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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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TIME2BLOOM4ME
8/1/2014 9:42:40 PM

I am researching setting up a blog elsewhere. I have to do it on a day when my head is clear so I can understand all the fine print. Now that I have a better cell phone camera. . . I need a new reliable computer. Mine is on it's way out. It's in the plans. emoticon



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SWEETMAGNOLIA2
7/30/2014 11:20:40 PM

Hi Kay! Thanks for asking about my stepson. He came home from the hospital Sun evening. He didn't have mono like originally thought, but his spleen seems to be injured and he doesn't know how. He has a doctor appt tomorrow, so hopefully we'll get a good report. He is supposed to rest, so not working for 2 weeks. He's also anemic...maybe from blood loss from spleen. He's taking iron and Vit C for that.



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ELIZABETH5268
7/29/2014 7:01:08 PM

Thank you for your comment on my blog. It has definitely been a challenge but I love seeing the progress I have made and hope to keep building off of that.



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MOM2ACAT
7/29/2014 4:28:59 PM

I haven't noticed any pain from that new spine met, at least in my back. I have shoulder pain from time to time so I guess it could be some referred pain from that.



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MSALICAT
7/27/2014 12:24:13 PM

102 in Texas today.... "Heat, ma’am! it was so dreadful here, that I found there was nothing left for it but to take off my flesh and sit in my bones. " ~Sydney Smith, Lady Holland’s Memoir
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