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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: 138,608

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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  • v LIS193
    emoticon for you kind words on my feed. I have a good photographer: my DH :)
    Pickleball is great fun but I am taking a little break until we're back from our trip to Colorado (mid July - mid/end of August) Hope the fires will be over with by then!
    Are you enjoying being back for the summer? I enjoyed reading about your time this winter - lots of activities! Take care hiking..
    165 days ago
    It's good to hear from you again! I'm away from SparkPeople about a week every month working at our ranch (no internet), but otherwise I'm here posting. Take care!
    168 days ago
  • v COLUMBINE2's wonderful to hear from you! I'm so excited to see photos of your remodel...AFTER you recover from the grandkids. Remodeling is stressful & exhausting. Glad you like the finished product.

    I'd love to see photos from your grandchidren's visit when it's finished. And the activities!

    Yes,busy summer. I've been buried in important volunteer projects with more to come. And my 50th high school reunion is on July 7 & 8. I assumed the role of organizer & have talked with ALL the grads. It was a HUGE undertaking & it took me months to accomplish it! I mean who else gets to chat with ALL the students in their class? Well...since there are only 14 ....(I was teasing you all through that paragraph!). All are coming except 2 deceased and one who is very reclusive.

    The week-end after that I'm meeting up with 7 college friends. So I'm having a great summer.

    I swore off another volunteer task...but sure enough--in the silence-- I said, "I'll check into that." which always results in "I'll research, organize and DO ALL the work!" Arrgghhh.

    Thanks for writing! Happy to hear from you!
    172 days ago
    Hey Girl, Whassup?!
    Can you believe it... last night I FINALLY finished decorating the basement. Well, I can see that I need a couple more pics, one is looking awfully lonely on a big wall, but what I have is in place. Sooo glad to be finally done. I wanted to take pics last night, but I was just too tired. My grand kids are coming in a few days, so now I have to get busy getting things ready upstairs :). Boy do I ever have activities planned for them--EVERY day they're here, which will be until July 15. Then I'll need a vacation. :) You have any summer plans?
    173 days ago
    emoticon You're the emoticon
    175 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/26/2017 1:00:13 AM
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