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I am finally back to the weight I was at 15 years ago - 153! Yeah!

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** UPDATE** April 2019 153 and holding! Getting ready for the push to reach goal weight this next year! Onward and downward!

Who says you can't loose weight if you're older, or on medications that "make you fat". Well, I know everyone and every circumstance is different, but I'm 65 and am on psych medications that are well-known to make you gain weight in that they increase your cravings and slow metabolism, but I have lost 45 pounds and am only 18 pounds from my goal weight despite that! So, don't be discouraged, you CAN do it! Because I did and if I did, so can you.....


I am feeling thinner today
I am getting stronger, healthier and slimmer everyday
I am losing weight effortlessly
I look and feel slimmer everyday
I am losing weight slowly but surely
I enjoy being slim and fit
I am on the road to great health and a great looking body
I am proud of myself for eating the right foods
I love how I feel after I exercise
I love the feeling of being slim and healthy
I am ready to be thin again
I find It feels so good to have a toned body
I create an abundance of energy when I work out
I acknowledge that my health is extremely important to me
I am taking care of myself and it gives me great confidence
I am committed to doing what it takes to become slim again and healthy
I deserve to be healthy in body and in mind
I will succeed at controlling my weight
I enjoy life when I am in good shape
I find water is refreshing and satisfies my food cravings
I find that every day I notice positive changes in my body

(I got this from a fellow Sparker, loved it and made it my own.)

Member Since: 4/6/2012

My Goals:
Reach goal weight 135, BMI of 25 by January, 2020.

My Program:
I am following no plan except to track what I eat with the Nutrition Tracker and using a FitBit for activity and tracking to keep to my calories and activity goals. Food tracking worked before, and it will work again.

Personal Information:
I am a 64 year old "girl" who lives in Jacksonville, Florida. I have lost 50 pounds and went from OBESE to OVERWEIGHT. I now need to reach the NORMAL weight category for optimum overall good health, and to me that would be 135 lbs.

Other Information:
I love reading and playing games on my computer, I also love playing Mah Jong. I struggle at getting there, but do water aerobics whenever possible (the winter months are even more challenging). I write poetry and crochet.

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  • v KICKINGIT@56
    Hi Spark Friend,

    Hope things are continuing to go well with you. Your last blog was almost 1 year ago and you were doing well going from "obese" to "overweight". Congratulation! I am also in the "overweight" category trying to get into normal BMI range. It has been raining EVERYDAY for the past 10 days and that has put a damper on my motivation. But we can't let that stop us.
    We can make our own sunshine - right? Take care.



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    777 days ago
  • v THENEWME61
    If you're looking for a challenge and ready to make a commitment....I have the challenge for you!

    The Biggest Loser is the name. It's a 10 week commitment with 11 teams of 24 members each. Main requirements are to weigh in each week and do the inter team challenges (ITC's). Our inter team challenges) consist of fitness and nutrition. They are very helpful in losing the weight and inches and it's fun to compete with other teams for points. Individual teams might have mini challenges of their own.

    I lead the Pink Flamingos and would love to have you join us for Summer Challenge which starts the first week of June. Just let me know and I will sign you up and send you an invitation.

    829 days ago
    emoticon Happy New Year! Hope this year is the best one yet!
    945 days ago
  • v KICKINGIT@56
    Hi there,

    First let me thank you for all the visits to my spark page this summer and all the goodies you left. I had not been sparking for a while, in fact I had been offline being involved with other pressing things. I know what you mean about the incessant rain and miserably hot weather. Fortunately, I have a membership a very nice, well-equipped gym which is open 24 hours so I've been able to stay on track with the exercise and it's been paying off. (I have a roomful of equipment in my house which doesn't get much use.) I hope we shall have a quiet hurricane season (I still get flashbacks to Irma). Have a fabulous holiday and stop by anytime for a hug and a "cup of encouragement".


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    1065 days ago
    Looking for a Fun Challenge this Fall? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle. If yes, then consider joining the BL Challenge that starts early September. Each week 11 teams of 24 Active, do fun nutritional and fitness challenges. The challenges promote a healthy lifestyle and If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For Summer Fitness Tune up, Hopscotch and Bowling. I hope that you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Fall challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon, or copy and paste the link below, or let me know and I can send you an invite. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Chit Chat.
    1086 days ago
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