JOANIE142
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Thursday, September 13, 2012

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I'm 62 years old tomorrow and I'm more than 100 lbs. over my goal weight. Now, I really don't like walking - but at this point - due to a surgery, I can't go swimming. I love the pool. I just recently joined the YMCA and bared all because I was embarrassed to put on a swim suit with strangers. One I looked at what strangers swam there, I put on my suit and loved it so much I take a class and then a couple more on the same day just to stay in the pool.

I've maintained my weight for several years. This is an emotional issue for me. I'm dealing with the emotional part of this problem and it isn't easy, it is frustrating where the weight is concerned. I'm walking anyways and as soon as I can jump back in the pool (can't wait) I will.

I started Spark People yesterday and I already noticed that it helps me make better choices. It doesn't say YOU CAN'T HAVE THAT-YOU DON'T NEED THAT-THAT'S FATTENING-HAVE YOU LOOKED IN THE MIRROR LATELY-I LOVE SITTING NEXT TO YOU BECAUSE WHEN YOU LAUGH YOU JIGGLE ALL OVER- Right - Spark People is gently encouraging.

I'm sensitive and have suffered ridicule since I was a child. As an adult I still do. People can be insensitive and stupid, but it still can bother me. However, I'm surprised at how well I feel and how on track I feel. I LOVE IT HERE and I love your honest and helpful Blogs.

Thank you all
Joanie
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  • BEARGODDESS
    Welcome! This is a very supportive place with wonderful tools to help us on our journey.

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    2132 days ago
  • MYLAUREN2
    emoticon emoticon good luck on your new journey
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  • DANCINCAJUN1
    and we are sooooo glad you found Spark ..... make it a daily pleasure and keep track of your nutrition .... if you need help there are lots of folks to help as there is soooo much available on this site .... good luck ... you WILL achieve your goals .... Roc
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    2134 days ago
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