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me about 2010 - around 300 to 310 lbs

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These two always want me to sit down so they can take over my lap and get on with their naps!

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found this on someone else's Sparkpage, can't remember whose!

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We three - one human, two felines - enjoy solitude. I (the human) turned 66 in February of 2019. I have been blissfully retired since January 2015. Pudgy as a child and very obese for most of my adult life, I got into "One-derland" (under 200 lbs.) in January 2014 using SparkPeople identity '1salmon1'. In May 2014 I quit Sparkpeople; suddenly, and not planned. In retrospect I realize I was spending too much time every evening checking on friends, logging my food and exercise, blogging - and at the time I sat in front of a computer all day at work. I burned out. I thought I could use what I'd learned to keep getting healthier on my own. My weight has bounced between 175 & 190 lbs. since June 2014 - usually around 185. In 2015 I came back to Sparkpeople but created this new page for some reason - can't remember why. I was retired by then, but my mom was ill and I was very busy with care for her so again did not continue with Sparkpeople. Mom passed away, and my life has settled down. I am very well; I can move easily. Walking & hiking, Tai Chi and yoga, dancing, pilates and swimming are all activities I enjoy. If I feel this great now, wouldn't I feel even better if I lose more of my excess weight? So I'm back on Sparkpeople as of Nov. 2018.

Member Since: 6/9/2015

Fitness Minutes: 16,319

My Goals:
*I choose 130 lbs. as a goal weight arbitrarily - don't really know what that will look like till I get closer.
*I will be active every day for at least 60 minutes, leading to more strength, endurance, flexibility, and agility - and less excess body fat.
*I will have fun with my fitness - I won't make it a chore, a task.
*I will continue to learn how to manage food cravings.

My Program:
For now, regular, varied, FUN activities every day. At least an hour each day doing things I enjoy - walking, hiking, Tai Chi, yoga, dance, pilates, swimming, etc. Eat small. Eat clean. Prepare my own food. Avoid socializing around food - I tend to binge in that setting. Continue a basically paleo diet - lots of veggies, lean meats, mono-unsaturated fats. No grains or legumes (though I love them) - when I eat them I have more joint pain and more cravings. Eat more calories - 1300 to 1400 each day. Balance the macros fairly evenly.

Personal Information:
I'm a very introverted person. Socializing, though I enjoy it, exhausts me. I want to use the tools on Sparkpeople, and offer support to others, but I can't let myself get drawn into spending hours online. Have to figure that part out...

Other Information:
Both knees have now been replaced after a lifetime of injuries and dislocations. Otherwise I am very lucky - health is good. Though bone density test in Nov 2017 says I have osteoporosis.

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  • v DEM-TOM
    Hi there Lasola,
    Please check in my previous post about Utrecht, I've put some answers and suggestions about your upcoming trip. Have a great day!
    661 days ago
    Thanks for commenting on my Feed post this morning. I'm going to go through the videos and see if I can find something that will work. I'm hoping to get out walking in a few weeks in the morning and after work -- it's still in the 20s here in Michigan in the mornings, but we're hopefully on the uptick there, and it's getting lighter earlier, so that will help as well!
    661 days ago
    Thanks for commenting on my page. Ironically, I was slimmer in my daughter’s early years, but then I found true love with my wonderful fourth husband, Laurie, and we both burgeoned as we enjoyed win8ng and dining together. Fortunately, I have shown my daughter that I don’t give up , like you, despite the fact that I too have up to 50 pounds to lose... Have a great time visiting this year, you will love the Netherlands. We adore the South of France!
    662 days ago
    Thanks for your encouragement on my post about my success. emoticon
    668 days ago
    Hi friend, feeling a little better.The only sweets I had all weekend, was fruit & yogurt. Feeling good about taking care of myself. How was your weekend? Talk later Chris
    681 days ago
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