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My Journey to Maintenance

I'm Mary. I just turned 62 in October 2013. I've struggled with yo-yo dieting for more than half my life. I have lost 30-60 lbs. multiple times, only to backslide back into bad habits and regain it all, and sometimes more. I know how to lose weight....my goal is now focused on learning new permanent skills that will ensure I will never see those pounds again.

After falling off the wagon yet again, I re-started in January 2014. This time, I am not so much focused on my weekly ...
I'm Mary. I just turned 62 in October 2013. I've struggled with yo-yo dieting for more than half my life. I have lost 30-60 lbs. multiple times, only to backslide back into bad habits and regain it all, and sometimes more. I know how to lose weight....my goal is now focused on learning new permanent skills that will ensure I will never see those pounds again.

After falling off the wagon yet again, I re-started in January 2014. This time, I am not so much focused on my weekly weigh-in and ultimate goal weight. My main focus is on forming new good daily habits, non-scale victories, and feeling happy and proud each moment of the day. My focus is on consistency and balance.

It may take longer to get to my healthiest weight this time, but my plan is liveable and I will not go backwards. The plan I am using to drop pounds is exactly the plan I will be on to maintain. I will never again go on any restrictive plans that are not sustainable.

My advice to anyone who wants to lose weight is: if you can't see yourself eating this way forever, DON'T EVEN TRY IT! No matter how much weight you take off with it, if the plan is temporary, the results will be too. And then, what was the point? It took me many years to learn this and now the light bulb has come on!

Best wishes, and thanks for visiting my page :)

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Member Since: 1/10/2007

My Goals:
To reach a healthy weight for my body and maintain it for life.

My Program:
I am striving to eat pure, natural, God-made foods the majority of time.

I love walking and my goal is to walk 5 miles daily

Personal Information:
My name is Mary
I'm 5'6"

I am married with two stepdaughters, six grandsons, 2 cats and 3 cairn terriers.

I am happily retired after working for 31 years at a large corporation.



Other Information:
"The most important thing to remember about food labels is that you should avoid foods that have labels."-Joel Fuhrman, MD

"Pick foods that have ONE ingredient in them" ~Tony Horton

"The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease" ~ Thomas A. Edison

"Let thy food be thy medicine, and thy medicine be thy food"~Hippocrates

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MAZZYR
1/25/2014 12:02:49 PM

Thanks for the Woo Hoo shout out on losing 1 lb. Lol, just for the record it's the same pound we celebrated on Thursday. My SP tracker finally caught up. lol, but it's still nice to celebrate again and again. Llove having you cheer me on.

xoxo,
M



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MAZZYR
1/20/2014 7:25:20 AM

How is your Ziggy? I hope he's feeling better.

xoxo,
M
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HEALTHY4ME
1/14/2014 9:34:46 AM

HI Mary! thanks hope you are doing well.... and glad to see you on spark! I am just turning off puter to go do my bike.
HUGS



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1/12/2014 8:03:37 PM

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DDOORN
11/7/2013 3:04:10 PM

Welcome to the Binghamton Area Losers!

So pleased you've joined our local SparkTeam! The Spark is THE place on the 'net for making lasting lifelong improvements in our health and well-being!

Taking care of ourselves ROCKS!

Looking forward to having you share your SPARK with our SparkTeam! We had a lovely meet 'n greet at at Dorchester Park in July...kayaking, walking, passing a dish and great conversation as we got to know each other and put "faces" to our names!

We're always looking for ideas and inspirations for such get-togethers and have a contradance meet up later this week! Check out the latest info posted at our SparkTeam!

Don, Co-Leader of Binghamton Area Losers



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