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I came to SparkPeople to turn things around in my life. As I get closer to retirement, I've vowed that a rocking chair is not in my future! And it's working - after a year, I've shed the pounds, and have a much healthier outlook on life. Doesn't get much better than that!
I came to SparkPeople to turn things around in my life. As I get closer to retirement, I've vowed that a rocking chair is not in my future! And it's working - after a year, I've shed the pounds, and have a much healthier outlook on life. Doesn't get much better than that!


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Member Since: 5/30/2012

SparkPoints: 112,852

Fitness Minutes: 31,942

My Goals:
Get to and maintain a healthy BMI

Have a good excuse to buy new clothes

My Program:
Track and sweat

(calories and exercise)

Personal Information:
I'm a 62 year old biologist, currently living in the beautiful Appalachian mountains of SW VA. I became a biologist because I have a deep appreciation and concern for all of the beautiful creatures with whom we share our planet, but especially birds. I enjoy getting outside, hiking, bird watching, and hand crafts. Luckily for me, I live in the perfect spot to indulge in all of the above. I'm also very interested in nutrition and the local foods movement. I guess you could say that I have a long history of tree-hugging!

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"Hope is the thing with feathers."

Emily Dickinson

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LINDAK25

Fruit Smoothie
From:
LOUIE-LILY

Tupperware
From:
LOUIE-LILY

Picnic Basket
From:
CLESHER

Fruit Smoothie
From:
LOUIE-LILY

Yogurt
From:
MARIWELL




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LOUIE-LILY
8/28/2015 6:39:02 AM

Actually, Lily is the pudgy one...and me ;) Louie is fairly muscular. You know, in that picture he's on top off the fridge! He can go from the counter to the fridge to the soffet on top off the cabinets. I have had to get a step ladder in the past and climb up to get him down...but that was a while ago.
We go back to the vet Tuesday so I expect to know more then. So far, he seems fine...not rubbing it and it's not oozing so that's good. I'll see if she thinks we should leave it alone and watch or she may recommend I take him down to the ophthalmologist. Ch ching...oh well, we do what we have to for our babies.
Hugs to you, Tigger and the Big Bear
From me, Pudgy Lily and Poor Louie boy



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LAURA_LYNN
8/22/2015 7:17:20 PM

Was also just thinking that I wanted to take the pipe and go hide and smoke....such an addictive thing to do...go hide....I do the same with food a lot...I want to hide away with it so no one else will see me eating. Even as I ate the last bite of potato salad and my friend was looking straight at me, I was like, "Oops, I'm so busted right now." That's when I moved away from the food table and went to sit in a chair away from it.



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LAURA_LYNN
8/22/2015 7:11:02 PM

Good idea, to think about what's causing the binge eating. I can think back to the last couple of binges and identify what they were, but I haven't written any blogs about them.

The last one...there were several factors at play...I went camping with some friends, so I was out of my usual environment. They were old friends, friends I haven't spent much time with in a long time. I used to drink and smoke a lot of pot, but I don't anymore. And they're all drinkers and smokers. I had a huge craving to pick up the pipe, but I didn't...I couldn't...I wouldn't. I had brought healthy snacks for myself, and when I told my friend I was hungry, she pulled out candy and chips and potato salad. Things I only buy single servings of...so I think my craving for the smoke and the tasty junk in front of me, made it hard to resist. I eventually had to leave the table and go sit in a chair away from the food table, or I would have sat there and still been munching. Do I need to avoid party type situations like that? Do I need to avoid sitting at the food table? I don't know, yet.

I can't exactly pinpoint the binge before that. But, if I have another, which I hope I don't, I'll let you know. And of course, you can let me know about yours too.



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LAURA_LYNN
8/20/2015 3:01:59 PM

Thanks for your comment on my blog. Yes, it is a constant battle, that seems to get easier, so I feel like I'm winning, slowly but surely. Happy Thursday! :)



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LAURA_LYNN
8/19/2015 12:05:21 PM

Thanks for the welcome back comment! How's your journey going today?



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