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I have been over weight all my life. I have tried many "diets" and as you can see they never worked out. I would always cut out some of my favorite foods and then would end up binging on them. I would also set up rewards and it would always be food. This time I have not cut anything out. I just watch the calories, protein and sodium . I will eat a piece of cake but I watch the serving size and then adjust the rest of the day. I have not had one bing since! I also have set up rewards but not one of them is a food. A new swimsuit, a new outfit in a smaller size, A hair cut at a solon not at the beauty school, and something I want for my scrapbooking/cards.
I had open heart surgery 14years ago and I think it is about time I start helping myself. I raised my three girls by myself since the youngest one was in 3rd grade .I work as a Title 1 E.A. and really enjoy helping kids.
I was at the coast in 1915 and decided it was time for me to think about me and to get healthy! When I got home I joined Sparks and have been on my journey since July 2015.
I have had ups and downs, Stand stills, and victories on the scale and many NSV.
Here's to a new healthy journey. Thanks for joining the ride.


Member Since: 7/8/2015

Fitness Minutes: 9,622

My Goals:
To become more healthy
To move more
To feel younger
To be able to climb a set of stairs without stopping to catch my breath
To hit onederland
Keep my eyes open to my NSV and celebrate them!


My Program:
5% Challenge Diet Commitment to get more protein, keep track of what I eat, and watch the portion size.
When I have a blow out day—— just let it go and get right back on plan the next day
I need to do it my way—- I started listening to this diet— to that diet and tried drinking this..eating that... I really messed myself up. I need to stick on my plan and keep my eyes on me not on others. I will not compare myself to others I need to keep my eyes on me.



Personal Information:
I am 69years old. I have three grown daughters. I work for the school district as a Title 1 EA. I love working with children. Ihave C H F and know I NEED to lose weight


Other Information:
I have for many years done scrapbooking and have also moved to making cards. I hope to do both more as it is fun and relaxing. It also keeps my hands and mind busy and not thinking about food.
My word for 2019 is declutter “ I have made a difference and my summer goal is to declutter my garage! A big job but this stuff has been in boxes for 10 years so it’s time to do something with it.




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  • v JENNYPOO45
    hello ,I was reading your page and ,swimming are just exec in water is good ,I had back surgery a year ago and its hard for me to exec on land so that's what I do ,I bough myself a pool and I hit it every day ,so don't give up ,we can do it together
    jen
    ps that's a old pix of me
    1683 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/8/2016 9:27:13 PM
  • v IAMSUNNYHOWARD
    Thanks for the friend add! Go Ducks! ( Actually I am a Beaver, but it is a friendly rivalry- LOL).
    1689 days ago
  • v SUSANSKI
    Hi! To answer your question on my post about losing inches:
    Back in October I was on SparkCoach and one of the challenges they gave me was to choose some activity that I LOVED and incorporate it in my fitness plan.
    Well! lol! I dislike just about ANY activity, so I had to THINK HARD on that one. Then I realized that I had LOVED recreational swimming as a child and HATED leaving the beach or pool.
    THEN I realized that my kids were already PAYING for a family membership at the YMCA!
    DUH!!!!!!
    So I embraces SWIMMING!
    I began with just treading water while my kids played. I tried to see how fast I could do one length (25 meters in OUR pool). Boy! Was my heart racing and chest heaving!
    I had only committed to swimming 4x a month.
    Then, I hurt my arm and shoulder, which took 12 weeks to heal. Still, I tread water and just went easy on the arm.
    The NEXT challenge was discovering a 'softball' sized cyst on my right ovary that needed major surgery, so I was out of the pool until the very end of May.
    I know this is long winded, but I say all this to point out that MOST of this improvement has come from SWIMMING since the end of May. Once home-schooling ended, we've been in the pool 5 or 6 days a week. After just 3 WEEKS I had lost 6 inches! I was amazed!
    And now I lost over 4 more.
    The pounds did not begin a downward trend until last week, when I had been on the Fit and Fiber Challenge and committed to tracking my food and getting the appropriate amount of Fiber and water and staying within calories.

    AND. THAT'S. ALL. I. KNOW. ABOUT. THIS. CURRENT. SUCCESS.
    EXCEPT.....that I am REALLY REALLY REALLY thrilled.
    emoticon

    Be blessed and BE a blessing,
    ~Susan
    1720 days ago
  • v SUSANSKI
    Hi! To answer your question on my post about losing inches:
    Back in October I was on SparkCoach and one of the challenges they gave me was to choose some activity that I LOVED and incorporate it in my fitness plan.
    Well! lol! I dislike just about ANY activity, so I had to THINK HARD on that one. Then I realized that I had LOVED recreational swimming as a child and HATED leaving the beach or pool.
    THEN I realized that my kids were already PAYING for a family membership at the YMCA!
    DUH!!!!!!
    So I embraces SWIMMING!
    I began with just treading water while my kids played. I tried to see how fast I could do one length (25 meters in OUR pool). Boy! Was my heart racing and chest heaving!
    I had only committed to swimming 4x a month.
    Then, I hurt my arm and shoulder, which took 12 weeks to heal. Still, I tread water and just went easy on the arm.
    The NEXT challenge was discovering a 'softball' sized cyst on my right ovary that needed major surgery, so I was out of the pool until the very end of May.
    I know this is long winded, but I say all this to point out that MOST of this improvement has come from SWIMMING since the end of May. Once home-schooling ended, we've been in the pool 5 or 6 days a week. After just 3 WEEKS I had lost 6 inches! I was amazed!
    And now I lost over 4 more.
    The pounds did not begin a downward trend until last week, when I had been on the Fit and Fiber Challenge and committed to tracking my food and getting the appropriate amount of Fiber and water and staying within calories.

    AND. THAT'S. ALL. I. KNOW. ABOUT. THIS. CURRENT. SUCCESS.
    EXCEPT.....that I am REALLY REALLY REALLY thrilled.
    emoticon

    Be blessed and BE a blessing,
    ~Susan
    1720 days ago
  • v no profile image PASTABABE74
    I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. you have a great attitude. Sip that water emoticon
    1740 days ago