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So it is time to update 7/8/2107 I am 58 yrs old and much has happened since I joined Sp in May 2012. I lost 30 lbs to reach the lowest weight I had been for many years. Slowly started gaining it back to normal yoyoing which was my original goal 0 no more yoyoing. Before I gained it all back, I started in May 2017 to seriously lose the added pounnds. Down 11 pounds now with a few more to go. This time round I am seriously working on health habits to last me the rest of my life.

The star of my journey on SP in 2012: Learning so much more about myself as I learn to change my choices. I started out thinking this was about losing those extra pounds I had packed on (again!), but it has become about so much more.
Update 10-20-12 I reached my goal weight the beginning of this month. Now my initial goal begins: to not yoyo as I have my entire life. My first commitment has begun as I have started getting rid of my too large clothes. At first this was easy, but as time goes on it has become a little harder to so easily let go of those clothes that are perhaps two sizes too big. Determined to make it this time!
Update 11/11/2013 Over a year of maintenance and I have made it. Just the past month the scale has started to climb, so right now grabbing hold and getting back to where I need to be. Working on the physical end of things as health issues have slowed me down.
Update 10/25/2014 Again needing to address the area of yoyoing as I have gained and lost and gained again 10 lbs over the past 6 months. My current goal is to have only one set of clothes that fit and not have to go back and forth between two sizes. I only recently decided on my top weight and now need to lose to get back down to staying below it.
Update 2/19/2016 The upward weight trend was more often than now. Though I would drop and gain back, the gaining back finally took over and on 2/13 I went back on the 17 day diet which I initially used to reach goal before. This time older and wiser with knowledge about myself I didn't have before. Also started pt this past week to seriously address muscle "retraining" and gain back correct movement. Am changing my ticker today from 177 maintenance weeks to keeping track of lost weight.

Member Since: 7/28/2012

Fitness Minutes: 2,424

My Goals:
I will maintain my current weight

I will take time to focus on what God is teaching me thru this process (it is about so much more than a weight loss program) and let Him work thru me.

To treat every person with kindness, love and respect.

My Program:
Staying active on sp for support and to encourage others also.

Remembering I am not alone - my Teacher, the Holy Spirit, is right here with me and through Jesus Christ, I can do all things.

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    I'm so glad you are back and love to see your name commenting on my blog. Just like the "old days"
    64 days ago
    Thanks for reading & commenting on my blog. My rural area does have cases and even deaths. We are a vacation spot so I expect we will have more. Our Dept of Health website lists both the local and state data but also numbers of "zip code not reported" or "out of state" so we really don't know how many are walking among us. I really wish everyone would at least wear a mask while shopping. Stay safe, stay well
    194 days ago
    Looking to stay focused through the upcoming Holiday Season? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle? If yes, then consider joining the BL Challenge that starts early December. Each week 11 teams of 24 Active, do fun nutritional and fitness challenges. The challenges promote a healthy lifestyle and If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For the Fall we had Cardio Hoedown, World Series and Sleepathon. I hope that you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Winter challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon, or copy and paste the link below, or let me know and I can send you an invite. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Chit Chat.

    757 days ago
    Hello there. How's your new start up going? Mine is going well. So happy to be back. I was really eating some terrible food for me. Keeping my food log really keeps me aware of what I'm putting in my mouth. Have a great week
    760 days ago
    Hello to you, my very first Spark friend all those years ago. Thank you for your comment on my blog. I do check in from time to time especially if I get a notification of a comment or spark mail. Even if we aren't active here anymore, I still remember and follow the principles learned.
    Take care of yourself,
    773 days ago
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