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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: 124,297

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.

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    Thank you for my goodie and the much needed pat on the back. You have been rocking the exercise thing. Your fitness minutes are in the stratosphere emoticon

    I hate being stuck at this weight plateau emoticon

    But you are sooo right. Ms. Scale is the last to know (dumb scale)

    Spark On, amazing one!

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    118 days ago
    You may have left on your trip by now. I'll be back in VA with my grands in a few days, but right now I'm actually in London with my daughter for a few days. We're staying in a lovely Airbnb apartment right in the heart of the city THANKS TO YOU! You introduced me to Airbnb, and I am so happy. In a couple of days we'll take the train to Paris where I've booked a hotel, but it's easier to do so in Paris. I will post some pics of my "fun summer" when I return. And you too? :)
    130 days ago
    Hey, Nancy -- Just want you to know, I've been a bit lazy with my SP logins recently. I'm visiting my grand kids in DC area (VA actually). I know what you mean about practicing with the balance to counteract falls. My grand kids have me bike-riding with them now. Boy has that helped to get the balance back on track. I'm loving it. (It's been 2-grown kids ago since I was last on a bike.)

    Yesterday, we spent 4 1/2 hours at the water park, with them doing most of the activity -- but I sure was bushed at the end of the day... and continuing today. :)

    You stay with your hiking. That's terrific for every health issue, I would imagine. I was wondering how well the SP tracker worked. I don't rely much on my Fitbit -- it seems to record about 1/2 of what I do, but I still wear it all the time. Go figger.
    135 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/20/2016 8:12:47 AM
    Aww gee! Your son is a gem! his mom, I might add! emoticon What a nice day you had! I coached those party glad they were polite. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    139 days ago
    emoticon ...:::my friend!! It's emoticon TIME!!
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    139 days ago
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