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My inspiration. 70 year old sister lost 30 pounds and looks great.

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Updated 2019 -I am a retired Naval Officer. My husband and I moved to Montana from Hawaii in 1996. We live 11 miles outside of a town with a population of 96 in cattle and sheep ranch country. I garden and like computer games. I have had to give up knitting and needlepoint because of arthritis in my hands. There are no fitness clubs or facilities near by-the school gym has a weight room but very old equipment. I have a Wii Fit and a Golds Gym bike which I need to use. I like walking but winter around here makes it a little difficult. I also have COPD which sometimes limits my exercise. I have always struggled with weight. Since 2000, I have gained an average of 4 pounds per year. Now it all and more has to come off so I can be around to enjoy my children and grandchildren. I was with Fat Secret for a long time and got bored. I love SP. Since I started with SP I lost 25 pounds and then I gained it all back. Knowing I can do it is important. At age 68, it gets harder to lose and especially to get the exercise. I do get some walks in. I mostly exercise inside. My biggest challenge is over eating. My husband is on a 3 meal a day schedule when I would like to be on a 2 meal per day.My journey to weighing 175 pounds is started as of 9/1/2017.

Member Since: 5/12/2014

Fitness Minutes: 124,197

My Goals:
Lose 74 pounds to goal weight of 175 for my health especially the high cholesterol, GERD and COPD.

My Program:
Because of where I live, I am on my own diet. I find tracking food and exercise helps as well as having a support group.

Personal Information:
I was born in Massachusetts, went to high school in Dobbs Ferry, NY, College at Connecticut College in New London Connecticut. After living and working around Boston, I joined the Navy and went to Newport Rhode Island then to Norfolk, Virginia, to Adak, Alaska, to Virginia Beach, VA, then to Hawaii.

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I have 2 children and 5 grandchildren.

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  • v LILYPAD12311
    Dear Tranchwoman,

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment on my blog,,,,,,, losing weight is sometimes a lonely journey and it is so nice of you to remind me that we all have our roller coaster rides and frustrations ,,,,, you are absolutely right! emoticon
    1 day ago
    Enjoyed looking through your blogs and page ! I live in rural Illinois on the Mississippi River. Our town has 700 people and services are a drive. But it is beautiful and I enjoy my home.
    I am 70 and in good health but my husband is experiencing some health problems. I could relate to you and your friends ! Have a good week.
    2 days ago
    Sorry about the reverse posting, read bottom one first
    10 days ago
    this summer and dog and I are getting lots of exercise hiking. Radiation is only 5 doses but high doses. Sure hope that machine is accurate.
    10 days ago
    Have been here, just not posting. Had to make decision surgery or radiation. Looks like I'm too old for surgery this time, tumor in hard to reach area of lung. It would mean major surgery. On the plus side, I cut and split 6 cords of firewood
    10 days ago
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