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It has taken me over half a century to get a handle on managing my weight. The day after Christmas 2008 I got on the scale to find that I weighed 200 pounds. I made a resolution just for the month of January 2009 to exercise at least 30 minutes a day. I also joined my local TOPS club for support. It took almost exactly 2 years, but I finally reached my goal weight. For the last two years I have written down everything that passed my lips and totalled up the calories. I tried to keep my ...
It has taken me over half a century to get a handle on managing my weight. The day after Christmas 2008 I got on the scale to find that I weighed 200 pounds. I made a resolution just for the month of January 2009 to exercise at least 30 minutes a day. I also joined my local TOPS club for support. It took almost exactly 2 years, but I finally reached my goal weight. For the last two years I have written down everything that passed my lips and totalled up the calories. I tried to keep my calories under 1400 each day although to lose the last few pounds I did have to drop it to closer to 1200 to make any progress. I am trying to learn how to maintain it now and I hope the slower loss gave me time to learn new habits.
I also exercise at least 60 minutes each day using my treadmill, walking outdoors, Curves and Wii.
I would like to lose another 5 pounds to be in a good position to stay under my goal, but I look good and feel good and plan on keeping up what I am doing. Spark People is another tool in my journey.
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Member Since: 12/29/2006

SparkPoints: 101,025

Fitness Minutes: 63,115

My Goals:
I want to be able to live in my own home as long as I live! Keeping active and strong will help me achieve that.

My Program:
I have been keeping track of my food intake for a year and exercising for an hour a day minimum using my treadmill, Curves and walking or working in my garden during warmer months.

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I love mystery novels, the movie Pride and Prejudice (with Kiera Knightly), sewing, quilting and pets.

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TUDAFD
6/8/2013 11:10:20 PM

Thanks for the comments on my fishing blog. I love fresh fish, too, and it's been a long time since I've had any. We're going to try our luck, again, tomorrow if the weather cooperates.



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STRNGNGRNDED
6/6/2013 7:27:28 PM

Thank you for visiting my blog and reading the SP article. I'm in agreement with you. Our bodies weren't meant to deal with the chemicals. I also garden naturally ie organically.
Thanks again for stopping by. =)
Melody



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NJOYNOW
6/5/2013 3:29:47 PM

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Curious to know what those "good tasting things that I used to enjoy" are. Maybe there are adaptations that can allow you to have similar, but healthier versions? There is SO much more you can have besides chicken breasts!





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LISA-120
6/5/2013 2:50:22 PM

Thanks for reading my blog and asking about how you would cook an elf. I did google this and did put a reply on my blog. LOL! I am still laughing! Must be overtired today.



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JULIA_211
5/31/2013 3:52:51 PM

Thanks so much for reading "My Month in Review" blog! emoticon



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