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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

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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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  • v JIBBIE49
    If you read that great classic novel "The Good Earth" by Pearl Buck, the central character, Wang Lung lives to care for his father as he says he would starve to death and give what food he has to keep his father alive. Why? Because when he was a child, his father had seen to it that Wang Lung survived. His Uncle during a famine, let his children die so he and his wife survived by eating all the food as his Uncle said "Oh, when the famine is over we can have more children." There were many famines when the crops failed in China in those days. In the story, Wang Lung becomes a rich man because of his Slave wife, O-Lan who works in his fields because she has "big feet" but he hates her because she doesn't have "tiny feet". His sons grow up rich and spoiled and care nothing for him.
    17 hours ago
    Hi Carol-- So its yer wedding anniversary too?--- --We didn't do much--just enjoyed being home and healthy--- Next week is Fred's Birthday however so we will celebrate that out at son#1's restaurant----more restaurant eating--but I can order healthy food there!--
    Are you having this warm weather where you live? It's mild here for this time of year-- Hugs to yu-Lynda
    5 days ago
    Hi Carol-- When I sit down and get time to read rep[lies to my blog--and other blogs--it's a good day--- Fred is out warming up the leaf blower for me--- I really do enjoy doing that---
    I am back at Weight watchers --rejoined last night-drove home in a terrible rain storm in the dark--was so happy to pull into the garage-- All is well here--I hear the flu shots are out too--Lynda
    11 days ago
  • v SALLY5577
    I know what you mean about Ancestry Carol and I didn't think for a minute about being pressured. If you recall I used to work as a Registrar for Births etc and while I was doing that I had free access to all the Scottish records so I was able to make quite a comprehensive tree of my Scottish ancestors. I was able to find most of them so I really would be very surprised to find much, if any, foreign ancestry. Pity as I quite fancy the idea of being part continental, lol. In UK Ancestry charge 19.99 per month for membership. That gives me access all over the world but the DNA is about 120.00. Too much for a bit of curiousity for me at present, lol. I go on every now and again and try to go back a bit further but I've been out side most of this summer so not on the computer much to do that or, to my shame, finishing my book. I will get there, eventually.

    Hope everything is going well for you both.
    11 days ago
  • v SALLY5577
    Ancestry do DNA here but it is very expensive. I think I'll just have to enjoy Italian food and wonder about my ancestry, lol. In the meantime I'm having curry tonight. I don't think I have any ancestry from there but who knows.
    12 days ago
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