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August 2018 at goal weight!

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I have been on Spark since January 8, 2017. I started at age 69 with hopes to reach my goal weight by my 70th birthday which was July 13th.

I didn't reach my goal within my time frame but I never gave up. I finally reached my 40 pounds weight loss and have been on maintenance.

I have learned many new habits. I no longer drink diet pop aka soda, I drink 8 plus glasses of water daily, exercise daily, I try to eat more fruits and veggies, and I am always working on my sweet tooth.

Life is good and it is always great to hear people say how great I look when they haven't seen me for awhile.

Yes, I get off track but not for long. I never give up on my healthy and fit lifestyle. It is so worth it.

Member Since: 1/8/2017

Fitness Minutes: 92,622

My Goals:
Lose 5 pounds, get back on my maintenance track with my eating, having patience in all that I say and do.

Well, today is 6/8/2020 and now I have 11 pounds that I want to lose. This pandemic which has us staying home hasn't helped. I am trying to let go of my cravings for sweets which is an ongoing goal. I am exercising 6 days a week and keep looking for new things to do. Trying to eat more veggies daily, I do ok on fruits. Today I decided to cut down on carbs. I seem to have an issue when I eat too many carbs. Coffee and 8 plus cups of water are all I drink. I will keep moving forward and never give up!

06/15/2021 Working on 15 pounds I gained during Covid. Trying to stay on track.

My Program:
Eat a healthy breakfast, drink 8 plus glasses of water, exercise daily, and log everything I eat and drink!

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  • v GMADONNA70
    Karen enjoy your weekend. Glad you made it safely.
    24 days ago
    Hi Karen, thanks for the Spark Goody! I am again without sugar and will continue on to get more days like yesterday. Thanks for the guidance! I'm so glad to be back on track. emoticon

    28 days ago
  • v ISNESS
    Hi Karen, thanks for your encouragement; it’s necessary, consistency for me to stay alive; prediabetic high BP low thyroxin gl. activity, obesity, cholesterol pill. I have to stick with the fasting 18+6 no sugar,almost vegan lifestyle, and exercise💜
    30 days ago
    LOL Yes! I heard it perfectly! Thank you for the birthday wishes!
    32 days ago
    Re: Cookie ... I'm not sure when it happened, but I don't really feel the need to devour all of something anymore. I don't know if it's that I'm really truly mad that I've let myself get so chubby, and that my brain is winning the fight finally over food, and telling me to be smart and sensible, or if it's that I know I'll feel like garbage afterward. I have a history with bulimia, so in the past, sometimes I'd eat all of something and NOT purge and that was mental anguish, or then others I would purge and that was physical and mental anguish, and I just.. don't want to feel "bad" anymore.

    I mean, I'm not perfect. I can't have angel food cake around because I CAN eat all of it in almost a whole sitting. LOL
    33 days ago
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