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8-18-2019. Turned 64 today!

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I first joined SparkPeople in 2008, quit and rejoined many times and finally gave up. I just could not make myself follow ANY program for more than a couple of weeks, and I tried them all, including not having a program. I have been a dieting failure, life change failure and non-dieting failure. I just haven't been able to convince myself that the pain of denying my hunger is worth the result. Yet, I also have been unable to convince myself that just letting myself go is fine. My dream is to become a normal eater and to find the balance within myself that will cause that to happen. It's not just about the food and exercise but about acceptance, love and healing the emotions underlying the whole process.

Fast forward to July 11, 2019 and I joined WW (formerly Weight Watchers) and have been very successful with it. It feels different this time and I have developed a "no matter what" mentality that seems to be helping.

Member Since: 7/23/2018

Fitness Minutes: 8,285

My Goals:
Heal my body, mind and spirit. Quit restricting and bingeing. Eat when hungry, choose foods based on my taste preferences and quit when satisfied.

My Program:
WW Freestyle

Personal Information:
Married, no children, one dog. Retired. Used to be: personnel director, psychotherapist, legal secretary/assistant and in that order! Considered downwardly mobile by some, but very happy by all.

Other Information:
I say I'm a middle aged woman with enough education to know how little I know but not enough to stop pretending I know something.

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