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Before August 2016, Now September 2017. 44 pounds down.

My journey the last time I lost 100 pounds. 2009. I will get back there again.

September 2017


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My name is Ola. I am 63 years old. 7 years ago I lost 100 pounds, using Sparkpeople. I have since, gained it back and then some.

Over the last 1 and a half, I have gone through a tremendous change. I lost my husband of 40 years and for the first time in my adult life, I am on my own. As a result, I moved across country to my birthplace and where my family is. That helped but I found that I had let myself go, physically and spiritually.

I am in the midst of finding myself and part of that means losing this weight. I have tried several things like, the Mediterranean Diet, Weight Watchers, the 1+1+1 Diet. However, I realize, the only thing that has worked for me is tracking and counting my calories, and exercise. So, here I am back again.

Over the last few months, I have been starting slow. I started by just concentrating on counting the calories. I then started walking or exercising for about 10 minutes, not everyday, but throughout the week. I now have the calorie counting down, and I am working on the exercise part.

I have lost about 10 pounds, but am ready to be serious and lose the weight. My plan is to lose 50 pounds by October 2017. I will do that by having a differential in calories of -1000 calories a day. That is 2 pounds a week. I believe if I do my part, God will take me the rest of the the way.

UPDATE 11/3/17
As of today, I have lost 50 pounds. I started in April 2016.My initial goal date for the first 50 was October 31,2017. I am only 4 days past due. That's pretty good.God is faithful.

I am a third of the way there. I will now start on the next 50 My goal date for reaching the next 50 is May 2018.

Member Since: 5/5/2014

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My Goals:
Lose 2 pounds at a time
Lose 50 pounds by October 2017 - Goal Met 11/03/17
Lose 50 more pounds by May 31, 2018

My Program:
Work on having a differential in calories of -1000 a day = 2 pounds a week or just 2 pounds at a time.

I will do this through eating within my calorie range and exercise

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I have achieved the first leg of a three leg journey. My first 50 goal met 11/03/17-Next 50 to arrive 05/31/18,

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    Congrats on your weight loss with IF. I am in my second week of IF.
    Go girl, gO!
    16 days ago
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    On your weightloss with IF
    you are an inspiration to others
    Cheers Richard emoticon
    17 days ago
    In my latest blog I have set up links to a subgroup where active members of an IF program can join together to support each other or just observe what is happening.
    cheers richard
    37 days ago
    I was thinking me might form a subgroup
    And STRNGNGRNGED(her page is set to private so may require a message)
    Are all doing variations of IF
    I think we could be a good support group for each other
    I have just started alternate day IF and lost 5.9 pounds in the last 3 days
    What do you think?
    Cheers Richard
    39 days ago
    Your intermittent fasting seems a good model.
    I am trying to do alternate days
    This has not been very successful
    so far
    My sister-in-law and her husband both had very good success with the 5 + 2 version.
    I like the sound of yours and will be encouraging another Sparkfriend to try this also,,
    Along with a low-carb routine.
    Cheers and Regards
    40 days ago
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