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June 27, 2013 In "hand-me-up" blouse from my daughter. 124.2 pounds.





Christmas 2013 125.2 pounds





Dad and my siblings. My sister and I are smaller than last year. Christmas 2013



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June 2013 - My youngest daughter got married at the beginning of the month. I'd been maintaining for over 2 months successfully. I usually weigh between 124 and 126 pounds. Still tracking food and exercise!

March 23, 2013 - I exceeded my goal! I weigh128 pounds - down 31 from November - and beginning maintenance today. I'll still be tracking and exercising. Now to find the balance point for calories...

January 2013 - I finished 2012 well. I'm down 16 pounds, ...
June 2013 - My youngest daughter got married at the beginning of the month. I'd been maintaining for over 2 months successfully. I usually weigh between 124 and 126 pounds. Still tracking food and exercise!

March 23, 2013 - I exceeded my goal! I weigh128 pounds - down 31 from November - and beginning maintenance today. I'll still be tracking and exercising. Now to find the balance point for calories...

January 2013 - I finished 2012 well. I'm down 16 pounds, with another 13 still to go. Keep watching... I will finish well and this time KEEP TRACKING!

November 2012 - This year hit me hard with my Mother's decline and passing as well as two falling injuries of my own. I'm nearly healed now and am back determined to maintain only the pounds I want to keep. I will not be packing on the pounds over the next 2 months! Watch and bear witness...

February 2012 - Itís difficult to come back admit Iíve failed to maintain my weight loss. I failed to stop the upward spiral even when it became impossible to ignore.
Of the 30 pounds I lost, Iíve regained 26. Sigh. Iím ashamed to come back to my Spark friends in this condition, but it would be worse to stay away because I am embarrassed.
I am beginning again, and will not stop checking in when I reach my goal. I need the trackers and the encouragement/challenge of checking in with others. Thanks for your support! I am determined...


April 2010 - I'm down 26.5 pounds now (I weigh 131.5 pounds). That's less than my last goal weight. My DH wants me to stop losing now. I don't really care what number is on the scale as long as I look trim. So.... now I am off to learn the tricky skill of maintenance. Wish me luck...

March 2010 - I'm 21 pounds lighter than last November. I miss my workout if it is a rest day. That means I've developed a new habit! I even exercise more if someone wants company on his walk. :-)

January 2010 - I'm starting 2010 10 pounds lighter than 2009. I've been exercising regularly and am trying to find ways to make it less like a duty and more like a pleasure. I'm pleased to find that it doesn't make me as exhausted as it used to even though I'm exercising more now.
Current favorite quote: "If hunger isn't the problem, eating isn't the solution."

November 2009 -My work and all my hobbies are sedentary. I need to find a way to make exercise enjoyable so I will do it consistently.

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Member Since: 11/14/2009

SparkPoints: 62,495

Fitness Minutes: 83,083

My Goals:
More Energy
More Flexibility
Greater Strength
Increased balance
maintain a slim shape

My Program:
Track food and exercise daily. Do 25-30 minutes per day of cardio.
I want to add some strength training 3 times per week.
Walk at least 10,000 steps per day.

Personal Information:
My name is Joan. I'm 57, 5' 6 3/4" tall, live in Portland, Oregon, and I've been married to my delightful husband for 36 years. I love to read, quilt, sew, knit, chew and swallow. Love how I feel AFTER exercising.

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Member Comments:
WATERMELLEN
9/22/2014 7:46:29 AM

Really enjoyed your comments on that marriage/love/weight loss blog. We work it out. Many of us can't eat the way our partners can and do; many of us have to exercise differently than the way our partners do or don't!! And mutual accommodation is essential . . .



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BROOKLYN_BORN
9/20/2014 11:26:36 AM

Thanks for your comment on my blog. Sticking around SP is helping ME too. I may be at goal for quite awhile, but I know from the stories of others who have regained that we need to keep up our motivation. Logging in here each morning motivates me.



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SANDISOCAROLINA
9/16/2014 8:26:27 AM

Sorry the name change was confusing! I am so excited about moving to SC in a week that I changed my nic ahead of time to reflect the other changes. I wrote a blog (well, 2, because the first one didn't show on my feed) and changed my intro but I know it's still confusing! Everything else is the same~ I found out we can just edit the name with a few clicks. Hope your week is a good one! ~Sandi



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PURPLEBIRD63
9/15/2014 12:57:59 PM

emoticon for the wishes for the birth of my grandchild!

My daughter had a daughter yesterday morning!
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KANOE10
9/15/2014 7:21:12 AM

Thanks for the lovely birthday wishes! You are right about the stress..and the relief of letting part of it go. I am glad you are here as well and that we are friends. Hugs.



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