At 51, I feel better than I did in my 30's. Thanks, Spark, for . . . EVERYTHING!
I went from rotting in the recliner to enthusiastically walking 5K's in four months. Now I run!
SparkPeople has permanently changed my life. I am forever grateful.
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See Sally set sail on the journey of a lifetime: becoming physically fit at the age of 50! I have a love affair going with food and an absolute terror of being hungry. A mom to twin thirteen year-olds and a fourth and fifth grade teacher, I need to get my act together so that I have the energy to enjoy these extremely important, consciously chosen roles. My challenges: stress, osteoarthritis, difficulties sleeping. My support system: an encouraging husband, son, daughter, siblings, co-workers and friends. May the force be with me on this important journey.
4/4/12: I've lost 47.9 pounds and am hovering within my goal weight pound. I've been at it for just under nine months. I feel so good. Spark works if you work Spark. I think, more than anything else, I feel so glad about this because I've done it in so healthy a fashion. That is truly only because of what I learned here at Spark and because of the support of SparkFriends and my healthy family and friends.
7/10/11: Lose 30 to 50 pounds, with the first goal being to lose 30 by February 5, 2012.
Gain energy and confidence.
Become active again!
32.6 pounds gone.
New goal is to lose 10 more and see how I feel.
Next goal after is to maintain within a 5 pound range for six months.
I continue to gain energy and confidence.
I've become extremely, jubilantly active again. Hallelujah!
2/18/12 Gooooooooal! It feels so good to feel so good. AND to feel proud of myself. My physical successes are s
Currently, I am carefully tracking my food and excercise. I am thrilled to have found this program. I have been looking for an affordable weight loss and fitness program for quite awhile now. Free? Amazing and APPRECIATED!!!!
Still happily tracking food and exercise. It WORKS. I plan to continue through at least six months of maintenance, and I plan to continue participating in Spark forever to help others get their lives back as I've been given mine.
A native Texan, I have lived in Austin since entering UT in 1982. It is a great place to be from--especially in the summer when "from" is the operative word, and my family and I leave for cooler climates.
I'm really grateful for this program and for the support I've already received from many members. I hope to participate as actively as a full-time teacher, mother and wife can. For the moment, I find the site just a bit overwhelming, so please be patient with me if I don't respond to messages promptly.
I'll happily help anyone with questions about the site, and I will gladly say that, though I've mastered it, I still discover new, helpful aspects constantly.
Secrets of Success
| Pounds lost: 33.0