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November 18, 2008-My Before Picture (Taken by 5-year-old grandson) Weight 239

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50 Pounds Down (holding my grandson who weighs 48 pounds - no wonder I had bachaches!)

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Virtual After 50-pound Loss!

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I'm a baby boomer and grandmother of 3 and I'd like to start taking better care of me now. I'd love it if you'd join me on my journey, and we can help each other out!

Original Mini goals:
11/30/08: Goal 234-ACTUAL 235
12/31/08: Goal 229-ACTUAL 233
1/31/09: Goal 224-ACTUAL 225.5
2/28/09: Goal 219-ACTUAL 223.1
3/31/09: Goal 214-ACTUAL213.6
4/30/09: Goal209-ACTUAL 208.3
5/30/09: Goal 204-ACTUAL203.6
6/30/09: Goal 199*-ACTUAL 200.2
7/31/09: Goal 194-ACTUAL 195
8/31/09: Goal 189-ACTUAL 190.7
9/31/09: Goal 174-ACTUAL 185.3
10/30/09: Goal 169**ACTUAL 179.1

Continuing the journey after some backward steps:

9/30/10: Goal 179 - ACTUAL
10/30/10: Goal 175 - ACTUAL:
11/30/10: Goal 170 - ACTUAL:
12/30/10: Goal 165 - ACTUAL:

9/30/10: Goal 179 - Actual

*Broke through 200!
**First Goal Weight not quite there - but almost! I'm in Stage 4 of Spark now, and I'll be making new goals now. Will post them soon.

Member Since: 11/15/2008

Fitness Minutes: 15,010

My Goals:
My starting goal is to lose 60 pounds by October 31, 2009. I'm hoping that a loss of weight will alleviate the need for diabetic meds as well as as improve my cholestoral and blood pressure levels.

My Program:
Make use of the:

1. Nutrition tracker
2. Weigh-in
3. Other tools as I discover them.

Personal Information:
I'm originally from LeRoy, Illinois, a little town 16 miles SE of Bloomington, corporate headquarters of State Farm, where I worked for 33 years. I transferred from Bloomington to the Pacific Northwest in 1990. I currently live in Canby, Oregon, with my son and his wife and my 5-year-old grandson. I take care of him while his parents work.

Other Information:
I'm an avid scrapbooker, and love to play with my computer and watch tv. My favorite books are anything by Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer, and Barbara Michaels. I recently became hooked on the Twilight series, also.

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  • v MOLS626
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    3714 days ago
    About that picture - just holding my grandson long enough for the picture to be taken, made my back really hurt. No wonder I had constant back pain!
    3723 days ago
  • v DEBANNE1124
    You are too funny, Linda. If you read the directions and my words you would find i was awarding a member of the week. I am the leader of the team. I did the thread. It has nothing to do with me. I've also never been a member of the week. I award the honor to active members but thanks for the thought.
    3732 days ago
  • v AMAWEI
    Thanks for your comment on my blog! I don't consider myself a "professional", I'm pretty much self-taught... I just enjoyed decorating cakes, and then people started asking me to make cakes for them and offered to pay me... so I guess I kind of have my own impromptu business going on. I've only been doing this for a year and a half!
    3734 days ago
  • v MOLS626
    Just checking in to see how you are doing!
    3752 days ago
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