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I am laughing at myself as I write this because as the new year begins, I continue to say that I have had too much fun - this time over the holidays- and have added several pounds back on my body! Obviously, I equate fun with food and I really need to do something about that! I know that I can do that and I can take responsibility for what caused the gain. At this stage of my life, I don't feel the urgency to beat myself up over this, but I must learn that I can have fun without overeating.

I started working with Spark several years ago but fell off the wagon when my knees simply gave out on me. After double knee replacement and a year of physical therapy, I was ready to tackle my weight issues again. Thus, you see, my history shows that I am willing to work to lose weight but, at a certain point, or for almost any reason, I am also willing to just live my life with all my bad habits!

So, I roller coaster along and wonder if this is really a bad way of living. I used to be so down on myself for this but have recently begun seeing that life should be a series of changes, and, that disliking myself does more damage than the weight can. Now, I choose to be happy, have fun, allow myself time to work on my weight as well as time to let myself go.


Member Since: 6/29/2011

Fitness Minutes: 94,035

My Goals:
5% Challenge Goals

1. Eat more protein, cook whole foods, and eliminate snacks.
2. Begin all workouts with stretching.
3. Walk as much every day as possible.
4. Three days a week of strength training.
5. At least 45 minutes daily on nu-step machine.


My Program:
I have decided to stop dieting. I seem to have found a routine that fits my body and as long as I stick to it and exercise I can lose weight. The problem is always allowing sugar into my diet, so, when that happens and I balloon as I did over the holiday, I must go back to my metabolic diet to get my system back into metabolic mode.



Personal Information:
I am now retired! My professional career was mostly involved with training, consulting, and educating and I retired as an adjunct professor. I am a wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. I live in Indiana, and love to travel the world. I have worked hard all my life and now am taking the time to slow things down and enjoy myself!


Other Information:
Aging is for the birds! I refuse to age gracefully! I intend to go kicking and screaming!




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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

    8 days ago
  • v PATRICIA-CR
    Stopping by to let you know how appreciated you are as a member of The Awesome A Team and as a friend. You've made it half way the challenge!! Let's keep working this journey together.

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    13 days ago
  • v LTURSS
    I hope you had a Wonderful day as our Awesome A!
    14 days ago
  • v ALOFA0509
    Happy Awesome A'Day!!!👍🌈⭐️
    16 days ago
  • v GWINNER1
    D, Enjoy your Caital A Day! emoticon Good luck on tomorrow's weigh in!
    16 days ago
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