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At 118, October 2005




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John Wooden, longtime UCLA coach, sums up my weight loss journey with that idea. I joined SparkPeople in May 2005, and altogether Iíve lost about 50 pounds--almost a third of my body weight. Iíve reached my goal and now Iím working on the challenge of maintaining all that Iíve achievedóa healthy weight, a higher energy level, and a good attitude. SparkPeople helped me with all three aspects of a healthy lifestyle.

Member Since: 5/5/2005

My Goals:
I joined SparkPeople after Iíd been working on weight loss for a couple of months. My program dramatically improved at that point, and by March 2006 I lost about 50 pounds--almost a third of my highest body weight. I love the tracking features, information, and support of SP and now use them to maintain a healthy weight. I exercise as much as my limitations (post-polio syndrome) allow.


My Program:
Using the tools and the information here, Iíve learned to eat sensibly, limit portions, drink water extravagantly and alcohol in moderation, and savor everything. I walk laps in a pool at a local hospital three days a week. I use a DVD called Gentle Fitness (www.gentlefitness.com) when the pool is not available. I'm learning to meditate. And I joined the National Weight Control Registry in October 2006.



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My polio-weakened muscles have spent a lifetime being overstressed by regular daily activity, like walking and climbing stairs. At this point they have no ability to gain strength, so my best bet is to carefully conserve my limited capacity and do gentle exercise to tone what can be toned without fatigue.


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I'm a longtime editor for a science policy organization, and after dealing with other people's data for so many years, I'm fascinated by having my own personal nutritional data set to play with on the SparkPeople web site. I love to cook and I'm enjoying the challenge of doing it in healthier ways. And I have a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, whoís a lot smarter for her species than either my husband or me.




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  • v SHAKENBAKE
    Hi Christine,
    How are you, Think of you often and hope your mom is going ok. You look great. What cd's are you doing? I've had a foot infection from a foot surgery back in October and I am finally getting back to walking and back on the mend. Think of you everytime I make your sweet potatoe soup. Hugs, Wanda
    2627 days ago
  • v JILLYBEAN24
    Wow you look fantastic and I am impressed by your weight loss. Congratulations , Maintain away!!!
    2839 days ago
  • v YELLOWROSIE
    Christine!

    Congratulations! You have done so well with your eating and activity!

    Your Gentle Fitness that you have on your site is Wonderful!! I have already told another friend about it and we are both going to get the dvd's! I just ordered them and I should have them within the next 10 days or so!! Can't wait!

    You are such an inspiration to others! It is a pleasure to get to know you! emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Sincerely,

    Jan emoticon emoticon
    2839 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/15/2008 4:27:02 PM
  • v FIRSTBB24
    WOW YOU LOOK AMAZING!!...CONGRATS ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS!..YOU ARE WONDERFUL!
    2844 days ago
  • v HEATLW
    I have Duck Toller too. Kayla is the light of my life. An amazing breed.
    2848 days ago
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