100,000-149,999 SparkPoints 114,778

I'll just go into Columbine's kitchen while she's waiting in the car for me to leave!


Shared Fitness Tracker
Interact with COLUMBINE2
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment Recent Message
Board Posts

My weight has been yo-yo-ing all my adult life! And I'm really tired of it! I want to walk into a room and not feel self-conscious about my weight. After a lifetime of selecting clothes to conceal myself, I want to wear pretty clothes, try new activities & grab more gusto!

Update: I've been with SP for almost 5 yr. Lost the weight in 6 months. Rode the roller coaster of up & down the scale. Finally I'm ignoring the scale , making good food choices & exercising at least 30 min. 6 days/week. Period.

Most important lesson learned: The bad habits that made me fat the first time (and the 128th time!) will make me fat again. This must be a permanent change in my life.

2013: After DH got a new knee & I returned to all my bad habits, I sat around & regained nearly all the weight I had lost.

Started over 3 weeks ago and am now on Day 20 of a streak of at least 30 min. of exercise 6 days/week. Feel better! Clothes fit better!

It's always does. SP is the greatest! Just do it...and it feels soo great!

Member Since: 6/3/2008

Fitness Minutes: 123,727

My Goals:
Eat & cook healthy foods.

Eat appropriate portions.

Lose 22 lbs.

Solve issues and boredom without soda, chocolate or junk food.

Find a physical activity I enjoy.

Keep at current weight or less during winter.

My Program:
Track nutrition daily.

Track exercise daily.

Exercise 5 times/weekly.

Drink 64 oz or more water daily.

Don't read while I eat.

Personal Information:
I sold my business almost 5 years ago and retired early -- and I am no longer a workaholic! Hooray!

I live in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of CO. I was strictly an "indoor girl", but now love to be outdoors & active --biking, hiking, snowshoeing. I've just discovered Zumba Gold & love it!

Other Information:
I love to travel, attend live theatre, read mysteries and read success stories on SP.
My husband & I have 2 grown sons.

Read More About COLUMBINE2 - Profile Information moved here. (Updated February 23)

Shown if member clicks "Read More"
My Goals:

My Program:

Personal Information:

Other Information:

Personal Signature: (Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
Current Status:
Login to Leave Comment
    Hey Nancy, Thanks for always being there with an uplifting comment for me. It's a mutual admiration society -- you are a blessing to me!

    How is your son doing?
    17 days ago
    I'm actually not wearing my HRM while painting because it's basically standing around moving one arm. I'm not working up a sweat. Maybe when I get on the ladder. So far I have been standing on the deck, the ground or scaffolding. I could probably get my heart rate going pretty good up on a ladder. I'm not really looking forward to it. Not so much a fear of heights, but rather a fear of falling!
    38 days ago
    Yay!!!! So loved my vacation! Must repeat...Lol! Thanks for your support!
    39 days ago
    Thanks for your support! I love September and it does seem like the beginning of a new year to me because of it being back to school time and the start of cooler weather.

    Let's keep the momentum going!

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    44 days ago
    Thank you for checking on me! I'm still here lurking around. Start and stop etc. I frequently think of you and all my sparkles!!! I'm still trying to enjoy life and be happy and balance that with healthy... I'll never surrender!! 💜💜💜💜
    44 days ago
Member Comments (1166):  123Next >Last >>