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The worst photo of me EVER! My hopefully "before" photo--March, 2014 on vacation in California





Christmas Eve 2013; on my way to my heaviest ever. In the 230's here.





My dog Nelly! On a hike 8/24/2014 a little over 20 pounds down, and with Nelly to hide behind



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My name is Lisa and I am 55 years old; at my highest weight ever. I have spent so much of my time in the past decade ineffectually dieting, and losing 10 just to gain back that 10, and then those 10 would bring their friends......So I am now borderline diabetic, my knees are killing me, I get winded going up 2 flights of stairs, and I figure it is time to use all that information I have gained while NOT losing the weight and this time maybe actually lose it and keep it off.
My name is Lisa and I am 55 years old; at my highest weight ever. I have spent so much of my time in the past decade ineffectually dieting, and losing 10 just to gain back that 10, and then those 10 would bring their friends......So I am now borderline diabetic, my knees are killing me, I get winded going up 2 flights of stairs, and I figure it is time to use all that information I have gained while NOT losing the weight and this time maybe actually lose it and keep it off.


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Member Since: 6/5/2012

SparkPoints: 14,487

Fitness Minutes: 25,883

My Goals:
Hit an all time high weight of 243. I am borderline for Type 2 diabetes. I sat in the doctor's parking lot and cried. That was on April 3, 2014. On April 4, 2014 I started back on Sparkpeople. I have to do it this time!

My Program:
Tracking every bite!
1500 calories or less per day.
110 carbs or less
Walking at least 4 miles with my FITBIT at least 5 days per week, and never less than 3.


Personal Information:
I am from Western Massachusetts where I work as a municipal attorney. I have 2 kids; a son who is 25 and a 27 year old daughter. My son is living with us for a short time while working and saving $$ until he figures out his next move, and my daughter is living in L.A. (too darn far, that is where she is...) Happily married for 29 years to the best guy in the world. And I must mention my wonderful dog, Nelly, who always is ready to walk with me!


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BUTTONPOPPER1
11/24/2014 8:29:59 AM

Wow, Lisa, thank you so much for that moving comment on my blog about the elderly in-laws. How hard it must have been for you to go through the long drawn-out loss of your mother, but how touching it must have been to see your father in a new light. That was what I was trying to convey with this story--how we can all be redeemed (at least to some extent), no matter how badly we have behaved in the past. I'm very optimistic (and a bit joyful) about the situation at my in-laws' house, but we are closely monitoring what happens there and keeping all our options open. It ain't easy, but I'm learning a LOT!

Have a wonderful holiday week!



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TWESTEN1
11/23/2014 6:33:18 PM

Cecilia!!! I used to LOVE that song - now it is stuck in my brain :)

Man, I was totally into those 70's songs too ~ thanks so much for sharing on my blog!!!



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STILLMENEWBODY
11/23/2014 9:23:27 AM

Hi Lisa! I highly doubt that you look at yourself this way....but I want to tell you I find you very inspirational. I think your consistency with your hikes and your walks are fabulous. AND....you enjoy it so that is in my mind a great ACTIVITY SUCCESS!
Lisa, if you have any free time...you should check out Mostmom1's VLOGS...they are fabulous and she is a hopper and does it on a couple of her posts. The most recent one is the one I enjoyed the most! Just if you are interested. She has a lot more going on there too......love her! Hope you have a wonderful day and it was so nice to see your lovely self first thing this morning! xo



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TWESTEN1
11/21/2014 2:32:43 PM

Oh sweetie - I too need that reminder that it's a marathon... would LOVE it if it were a sprint, but then we wouldn't need the help of all of our spark friends, right?!!! We're in it for the long haul :)

Have a great weekend!



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HOLIERTHANTHOU
11/15/2014 5:19:11 PM

Thank-you for commenting on my blog. Before I respond, let me just say that I did read your blog, about an hour after you posted it several days back, about your Jewish father-in-law and I was riveted from start to finish. I am up to my eyeballs in work at the moment, so I haven't been my usual overly chatty SP self. It was and still is fully my intention to comment on that blog.

Anyway, I absolutely loved what you had to say in response to my rant, errr .... blog. The article by the paralyzed woman sounds fascinating and does indeed reflect the craziness with which we are surrounded. And yes, things are better discrimination-wise these days as per the law. But when one societal faction comes to the fore as being in need of rights, you can be sure that discrimination will show-up towards a still-invisible societal faction. I come from the prairies. Regardless of the many laws in effect, aboriginal people are discriminated against openly by "regular" people. It is horrible. Your kids sounds awesome, by the way :)

I have read a lot of writings by African Americans dating back to the 18th and early 19th centuries. I find these individuals incredibly inspiring------they were welcome nowhere. They were never ever featured as beautiful in the media. Yet they managed to somehow forge an incredibly strong sense of self-esteem and self-worth within themselves, their families, and their communities. It is truly incredible reading.

I have yet to look at the link you sent me. It is on the agenda for tonight, when I get home from the library. I know I am going to love it! This was so very thoughtful of you and I really appreciate it. I mean that. Big hugs!



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