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My weight has been yo-yo-ing all my adult life! And I'm really tired of it! I want to walk into a room and not feel self-conscious about my weight. After a lifetime of selecting clothes to conceal myself, I want to wear pretty clothes, try new activities & grab more gusto!

Update: I've been with SP for almost 5 yr. Lost the weight in 6 months. Rode the roller coaster of up & down the scale. Finally I'm ignoring the scale , making good food choices & exercising at least 30 min. 6 days/week. Period.

Most important lesson learned: The bad habits that made me fat the first time (and the 128th time!) will make me fat again. This must be a permanent change in my life.

2013: After DH got a new knee & I returned to all my bad habits, I sat around & regained nearly all the weight I had lost.

Started over 3 weeks ago and am now on Day 20 of a streak of at least 30 min. of exercise 6 days/week. Feel better! Clothes fit better!

It's always does. SP is the greatest! Just do it...and it feels soo great!

Member Since: 6/3/2008

Fitness Minutes: 175,047

My Goals:
Eat & cook healthy foods.

Eat appropriate portions.

Lose 22 lbs.

Solve issues and boredom without soda, chocolate or junk food.

Find a physical activity I enjoy.

Keep at current weight or less during winter.

My Program:
Track nutrition daily.

Track exercise daily.

Exercise 5 times/weekly.

Drink 64 oz or more water daily.

Don't read while I eat.

Personal Information:
I sold my business almost 5 years ago and retired early -- and I am no longer a workaholic! Hooray!

I live in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of CO. I was strictly an "indoor girl", but now love to be outdoors & active --biking, hiking, snowshoeing. I've just discovered Zumba Gold & love it!

Other Information:
I love to travel, attend live theatre, read mysteries and read success stories on SP.
My husband & I have 2 grown sons.

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  • v LIS193
    Thank you for stopping by my page, it is good to hear from you!
    The fires are so bad everywhere, so sad. Praying for rain 🌧
    We are in Denmark right now for my daughter’s wedding. Here they are in a drought as well but we are enjoying the “hot” weather: 80’s and sunshine, love it!
    Have a wonderful summer!
    495 days ago
    Hey, Girl, Are you back home yet? I almost fell over laughing about your battle with “the wagon.” You are a very entertaining writer. I finally decided to sit out the 5% Challenge for the summer. I’ll see if I can challenge myself enough to stay motivated. Reading your gratitude journal may be a good start. But the first 81° day — which is forecast for today — will definitely get me going. Let’s stay in touch.
    584 days ago
    Thanks for the comment on my "Taking Time Off" blog. This time has been very stressful, and although I have been losing weight, and I'll be glad when I can get back to SparkPeople and a more "regular" routine! How is the weather in Colorado? It has been crazy here...
    665 days ago
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    I appreciate your taking the time to read and comment on my blog "Choosing joy on the Journey." I'm glad you liked it. I hope you will have a fantastic Friday.

    “We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”–Frederick Keonig
    665 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/9/2018 5:29:35 AM
    I appreciate your taking the time to read and comment on my blog "Am I willing to change?" I hope you will have a wonderful Wednesday.

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