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8/09 - down 25 pounds- I WILL get back here!



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Here I am (black top, white pants) with eight of my nine siblings, laughing and loving together.



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My dear man’s fave pic of me in Spain...lol!


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Some days I feel like the luckiest person in the world.
I try to live every day in gratitude
for my life as it is TODAY,
right now,
in this very moment.
I'm retired at 68 and still paying my bills (barely).
I've been married forever (FIFTY ONE YEARS!)
to the man of my dreams (most days),
my high school sweetheart.
My 3 children are all grown,
as happy and as healthy as I could make them.
I finally became a grammy in 2009!
Now we have three little darlings.

I just sold my beautiful second home on the sweet island of Anguilla and moved from a little condo back to a three bedroom house (up-sized!)

I LOVE to exercise and meditate.
I also love to eat and drink!
Time to get rid of these extra 50 pounds that have crept up on me in the last 20 -30 years of living the good life.
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Progress Report (if I don't put it here, I'll lose track of it):
1/11/09 just lurking*** -2
1/18 started tracking ***-4
1/25 -0***lost 6 in Jan.
2/22 +1***lost 2 in Feb
3/29 -1***lost 4 in March, 12 lbs down!
4/25 -1***lost 3 in April, 14 lbs down!
5/16 -0 (after 2 weeks of increased calories)
***5/18 -1 !!!***
***5/19 -1 !!!***
5/31 -0 down 3lbs for May, 18 altogether
***6/1-20 on vacation @JasmineVilla
6/21 ***+2 (but SO worth it!)
6/27 ***-2 (easy come, easy go)
6/28 **-1
7/31 ***-0 (- the usual 3/month) -22
8/2 ***-2
8/9 ***+2 :(
8/15 *** -2 I must get off this roller coaster.
8/23 ***-1 (down 3 for Aug- 25 altogether!!!)
8/29 ***suspiciously silent
9/5 ***+2 -2 in a week
9/7 ***-2
9/12 *** -0
9/19 ***-0
9/26***+2 -2 again
hmmmmmmmmmmm.......
I ended up down 2 for Sept- up 3 for Oct-
recommitting for November.
November- who the heck knows?
December- ditto!
Jan -March/10- same!
April- yahoo!!! increased calories- down 2 pounds!
update- it's Oct-2010- on a one year plateau but not giving up- never, ever, ever. Every month I try something new.

ANOTHER NEW update- after maintaining 168 for SO long,
my weight crept up 1-2 lbs a month since I developed hip bursitis and I am now (June 2011)
hovering around 180.
9/1/2012 update- STILL hovering around 180...
9/1/2013 ....still 181...
Will I give up?
NEVER!
AGAIN...12/2014 ...182-4 most days
(How great t9 be able to look back!)
10/17. After starting LCHF last year I happily touched 170 a few times but then slacked off and gained 10 back in a year and am now back to 180 AGAIN!



Member Since: 1/11/2009

Fitness Minutes: 202,263

My Goals:
*Eating and drinking just a bit less.

*I will lose at least one pound per week when my body is good and ready.

*I am still working on being AF (alcohol free).


My Program:
* LCHF...works for me! Thank you, dietdoctor.com

* I try to nurture my body and soul every day.



Personal Information:
My name is elizabeth.
I live in a small town by the sea in the smallest state- Rhode Island.

I LOVE:
my grandbabies- Lucy and William and Pearl!
working out,
yoga,
Zumba,
my ipod touch, mythoughtcoach.com.
any beach anywhere,
and meditating.


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  • v SEWINGMEG
    Thanks for the encouraging note on my blog!! emoticon
    4209 days ago
  • v ISAGLOWINGGIRL
    Hi Elizabeth! Gotta love that beach!! Beautiful!

    I retired early, too! I worked with the fed govt. for over 22 years and had just reached that "point"....hubby was already retired, so we crunched numbers and made it work! I'm so blessed and so thankful. Been married 30 years on Feb. 10th, 3 grown kids, 1 granddaughter, and 3 cats. Despite being retired, I stay busy. I love the beach....I could see myself living on a beach somewhere!

    I noticed that you love your IPod....I got one for Christmas and am still learning how to use it. I'm flying from GA to CA next week and want to download a movie to watch on the plane. Wish me luck!!

    Good luck on your goals, Elizabeth! You can do it!

    Paula
    4209 days ago
  • v HARRINGTON5
    Elizabeth,

    Its not much of a secret but, it is in Fort Myers Beach, Florida. It is just a quick little get-away and I love the beach. Boca Grande is the other spot. Where is that beautiful beach you are on? Cynthia
    4210 days ago
  • v ZORA424
    Thanks for the comments on my page. I sent you a spark message. Zora
    4210 days ago
  • v ETAGGEL
    Thank you so much for the lovely comments you made on my page, You have a very positive attitude which I admire immensely. You will do it,
    BTW you have a good looking family yourself, you all look so happy!
    Best wishes

    Phyllis
    4210 days ago