MTRANCHWOMAN
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My inspiration. 70 year old sister lost 30 pounds and looks great.



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Updated 2019 -I am a retired Naval Officer. My husband and I moved to Montana from Hawaii in 1996. We live 11 miles outside of a town with a population of 96 in cattle and sheep ranch country. I garden and like computer games. I have had to give up knitting and needlepoint because of arthritis in my hands. There are no fitness clubs or facilities near by-the school gym has a weight room but very old equipment. I have a Wii Fit and a Golds Gym bike which I need to use. I like walking but winter around here makes it a little difficult. I also have COPD which sometimes limits my exercise. I have always struggled with weight. Since 2000, I have gained an average of 4 pounds per year. Now it all and more has to come off so I can be around to enjoy my children and grandchildren. I was with Fat Secret for a long time and got bored. I love SP. Since I started with SP I lost 25 pounds and then I gained it all back. Knowing I can do it is important. At age 68, it gets harder to lose and especially to get the exercise. I do get some walks in. I mostly exercise inside. My biggest challenge is over eating. My husband is on a 3 meal a day schedule when I would like to be on a 2 meal per day.My journey to weighing 175 pounds is started as of 9/1/2017.

Member Since: 5/12/2014

Fitness Minutes: 126,137

My Goals:
Lose 74 pounds to goal weight of 175 for my health especially the high cholesterol, GERD and COPD.


My Program:
Because of where I live, I am on my own diet. I find tracking food and exercise helps as well as having a support group.



Personal Information:
I was born in Massachusetts, went to high school in Dobbs Ferry, NY, College at Connecticut College in New London Connecticut. After living and working around Boston, I joined the Navy and went to Newport Rhode Island then to Norfolk, Virginia, to Adak, Alaska, to Virginia Beach, VA, then to Hawaii.


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I have 2 children and 5 grandchildren.




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  • v MTRANCHWOMAN
    I did join and then I un-joined as I didn't like all the record keeping and it would not be fair to my team of I didn't keep it up. Thanks for asking.
    3 days ago
  • v 3VEGGIES
    2020 is our year! Here’s your jumpstart opportunity!

    How about trying the 5% winter challenge? It’s an 8 week commitment, plus the practice week. Team invites go out to the private teams in approximately 2 weeks, but sign ups are now on the overall team page. Join us on the Cloverleafs team? If yes or maybe visit my last blog for the link to the overall team, review challenge rules, and signup! We’d love to have you and this is my favorite team in Sparkpeople. We’re a supportive, interactive team and some members have participated for years. I’m a 3 year veteran!
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    3 days ago
  • v IMLOCOLINDA
    emoticon RULES FOR A "SPARK"LING WEEK!!! emoticon

    1. Wake Up !! Make the choice to have a good day and live a healthier lifestyle! emoticon
    2. Dress Up !! The best way to dress up is to put on a smile. A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
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    3 . Learn!! Read as much as you can and gain knowledge about living a healthier lifestyle!
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    4. Stand Up!!..... For what you believe in. Stand for something or you will fall for anything.
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    5. Look Up !!.. to your next goal and reward. What do you need to do in order to meet or exceed that goal?
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    6. Reach Out !!... by encouraging others and being supportive in their times of need.
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    7. Lift Up !!.. Your spirit....as this journey is not only about your body and weight loss but the changes with your mind and soul too!
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    8, Get moving !! ... Find ways to incorporate exercise into your daily routine. Sneak in as much exercise as possible!
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    *Many thanks to -WRKNG2ABTTRME- for sharing this.
    11 days ago
  • v IMLOCOLINDA

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    Wouldn't it be wonderful
    If every day we're living
    We stopped to count our blessings
    Like we do on Thanksgiving?
    If every day we took the time
    For gratefully expressing
    Our thankfulness for every joy
    And every little blessing...
    Wouldn't it be wonderful
    If we would just remember
    Gratitude's a year-round thing
    Not only for November!
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    Wishing you many blessings to count and many joys to remember
    this Thanksgiving Day and all the days that follow! Your support and
    encouragement have been a real blessing in my journey!
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    15 days ago
  • v CSEGUIN2
    Welcome to the Amazing Polar Bears!
    21 days ago
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