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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 71 years old now and still fighting the battle of the bulge. We are are feeling more at home in our new state. 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 a couple years seems to have derailed my body's ability to lose weight. I have finally lost a couple pounds and plan to keep Sparking and tracking and exercising and drinking water. Hopefully the trend will continue.

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: 29,825

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 will continue to get onto SP everyday and to track my calories when I do. Weighing and measuring portions has become a way of life. We are readjusting our eating habits to accommodate my aging husband's various needs. It seems to be helping me drop a few pounds but it not a healthy diet. It's an ongoing balancing act.

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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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  • v CHERYLE51
    Today is the first day of vacation. I will be so glad to get this over with. My family, especially my husband, has been driving me nuts. Even more so than usual.
    3 days ago
  • v CHERYLE51
    Thank you for your comment. Tomorrow is Florida. I am looking forward to it, but honestly I am unsure about the heat and humidity. We have gone to Hilton Head, South Carolina and that's been really hot. My DH thinks that this is going to be utopia, but I'm not sure. We will know in time.
    4 days ago
    Hi Carol--- We had a severe storm come through this area last Sunday night--knocked down lots of trees-- and of course the trees fell on the lines---and no power for 48 hrs-- Living without power is not fun!--- Thank you for saying you missed the blogs--I sure missed you and all the Sparkly friends-Lynda
    11 days ago
  • v CHERYLE51
    The diagnosis on my hip is I need a new one. The joints are none on bone with some spurs. I was given a cane if it gets really bad.
    11 days ago
    Thanks for the suggestion for my A1C....worth a try for certain!! Glad to learn your husband is out of danger... Take care
    12 days ago
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