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7/7/14 6:56 P

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I returned to SparkPeople after 3+ years away. I allowed life circumstances to derail my efforts last time.

Fortunately, I have a wonderful fitness buddy who happens to share a love of the outdoors, walking, and hiking. Now, we are working up to running nonstop. She is in her 60s. I am in my 50s. A year ago I could not climb one flight of stairs without being winded.

We have been at it consistently for a year and are feeling great!

The fitness and nutrition trackers and team involvement have really supported my efforts.

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Jeanne
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SP Start Weight, 206.8
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Initial Goal Weight, 144
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"Believe me, your body has the ability to restore itself to perfect health, once you eliminate the foods and other forces that prevent it from healing." ~ Steven R. Gundry, MD

"I'd like to dispel once and for all the myth that any single diet approach works for every individual." ~ Peter J. D'Adamo, ND


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7/7/14 6:46 P

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Welcome back, Chris!

I just came back after a two year break (and gaining all the weight that I'd lost back and then some), so I know what you mean.

Hope we can both stick it out this time around! emoticon

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CHRYSTALSEA Posts: 29
7/7/14 5:30 P

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Thank you.
Chris

Today is the first day of the rest of my life-I'm going to make it a good one.


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7/7/14 4:22 P

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I did the same thing. Glad you found your way back!
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CHRYSTALSEA Posts: 29
7/7/14 3:56 P

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My all-time favorite exercise is swimming, but that has never been good for weigh loss. No convenient pool for the last 10 years so even my cardio has deteriorated.

Walking was another good one, but my walking partner moved and, in spite of searching and meeting with several people, I have not found a good walking partner I can count on AND enjoy walking with. I'm a bit like Goldilocks, the cereal is either too hot, or too cold. The walkers are either too fast and serious (no chit chat) or somber (one person was actually rather depressing to be with, nothing much to say but when she did it was negative) and still no chit chat.

Now I just walk my 15 pound pooch and work out on the Total Gym and my recumbent bike. I also have a road bike that I use for short trips to the library, store, etc. But nothing yet with as much intensity and regularity as needed for weight loss. Working on that!

Today is the first day of the rest of my life-I'm going to make it a good one.


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7/7/14 3:40 P

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7/7/14 3:11 P

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Welcome back !! Well you are doing it. Exercise can be anything. Bike riding or whatever you love. Find out what you love and have fun!!

loving myself as i am beautiful inside and out!!! Think positive .. you can do it!!!..... i do care.��Life is not easy for any of us, but what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves.� � Don't give up we all can do this!!
Lost 110 pounds so far! i am loving it!
I am now exercising 50 mins a day working up to 60 ! Keeping active is so important!
classylady~Geri


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CHRYSTALSEA Posts: 29
7/7/14 2:26 P

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I have returned to SparkPeople because I have enjoyed it and it worked-when I put in the required motivational umph. My motivation tends to come and go. At the moment I am hoping that THIS time things will really stick and that in a year I will still be here and be living a healthy life at a good weight.

I keep trying to "like" exercising. So far my recumbant bicycle and Total Gym are the two pieces of equipment I keep returning to. Walking used to be enjoyable, but frankly, my stamina is not what it should be anymore so I want that to be upped as well as my overall strength (67 years old with a sedentary job) and loss of at least 60 pounds total.

I'm setting my weight loss goals at a very modest level. I want to see some achievement and I'm hoping that baby steps will work.

I love all the resources here at SparkPeople and the people are great as well.

Today is the first day of the rest of my life-I'm going to make it a good one.


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