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I am a 68 year "young" retiree living in southwestern Arizona. I have been married for 50 years and we have one daughter and one granddaughter living in northern California. We enjoy camping in our 5th Wheel in the mountains of eastern Arizona and northern Nevada during the summer. I am an avid reader, enjoy doing lunch and a movie with a close friend, and visiting with family.

I recently, June 12, 2007, quit smoking after 50 years. Thus, the reason for added emphasis on an all out effort to lose weight.

I joined Curves in January of 2002 and the program has been very good for me. I lost over 20 pounds in the first year, but then became quite lax in my eating habits. I had been half heartedly trying to lose 10-15 pounds for the past 4 years, but when I promptly gained 8 pounds upon giving up the cigarettes I had to quit making excuses. I have been doing South Beach since 1 August and have lost 6.5 pounds. Slow, but sure. I find that making use of as much information as possible, plus being held accountable keeps my motivation up. I was very glad to read a post on South Beach in which someone recommended this site.

My primary reasons for losing are to be healthier and to have better fitting clothing.

Member Since: 9/15/2007

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I want to get down to 140 pounds and maintain for a healthier and more active lifestyle. I also want to remain smokefree for the rest of my life.

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I am currently following the Southbeach Diet, doing the Curves Circuit a minimum of 3 days a week, and walking 3 days a week, and making as much use of this site and the SB site as time allows me. Osmosis??

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I am originally from southeastern Indiana, lived in Hawthorne, NV for a very short time in the early 70s, and have resided in Southwestern Arizona since 1974. I graduated from high school in 1958, and worked in banking for 14 years before going to work for the government (Dept of Army) and retired in 1997.

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I love reading mysteries and am constantly making trips to my local library for the latest releases. When attending movies I really enjoy a good romantic comedy. My favorite TV shows include home decorating shows, and then more mysteries,i.e., Law & Order, CSI, Shark, Without A Trace, Cold Case and Vegas.

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    Sandy Sue -

    I have been thinking a lot about you lately and just wanted to check in and see how all of your holiday planning is going. And how is life in general!?!

    I miss your posts on the team, and am hoping all is well with you and yours.

    Since the team doesn't seem to be the same as it used to be, I rarely post anymore either.

    I just wanted to wish you a wonderful Holiday season and may you have good health in 2010!

    Merry Christmas!

    3106 days ago
    Hi - I haven't seen you on the boards much lately. I hope you are doing well and staying cool!
    3257 days ago
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    Hi there SandySue, Thank for the spark goodie balloons, yup, this knee thing take lots otime! Too bad it hurts too. I am getting through it for sure. Have been reading the posts, hope you are doing okay, it has not been the best for you in the health depasrtment either for sure! Lolly
    3290 days ago
    Have a Wonderful Valentine's Day!
    3416 days ago
    Did you think you were seeing double. Got destracted and sent you two valentines. Oh well, you're worth it!
    3416 days ago
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