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3/2/2016 - I will soon be 63 and although people say that I look young for my age, my weight does not! I haven't any more excuses other than I got lazy and didn't care. Well, now I care and I want to go into retirement as a healthy happy person!

12/1/14/2015 - I have had some major setbacks but now I am going full force. I will be 62 in June and I am so very tired of not taking care of myself!!!! 2015 is my year to be selfish! No more taking care of others that quite frankly, don't appreciate the help anyway. Specifically, I am speaking of taking care of an ex husband who suffered several severe strokes. He had no place to go and he couldn't take care of himself. So I let him stay at my home and helped him to make sure that he went to therapy so that he could be able to walk and talk again.

He was never an easy person to be around but his strokes made him even more angry and depressed. Unfortunately, he took it out his frustrations on everyone around him, especially me!. He stayed with me for 6 months until he was able to get along without assistance and thankfully, he found a place to live.

During his time with me I put on 30 pounds! I has become apparent to me that I am a stress eater. Now weighing 222.3 pounds, I feel nearly overwhelmed. BUT not so overwhelmed that I feel frozen. I have begun again! Third time is a charm! I will not give up until I reach my goal of 130 pounds!!!

I deserve to be good to myself!

3/11/13 - Well, I have rejoined after being gone for a long time. I am now 59 years old and starting back over. My new goal is to be healthier by my 60th birthday in June. Still have a goal of losing 75 lbs.

Hi, I am Belinda and I am 55 years young. I was a Fitness Instructor for 10 years until 4 years ago when I tore up my knee and could no longer teach my Step Class or ski and I fell into a bit of a funk and gained 25 pounds. Then recenthly, I went through a very rough time and it shows in my body. I just have not been my usual outgoing self. After an unwanted divorce, losing my best friend to my ex-husband, and the death of my mother, I gained another 40 pounds in just this pastyear. I am so embarrased by this because I know better. But It is what it is. I am ready to be ME. I am now ready to get back into life!! NO EXCUSES!!

Member Since: 3/9/2009

Fitness Minutes: 4,969

My Goals:
To get back to 125 Pounds and feel good about myself. To be active and healthy again.
To Live Life to It's Fullest!!

5 /12 /09 - I am into a size 12 Jeans. Yeah!!!
Now I have to take a picture. To celebrate I bought new workout clothes!

Next goal to wear a size 10 by August!

My Program:
Eating Heathily and exercising.

5/10/09 -Adding new execises to my workout. Will begin swimming and hiking

Personal Information:
My name is Belinda. I am 55 years young, single, and I live in Poulsbo WA. I like trying new things and have always had a sense of adventure.

I am single except for the 3 cats that own me. They are, Seussie, Willow, and Simon.

I believe that laughter is the best medicine. And that growing old is a state of mind.

Other Information:
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

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  • v SH9719
    We also share an interest in dogs. I have, 2 Zoey and Guinness. Pictures are on my page. We are pretty close to the same age. I will be 58 next month. I read about your knee injury that has to be tough. The key to my weight loss is my workouts. I watch what I eat and have learned to be a pretty good healthy cook. (My Lasagna Bolognese tonight was awesome and only 400 calories.) But since I started swinging a kettlebell in September my fitness has gone up tremendously. I actually have ab definition for the first time in my life. Plus it is both a cardio and strength exercise and studies have shown it can burn up to 20 calories a minute. (My HR monitor has show that to be true.) I would think that you should be able to swing a kb even with a bad knee. (KBs actually fixed a knee I had that was often sore during hockey season.) The assistant instructor is 65 and there is a lady in the class who is 81 so age is not an issue. My classes usually have more women than men. Again good luck and fee free to see support, I will watch for your success.
    2792 days ago
    I sure hope that life is getting better for you. Good riddance to such a 'friend." Perhaps we can help you here. You can do it! Drop me a line sometime.
    3384 days ago
  • v KLEE46
    Stopping by to send support and best wishes for your continuing success on SP.
    4089 days ago
    Hey, I haven't caught up with you in awhile...was stopping by to see how you were doing...HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!! Mine was June 15th, we are close! I hope you are done being bummed about it...isn't it great to be alive??? HUGS! tish emoticon
    4176 days ago
  • v no profile image 2BAREFOOTN
    Happy Birthday!

    Thanks for stopping by my page. Hope your day got better as it progressed. My daughter(grown) made dinner for me, and my son(also grown) made hand dipped chocolate covered strawberries, and was kind enough to help eat them! They were so pretty ; I only ate one! Hope you had a great day.
    4183 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/12/2009 7:32:14 AM
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