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At Cape Flattery, NW-most point in contiguous US Nov2013

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This is what 275 lbs and 5'10" looks like. Sept 2017

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The wall paper on this page is my weight loss statistics from the time that I set up my SparkPeople account. I'm not as big of a math geek as the wallpaper and the page title imply. They are a bit of not-so-subtle self-loathing that I've been on SP since 2012 and have done what lots of people do--lost some weight and then regained it when life got hurried or hard or when eating pizza seemed easier and more fun than making meals at home.

The time commitment to change the behaviors and take the time to track them is my downfall.

March 2013--9 months and 68 pounds to go
January 2013--12 months and 75 pounds to go
September 2012--In the last two years my BP has risen, so I'm inspired to exercise and to lose weight. My 50th birthday is December 20, 2013. Fifteen months is enough time to make slow steady progress on losing 100 pounds. I just have to pay attention and keep on keepin' on.

I've Got To Use My Imagination--Gladys Knight and the Pips
I've really got to use my imagination
To think of good reasons to keep on keepin' on
Got to make the best of a bad situation

Member Since: 9/16/2012

Fitness Minutes: 40,248

My Goals:
Winter 5% Goals
Lunch time walk with coworker at least 3x/wk for 20-25 min
Stationary bike 4x/wk for 30 min.

Need to develop motivation for strength training because I find it dreadfully dull!

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2015 Summer Firecracker #25
2014 Spring Starfish #44
2014 Winter Firecracker #10
2014 Winter 5% Challenge member 559
BLC 24 Member 409
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Spring 5% Challenge 2013
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BLC 21 Newbie #190
People with Disabilities member #1900
Fall 5% Challenge 2012 member #555
Drop 7 by Halloween member #25
Beautiful Butterflies in Fall member #47
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  • v 242WILLNOTDO
    Thanks for the reminding to be on guard for the Hallowe'en candy! We don't buy it any more - we don't have 'treaters' here. So, that helps quite a bit. If I have a hankering for something - I figure a small portion into my calories for the day and keep on keeping on. See my blog about fried chicken and ice cream...

    Hope you have a great week!
    2550 days ago
    Hi Marji,
    Thanks for stopping by my page! I also incorrectly read 'candles' instead of 'candies'!! We generally don't celebrate Halloween as such in Australia (though the stores have a few Halloween items in stock - but really only a few people seem to partake). But it is good advice not to overindulge at any given time anyway! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and week.

    2550 days ago
    LOL and thanks for the advice about the candy! Of course you're right, and after all, I'm old enough to buy my own candy now, should I be so inclined!

    2550 days ago
  • v MOTLEM
    Thanks for the visit Marji and your support and encouragement.
    Yes, down is down and you're doing so very well too. Congratulations!! I think when you can see the scales dropping, even a tiny bit every week, it gives you that extra burst to keep on making the effort. All good. And yes, will keep away from the not so innocent goodies this week. Thank you.

    Have a great week girlfriend. emoticon
    2550 days ago
  • v ANYVAR54
    Thank you for the encouragement to run from the candy. I needed that. Hope you have a pleasant week.
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    Have lots of freggies!!!!!!
    2551 days ago