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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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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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LADYOFTHEFAIRE
7/2/2015 12:38:03 PM

Thank you for your supportive comments on my blog. Spark people are so awesome!!



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CHERYLE51
7/2/2015 12:31:11 PM

Thanks for the coffee. Always needed. My mother only had two girls. Myself and my sister. There is 6 1/2 years difference and yes it did make a big difference growing up. We are now pretty good friends. I say pretty good because it is still not the relationship I would like, but ....



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CHERYLE51
7/1/2015 11:16:34 AM

Hello! Thanks for stopping by. I drank a can of Coke Zero. That got my blood pumping. I was on fire filing yesterday. Today I'm slower moving as my low back hurts a little. I got a lot done yesterday.



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CHERYLE51
6/30/2015 7:52:18 AM

Yes, everything is going to work out. Everything does happen for a reason, I just like having all my ducks in a row and don't like the unknown.



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CHERYLE51
6/29/2015 11:59:24 AM

I loved your adoption story. My kids were all older when we adopted them and they knew their bio parents. We started out with an 8 year old from Ukraine. That was fun, I didn't speak Ukrainian and she didn't speak English. We know have 5 kids ranging in age from16-23. Three girls and two boys. Sometimes I just shake my head in amazement because I never thought I would have any children and now I have 5. It has not been easy because they were older, they all have some type of problem. But, we felt that we wanted older children as when we started we were older parents. That is so amazing about your siblings. Six is a lot of kids. Two of my DD's had seven siblings none of which mom has custody of. I feel better today, the sun is finally shining.



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