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Me, June 28, 2013 - Our Wedding Day!


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I'm Marjorie, an over 50, wiser, & heavier version of the girl I once was. I am in the right place in my head to take on the challenge of creating a healthier me. My long term goal is to lose about half of me, and gain muscle & strength in the process. (However long it takes!) I just got married in June, for the first time in my life @ 54 years, in France! My soul mate (now husband!) & I moved here in November 2012. (He's from Paris) Life is so good now, and will only get better over the coming years. I'm thrilled with all I've been finding here at SparkPeople & am looking forward to continuing this new journey with and getting to know y'all! Woo Hoo!!! :-)

Member Since: 9/10/2012

Fitness Minutes: 58,478

My Goals:
My Shorter term goal is: Lose enough weight by next summer to fit into my dream wedding dress. I don't know what that number is, nor do I know what that dress looks like yet. I just know it will feel right when I attain that.

My longer term goal: To lose about half of the current me. It may ultimately be more or less, who knows. But whatever that outcome is, I will be fitter, healthier, and more active. I'm so excited to be on this journey!! :-)

My Program:
I am tracking my portions & what I eat. I do not feel deprived or uncomfortable at all, like I had been on previous diets & programs. I'm already starting to feel healthier, and feel for the first time that I will be able to actually do this! I am not very active yet. I am wearing a pedometer everywhere, even in the house now. I am increasing my steps a bit at a time. My husband is backing me 100% on all of this, though he insists I must be doing it just for me since he loves me no matter what weight I am. (the sweetheart!) I drink water constantly & step by step, I am becoming "less of me."

Personal Information:
I am Marjorie. originally from New England. I l moved to Normandy France in November 2012 and am totally loving it here!! We just got married last month (June) and my mom moved here to live with us then too. She'll be 90 in December & is quite a challenge! Life is becoming more of an adventure by the day - onward & upward! :-)

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I live by the adage: "What wisdom can be found that is greater than kindness?" And also "If it's not fun, why do it?"
I love to read, meet new people, am an environmental activist, am creative in making or repurposing things, am a massage therapist (human) & currently studying animal massage. I love to cook & bake, & am enjoying "skinnifying" recipes to make them healthier & lower calorie. I love cars (used to be a mechanic), and worked professionally in Finance for 28 years when one day I got fed up & quit. That was over 3 years ago - best thing I ever did for myself. lol.... Anything you want to know, ask. You never know, I may just tell you! ;-)

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  • v LEEANN_DB2
    Thank you for the add!

    1216 days ago
    Thanks for the goodie. Hope you are doing well!
    1265 days ago
  • v KAZZIE531
    Hey Girlfriend.... How ya doing? Congrats on the weight loss!!! We must be doing something right. We both started out at 317 and you're at 298 and I'm at 295. I just wish it didn't take so long to lose. I want out of this fat body that I am in.

    Hope all is well with to you soon....Kazzie emoticon
    1306 days ago
  • v EMMABE1
    Just dropped by to say - Hi. and welcome you to The “Chair Exercise” Team
    Welcome to the most friendly, most supportive team in SparkPeople land!! - Please feel free to jump in and join in the message boards. It has been proved that people who contribute to message boards and blog regularly lose more weight, more easily than those who don’t, so come on in.
    It is a great place to be and you will find lots of friends, ideas and links to help and support you at all stages on your journey.
    To help you on your way I have sent you a Sparkmail with resources for exercises that are suitable for those whose mobility is limited, whether by age, physical problems or time. I hope you will find it a useful reference.
    I hope you succeed in all the goals you set.
    Enjoy the journey
    emoticon Hi from Australia
    Ann (Co-leader Chair Exercise Team and Stronger Seniors Team)

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    Catch a smile - be part of the SMILE EPIDEMIC!!

    1308 days ago
    Hello and welcome to our very supportive team Chair Exercise ... we have challenges to help you to get moving, chat where you can meet the team and have a chat….. We have challenges to help you to get moving, brain teasers to keep your mind moving, enjoy your journey with us to health, happiness and feeling great
    You have made the right choice to become a part of our team and from my experience I can say that you will be greatly be benefited here. Help in the form of our leaders.
    We wish you all the Best.
    WEIGHT GAIN JOKE: Most people gain weight by having intimate dinners for two...alone.
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    1309 days ago
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