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This will be the 3rd time I've returned to Spark People in hopes of losing 60+ pounds. I just turned 62 - kind of scary. I'm a retired high school biology teacher and I miss the daily interaction with the kids. I recently decided I really need to try this AGAIN. My biggest fear is failure - AGAIN which makes it really hard to motivate myself everyday to keep going. I think I must be a little self destructive that way. I had my thyroid removed in 2001 so I often feel I'm fighting an uphill ...
This will be the 3rd time I've returned to Spark People in hopes of losing 60+ pounds. I just turned 62 - kind of scary. I'm a retired high school biology teacher and I miss the daily interaction with the kids. I recently decided I really need to try this AGAIN. My biggest fear is failure - AGAIN which makes it really hard to motivate myself everyday to keep going. I think I must be a little self destructive that way. I had my thyroid removed in 2001 so I often feel I'm fighting an uphill battle because of that. I also have arthritis in both my knees, my neck and to a lesser extent in my hips and shoulders, this provides a real exercise challenge! I recently moved and don't often see my woman friends, my husband is really supportive but my weight issues are something I don't feel comfortable talking about with him.

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Member Since: 8/18/2011

SparkPoints: 20,581

Fitness Minutes: 7,308

My Goals:
I don't need fast weight loss, just consistent but that doesn't seem to be happening no matter what I try. I would like to lose 60 pounds - right now that seems impossible!

My Program:
I am watching my calories by eating only "healthy" foods in accordance with my doctor's recommendations and trying to get more exercise. I think I own about every exercise DVD and Wii program out there and also recently bought an activity tracker. I'm trying to walk a lot more as my main form of exercise. For me the secret is audiobooks - I only listen when I exercise so I'm motivated because I want to hear more of the story.

Personal Information:
I was widowed in 1999 and remarried in 2002. I spent the next 5 years teaching High School biology in a very small school 67 miles from home until I retired in 2008. We recently moved to Grants Pass, Oregon, a difficult move because my husband had lived in our other house for over 40 years. Now we're looking forward to our new life in our new home.

Other Information:
I love to read, I own a lot of audio books and like to listen to them when I walk. I mostly like fantasy, mystery, or young adult novels. I got interested in YA books while teaching high school and continued reading them after retirement. I also try to keep my mind active by playing RPG computer games.

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1SURFWALKER
1/19/2015 3:18:03 PM

emoticon Just saw your goodie message...off to the chiropractor now, will get in touch later. Take care. emoticon



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JEWITCH
1/14/2015 2:14:07 PM

So sorry to hear you and Rod are under the weather. I hope you both start feeling better soon. Just focus on getting well and not worry about your diet or exercise. Some of this sruff going around is just awful. I will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers that you are back to feeling better soon. Brightest blessings and warm hugs. ~ Lin



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SHARON10002
1/1/2015 11:29:25 PM

Now is the time to reflect and to
Evolve.
Wait no more, live this life - now.

Yes, breathe.
Enjoy the moments as they come, as they are.
Always remember to drink them in.
Relish, be present.
Savor.

Relax and recognize that
Each instant is a gift.
Seek the silver lining.
Obey your inner voice of kindness.
Love.
Understand and appreciate. Celebrate.
The simple things
In life are often the most precious. Give thanks.
Own it, feel it, live it, love it, know it.
Now, start now.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year, my friend!



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MPETERSON23111
12/31/2014 10:23:05 AM

Have a great New Year! Another chance to plan and work towards the healthiest you YET!

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HAWTGRANNY2014
12/28/2014 10:22:59 PM

Hey there sounds like you are happy. so glad the holidays gave you a boost. Keep on and I may 2015 bring you the best.



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