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I am 64(almost 65) years old, and I would like to prolong my life and enjoy the grandchildren I have and the one on the way. I have been slow losing the weight, but maybe I can get on track pretty soon. No real help from anyone around here. I have lost 7 lbs., but need about 40 more to go.

4-4-2008 - I have now lost 10 pounds, but still have a lot to go. I am trying to keep the calorie range, (but more times than not, I go over the alloted calories. With the weather finally getting better (after a LOOOOOOONG winter) I can start walking again and not be afraid that I am going to break every bone my body falling on the ice.

3-3-2012 - I have been trying once again for about a month now, and have managed to lose 7 lbs. It has been a long haul, even for just a month. As I mentioned above, I have no real support here. My husband needs to lose, too, but thinks it's a waste of time. So he doesn't really support me. However, if I eat something I shouldn't or my calorie count is a little high he is quick to let me know about it. If I do a good job, it's just a good job, and no enthusiasm or anything else. I would like to have someone encourage me just a little. It is hard to do it on my own sometimes. There are some other family circumstances that keep my stress level pretty high, so that doesn't help either. I can't do anything about them, but that really doesn't help.

Member Since: 11/27/2007

Fitness Minutes: 10,028

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I would like to lose 4 lbs. or so a month for the rest of the year to obtain my goal.

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I am working between the Sparks diet and the DASH diet. So far, so good.

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I live in Nebraska. Little town of about 200 people, near the 2nd largest man-made lake in Nebraska. Very seasonal area. I am married, and have 2 children and 5 grandchildren, plus an extended family of about 20 now. They are all delightful.

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My hobbies are crocheting and reading. We traveled in an RV for 16 years, but my husband's health won't permit that now, so we are grounded unless we take tours. Which me may do.

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    Happy Easter. Beautiful Day. Sunny, but a bit chilly and windy. Have no kids here. Ann Marie had to work both Saturday and Sunday - 12 hr. shifts, so can understand why they aren't here. But Scott's family I have trouble figuring out why they couldn't come, even for just a day. I know it is a long drive, but don't think Sami wants to come down here, and finds many excuses not to come. Therefore, no Scott and no grandchildren. Up until we left Lincoln yesterday, I thought they were coming. Feel somewhat depressed, but that's the way life goes. Suddenly your kids don't have time for you. Tuesday (4/10) is Lee Beach's funeral. That doesn't help the depression. He was a great person, and will be greatly missed. emoticon
    2206 days ago
    What a day. Didn't lose anything this week. Too many things going on with NIle, Church, etc. Had farewell dinner tonight for Pastor John and Sharon tonight. Gary grilled Prime Rib, and we had all (and I mean all) the trimmings. Will power was totally gone. So this is just the start of the week, have to behave myself the rest of the week. Also had a baptism at church this a.m., so that meant that we had to have "treats" after the service. BAD FOOD DAY. emoticon
    2213 days ago
    Horrible week - gained 4 lbs. I knew that was going to happen given everything going on this week. Going to Lincoln this weekend for Dr. Appt. and see the kids. Oldest grandson's 18th birthday. Have to learn how to account for all of that if this is going to work. I'm depressed today. It is cold, cloudy and windy, and that doesn't help at all. Could just cry. emoticon
    2238 days ago
    I have had a really rough week this week when it comes to staying on a diet. We served the Lenten Meal at Church on Wednesday night - chicken casserole and all the wrong things. Thursday was a full day at Eastern Star, Supervisor day, cinnamon rolls in the a.m., lunch at noon, and dessert after the meeting. Went to Kearney yesterday, and had a Culver's shaved pr, me rib sandwich. I am almost to the point I can't eat again until after I weigh in on Wednesday. I am having a terrible time staying at at least 1000 calories. Like to stay at about 800-900, otherwise I don't lose weight. emoticon
    2242 days ago
    I had lost 5 lbs. last week, but due to all that was going on over the weekend, and earlier in the week, I gained 4 of them back. But when I weighed in this morning, I was down to 162, so that means I lost the 4 plus 3 more. I'm happy about that.
    2252 days ago
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