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I have had to battle my weight all of my life, as a child, as a teen, as an adult. It has been a lifelong curse. Oh, I have been on any "diet" that you can think of and even bariatic bypass surgery. The outcome in a lot of the cases has been good weight loss. But never have I changed myself and my attitude toward food. When the weight was finally off, my thinking was like so many others. "I have lost the pounds and now I can eat." REALLY ! ! ! I don't have to tell any of you the results of acting on those thoughts.

It has taken me 75 years to realize that "dieting" is temporary. I finally realized that this is a life long issue to never be taken lightly. No more "dieting" for me. Time for an attitude change and a new determination. Time to consider food as necessary to sustain good health and not a toy to play with.

The old cliche - baby steps, one day at a time, one minute at a time. Strength and determination.

Member Since: 4/6/2008

Fitness Minutes: 21,223

My Goals:
I did good last year and am feeling successful with the results. I plan to follow the Weight Watcher program the way it is planned. Track every bite and stay within my daily points allowance. My water aerobics exercise is very important to me and I intend to continue. On this BLC23 round, I want to meet each week weigh in without a gain and lose a minimum of 12 pounds.
I have also joined the Fall 5% Challenge. It is a little different than BLC, but the basic principles are the same - get healthy. My goals on this team will be the same as on BLC.

My Program:
I will track my foods, be more aware of the choices I make, and up my exercise program . The choices are mine and the actions are mine and there is no magic potion. So all I have is my program to depend on.

Personal Information:
My name is Alice, 75 years old, live in Wichita Falls Texas. The proud mother of a beautiful nurse daughter, now deceased, and a handsome police officer son. I am blessed with three granddaughters (two twins) and a grandson. Have an outstanding blended family of many step grandchildren. Married to the most patient and giving man in the world. Have fought weight since I was one day old. Born overweight and have stayed overweight all my life. Am a yo-yoer, been on every program offered, including addiction to pills. Am now doing it right.

Other Information:
Have had the privilege of knitting slippers for many of my SPARK friends and water aerobic friends. Have also started crocheting pot holders (picture on my pic page.) We camp, not as much as we used to, but still love being outdoors with our camper friends. Have four cats and two dogs. In pretty good health except for chemical imbalance, but have that pretty well in control. Love my family and proud of all of them.

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    Good morning Alice from the cold West.......are you ready for BLC9????? I AM, can't wait to find out this afternoon who's all on our wonderful team!! How's everyone, how's your DD???? Hope she's okay and don't need another surgery. Have a great Sunday and remember if you need any help with anything, HOLLER AT ME!!

    4584 days ago
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    Hi ya..just checking to see if you've begun to blog yet..I'm anxious to know more about you!
    4586 days ago
  • v KYLIEMC8
    TEAL TASMANIAN TRIBE..would like to WELCOME you to BLC9 and the TEAL TEAM!!

    I hope that you are READY to work your bootie off for YOU and your TEAL TEAM!

    OUR motto is 'NO EXCUSES'
    YOU CAN DO IT...I wish you the MOTIVATION and ACCOUNTABILITY for your goals!!

    Have fun too!!

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    4586 days ago
    Hi Alice, I can't believe I never left you a comment before. WELCOME to Spark Texas and WELCOME TO BLC9!!!! Just saw that you signed up. We're gonna try our hardest to get everyone on the team that they request. THANKS for the nice words you wrote about me. How is your DD? Hope she's feeling better. Looking forward to a great challenge and some good results. Wishing you all a great weekend and a HAPPY & HEALTHY 2009

    Co-leader of Spark Texas
    Co-captain BLC9 - Teal Tasmanian Tribe
    4592 days ago
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