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

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Updated January 8, 2020 -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. I actually joined SP in 2012 but I have reset. I reset again today. My new challenges are arthritis in my back and bursitis in my hip. I now have a collection of fitness bands to do physical therapy with.

Member Since: 5/12/2014

Fitness Minutes: 172,449

My Goals:
Lose 67 pounds to goal weight of 175 for my health especially the high cholesterol, GERD, COPD and back issies.

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. I don't think paying for WW or Nutrisystem does any good. I can make healthy food and the right proportions.

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 TRAVELGAL417
    thank you for your comments. We shoveled our drive way and side walks.
    30 degrees today. Sleet coming this evening. Grocery stores still closed.
    Have no produce in the house. Needed to get some. Planned on going after shots- never antipated big grocery stores would lose power. I guess with virus - family issues - we did not track our inventory good. We are using freezer stuff not my regular menu. I am a big fan of fresh veggies. So I have to adjust. This is highly unusual for Texas. We have lived here for over 25 years and this is the coldest it has ever been 11 degrees yesterday. had a frozen water line to master bedroom - all ok today. 30 degrees feels like huge warm up from yesterday. You stay safe and warm, too. emoticon emoticon
    10 days ago
  • v RCLYKE
    Good afternoon. Thank you for your comment on my blog today
    20 days ago
    emoticon My week has been challenging. emoticon I am glad it is Friday. emoticon WHat can we do to make sure we have a fabulous Friday? emoticon My first step is to keep smiling. emoticon emoticon Ruthie emoticon
    22 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Let's have a thankful Thursday. I am trying to turn things that make me anxious into something to be grateful for. I want an attitude of gratitude. emoticon emoticon Ruthie emoticon
    23 days ago
  • v RCLYKE
    Good morning. Thank you for your comment on my blog this morning
    27 days ago
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