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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: 28,080

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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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    Thanks for stopping by my blogs and for the anniversary wishes. When we both get to feeling better we'll go out for a nice dinner. I have an appointment with my doctor tomorrow morning at 11, but now I've made the appointment I think I am feeling better and don't need to go, but I will as I am tired of not feeling good. Hope you have a great week.

    11 hours ago
  • v SUNSHINE5268
    hope you are having a FANTASTIC and wonderful weekend, smiles :-)
    2 days ago
    hi Carol, We got rid of the bedspread too-- Fred never makes the bed--He does try to help me after i change it--- but poor guy--I am running to his side (and I hate myself for doing it)-to get the wrinkles out---- It's been busy here--mostly so much snow---- We have a bit of a break from it now and I love the milder days-- Isn't it nice that Xmas is over??-- Lynda
    6 days ago
    Hi Carol--- Thanks for your input on my blog--so good of you to even read it--- Yes, that mall collapse was a disaster--- and we all knew it was going to happen one day--- I don't believe they allow overhead parking anymore in Northern Ontario--
    Ive been shovelling snow almost all day--- Fred is still out there with the snow blower-- It was a massive storm that passed through here! -Lynda
    13 days ago
  • v CHERYLE51
    I see you were on your bike today. I finally hit the 10,000 mark on my fitbit. I also jumped some rope in gym today with the kids. Like I said on my blog, I wasn't counting time or how many I did, I was just happy I could still do it. Almost felt like a kid, but couldn't jump in or do the big rope. I may be able to get the hang of it if I practiced, but didn't want to take time away from the kids.
    13 days ago
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