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I am a retired person of 70 something.
The last few years I really neglected myself because I was focusing on the care of my sick husband. Along the way, I was eating my emotions and gained a lot of undesirable fat.

Being out of shape and a recent widow, having much more time in my hands, I started to do something about my condition.

SparkPeople was once a very successful tool helping me to adopt a healthy lifestyle; I came back to this efficient site.

I am presently inactive due to an injury to one of my knees.

Member Since: 2/21/2020

Fitness Minutes: 7,825

My Goals:
Long-Term Goal:
Lose weight
Need to lose at least 70 pounds
Using SP website tools
Getting more energy
Being able to function without feeling tired all the time
Being more active
Performing the basic tasks without struggling

My Program:
Starting date: February 22, 2020 = Point A
- Proposed date for reaching Weight Goal: November 2021 = Point B
Review of plan monthly

Medium-Term Actions:
Participation and completeness of different challenges:
- Calendar Challenge (once an a while)

- Black Panther 2020 Summer Challenge (Sparktastic Summer Slimdown) (daily participation)

- Consistency & Motivation Premium Coaching (daily participation)

Short-Term Actions:
Tracking food and fitness daily
Exercise a minimum of 10 minutes daily
Stretching session of 15 minutes daily (I suffer from fibromyalgia and this helps me to start my day)
Cardio a minimum of 10 minutes 5 x a week
Strength minimum 3 x a week
Write journal daily

August 2020:
10 minutes indoor cycling daily
Not eating food after 7pm

Personal Information:
On August 2020, I felt and seriously damage one of my knees, and being presently invalid I have to postpone all activities. I'll get back as soon as I can.

Other Information:

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    Awesome that’s great. Enjoy the Challenge!
    366 days ago
    (((hugs))) and WELCOME! emoticon

    It's really great you are starting to take care of yourself.
    I took care of my mom for two years. She had dementia. I too neglected myself.
    Back then I didn't have SparkPeople.
    It's really great you're here! Little by little you'll find what you need and start to feel better.

    I know grieving. I've been there more than once...

    Come visit my page and browse around. You might enjoy it emoticon


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    368 days ago
    Welcome to the Community!

    I am sorry for your loss. When caring for a loved one, we sometimes don't always take care of ourselves.

    The support and encouragement here is wonderful. Members are helpful and knowledgeable.

    Read and comment on articles and blogs, use the Nutrition and Fitness trackers and make Spark Friends and you will be on your way to a healthier you in no time.

    Best of luck to you!
    369 days ago
    368 days ago


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    If you would like to be a member of this challenge you can copy and paste the link below, or click on my username to leave me a message or you can click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon on my Spark page. Join the team and sign up for the next challenge on the Spring Challenge Waitlist thread. To get to my Sparkpage or reply click on my username.
    ps_individual.asp?gid=25339 or search Biggest Loser Winter Challenge ALL Teams.
    372 days ago
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