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Maintaining a Healthy Senior Lifestyle

I am coming up on my 3rd “Sparkiversary” having officially “joined” on March 8,2010. I thought it was time to update my Spark page.

When I initially joined , I was looking for an easy way to keep track of calories. I have had a life long struggle with weight - and was yet on another quest to get my weight under control and exercise back into my life. I had a professor in college that called this yo-yo dieting approach “the Rhythm method of girth control”.. and I must confess that ...
I am coming up on my 3rd “Sparkiversary” having officially “joined” on March 8,2010. I thought it was time to update my Spark page.

When I initially joined , I was looking for an easy way to keep track of calories. I have had a life long struggle with weight - and was yet on another quest to get my weight under control and exercise back into my life. I had a professor in college that called this yo-yo dieting approach “the Rhythm method of girth control”.. and I must confess that I had been practicing this method for years. I was trying to break out of the cycle!!

I must admit that I didn’t appreciate all the benefits of Spark and stopped using it soon after I joined. Nine months later my daughter redirected my attention to the site with a Blog she had written about me. She also shared how the site was helping her to successfully loose weight. She inspired me to give the site another look and helped me learn about how to use it. It was a wonderful gift and I have been “sparking “ ever since! The site helps me stay accountable to myself and the goals I set for myself. The support of Spark Friends and the Spark community keep me motivated and involved providing support to others.

I was fortunate to have two weight loss programs at work that got me started on the way to a healthier life style - the first one was called Change for Life and began Sept 2009 ( I lost 17 # ) and the second one was called “Get Real” , it was during this time that I “ Got Spark” and haven’t turned back.

This January I celebrated my birthday and I attained the goal I had set for myself 2 years ago- I wanted to be 150 # by the time I was sixty five and I have done that!! Woo Hoo!!! The second part of the goal “maintain this weight for the rest of my life” will be an ongoing process. I am determined to break out of the cycle of the Rhythm Method of Girth control. I want to maintain my healthy senior lifestyle and continue to hike, snow shoe, cross country ski, cycle, garden and build rock walls for many years to come.
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Member Since: 3/9/2010

SparkPoints: 38,071

Fitness Minutes: 54,835

My Goals:
1) loose 16 pounds in 2013- this will put me at the upper limits of a "healthy" BMI .

2) plan weekly menus and grocery list and stick to the list in the super market.

3) Establish a plan for retirement

My Program:
1) use the nutrition tracker to plan menus for the week

2) stay in my calorie range six out of 7 days a week

3) Yoga five times a week

4) Cardio exercise for 30 to 45 minutes at least 6 days a week.. variety of things to be used .

5) Strength training three times a week

6) work with a financial planner to formulate a retirment strategy

Personal Information:
I am from a large family- I had 9 siblings growing up.. many struggle wiith weight like I do

I live with my partner in a home on a lake in NH.

I have two adult children and two grand dogs.

I work full time at a Family Health Center in New Hampshire and coordinate a house call program for frail elderly patients .

Other Information:
I enjoy a lot of out door activities - gardening,hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, bicycling and building rock walls. I am an active volunteer for the AMC and belong to two book groups that meet monthly and another group that meets quarterly.

My partner and I enjoy many different board games - cribbage, scrabble , up word, rummi cube and Mexican train

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KAYYVAUGHN
3/25/2014 6:27:25 AM

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OHMEMEME
2/12/2014 9:30:22 PM

I see your support all over my friend feed...thanks for Sparking. Maintainence is my hardest road of this journey. Sparkers like you give me hope and support. emoticon



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FISHINGLADY66
12/14/2013 12:59:10 PM

I am stopping by with some support in hopes you are having a good week. May the rest of December be positive and rewarding with your Spark plan.

Remember - Stay focused on your goals, determined to reach them, and positive that you will!

As you work toward your dreams this week---always be confident and know you've got what it takes: hope to lift you up, determination to keep you working hard, and a vision to carry you forward.

Stay positive!

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MPETERSON2311
10/29/2013 8:46:22 AM

Hope all is well with you.



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GABIBEAR
9/23/2013 1:32:04 AM

HI Peggy,

How are you doing? Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and wishing me a Happy Birthday and my wonderful Workout Clothes Goodie! That was so sweet of you! I was so excited to get in the 150's that I am letting the momentum carry! Today I weighed in at 157.8 and boy was I excited. My goal was to be 155 by the end of September and I am within reach! We CAN and WILL do it because our health is the most important thing!

Are you keeping up the momentum that you had in August? I hope so because you were doing so great! Let me know how everything is going when you get a chance, okay? Have a wonderful week to come!

Gabi
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