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Hi! I'm 61 years old, 5'3", mother of two grown sons, retired, and happily married. Here's my "Sparkpeople History" in a nutshell...

5/1/09 I found SparkPeople! I followed the program, ate in range, tracked my calories and exercised. By mid August, I had lost 20 pounds and got to my original goal weight of 125 pounds. That fall, I stopped exercising and tracking my food consistently. Over the next 12 months, I regained almost all of the weight (18 pounds).

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Hi! I'm 61 years old, 5'3", mother of two grown sons, retired, and happily married. Here's my "Sparkpeople History" in a nutshell...

5/1/09 I found SparkPeople! I followed the program, ate in range, tracked my calories and exercised. By mid August, I had lost 20 pounds and got to my original goal weight of 125 pounds. That fall, I stopped exercising and tracking my food consistently. Over the next 12 months, I regained almost all of the weight (18 pounds).

8/26/10 I went back to tracking my food and I back to exercising regularly. My program is simple: burn at least 200 calories a day in cardio exercise and track all my food.

1/15/11 In November, I decided to start tracking what I call my "Seven Daily Goals." I blogged about them every day. I reached my new goal weigh of 130 about three months later. I became very consistent with tracking all food. I also became much more consistent with cardio exercise. I do a variety of things to keep me moving. I think it's different this time around, because I don't plan to stop tracking or exercising ever!

3/1/11 I'm back at my goal weight and have decided to stop tracking for a while. I know I'll go back to it because it works so well for me. For now, I'm taking a break from it and will do that as long as I stay in my goal range.

9/15/11 My father just died...he had dementia and I have been taking care of him for the past three years. This summer was particularly hard and I regained 15 pounds between May 1 and today.

1/2/13 My husband is retiring in June and we have decided to go on an extended self-supported bicycle tour around the perimeter of the US and then onto Australia after he retires. The thought of biking around the US carrying everything we need for over a year on our bikes gives me plenty of incentive to exercise now to get in shape!

8/14/13 I just found out I have a very aggressive form of breast cancer. Our bike ride is now on hold. I'm fighting for my life.

My favorite sayings are:
If at first you don't succeed, you're running about average.
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There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
- Unknown
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Member Since: 5/1/2009

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My Goals:
8/15/13--to be healthy and alive five years and beyond from today.





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Eating clean, daily walks outdoors, meditation, being part of a strong support network


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Right now, my top priority is to be a long-term breast cancer survivor.


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SWEETMAGNOLIA2
9/29/2014 1:28:20 PM

Thanks for both your posts to my page, Kay. Yum! I bet those chocolate chip cookies your mom made were good.

Yes, I know what you mean by time. It's hard to believe a year has already passed. It just flew! There are times I feel the enormity of what I have lost, though, and I have to remember this is only temporary. I will be with him again someday. Without that hope burning in my heart I would be inconsolable I'm afraid. Ken was absolutely my soul mate, the love of my life. The fact that we still have you has been like a healing balm to me.
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FLORIDASUN
9/28/2014 9:33:38 AM

Love my slippers goodie! They will come in handy for my tootsies after the banging workout they get each morning. Although with my new Asics...it's pretty much like walking on air! Tennis shoes have made radical improvements since the last time I bought them!

You SO deserve a fabulous vacation and I know you will be happy that you did it. There is NOTHING like a good getaway with your sweetie pie! I'm SO happy we took our summer road trip the memories we made together were priceless! emoticon

At our age we need to just GET out there and soak up every moment of life's happiness we can enjoy! emoticon

I went to Vegas once with my good friend Donna and we had a blast! Never have I seen a more artificial element of living...but it sure is fun to visit! ENJOY my friend! emoticon emoticon



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MOM2ACAT
9/27/2014 12:43:10 PM

Thank you for the Goodie and the birthday wishes!



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SNUZSUZ
9/26/2014 8:27:20 AM

Thanks, Kay! It was a great evening with my son:)



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MOMTO6CUTIES
9/24/2014 3:07:12 PM

Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most.

You can do it friend! I'm here for you to cheer for you along the way!



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