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Went Low Carb in July. Over the past 5 months, my hubby and I have lost 20+ lbs each and have not felt deprived. This is the longest I have stuck with any program in many, many years. I plan to continue and perhaps add some fruits and other variety in moderation. My goal is 40 or less grams of carbs per day, but sometimes I find myself at 20 or less. I joined another Spark Team with a Paleo focus, so am looking for inspiration and validation. 2017 is going to be a Onederland for me!

2/9/15 -- Over the past 5 years, (see below) I have not made much progress. However, I am still learning a lot from my SparkFriends and about myself. I not gained (or if I did, it was temporary) and I have tried new eating and drinking habits. My age and metabolism are working against me. (Only the dates have changed in the past 2 years. In other words, the only thing I have lost is time.)

12/30/10 -- 230# I recently had an embarrassing episode on the airplane when we took our annual vacation. The seatbelt almost didn't fit!!!!! OMG! Talk about a wake-up call! In pictures, I look like Buddha. This week has been a time to make a plan to reach those goals I set almost THREE years ago!
Hi, here I am, still trying to change! Tried everything out there, including gastroplasty over 20 yrs. ago, fen-phen, etc. and still do not have a handle on eating and exercising. Age 61, retired, no kids at home, travel around quite a bit. Had fibromyalgia years ago, but still think there is some residual symptoms. Neuropathy sometimes a problem; have high BP, borderline high cholestrol & diabetes. Slowly getting back to a walking program after knee probs.

Member Since: 5/13/2008

Fitness Minutes: 70,555

My Goals:
To be a healthy weight so I can be more active - and vice versa! Specifically:
weight under 200# by the end of 2015. Well,THAT didn't happen, with a vacation and the holidays. SO now, my goal is 25# in the next 3 months. Exercise 6x a week for at least 45 min.
Lower Fasting Blood Sugar to 100 or less.
Lower Blood Pressure.
Lower Cholesterol.
Addendum: Lab tests Sept. '10 & '11 were all LOWER! (exc. triglycerides.) Dr. was pleased, as was I, to see that my efforts are showing! Yay for oatmeal!
'15 labs were "OK"

My Program:
Eating more veggies and fruits, less JUNK, less alcohol. I will pay attention to portions. I pledge to do 30-45 min. of exercise every day! (w/ one day of rest)

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Raelene here, living in NW WI, but my heart is in Jamaica! Or anywhere tropical. We have 3 children, 7 grandchildren, no pets. Our goal as a couple is to be there for each other when we are old and gray. Getting there fast!

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Totally into music, movies and reading.

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    Hmmmm....being accountable? Is that what we are? LOL The no ads is a HUGE perk with the premium. I was so annoyed by clicking somewhere and finding out that an ad was loading under the location of my curser and having to visit a site I had no desire visiting.
    5 days ago
    Would love to get your favorite eating tips since you have been so successful at losing! So you're low carb post
    11 days ago
    I may be like a snail right now but you're right, I'll be kicking it into gear soon. Thanks for the encouragement.
    11 days ago
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    I'm happy to share the cranberry appetizer. Take a block of cream cheese and spread it out a bit on a serving plate. Top it with a mixture of homemade cranberry sauce mixed with hot pepper jelly. I made a pot of cranberry sauce using a 12 package of cranberries and put in 2 small jars of jelly. Jelly can be adjusted to taste. I thought at first I had used to much but changed my mind after the mixture had been sitting awhile. Serve on crackers.

    Easy, delicious, what's not to love?

    Happy New Year to you and Dave!!
    18 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/30/2016 7:14:54 PM
    emoticon for the friend add, Raelene! I've added you, too! emoticon
    92 days ago
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