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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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WHITNEYTEACHER is starting a new exercise routine... ouch, my muscles are rebelling! :)
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Member Since: 8/18/2011

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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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HUNNI55
11/21/2014 5:15:58 PM

Just stopping by to say hi, how ya feeling? What new routine did you start? I am feeling better, new endocrine doc changed my thyroid med to a bit higher dose(112mcg) and I am walking/hiking everyday 2-4miles. I walk now instead of having coffee outside..so I am now officially off coffee since Nov 1st and honestly dont miss it. Hope you have an awesome weekend!! emoticon



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11/20/2014 8:06:40 AM

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11/19/2014 11:10:13 PM

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MPETERSON23111
11/19/2014 11:36:45 AM

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Don't forget how many healthy foods we can be thankful during this time of year! You can stay on track even during the holidays! I'm rooting for you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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TWNOMWE
11/18/2014 8:49:01 AM

Thanks for visiting my page.
I find that the scales get me down as well so I have limited stepping on it to once a week and focus on portion and exercise.
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