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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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Oregon Grandma

I am 69 years old now and still fighting the battle of the bulge. The move from Colorado to Oregon has not helped in the battle yet, but living in a new home in a new state is still in the adjustment stages. At least I'm still fighting my health battles and SparkPeople has been helping me for more than two years now. I lost 22-25 pounds and then gained and re-lost a few again. I switched to the Atkins program which helped me break the plateaus feel much better without the cravings. The packing ...
I am 69 years old now and still fighting the battle of the bulge. The move from Colorado to Oregon has not helped in the battle yet, but living in a new home in a new state is still in the adjustment stages. At least I'm still fighting my health battles and SparkPeople has been helping me for more than two years now. I lost 22-25 pounds and then gained and re-lost a few again. I switched to the Atkins program which helped me break the plateaus feel much better without the cravings. The packing and moving and unpacking and living in chaos for the last 9 months has really thrown a monkey wrench into that program. Now that our temporarily live-in family members have moved out to their own place we can get our schedules and eating patterns back into a healthier routine.

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!


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Member Since: 9/12/2012

SparkPoints: 75,082

Fitness Minutes: 20,780

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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RISNGSUN24
2/11/2016 12:13:20 AM

Thanks for commenting on my blog post! I didn't really explain ghee very well and had never heard of it either before finding out about the dairy allergy. Basically, it's butter but with the milk solids removed. So that crust in the one picture is milk solids, then it has to be strained through cheesecloth the remove the rest. VERY simple! I just threw butter in the crockpot then, when the crust browned, strained it through the cheesecloth twice. I think it took longer to open all those sticks of butter than the straining did!

And the good thing about gluten free bread (I've heard) is that there's no kneading. Once the starter is ready, I just have to add a few ingredients, let it rise once, and it's ready to bake. That's my hope, anyway!



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YOYONOMORE1
2/9/2016 6:13:32 PM

Hope your week got off to a good start, that was nice you got that information on your grandma confirmed. Stay warm. We have some really cold weather coming in for the rest of the week.

Hugs,
Shirl



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LIVINGLOVINLIFE
2/4/2016 12:33:36 AM

Thanks for your comments and continued support.



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JSTETSER
1/31/2016 1:29:34 PM

Dear Western Sage,
Your advice is exactly what I need to hear. My Mom needs me more than family need quilts. There will be plenty of quilt time later in life. Jackie emoticon



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YOYONOMORE1
1/28/2016 4:02:09 PM

I was glad to find out Mr. Mario didn't have anything broken, but the doc said it'll take a while for that middle toe to mend. Today he's being very finicky and not wanting to eat.



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