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As a fat kid, fat teen, fat adult, I dreamed of being a normal weight. Well, finally, I'm 80+ lbs below my all time high; 50 pounds below Dec. 2008 weight. In 2009 I achieved healthy BMI 25. Then with SparkPeople I was able to achieve BMI 21, a weight I "always" wanted! Check out my SparkPeople Success Story:
e_grandma If I can achieve and maintain a healthy weight, I bet you can, too!!

Member Since: 9/2/2009

Fitness Minutes: 145,769

My Goals:
* Maintain 80+ pound loss with 129 pounds as the center of my goal weight range
* Focus on eating sensibly, healthy foods enjoyed with dignity.
* Keep on running for fun and fitness! Enjoy any age group awards without stressing for them.

Current PRs:
.5 Mile=4:01 (12/21/13)
1 Mile = 8:47 (4/13)
5K = 27:33 (4/13/13)
10K = 1:01:13 (3/16/13)
HM =2:26:02 (11/24/13)

My Program:
Clean SWEEP:

Clean = eat with dignity
S = 7-8 hrs sleep
W = 8 glasses water
E = eat healthy
E = exercise 6 times/wk
P = persistence

Personal Information:
66 years old, 5'6", maintaining around 129 pounds. Retired social worker-grant writer-nonprofit administrator. One adult daughter. I keep my two darling granddaughters 6 days a week when my DD & DSIL work. Weigh less right now than I did in junior high. Have struggled with weight all my life, but I just may have it now!!

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You don't have to be perfect to succeed, but you do have to be determined. Never, never, never give up!

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  • v AQUAGIRL08
    You are so sweet to offer! Right now,my therapist is working with me on going up one step repeatedly. I was able to do 5, take a break and do 5 more. When I told her that I did 30 at less than two weeks post op she was unpleasantly surprised. I have to give her credit, all she said, "No, no, no, no, no! That is definitely not what I would have done!" I thought to myself, no wonder my thigh/hip area is so swollen and burning! I have to be able to go up and down the steps at the Y before I can get in the water. I am,working hard to strengthen that leg. I think the water would help the swelling go down too. The good news is that, fingers crossed, the medicine the doctor gave me stops the burning nerve pain about two hours after I take it! Now if I don't get any nasty side effects, it will be awesome! It made therapy much easier today. I am trying to get around using two canes. My leg is tired but that could just be from walking after all of those exercises. Baby steps, baby steps. emoticon
    22 days ago
  • v WHITE-1602
    Thank you for the wall posts you made with Beck's ideas. That's helpful!
    23 days ago
  • v AQUAGIRL08
    I hope so but I'm so frustrated at this point, I can't say for sure. Sometimes for no known reason, the pain spikes so hard that it makes tears run down my face. I can't see this as being normal. I will call the doctor tomorrow as soon as the office opens. Maybe he can sprinkle me with magic dust and I be all better!
    26 days ago
  • v AQUAGIRL08
    You are such an inspiration for others!
    26 days ago
  • v PHOENIX1949
    Appreciate the Gift Card Goodie -- purchasing workout clothes in virtual and real life -- unable to walk much and can't run at all but am getting ready to sign up for a comprehensive physical therapy program that concentrates on musculoskeletal realignment to achieve balance and ease chronic pain (my companion of 30+ years).
    31 days ago
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