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I've had weight issues (food addiction stemming from emotional "stuff" -- it had been a way to cope early on, I am sure) since about 9 or 10 years old., I am 69 yrs old now, and had been so fed up with my weight for decades. Not only was I super obese, but everything hurt (though much better now as the numbers have dropped significantly ). After 13+ years in the UK (I married a Brit in early 2005), I have finally returned to Oregon, USA, at the end of February (2018) -- single. I am thrilled to be back near my family! My highest weight, as embarrassing as it feels to admit it, was 384, the end of June, 2016. And on 18 Feb, 2018 I weighed in at just over 197. ONEDERLAND! Now at 182, I have only 10-15 or so to go, depending on what my 69 yr old body can do. Having tossed out over 200 pounds so far, I feel a bazillion times better! Care to join me? ;)

Member Since: 8/23/2010

Fitness Minutes: 37,978

My Goals:
To lose the excess weight, be fitter and feel better, I want to enjoy Life more and see the grandkids grow up, too!
I have been learning get past my emotional eating and keep on losing, and I am much healthier.


My Program:
A Very Low Carb food (aka Ketogenic) plan works for me. And I walk every day now, since I got a dog.
I've improving - vertigo prevents my walking very far or fast, but I get out into the back garden several times a week with my Monster Dog, too.



Personal Information:
I have 2 grown sons back in the US, and I am a grandma, too -- I miss all of them terribly. But I am excited and looking forward to moving back.


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  • v OUTDOORSWOMAN

    Welcome to SparkPeople!

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    TOP 10 STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS

    1. Start small
    2. Get it on paper
    3. Focus on everyday habits
    4. Always see your goal
    5. Be consistent
    6. Never stop learning
    7. Come out of seclusion
    8. Allow for setbacks
    9. Trust your plan
    10. Have fun!!!

    http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/moti
    vation_articles.asp?id=518

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    3988 days ago
  • v SPARKLINJEWELLS
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    (¸.•´ (¸.•´ (¸.•´¸¸.•¨¸♥¨`*,¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥.
    ¸.•♥´ .•´¨¨ ¸´¸.•´¨Welcome to the EE team!!
    I’ve belonged to a lot of teams here on spark-- i really do believe that the Emotional Eaters team is one of the very best, it’s a great group of people- very supportive and encouraging-- and it is very refreshing to talk with people who "get" what you're going through!! ¸¸.•¨¸♥¨`*,¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥.*¸.•´¸.•*¨¸.•*¨¸.•´¸.•*¨) ¸.•*¨)
    Check out the main page of the EE team- there are “stickied” topics you may be interested in to get involved- a buddy thread, a place to introduce yourself, weigh-in challenge, a birthday post. ¸.•*¨¸.•´¸.•*¨(¸.•´ (¸.•´ (¸.•´¸¸.•¨¸♥¨`*,¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥. ¸.•♥´ .•´¨¨ ¸´¸.•´¸.•*¨)¸¸.•´ ..•-~'¸.•*¨)
    Spark has a lot of great tools, and you will learn which ones work best for you. The best tools are the people tho, always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. I’ve been here for over a year now, and I still am overwhelmed, every day, by the kindness and goodness of others on this team!! That has made a world of difference for me. I hope you have the same success! ¸¸.•¨¸♥¨`*,¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥.*.•*¨¸.•´¸.•*
    (¸.•´ (¸.•´ ♥¸.•´¸¸.• (¸.•´ (¸.•*¨ (¸.¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥.
    You are- WONDERFUL-cuz you’re you!!! BELIEVE IT!!! operationbeautiful-- END THE FAT TALK!!! ¸.•*¨¸.•´¸.•*¨(¸.•´ (¸.•´(¸.•´¸¸.•¨¸♥¨`*,¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥.
    (¸.¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥. ~~best of luck to you on all of your goals!!! (¸.¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥.

    3989 days ago
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