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Christmas in Colorado 2012

April 2013. The end of a long day.

July 3, 2013. With my BFF SparkBuddie, my daughter.


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I am 71 years old now and still fighting the battle of the bulge. We are are feeling more at home in our new state. I'm still fighting my health battles and SparkPeople has been helping me for more than three years now. I lost 22-25 pounds and then gained and re-lost it again. Surgery a couple years ago seems to have derailed my body's ability to lose weight. I have finally lost a couple pounds and plan to keep Sparking and tracking and exercising and drinking water. Hopefully the trend will continue.

An old song says that only the good die young, and I figure with my youthful history I'm going to be around 200-250 years, so I better take care of this body so I can enjoy those extra years!

Member Since: 9/12/2012

Fitness Minutes: 34,001

My Goals:
My goals are simple: get my weight down about 25 more pounds and my clothes down about 2 additional sizes. My original AHA moment came when I realized 1 more pound would put me in the BMI obese category, and my target is to get into the healthy range and stay there.

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I will continue to get onto SP everyday and to track my calories when I do. Weighing and measuring portions has become a way of life. We are readjusting our eating habits to accommodate my husband's various needs. As his cancer treatment has progressed his weight has continued to drop, so I need to get him to eat as much as possible - but I must not eat with him! It's a balancing act I'm still struggling with.

Personal Information:
I have transitioned from the paid workforce to retired status and look forward to discovering new places and creating new friendships.

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I am deeply immersed in a wide variety of metaphysical activities. I welcome correspondence with those who share this journey.

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    2 days ago
    Glad to hear your cataract surgery went well. I hope your next one goes as well. How is hubby and your daughter? I am puttering around the house, still trying to improve enough to go to the grocery store. my friend is great about helping but I want to do it myself. We are talking about going shopping together and she will get me the electric cart when we get there. This is a big concession on my part. I don't want to use the cart. I am so stubborn that sometimes I limit my own abilities. But I want to shop on my own. So we will see. Take care and get better soon. emoticon emoticon
    3 days ago
    I hear that these caterpillars turn into moths--- and that won't be nice either as there will be moths everywhere then!-
    -And yes, Himself finally agreed to the Hearing Helpers-- expensive--so I hope he doesn't misplace them Carol! --He isn't good with taking care of his stuff!--
    So, slowly , this place is looking like we live here-- more gardens to do--weed--but--I think I will plant large bushes in them--=something easy to take care of--
    How are yu dong with yer Himself?-- There are some very difficult days here --Hopefully when he can hear, he won't be so difficult to live with--
    9 days ago
    Hi Carol, thanks so much for the goodie and your thoughtful comments.
    9 days ago
    Thanks for letting me know about your A1C going down, that is great! emoticon
    13 days ago
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