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Christmas in Colorado 2012

April 2013. The end of a long day.

July 3, 2013. With my BFF SparkBuddie, my daughter.




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I am 70 years old now and still fighting the battle of the bulge. We are getting used to living in a new home in a new state yet in some ways it is still in the adjustment stages. I'm still fighting my health battles and SparkPeople has been helping me for more than three years now. I lost 22-25 pounds and then gained and re-lost it few again. Surgery last year seems to have derailed my body's ability to lose weight. Medical people tell me it can take a year to recover. UGH! Meanwhile I plan to keep Sparking and tracking and exercising and drinking water.

An old song says that only the good die young, and I figure with my youthful history I'm going to be around 200-250 years, so I better take care of this body so I can enjoy those extra years!

Member Since: 9/12/2012

Fitness Minutes: 27,105

My Goals:
My goals are simple: get my weight down about 25 more pounds and my clothes down about 2 additional sizes. My original AHA moment came when I realized 1 more pound would put me in the BMI obese category, and my target is to get into the healthy range and stay there.

My Program:
I am determined to get onto SP everyday and to track my calories when I do. Weighing and measuring portions has become a way of life. My biggest challenge has been to get our dietary habits reorganized as my husband has been our family chef for many years and now we will be sharing this task.

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I have transitioned from the paid workforce to retired status and look forward to discovering new places and creating new friendships.

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I am deeply immersed in a wide variety of metaphysical activities. I welcome correspondence with those who share this journey.

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    Hi Carol, I still have pressure in both eyes--too high--but he is trying to control it with meds--eye drops-- I took the old tank back to the store top-day and had a difficult time getting my $$$ back- They said that I had to deal with the manufacturer--FINALLY --after they brought out the store owner--then the manager--- they refunded my money - The tank was guaranteed for 6 yrs-- Lynd
    1 day ago
    Hi Carol, fred found the instruction booklet this morning--- I was NOT impressed--It was in with a pile of this papers! --- We have plus 3 in the weather--quite nice! --- Son#4 was out AGAIN--this time with 2 of his children--stayed for lunch and fixed a pile of stuff--- Man! Ya jess should never get too upset about their crazy quirks eh?--- They do come around-Lynda
    4 days ago
    Carol Thankyou so very very much for the "'all time " massage--Whatta gift!-- I love it!-- Lynda
    6 days ago
    Hi Carol,
    I went back to the grocery store this morning--alone and it was so nice to shop with the shelves full!--- I also left himself at home, so I really can shop faster.
    A neighbour called this afternoon all confused---She had taken her husband into Emerg---thought perhaps he had had a stroke--and now she could;'t remember how to contact him in the hospital--Sad eh?--- She must be so upset and confused herself!
    We are supposed to get some snow to-night--so far nothing--- It was a very dull dark day tho all day to-day! ----I'm kinda looking forward to a change of season---- hope we do get a bit of the white stuff!--
    Did I tell you that our youngest son came out last Sunday with his 2 children, so I guess his ""upset-ed-ness" is over--- Families are so crazy at times!--
    12 days ago
    Carol, No I didn't exercise for hours and hours. My spark tracker was down and wad not adding my activities for several days. They finally got it fixed. All that was for about 4-5 days. I would be in bed for a month if I did all that in one day. Ha Ha!!!.
    16 days ago
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