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60 yrs old .....

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Information taken from previous blogs:

Current Stats: as of Sept 13, 2015

Height: 5' 5.5"

Weight: 181.2 lbs.

Total Inches: 211.5 (includes bust, waist, hips, right thigh, left thigh, right arm, left arm, and neck)

My Goal: Lose 25 lbs., I believe this is doable.

Future Weigh-ins:

October 13th: 177.2 (lost 4 lbs) emoticon
November 13th: 173.0 (lost 4.2 lbs) emoticon
December 13th: 172.4 (lost 0.6 lbs) emoticon
January 13th: 172.8 (+0.4) emoticon
February 13th: 171.6 (lost 1.2 lbs) emoticon
March 13th: 172.4 (+0.8) emoticon

UPDATED: 3/13/16

Total lbs., lost: 8.8 lbs. emoticon

Did not meet my goal of losing 25 lbs., in 6 months. To say I'm disappointed is an understatement but I have only myself to blame. No one made me eat the way I did or not exercise the way I should have. I've let emotions, stress, and just plain laziness affect me and my health.

Things I've learned:

I lost almost 9 lbs in six months.

Taking lunches, snacks, and bottled water to work each day has helped me to avoid junk foods while I am there. Also has kept me from spending money on food/drinks/snacks.

The amount of walking I do at work each day (10 - 13,000 steps) doesn't keep me fit or help to reach my goals as it is not sustained exercise. The steps come in spurts throughout the 8 hour days.

Having snack foods/crackers/chips/ice cream in the house for the rest of the family, is not doing me any favors when I come home tired and stressed out from work and grab the first thing I see and lots of it.

Am I giving up? At first...I would have said YES!!! Because I feel like I not only let myself down but those of you who have been reading my blogs and updates. But now I realize it is not an option if I want to live a long life and be healthy and physically able to do the things I want to do.


I've decided to continue throughout the rest of this year to reach my goal of losing 25 lbs. So each month from now until December, I will continue to post a new blog on the 13th of each month or as close to that as possible.

I need to emoticon because emoticon

Saying emoticon to Everyone who has read my blogs and been so supportive of my efforts.

See you next time... emoticon emoticon

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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    836 days ago
    You are doing this for you. Good decision to stay the course. You already know what happens when we quit.
    866 days ago
    You can't let us down! OK, I'll just speak for myself. Your journey is yours, and you don't owe anyone here anything. You will take care of yourself and see the benefits. You have lost nearly 9 lb, and kept it off, and that's something to be proud of! You can take the experience you've had the last 6 months, and use it as information. That information can help you create a healthy lifestyle that might result in better overall fitness. OK, you didn't lose as much as you wanted, but do you think you're fitter than 6 months ago? Do you have 1 or 2 (or more) new habits? Things that can help lead you to a healthier life? I'll bet you do! Revel in what you HAVE done, and learn from the information you've gathered on the bits you're less happy with. It's what I'm planning to do going forward. Yes, life gets in the way, but we never give up entirely, do we?
    971 days ago
    Dee 8.8 is still a loss. Be proud you did that. I agree it is hard to stop ourselves eating but you made a dent and although you did not meet your goal for this birthday. Make it for the next one. You can do it - especially now that it is not the same pressure. I have faith in you achieving it slowly and steadily. xox
    974 days ago
    emoticon Be proud that you weigh less, and not more, than you did 6 months ago! Terrific achievement!
    975 days ago
    975 days ago
    Still a loss my friend:) that is great!
    976 days ago
    any loss is a good loss
    976 days ago
  • HUMMER65
    A belated Happy Birthday! emoticon You lost almost nine pounds- fantastic!! I will be following your blogs as you continue to lose, and plan to be losing too!! emoticon
    976 days ago
    Congratulations on losing the 9 pounds! Good luck with the rest of them! emoticon emoticon
    976 days ago
    you still did great love even if it wasn´t as much as you hoped for it was still a loss and you didn´t give up.i am proud of you love.happy belated birthday.keep on keeping on you will get there in the end emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    976 days ago
    Happy Late birthday!!!! You can do it!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    976 days ago
    Happy belated birthday. Lots of hugs. It's amazing - what you wrote could have been written by me (without the 9 pounds lost). Keep going! You're right - this is about the long run. Progress is very good, even when it goes more slowly than you wish.
    976 days ago
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