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PANFRIEDTROUT
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3/12/12 6:49 P

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Motivation is everything and from your posts, you certainly appear to have a strong desire to become a healthier you! From my own experience and reading about other people's Spark journeys, setting and accomplishing small goals will both encourage you and help to build consistency.

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Edited by: PANFRIEDTROUT at: 3/12/2012 (18:50)


MSBONGI
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3/12/12 1:38 P

Well, that's just great. Went to the doctor this morning and weight is actually 130, not the 127 I had thought. I will turn 60 next month. I calculated I have put on 1.25 pounds per year during the past 20 years. I KNOW my metabolism is slower. Perhaps it is because I NEVER ate breakfast. That has now changed. Now that I'm retired, I can take my time and leisurely eat breakfast, plus prepare a healthy lunch, plus walk for pleasure each day.



MSBONGI
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3/12/12 12:47 A

Thank you so much. At least I'm beginning.



MSBONGI
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3/12/12 12:47 A

Thank you so much for the encouragement. You obviously know what works.



LORT-C
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3/11/12 3:56 P

How exciting building a home and recently retired. I know building a home means you are extra tired. Make sure you plan your meals and snacks. I know if you are doing the work on the house it uses lots of exercise, but try to fit in a short walk also. Enjoy the journey, you want to look great in your new home.



LOOSEINGIT
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3/10/12 8:47 P

You have come to the right place.
Spark People has everything you could ask for to help you succeed with your journey.
Be sure to log in everyday with your nutrition tracker and fitness tracker.
Be sure to talk to your Dr. before starting.

You will be amazed at the results you will have following Spark People .





MSBONGI
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3/10/12 5:32 P

Hi from Texas. After 32 years teaching high school, I retired June 2012 at 59. I'll turn 60 in April. I gradually gained weight over the past 5 years, but weight really piled on after I retired. My husband and I are building a new home and hope to move in by the first week in June. I want to lose 23 pounds by then. It's time to turn things around, and I know I can do this. I gained it; I can lose it. Looking forward to your support and ideas.



 
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