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Logging what I eat and how I exercise every day is my key to keeping my weight in check.

When I had my hips replaced in 2013, I had to start over again. My doctor and my counselors and friends were telling me I needed to lose weight. I was on blood pressure pills and pills for depression. My anxiety level was over the top.

I joined in March 2014. That coincides with when I was again "allowed" to exercise after the surgeries.I started by walking with a walker about half a block, then resting. It took me about six months to lose the 42 pounds. Within a few months, I was walking 5Ks on a regular basis.

SPARK really was what really did it. I've been in maintenance for almost 2 years and the Leader of three teams.

Spark keeps me on track. My husband has passed away, and it would have been easy for me to gain some of the weight back. However, with keeping up my exercise routine and tracking my food intake throughout his decline and death, I've stayed under my "NO-GO Zone of 130. My current goal is to get stay between 125-128 through the holiday season.

I've created a whole support system of wonderful friends and become much more independent and confident. I've truly branched out from a hobbyist to a Fiber Artist. I believe it is due to setting goals and working SPARK. I love crafts in almost any form. My newest skillset is in spinning yarn and weaving fabric.

I'm 71. Please...Don't let "eventual decline" get you. It doesn't HAVE to happen. At least, not until the end of life. My mother was taking exercise classes and walking daily at least until 85 years old. I'm stronger and healthier NOW than I've been in the last 50 years.


Member Since: 3/20/2012

Fitness Minutes: 65,327

My Goals:
To reach the right weight for maximum energy.

To get the Executor's Book ready for my kids.

To learn "tough love" and set boundaries in my relationships with my adult children.


My Program:
I'm keeping up the exercise routine established with my Personal Trainer. Using SparkPeople every day.



Personal Information:
I'm 71 years old and happy with my life. Glad to be healthy and able to walk again.

I live in Lacey, Washington.


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Love to create things, including yarn projects, friendships, and activities to share.




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    “This is your life – not your parents’, teachers’ or significant other’s. If you ever find yourself on a path that just doesn’t feel safe anymore, you have every right to stop the car, get out – change your shoes and start walking.”
    ― Jennifer Elisabeth, Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl
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