Before Picture 2008
The picture above was taken in late 2008. In late 2009 I had a double by pass operation!
When I read my report it mentioned the "O" word. Obese!!!
It has taken me since then to go from 195 lbs to 157 lbs goal weight.
Talk about your turtles. I wrote another blog about my health issues and changing my
original goal of 165 to 157 because I found I was an inch and a half shorter than I thought.
Well I became even more determined to get that weight off (not that I wasn't determined,
just painfully slow.) That turned out to be a good thing as I found my health improving
accordingly. My Primary care Dr. and my Cardiologist encouraged me, saying that slow was
good and would last.
I hit a plateau after a heart attack in 2013. In August of 2013 I decided to join the Spark
Solutions' Spark Coach site to spur me on to losing the last lbs. I did it and hit 157 Sept 1, 2013
I did not stay on the SparkCoach Site but do recommend it. My next goal was
to record my weight each week on the Largest Virtual Weigh In site. Also on
the Over 70 site where our leader faithfully keeps a place to weigh in and track progress.
I also thank those on the Florida Team and The Healthy Heart Team. all gems.
Yes I am over 70 and of course this won't be the end of my story. Next goal will
be losing a bit more...keeping it off another year and then another, and definitely
toning. Along the way I've made dear friends out of those who were once strangers.
They have been so encouraging in all my walks of nutrition and health and other challenges.
The Spark People site has been priceless. (literally) as no charge, but a lot of opportunity.
Today is a biggie for me!! One year under goal.
One year after hitting goal.
Thank you Spark People and Spark Friends. We CAN do it!