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I joined Spark People in October 2006 because I had reached the point where I had to do something to bring my weight down. I am making slow, steady progress which is good.

About me: I retired from the University of Florida three years ago and I now live on the coast of Maine. I find it peaceful here and I love having four seasons again.

I share my home with my husband and two Siberian cats, who rule the roost. I have two sons and eight grandchildren, four girls and four boys.

November 2007: I'm over halfway to my weight goal. Living a healthy lifestyle is a work in progress but I do try to be mindful even when I am straying. That encourages me to return to the program.

September 2008: I lost motivation last November. I quit tracking food every day, although I tried to be mindful of what I was eating. Over time, the old habits crept back in. I have changed my background to red to remind myself that I am in a danger zone. I can re-commit or I can regret it. The choice is mine.

Member Since: 10/16/2006

Fitness Minutes: 13,744

My Goals:
My major goal is to make a permanent life style change. I want to break the yo-yo habit that I have developed over the years. I know that it is not healthy for me. Besides, I don't like feeling badly about myself about every 10 years.

My Program:
I have decided to eat all foods but to eat in moderation. I will order a "sinful" dessert if I wish, but I will just have one or two small bites of it. I will try to eat certain foods, e.g., fried foods, rarely but I will not cut them out altogether. I will modify the rest of the day's diet to accommodate them.

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    Thank you, Dori. I understand you not being able to make it to the Art Show. It went so well, I'm still giddy! We got permission from the Garden's lead Trustee to have another in August. This is a dream come true for all of us involved. yayy!

    1561 days ago
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    Well we moved to a new flat with stairs, so now I am back doing my favorite thing / running stairs;). I am up to 30 min every other day. Had to start our slow as the move made me loose around four weeks of exercise and I am just getting back into the swing of things. Hope things go well on your second operation.

    1567 days ago
    Knockie, knockie! Anybody home? Miss you! I hope all is well.

    1749 days ago
  • v BOGOTT
    Merry Christmas Dori, hope things are going well for you!!!


    1762 days ago
  • v BOGOTT
    Woo hoo!!! I so need some support right now. I have so gotten off track in the last year, allowing my sweet addiction to take over and going up and down on the scales!!! Horrible!

    Let's do a mini challenge for the month of August, and see if we can't loose some weight together. I was taken off as administrator for our team due to absence, so I am not sure of how to send an email out alerting others.

    Good to hear from you!
    1913 days ago
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