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In my 2nd year on Spark I lost 34 pounds, 3 pounds short of goal, but 2016 was a very stressful year and I reached again and again for the comfort of carbs, my achiles heel. Comforting at first, addictive next, then weight gain. So I've returned to Spark to return to my healthier, more aware self.

I had success with Atkins/High Protein approach over and over again. But each time, I think I can just 'return' to my younger eating patterns and not gain weight. And that magical thinking has not worked. I am now an official 'oldster' and have realized that it is time for my health to stay with the approach that really works best for my body, in this here and now.

My first year taught me new habits, new choices and absolutely confirmed that Atkins is my life-long health path. I look forward to continuing my journey to a still lower goal weight and to years of healthy maintenance. I will not abandon my knowledge and focus as I have in the past. I'm here to stay.

Member Since: 6/23/2013

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Start strong and stay with 'my' program.

Remember, I am NOT dieting, I am changing.

Walking & exercise.

It's not a diet, it's my lifestyle.

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Atkins/High Protein works really well for my body. I've been here before but see have used it as a 'diet' not a real change-point choice. Learning now for life.

Walking is my best fitness activity but I've now added some exercises.

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near Charlottesville, VA

Married to a most supportive husband.

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    Thanks so much for your support and comment on my blog. It means the world to me, truly.

    I loved the quote I found on another Sparker's page this morning...
    "It's hard being overweight.
    It's hard maintaining your weight.
    And it's hard losing weight.
    You just have to pick your hard. "

    Hoping it speaks to you as it did to me.
    Thanks again,
    1093 days ago
    “Not to give up under any circumstances should be the motto of our life: we shall try again and again, and we are bound to succeed. There will be obstacles, but we have to defy them. So do not give up, do not give up!
    Continue, continue! The goal is ahead of you. If you do not give up, you are bound to reach your destined goal.”
    -Sri Chinmoy
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    Thank you for commenting on my blog, "Day 7 Of My Streak." Have a great day!
    1113 days ago
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    emoticon So wonderful to see your Spark Friend, WOUBBIE as The Motivator of the Day. What an honor for her. emoticon
    1127 days ago
    happy weekend! It's almost here!
    1168 days ago
    “The most influential and frequent voice you hear is your inner-voice.
    It can work in your favor or against you, depending on what you listen to and act upon.”
    -Maddy Malhotra
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    Thank you for commenting on my blog, "Day 47 of 90: Giving Myself A Fresh Start." Have a healthy day!
    1189 days ago
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