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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...

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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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    Good morning LASOLA1, Thank you for commenting on my post...."not breaking any sound barriers with my weight loss" which lead me to your page. I have to say you DO sound like you have your act together and are very active. I thought for a moment we had some things in common but that part I could take a lesson from you. I desperately need to be more active and you are so right...when you're having fun at it...that's what makes all the difference! Your focus on diet is excellent too. I am a senior lady as well. It's been a little over a year now that I suffered 2 family deaths / 2 years apart. Guess I might still be recovering from that. I don't know what my problem is...I just can't get moving. One thing is...every time I DO get moving somehow something happens to side track me. I either get sick or injured ~ something! It's a regular pattern over my lifetime. I don't think I overdo...cause I try to ease in.. Maybe it's just the fact I'm "moving" and my body is not used to that. I am really glad I ran into your page. You are in inspiration. Don't worry about getting all caught up in writing back. I know myself that when you start to do that it turns into a long time at the computer. I just wanted to let you know that you struck me as someone having it all together. Good luck. Continue your path! I have a cat too! She's sweetie! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    875 days ago
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    876 days ago
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    Thank you for wishing me well on my journey. I turn 60 on February 28. I hate hurting from the weight on my broken body. You have inspired me. I to have my mom living with me as she is recovering from surgery.
    888 days ago
  • v BEATRIZ269
    Thank you so much for your advice on my sparkpage. Trying to get more balance! Wishing you a great 2019!
    890 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/13/2019 12:59:56 AM
    Thanks for stopping by my Spark Page. I’m happy to hear that you found my blogs amusing. I hope you don’t mind that I’ve added you as a spark friend. I wish you the best on your health and wellness journey.
    906 days ago
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