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Monday, June 14, 2021

Doing really good on WW right now. Just .8 of a pound over goal. Hope to keep going. It may never be easy for me, but I will never give up. I just like living at a normal weight so much better than being overweight.

First of all, I never dreamed I could lose the weight I carried for over 5 decades.
I never dreamed I could get down to the bottom of the WW goal weight range for my height.
I never dreamed I could run, much less run competitively in my 60's.
I never dreamed I would be running at all in my 70's.

SparkPeople helped me achieve more than I aspired to achieve! I will always be thankful to SP and especially my SparkFriends.

I haven't decided yet exactly what I will do when Spark ends. Right now I'm leaning toward trying the maintenance challenges on Google groups but it may not be convenient. We'll see. I'm thinking about not blogging any more, trying to focus on other issues in my life, things even more meaningful to me than fitness. I'm not sure I can maintain the weight loss without being focused on it, and I am determined to do what I need to do to stay a normal weight. We'll see how this all works out..

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    I may be in total denial ... but Sparks is closing as we know it but there will still be Sparks.

    I plan to start here til the end and then give the new Sparks a chance.

    I need people like you to motivate me and share ... life.
    39 days ago
    Thriving is an excellent word choice!
    You have been a wonderful Spark friend!
    Interactions here will be surely missed!
    As for continuing success? I am confident that you will work your through the next phase!
    Thank you for the Spark support!
    40 days ago
    You have done wonderfully well at SP both in terms of your own sustained achievement and in terms of your generous coaching and mentoring for others: inspirational!! And now you're very understandably taking some time to figure out what YOU want to do next!! I am sure we will keep in touch.
    40 days ago
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    I’m trying to move my focus away from Spark People too. I was surprised at how much more time I have during the day! In fact, while it was raining so hard yesterday, I wasn’t using my iPad and I didn’t know what to do with myself. I noticed on my weekly internet message that my usage had gone down by around 28%! I did some squats and I worked on a craft project instead! It was strange that after 13 years here, I was at a loss. If the weather had been a bit better, I would have gone to the pool!
    40 days ago
    You have taken good care of yourself and your whole family. And I thank you for having been my coach on a Beck trek journey and for sharing what works for you. I learned about Beck because you were on the Galloway team, and I am also a runner later in life. I felt a resonance with what you were and are doing. Thank you for sharing your life story and your strategies for determinedly reaching your goals. I love to read your blogs.
    40 days ago
    I’ve been copying and pasting blogs. You have a folder of your own. You are my go to for JUST DON’T QUIT!

    I hope the Google continues and group evolves over time. People’s blogs were the strength of SP. I’ll miss you but support your decision to take care of what’s most important.

    Just want you to know that you made a difference in my life. Tenacity. Persistence. Success.
    40 days ago
    You have done well . A great example . emoticon
    40 days ago
    You have done so well, and I have enjoyed following your journey on here. As maintainers, we have to be especially vigilant not to gain, as those few extra pounds can easily get away from us. Hopefully weight watchers will give you the accountability you need to keep on. Its a great program, lasting so long because it works!
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    Nothing to it but to do it emoticon and you are making it happen emoticon emoticon and emoticon emoticon
    41 days ago
    41 days ago
    You've got my FB and phone number, so regardless of what you do to stay healthy, or what I do... we can still reach out to say "hi, how are you?" emoticon
    41 days ago
    Do you feel like WW is a good app to follow?
    41 days ago
    I'm not deciding what I'm doing until July. Some of what you said describes me. I never dreamed I'd lose the weight. I thought I'd be fat forever.
    41 days ago
    Congratulations on your amazing success. I am also trying on new strategies of maintenance, and am certainly looking inward. I have appreciated you as a great encouragement. Thank you!
    41 days ago
    Yes, lots of choices to be made in the next 2 mths. BUT we'll make the right choice.

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    Great job
    41 days ago
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