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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: 125,273

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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    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!
    128 days ago
    Yay!!!! So loved my vacation! Must repeat...Lol! Thanks for your support!
    130 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!

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    135 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!! 💜💜💜💜
    135 days ago
    Not seeing you on my friend feed. What's up? Report back on learning moderation. How's the no soda thing going? Wishing you a wonderful weekend, which will set up for a fabulous new week to work on being fit and healthy.
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    152 days ago
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