonderful experience here at Spark People. It has really helped me make changes to the way I eat and move. I am eating healthier and exercising. I feel so good! I love the tools and the people here!
    Have a wonderful week!
    ~ Maria
    3522 days ago
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