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After a loss of 50 pounds and 50 to go. If I can do it, ANYBODY can do it.

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Updated 3/21/17:

I am a 66 year old female with the body of a 96 year old. I don't like me anymore.

11/22/15: Over the past 1-1/2 years I've dropped 25 pounds due to a life style change. However, after a chat with my doctor this past week, I know that I must keep the momentum going and continue to lose weight.

After many (and expensive) trials with other weight loss programs, and success several years ago with SparkPeople, I have returned to what I KNOW works for me for the motivation and tools to assist me in continuing the journey that I started 1-1/2 years ago.

Member Since: 2/13/2008

My Goals:
I made a promise to myself at the age of 45 that I would lose 50 pounds by the time I was 50 years old. That was 20 years ago (where DID the time go) and I have yet to reach that goal. Today, 11/22/2015 is the first day to attaining that old, old promise.

My Program:
I visit this website several times a day. I spend time at the end of each day planning my menu for the following day and then as each day progresses, I tweak the menu to fit my unique needs for that day.

I also use the mobile apps as a major tool to help me work on achieving my goals.

Personal Information:
My husband and I split our time between our home in SW MI (winter), and northern MI (summer), where we live in our RV and use the ATV trails pretty much daily. I love animals and have a green cheek conure (Yazzy) and a yorkie/poodle/schitzu mix (Squirt).

I am very blessed to have shared the last 42 years of my life with the love of my life, Claude; with the help of SparkPeople, I plan on spending several more years enjoying time with him.

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“A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.”

Elbert Hubbard

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    Sounds like a plan with your goal of getting a Vitamix! I am such a dork--I have never used Craigslist! I stick to ebay because my Dad has a store on it. Then I search all over the web for a bargain elsewhere. But I really should at least TRY Craigslist sometime.

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    Thanks for telling me about the captioned phone service. I am aware of it, but I really appreciated a detailed account about how it works, because short descriptions haven't helped me to visualize it in the past. It's wonderful that this service is provided for free to qualifying recipients here in CA, I hope it is in the rest of the country too. And it's great that you can check up on your Dad! I am waiting for my new hearing aids in 2-3 weeks to see how that works out for me, if there is an improvement. I had a 20 minute conversation with my Mom today--she is so patient, THAT is what helps most. If the new hearing aids don't improve my ability to hear on the phone, I am definitely going for the deaf/hard of hearing phone that captions. What if I had to call 911 and couldn't tell them why I was calling? They have to come if they can see where you are calling from, but knowing why must be very helpful.
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    Thanks for your encouragement on my blog post! I hope you have a great day!
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