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I chose my screen name when I looked in the mirror and could not believe it was me, down over 80 pounds after years as an overweight kid, teen, adult. I felt like a miracle! Now I just see me, a me that must keep tracking and working to control my weight so that small gains don't become a trend. Worth the work? Absolutely.
Check out my SparkPeople Success Story:
e_grandma (link on message boards)

Member Since: 9/2/2009

Fitness Minutes: 304,500

My Goals:
* Maintain a normal weight
* Focus on eating sensibly, healthy foods enjoyed with dignity.
* Keep on running for fun and fitness! Enjoy any age group awards without stressing for them.

Current PRs:
.5 Mile=4:01 (12/21/13)
1 Mile = 8:47 (4/13)
5K = 27:33 (4/13/13)
10K = 1:01:13 (3/16/13)
HM =2:26:02 (11/24/13)

My Program:
Clean SWEEP:

Clean = eat with dignity
S = 7-8 hrs sleep
W = 8 glasses water
E = eat healthy
E = exercise 6 times/wk
P = persistence

Personal Information:
71 years old, almost 5'6", maintaining around 135 pounds. Retired social worker-grant writer-nonprofit administrator. One adult daughter. I drive my two darling granddaughters to and from school several times a week when my DD & DSIL work. Weigh less right now than I did in junior high. Have struggled with weight all my life. Maintenance is still challenging, but I'm definitely not giving up!!

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You don't have to be perfect to succeed, but you do have to be determined. Never, never, never give up!

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    Thank you for the jeans! That was a nice surprise this're sweet to think of me.

    4168 days ago
    Congrats on the sparkpoints!!!

    Also, I'm so pleased that there is a sexy grandma team! Way to be a sexy grandma!
    4176 days ago
    Congrats on being in the top 5 with sparkpoints & fitness minutes on the Sexy Grandma team. You are doing it!
    4179 days ago
    Thanks for your encouraging words on my December goals blog post! You are very nice to say I'm organized --- if I really were, I wouldn't have to make such a long list! It does help to keep me focused to have it posted for accountability and to keep it tacked to the wall next to the computer,

    Enjoyed visiting your page - you've made fantastic progress on your Spark journey!

    Blessings today,
    4181 days ago
  • v BABYFACE26
    You look amazing!!! And (even better) you look all sparkly, bright and shiny - Healthy! congratulations on all your success, and tell me - do u really do 90 minutes of cardio every day!? Does that include Walking? I am the same age as you are, by the way.

    4183 days ago