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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: 28,560

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.

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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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    I forgot that you don't have snow---- WE have lost a lot of it today and yesterday--- Our roof is almost clean too---People downtown were in shirt sleeves today--- The sun feels so good!--- Lynda
    14 hours ago
    Oh Carol--You both are such great sports!---- Yes, you can come and play/shovel the white stuff--- And there will be more falling to-morrow--- I enjoyed yer comments--put a smile on my face-Hugs, Lynda
    8 days ago
    Hi Carol--Yes, Fred will watch the game here--- I'll probably work on my online banking-- I learned that last week--- I never used to do that!----I guess it be convenient--not feeling used to it yet tho!-
    And yes, Fred is a real softy in spite of his complaining-- We both shovelled--the snow was light-- I just hope the plough guy appears soon for the driveway---
    Nice to hear from you Carol--I always feel a part of yer life--enjoy yer comments--
    Lynda emoticon

    14 days ago
    Carol, mine went from 6.4 to 6.0 in 20 days. I did some more research online and the studies they did were at 300 mg and 500 mg up to 1000 mg. I feel comfortable at the 200 mg level, but I may add a second capsule once in a while if I can manage to let my stomach empty before dinner! emoticon good luck!
    14 days ago
    A1C--the only change was the alpha lipoic acid caps--20 days 200mg before breakfast emoticon
    15 days ago
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