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Retired Graphic artist, from Springfield Oregon. Truly loved every minute I worked. Have been overweight most of my life. Tried and succeeded to lose weight many times, only to gain it back. I am 71. Mom of 4, gramma of 15, great gramma of 7, (twins born February 1) I expect this journey to "take" this time, my mindset is so different. I am sure not getting any younger, and I want to be and feel healthy and enjoy life. February 4, 2016 I've been at a standstill weight wise the last couple of months. It's ok though, I haven't gained, still eating healthy, still feel motivated, still getting exercise. Getting ready to go on a 3 wk vacation to Hawaii. I'm so excited! March 23, 2016 Had an amazing vacation in Maui and kauai. Tracked my food and didn't gain or loose. Very happy about that. Since then I have gotten off track and slacked on my exercise. Today I'm going to start fresh and continue on my losing journey. I can do this! July 29, 2016 I've not tracked in a long time. I don't want to weigh myself. I have no idea how much I have gained, 5lbs, 10 lbs, ?? I've been struggling to get my motivation back. Started tracking today. I'm willing to get back on track. Feeling depressed over the whole eating thing.

Member Since: 4/20/2015

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My Goals:
My goals are to live a healthy lifestyle, and have it become a totally new way of life. I would like my old ways of emotional and compulsive eating to become a way that is in my past.

My Program:
I will track what I eat and exercise, in order to be accountable to myself. When I find myself craving and/or binging, I will look inside to find out why. I will seek support and advice whenever I need to. I want to do my best.

Personal Information:
Originally from southern California, born in Pasadena 71 yes ago. Moved to Springfield Oregon 47 years ago. I am retired from being a graphic artist, still like to be creative in my every day hobbies.

Other Information:
I struggled with addictions most of my life. I have been clean and sober for 26 years. I have been in recovery from gambling for 5.5 years. My life has changed for the better through the years, now I just need to focus from compulsive eating. Its about time, I'm not getting any younger.

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  • v SHERRYE2014
    Thank you so much for your kind words. She means the world to me. :)
    1739 days ago
  • v MONTROSE28
    Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog and for your question - did I ever think I wouldn't reach this stage? Your question was something I'd never really thought about until seeing those words in print.
    To be honest, now I've actually given it some thought, I really don't think I believed I could turn my life around from chocolate eating couch potato to someone who gets up at 5am for no other reason than to take my first coffee of the day out to the front veranda so I can enjoy the peace and quiet and watch the world wake up. I have three dogs, each of which I try to walk each morning, although there are days when the weather is too hot and humid lately, even though this is only meant to be Spring, for the dogs to want to go anywhere.
    I've just recently bought myself a lawn mower, because I've decided I'm capable of doing a far more careful job of mowing my big back yard and smaller front yard than any of the gardeners I've paid a small fortune to. The feeling of pride at having mown my own lawns was a real emotional boost, and I'm smiling just remembering that feeling.
    Wishing you well on your Spark journey.
    1887 days ago
    Thank you and prayer for the comment on my Blog
    1905 days ago
    James Allen in his book, "As A Man Thinketh II," said, "When our thoughts become pure we have no more desire for impure food." I am working on controlling my thoughts. Not an easy job but with my eye on my Savior Jesus Christ, and help from my SP friends like you, I am improving.

    Ezra Taft Benson also said, "'The Lord works from the inside out. The world works from the outside in."

    God bless us to purify our thoughts with His help.

    1921 days ago
    Daisy, emoticon Thank you for your comment of encouragement on my blog. You are a doll! I added you as a friend. God bless today. One day at a time for us huh.
    1922 days ago
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