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Ok - July 1, 2017 and I am finally motivated .... seriously! Talked with my sister who has lost 60 pounds on her own, and she is disabled and can't exercise and is 71 years young! What is my excuse? She and I have reached the exact same weight. I go visit the family in October. We challenged each other to see how much weight we can loose before then. My goal is 20 pounds. I have 50 at a minimum to loose before I can get to even the "overweight" status. I lost 40 pounds about 4 years ago - I can do it again! So I have lost those first easy pounds - 3 lbs this week so far! Good start.

I am a 63 year old "girl" who lives in Jacksonville, Florida. I love reading, walking, doing crafts, travel and watching movies, spending time with friends and family (duh) and life in general. I am also an avid genealogist. With my crafts right now I have set a new goal with my crochet. I want to make at least 52 hats and scarves this year and give them to the homeless shelter for their "guests". I hope they will enjoy the personal touch and know that someone does care about their well-being.

My favorite books (and now TV series) are Outlander series and the Game of Thrones by George RR Martin, Robin Hobb's Books: Rain Wild Chronicles and Liveship Traders, The Fool series - these are only a few of the series books that I have enjoyed. I am always looking for new books, so if you have a good book I would love to hear from you.

Favorite movies: Gone With The Wind (my parent's first date movie), Harry Potter series, The Butcher's Wife (anything Demi Moore is in), Lord Of The Ring series. These are only a few of the great movies I have enjoyed.

I am loving SparkPeople and will be around here for a very long time. This is the best support site I have ever found, and I know it will be a large part for my success in meeting weight goals.


I am feeling thinner today
I am getting stronger, healthier and slimmer everyday
I am losing weight effortlessly
I look and feel slimmer everyday
I am losing weight slowly but surely
I enjoy being slim and fit
I am on the road to great health and a great looking body
I am proud of myself for eating the right foods
I love how I feel after I exercise
I love the feeling of being slim and healthy
I am ready to be thin again
I find It feels so good to have a toned body
I create an abundance of energy when I work out
I acknowledge that my health is extremely important to me
I am taking care of myself and it gives me great confidence
I am committed to doing what it takes to become slim again and healthy
I deserve to be healthy in body and in mind
I will succeed at controlling my weight
I enjoy life when I am in good shape
I find water is refreshing and satisfies my food cravings
I find that every day I notice positive changes in my body

(I got this from a fellow Sparker, loved it and made it my own.)

Member Since: 4/6/2012

Fitness Minutes: 11,604

My Goals:
I want to loose 50 lbs.

My Program:
I am following no plan except to track what I eat with the Nutrition Tracker and keeping my calories under the numbers they recommend. This worked before, and it will work again.

Personal Information:
I am a 63 year old "girl" who lives in Jacksonville, Florida. I now weigh TOO much. I am disabled, so am always home and not running around at a job, so burning calories is a struggle. In April I did adopt a little dog, so now am getting some walking exercise every day. A win-win!

Other Information:
I love reading and playing games on my computer, I also love playing Mah Jong. I struggle at getting there, but do water aerobics whenever possible (the winter months are even more challenging). I write poetry and crochet.

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    Hi there! Thanks for your comment on my post. The map came from My design was a 90 swirl vortex, but she makes them in many different sizes and patterns.

    I have been very happy with my purchase from there and the owner/designer has a lot of resources giving help about how to use your map if you have questions. Having it hanging in my office has really provided motivation and a daily reminder of my progress, even if the day or week isn't going as well as I would have hoped.

    I hope you have a wonderful day, and make progress on all of your goals!
    14 days ago
  • v KICKINGIT@56
    Hi emoticon ,

    Just checking in on you. Perhaps, like me, your new years' enthusiasm and motivation has hit a bump in the road; but don't become discouraged. You've got to hang in there. Even if you don't lose much right away, not gaining is still a victory. You have many spark friends cheering for your success. Drop by anytime you need support.


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    126 days ago
    Nice to see you, well in a way, if you know what I mean. I had total knee replacement surgery. so I took time off too. Physical Therapy twice a week; my body is a mess but working everyday! Hangin in! (((Hug))) Let's keep in touch! :)
    170 days ago
  • v KICKINGIT@56
    Welcome back! I missed you. Glad you are giving yourself another chance. Each time we have a setback we learn what doesn't work and can come up with new strategies, but support from friends is always a critical piece to the puzzle.


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    186 days ago
  • v KICKINGIT@56
    Welcome to the club. We all probably need to get a fresh start for the new year.

    You've heard of the 12 days of Christmas...well these are the 12 months of blessings:

    January: may you experience JOY every day.

    February: may God grant you FAVOR as you go on your way.

    March: may you be aware of the many MIRACLES on display all around you.

    April: may God open up Heaven and pour out on you an ABUNDANCE of blessings.

    May: may MUSIC fill your heart even when times are difficult

    June: may you JEALOUSLY guard your time so that not 1 second is wasted

    July: may your summer be a JAMBOREE of luscious summertime fruits

    August: may ANGELIC voices sing you to sleep every night.

    September: may you experience SUCCESS in all your healthy lifestyle goals.

    October: may your home be well ORGANIZED and smoothly run.

    November: may you learn something NEW every day to share with another.

    December: and may Santa DELIVER everything on your Christmas list this year

    Don't get discouraged and don't let the cold stop you. Take care and stay warm.


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    191 days ago
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