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8/09 - down 25 pounds- I WILL get back here!

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Some days I feel like the luckiest person in the world.
I try to live every day in gratitude
for my life as it is TODAY,
right now,
in this very moment.
I'm retired at 68 and still paying my bills (barely).
I've been married forever (FIFTY ONE YEARS!)
to the man of my dreams (most days),
my high school sweetheart.
My 3 children are all grown,
as happy and as healthy as I could make them.
I finally became a grammy in 2009!
Now we have three little darlings.

I just sold my beautiful second home on the sweet island of Anguilla and moved from a little condo back to a three bedroom house (up-sized!)

I LOVE to exercise and meditate.
I also love to eat and drink!
Time to get rid of these extra 50 pounds that have crept up on me in the last 20 -30 years of living the good life.
Progress Report (if I don't put it here, I'll lose track of it):
1/11/09 just lurking*** -2
1/18 started tracking ***-4
1/25 -0***lost 6 in Jan.
2/22 +1***lost 2 in Feb
3/29 -1***lost 4 in March, 12 lbs down!
4/25 -1***lost 3 in April, 14 lbs down!
5/16 -0 (after 2 weeks of increased calories)
***5/18 -1 !!!***
***5/19 -1 !!!***
5/31 -0 down 3lbs for May, 18 altogether
***6/1-20 on vacation @JasmineVilla
6/21 ***+2 (but SO worth it!)
6/27 ***-2 (easy come, easy go)
6/28 **-1
7/31 ***-0 (- the usual 3/month) -22
8/2 ***-2
8/9 ***+2 :(
8/15 *** -2 I must get off this roller coaster.
8/23 ***-1 (down 3 for Aug- 25 altogether!!!)
8/29 ***suspiciously silent
9/5 ***+2 -2 in a week
9/7 ***-2
9/12 *** -0
9/19 ***-0
9/26***+2 -2 again
I ended up down 2 for Sept- up 3 for Oct-
recommitting for November.
November- who the heck knows?
December- ditto!
Jan -March/10- same!
April- yahoo!!! increased calories- down 2 pounds!
update- it's Oct-2010- on a one year plateau but not giving up- never, ever, ever. Every month I try something new.

ANOTHER NEW update- after maintaining 168 for SO long,
my weight crept up 1-2 lbs a month since I developed hip bursitis and I am now (June 2011)
hovering around 180.
9/1/2012 update- STILL hovering around 180...
9/1/2013 ....still 181...
Will I give up?
AGAIN...12/2014 ...182-4 most days
(How great t9 be able to look back!)
10/17. After starting LCHF last year I happily touched 170 a few times but then slacked off and gained 10 back in a year and am now back to 180 AGAIN!

Member Since: 1/11/2009

Fitness Minutes: 202,054

My Goals:
*Eating and drinking just a bit less.

*I will lose at least one pound per week when my body is good and ready.

*I am still working on being AF (alcohol free).

My Program:
* for me! Thank you,

* I try to nurture my body and soul every day.

Personal Information:
My name is elizabeth.
I live in a small town by the sea in the smallest state- Rhode Island.

my grandbabies- Lucy and William and Pearl!
working out,
my ipod touch,
any beach anywhere,
and meditating.

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  • v no profile image GRACIE1966
    Thankyou so much for my very first SP goodie. Your kind gesture made me smile!
    Hope you are smiling today as well!
    4170 days ago
  • v ~BECKYBO32~
    Looking at your background makes me want summer to hurry up and get here. emoticon emoticon
    4170 days ago
  • v ANSING
    Thanks for the comments on my page. I've worked hard for those 20 pounds, but I've been at it a little longer than you have. Your turn is coming!!!

    4171 days ago
  • v RHOLT0101
    Hi Elizabeth. I'm so glad I came to 'know' you. You seem like a great person to be around. We are pretty much the same in statistics. I'm turning 57 & also don't work. I'm getting by & paying my bills with not a lot left over to do the travel & other fun things I did a few years ago. One thing is I don't have that special guy in my life. But, I don't think I really want to find one. I'm too selfish! Keep up the good work & you will be 'bikini' ready in no time!

    4171 days ago
    Dear, Dear Elizabeth,
    Thanks for the toast to my 33 fn pounds!! And 4 saying I'm a hero!
    I had a break through today...
    Ya know I went to the cocktail party, well. it turned out they were serving vodka in water goblets so little Tzippy (short for Tzipporah, btw) got very hammered and flirtatious and exuberant, etc.
    I was very embarased later when I thought about it and I had a list of all these ladies I had asked to join my havurah (sort of a jewish bible study group). But I thought WTH and followed up with written invites and tonight one of the ladies (wife to a former temple president and quite the macher as we say) called to tell me how DELIGHTFUL they thought I was and to invite ME to sit up front with them (I usually slink to the cheap seats in the back) and to ask me to join the SOCIAL COMMITTEE no less!! and to go to dinner with them after services Friday!!
    And, when I went to the beach today I decided to be less of a snobby b. and actually talk to the people who tried to talk to me and had a delightful morning schmoozing in the sand with another mom and baby and some old ladies.
    Turns out I'm only lonely because I have built such a defensive shell around myself because I let the voices of a critical husband and teenage daughter wound my natural self confidence!!
    People like me d. it!!
    So I'm joining you in that toast!!
    To life!!
    4171 days ago