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The start of a year long journey

I did not grow up overweight but began to gain ten pounds a year every year from mid twenties till I reached the horrible grand total of 286 pounds.. I got the flu, than a head cold one after the other and lost 26 pounds. And there I have been stuck between 250 and 260 for about 15 years. Spark People has given me the motivation, encouragement and tools I need to get rid of this 140lb ball and chain I wear.
I did not grow up overweight but began to gain ten pounds a year every year from mid twenties till I reached the horrible grand total of 286 pounds.. I got the flu, than a head cold one after the other and lost 26 pounds. And there I have been stuck between 250 and 260 for about 15 years. Spark People has given me the motivation, encouragement and tools I need to get rid of this 140lb ball and chain I wear.




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Member Since: 8/8/2010

SparkPoints: 13,961

Fitness Minutes: 2,090

My Goals:
To lose my ball and chain (140 lbs), gain strength, improve athritis and bursitis in feet and hips and ditch type 2 diabetes.

My Program:
I use my nutrition tracker religiously, no cheating. I have learned much. I love recieving encouragement and kudos from all you friendly people and hope I can do the same for you.

Personal Information:
I am 58 years old and need to lose 140 pounds. Hope to lose 15 in this challange.

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I read, crochet, play classical piano (love Chopin), and am getting into jewelry making. I work in the field of direct care with DD adults.

 
 



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TABBYARTS
9/21/2012 4:01:22 PM

D'ye mind removin the bandana from me head afore ye blow yer nose? (I'm glad ye din ha' ta wipe yer arse!)

ewww!

Get a one inch chunk of fresh GINGER, chop it up and boil it with two cups of water, strain it out, add honey and drink it as hot as you can stand it. Instant head unclogger and the honey soothes the throat.
GET BETTER GIRL!



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GEORGWASCURIOUS
7/30/2012 6:30:51 AM

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I laughed when you wrote we should all grow our own food. Because it would be great and no one wants to because it is unbelievably hard work, right? That one is never going to happen, not as long as people are people. Unfortunately, I do know what I am talking about. I have had to learn. Those people who have to give up addictive eating need to go through a phase of "there are no bad foods," because they have hated themselves for so long and watched every bite for so long. So I won't argue with them publicly. We have different points to make and both are important. I stick to my argument, though, and I can attest to its truth... both with studies and also experience. I am happy at least one person understood my point. My health is such that if I did not eat in a specific way, which would be healthy for anyone, I would die in a few years. I'm 54. And I don't eat perfectly at all, but I do my best. I used to be thin and athletic. What happened to me could happen to anyone, and I was more vulnerable because I ate a standard American diet. The exact story doesn't matter. What matters is that if you don't have the physical resources, and that includes nutritional and psychological resources, to cope with a disaster--mine was infectious, a friends' was a rape/mugging, for example--the disaster is going to be much much worse. And everyone runs into disaster in their lives. Yes, I have some genetic quirks. But how many people here know if they have genetic quirks? They don't test for those until they are desperate. Everyone has genetic quirks. What are yours, the next person's? Who knows? You control what you can control. If you are stuck in "there are no bad foods," then that is where you are on your journey. Beyond that is wanting to feed yourself well. Beyond that is making food your medicine. I've been forced kicking and screaming into the latter category. I don't want that for anybody. this has turned into more than I meant it to be. I certainly didn't mean to lecture or be preachy. Maybe I'll copy this to my blog too. What do you think?



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CRES765
7/27/2012 4:27:14 AM

I just came back to this site again. Thank you very much for your encouragement to me. I am not upset with my husband anymore. The problems with my husband now its passed and he is cured now from his illness. He had an eye operation after his pneumonia a few months after. But now he is doing well now.

I was not active here because my life is down to the hill. I was not normal person. I am on medication right now but I am doing fine. I gain some weight again, and I bought a stationary bike and I have had my daily work outs. But I was not tract all the calories I loose. This is why I am here again to tract my calories and the distance of my bike.

I do miss all my friends here including you. I do like this site very much because its helpful. I think I can handle to be an active here again and do some blog from time to time. I want to loose weight too.



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BJPENNY70
7/7/2012 10:39:50 PM

I test a few times a day. I think I just worked to hard everyday and it got to me. I am trying to get a lot of things done before my back surgery is scheduled. I won't be able to do very much for several week after the surgery.



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HEALTHY4ME
7/7/2012 7:09:28 AM

I got it off facebook so don't know how to enlarge it. I did see it bigger but can' t remember where the link is.



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