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August 2019 -- Age 64!

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I first joined SparkPeople in 2008, quit and rejoined many times and finally gave up. I just could not make myself follow ANY program for more than a couple of weeks, and I tried them all, including not having a program. I have been a dieting failure, life change failure and non-dieting failure. I just haven't been able to convince myself that the pain of denying my hunger is worth the result. Yet, I also have been unable to convince myself that just letting myself go is fine. My dream is to become a normal eater and to find the balance within myself that will cause that to happen. It's not just about the food and exercise but about acceptance, love and healing the emotions underlying the whole process.

Fast forward to July 11, 2019 and I joined WW (formerly Weight Watchers) and have been very successful with it. It feels different this time and I have developed a "no matter what" mentality that seems to be helping.

Member Since: 7/23/2018

Fitness Minutes: 8,285

My Goals:
Heal my body, mind and spirit. Quit restricting and bingeing. Eat when hungry, choose foods based on my taste preferences and quit when satisfied.

My Program:
WW Freestyle

Personal Information:
Married, no children, one dog. Retired. Used to be: personnel director, psychotherapist, legal secretary/assistant and in that order! Considered downwardly mobile by some, but very happy by all.

Other Information:
I say I'm a middle aged woman with enough education to know how little I know but not enough to stop pretending I know something.

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    Weight loss is a journey, so tackle it in stages.
    Some may get there very quick, while others may take ages.
    Weight loss is a journey, some take the stopping train.
    And they get off at the station, and then get back on again.
    While other lucky people seem to travel by express.
    With no apparent effort, each week they weigh in less.
    For some of us, the journey too often seems uphill.
    We never seem to get that far, struggle though we will.
    Weight loss is a journey, that anyone can go.
    But as you travel on your way, there's something you should know.
    Losing weight is a journey, that's different for everyone.
    Some are happy to stroll along, while others need to run!
    If you want to complete this journey, then forget about the rest.
    Each of you must travel the way that suits you best.
    As long as you believe it, you WILL get there some day!

    ~~~~~ Anonymous ~~~~~

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    501 days ago
    you would believe how badly i missed your online presence!
    were you previously working with keto?
    a group of us are experimenting with intermittent fasting
    1 member whilst using a keto program also
    i will send you links to the group
    cheers richard emoticon
    502 days ago
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    Leaders lead by “being the change they want to see.” Frustration, anger and disappointment come from waiting for others to go first. Regina Cates
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    502 days ago
    emoticon I sent you a spark mail. emoticon
    502 days ago
  • v PHOENIX1949
    emoticon I've missed your insightful blogs. emoticon I've added you back as a friend so I can follow your journey.
    502 days ago
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