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UPDATE 4/23/17:

I'm back. Tried the rest, now gonna try the BEST again--SparkPeople! This group helped me a ton when I first started 2.5 years ago. I've been stuck at essentially the same weight since my last post on here a year ago, and there's no excuse for that. Just less-than-optimal decisionmaking on my part.

Time to make my actions match my goals and get this thing moving again. It's good to be back!

UPDATE 5/8/16:

I've lost 61.5 lbs so far. But I've been FOOLING AROUND in the same 10-lb range for MONTHS now. It's time to focus, get serious, and FINISH what I started.

No looking back--just foward.


Hi! I've been away for awhile. But I've been working on me! As of today, I've lost 54 lbs since Thanksgiving 2014. This is the longest continual stretch of time over which I've worked out in my life. I plan to lose 46 more pounds; that will get me to 1 pound less than my husband weighs. :-)

I'm strength training 2x/week and doing a metabolic workout 2x/week, plus fitting in whatever miscellaneous exercise I can. The BIG BLACK PANTS I blogged about in Sept 2013 are finally 3 sizes smaller!

It's nice to be back. Hope all my Spark Friends are having the success they've been working for. :-)


UPDATE: I've gone from the 240's to 219 in just 68 days using the new "get healthy plan" I started the day after my 55th birthday. :-)

My cholesterol reached 261 in July 2013--first time it had ever been high. Yikes. So I'm not even going to strive for weight loss this time around; I'm striving now for HEALTH and getting those numbers back down into the acceptable range.

I got a NutriBullet in July 2013 and am blogging outside of SP about my efforts to use it, and my FitBit, to reach my goals. My blog is http://adventureswithnutribullet.blogspot.

Go, me. :-)


Time to update my page once again. I got two new knees 5 months ago. I've finished formal physical therapy. I got myself a shiny new gym membership for 2013.

Today it occurred to me that I turn 55 this year, but I haven't yet set any concrete goals. So why not aim for "55 by 55"? I've already lost 15 from my high, so that leaves just 40 more to go by August 4, 2013, which is 28 weeks from the time I'm writing this. That's just over a pound a week.

Hitting this goal will get me to just 5 lbs more than I was the day I got married 15 years ago--and I wore pretty Size 14 clothes on my honeymoon. Whoo hoo!!

I LOVE having a real number to aim for. I can DO this!!


I'm getting bilateral knee replacements before summer's end. I can't WAIT to get my life back. It will be nice to be able to do housework or wash my car or get groceries again, without that being the last thing I can do for the day because of the pain.

Right now I'm focused on eating mostly protein and veggies so my healing time will be shorter.

I'm TIRED of feeling older than I am and WASTING my life, missing out on life experiences like Caribbean cruises with good friends, just because my extra weight makes it too hard for me to walk.

I just want to feel pretty again.

I'm convinced SparkPeople is one of the best ways available to motivate, record, inspire, and learn.

So I'm back. Let's all give it our ALL this year. And stick with it!

6/22/11: I had lost 41 lbs on NutriSystem--hit 200--but then I got stupid again. I decided to do WW Points for awhile, thinking I could handle the choices. NOT! I am just not good at limiting myself. That's something I really, really need to work on.

Progress, not perfection, right? :-)

I've now lost 35 lbs since 11/10/10, when I joined NutriSystem. I haven't even been exercising regularly, just here and there--so far it's mostly just eating right.

BUT--now I don't want to do what I usually do, which is start "feeling skinny" and slacking off. WAY off. I "took a break" for three weeks from NS and gained back 5 lbs, by going back to my old awful eating habits. I realized today that I did the exact same thing last time I was successful at losing about this much weight--and that turned into not a "break", but a full-blown, months-long binge, which led me to my highest-ever weight before I even realized what was happening.

So I can't do that again. I will get hold of myself again and go back to the good habits that were with me for those first 10 weeks. I can't slip back this time ... I owe myself more than that.

My sister said something last week that I thought I should hang onto: "Motivation isn't important. COMMITMENT is."

So I'm recommitting to my program. Time to fight off those next 15 pounds, which will take me halfway to my goal!!!!

I realized when I weighed myself this morning that I am now 111 pounds MORE than I was the day I became a Wt Watchers lifetime member, back in 1991. That's NUTS. Never thought I would let it happen. I've practically crippled myself--with food. I took the Real Age test and came out nearly 10 years older than my actual age.

So it's time to get serious.

"The future is not some place we are going, but one we create. The paths are not found, but made, and the activity of making them changes both the maker and the destination."

Member Since: 3/25/2007

My Goals:
- Stick to something until I'm DONE!

- Lose 1st 10%: 218 (done)
- Lose 2nd 10%: 197 (done)
- Lose 3rd 10%: 178 (I've hit it a couple of times, but haven't "stuck" ...)
- Lose 4th 10%: 161 (I'll feel positively SVELTE!)
- Lose the rest: 139

- Get my BMI out of the Morbidly Obese range

My Program:
A protein and a veggie FIRST at every meal; more vegs and fruits if still hungry; avoid processed/fast food; occasional treats (dark chocolate, FroYo, etc.)

8 glasses of water/day

Personal Information:
4/23/17: 183.5

11/5/15: 188.5
8/13/15: 195
9/2/13: 227!
8/5/13: 240
7/7/12: 227
5/29/12: 223.5
5/1/12: 234
(Can you say "yoyo"?):
3/4/12: 224
2/12/12: 231
2/5/12: 224
1/1/12: 235
10/10/11; 220.5
08/29/11: 229
06/22/11: 209.75
06/15/11: 211.75
05/18/11: 207
05/04/11: 200
02/14/11: 220
01/12/11: 215
12/1/10: 227

Other Information:
I'm a 57-year old programmer who sits at a computer WAY too many hours a day. I will NOT let my weight keep me from the life I want any longer!
One of my goals, set 9/21/11: To NOT feel my seatbelt clicker jabbing me in the right buttock when I'm driving!!!!
Make your decisions match your goals.

The difference between what we CAN be and what we ARE is what we DO.

It's never too late to be what we could have been.

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