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I have been overweight all my life, but in my later years have been more aware of the challenges that gives me. I have lost around 20 lbs and have just recently found this site. And what a site it is! I am positive that I will find friends, support and encouragement to "DO IT!" this time. UPDATE: 6/23/10 I'm doin' it this time, as I said I would! SparkPeople works...if you let it! UPDATE: 9/25/10 170 by Valentine's Day 2011 UPDATE: 1/4/11 Unexpected and much needed total hip replacements (R) on Dec 21st and (L) Apr 5th. changed my life and goals. UPDATE: 6/23/11 DD's wedding is 7/9 and altho 30 lbs from goal, I'm planning n lookin' pretty good for an old gal! NEW GOAL: 170 by my b-day mid Sept!! Well, didn't make THAT goal. Going to TRY to get back to Sparking. New Year, Fresh start. Jan 1, 2013 I want goal by July. I want to have clothes that are comfortable ALL the time. I want to be fit enough to walk the beach in Aug when I go to FL w/son and fam. I want to be in CA a yr from today watching the Rose Parade in it's 125th year. UPDATE 7.13.15: I've been going to do this for quite awhile. Hips are great!!! The beach time in Aug 2013 DID make a BIG difference. I am still getting stronger in the hips. Needing both done and being on the lazy side delayed progress. I have gained and lost 30#'s a couple times and am now on the down slide. I joined TOPS a year ago Aug 12. I have lost 25#s and am hovering just above ONEderland. I've decided I MUST lose it this time or I may never get to goal which is 175. Only 26 to go!! I have another grandbaby on the way. My youngest is due in Oct. My baby having a baby is so special. I have stepped down as Pres of ladies group at church but am still involved and have agreed to be Leader at TOPS once they said that no one wanted the task since the present Leader wants to step down. I NEED TOPS and Sparkpeople to make Goal!! 9-14-16. Today I am a fairly healthy, not to goal yet but still trying, 68 year old. I am back down from 213 (again) and still wanting to get to 175. Life is Good!!

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    Boy, when I fall off the wagon, I get lost for ages! But, I'm back! I am going to try very hard to stay motivated a day at a time. Small goals to start. I'm not getting any younger or healthier, so it's time!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4042 days ago
    It's already more than half-way through February. My walking has been curtailed by work and the wintery weather, but the end is near...of both work and winter. Come on Spring!! I will be back on the daily 10,000 step goal soon. I'm having a great time at work this year and have made some friendships with a couple GREAT gals! I DO hope to do better with the weight loss this year. I'm not getting any younger...just feels that way! ;)
    4354 days ago
    Merry Christmas!! Another year passes. And soon, a promising New Year!! 2008...can't wait!!
    4413 days ago
    I don't comment often...don't have the "dial-up" patience that I need. My Cubbies lost...maybe next year! I've upped my daily "step goal" to 7,700. I did 1 3/4 mile, but had hip joint issues, so took yesterday off. I'll hit it again today. The weather is definately cooler, so hope that works to my benefit. Dottie might come for a visit, tomorrow.
    4488 days ago
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    HI Mary... I glad you found me. Looks like you are doing good. Already shedding some pounds!!! Its all that walking!
    4499 days ago
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