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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.
- Unknown
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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SNUZSUZ
9/21/2014 9:19:55 PM

Thanks, Kay! We did have a good day all the way around:)



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FLORIDASUN
9/20/2014 2:25:03 PM

Thanks beautiful for the egg goodie! I love em! I'm all ready to try the Paleo diet and I hope it is successful for me. I have discovered in our Teddy Bear Challenge that any exercise that isn't 'sustained' really doesn't count so much for burning calories. Sustained is at least 10 minutes or longer....so...even when my fitbit shows TONS of steps...lots of those steps are just 'activity' not really exercise...well exercise...yes...but not sustained exercise. Even all of my stair climbing doesn't count so much because I don't do it for at least 10 minutes at a time.

BIG bummer on that eye popper information. I love our Teddy Bear team...this is where you get this kind of interesting information. emoticon

No WONDER I lose weight so slowly!! emoticon I'm giving myself a WHOLE lot more exercise credit than what I truly deserve.

This challenge I vow to do more 'sustained' and less 'activity'.

I'm bummed because I was looking forward to our fall trek in the mountains of N. Carolina for the fall foliage change but don't you just KNOW it...our fav B&B is booked solid the whole month of October.

I'm thinking maybe TN might be almost as nice...do you know when the leaves start changing or are predicted to change and is there a nice B&B or place to visit maybe not too far from you so we could get together? This all depends on how busy we are at the gallery...but I sure would enjoy some fall foliage if we can squeeze it into our schedule.

I wanted to come see you on our road trip but you weren't feeling the best then and I would never want to infringe on your days when you don't feel up to company...never!

Hugs and let me know your thoughts. emoticon I'm just thinking out loud here...haven't even mentioned to the hubs yet.



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WENDYSPARKS
9/17/2014 8:00:31 AM

Stopping in to see you and hope you are doing better and healing.....blessings to you! emoticon



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SISTERGOOSE
9/15/2014 3:18:20 PM

Thanks for the spark goodie hot green tea is a favorite!
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SNUZSUZ
9/14/2014 11:01:40 AM

I do love it! Hope you have a wonderful day also:)



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