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I am over 60 but feel like I am much older due to severe arthritis in my knees. Since I started spark people, I have tapered down my sugar intake and I notice some real health results like my skin looks better and my scalp is healthier.

I want to be able to
1. walk without a cane
2. shop in regular sizes instead of in "plus sizes"
3. climb stairs without being puffed out.

I couldn't walk when I started physiotherapy and cortisone treatment. Now I walk 2X per day.


Member Since: 1/30/2013

My Goals:
June 26 - Done the 230 thing. Now want to get to 220....

I am approaching this in small steps. I would like to get to 230 pounds.




My Program:
At a conference I attended on diabetes prevention, a presenter said he asked his clients "What are you willing to do?" He said his clients knew what they SHOULD do but they only adhered to a program if they knew they could succeed so he would ask them to pick one thing they were willing to do and the next time he met with them, he asked the same question. It didn't matter whether they had been successful or not, they had to keep trying.

So my program is the "I am willing to do this program" I won't accept being hungry and I can't eat too many raw vegetables because they give me diarrhea. I am willing to forego dessert and I am willing to add more cooked veggies to my diet.



Personal Information:
I used to love hiking. Weight prevents me from doing that as I now have osteoarthritis.
I used to take 3 walks a day. Can't even walk across a room anymore.
I am 61 and the medical folks tell me that if I get knee replacement now, I will have to get them again in the future as 61 is quite young. Does not feel young to me.


Other Information:
I go through phases when certain songs inspire me to workout. Presently my favorite workout songs are:

Picturing Love by July Talk
Jet Airliner by Steve Miller Band
Gimme All Your Loving by ZZ Top
Whiskey when the sun goes down by Jimmy Rankin






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  • v ISNESS
    Thank you for liking my food. I’m Ivana. Nice to meet you! Also in beginning of 60s. I had knees problems in my young years. I could’d fly or go to movies bcs bent knies caused huge painI used to eat sausages and lots of sugar. After changing my
    1137 days ago
  • v TMP0418
    Thank you for all your support it means everything without all of you I wouldn't be doing this emoticon emoticon
    1145 days ago
  • v OKBACK2MEAGAIN
    Looking for a Fun Challenge this Summer? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle. If yes, then consider joining the BL Challenge that starts early June. Each week 11 teams of 24 Active, do fun nutritional and fitness challenges. The challenges promote a healthy lifestyle and If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For Spring we had Gardening Time, Help Fill Peter Rabbit’s Basket and Bingo. If you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Summer challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon, or copy and paste the link below, or let me know and I can send you an invite. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Chit Chat.
    www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_indiv
    idual.asp?gid=25339

    1164 days ago
  • v MARCIE_ELAINE
    Ty for my goodie. I see we are in our 60s. Chat anytime and I will help in any way.
    Have a glorious journey to health.
    Marcie
    1165 days ago
  • v ARMY_MOM17
    SDEECAL... welcome to the team!...
    1295 days ago
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