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It seems like just yesterday we were starting 2009 and I was going to lose the little weight that I had slipping back on. Well, I certainly blew that one. I have gain even more. Now, it is 2010 and I am starting over. My clothes are tight, some won't even fit. In 2008, I threw away all the big size; in 2010 I am not buying them again.

It's 2009!
Wow, How the time flies. I have been using SP for almost 3 years. I should change my name, since I am so far past 57 now, but that would confuse everyone.
As 2009 begins I a struggling to keep from slipping back into bad habits, with SP and all my friends I know I can.

Happy 2008

In 2006, selected a user name of Fitness57, because at the age of 57, I started my journey to become truly fit and healthy. Now, at age 59, I can say it is going quite well. I am still going to the gym, 2 years later which I joined in October, 2005 and started working out for the first time in my life. Thanks to my daughter, who wanted a gym partner.
Today, I am reviewing my goals to see if they are still where I want to focus.....

My goals are quite simple.
I want to stay healthy. ..Good, we keep it! Nov. 2007
I want to keep my bones healthy. --Yes, Definitely
I want to keep my mind sharp. Duh..Of course!
I want to increase my endurance and flexibility. ..Yes, and get stronger.
I want to maintain a healthy weight. ..Yes, definitely, and I am doing it!
I would like to encourage others...Yes, but I did have to set limits to my posting on SP.
I want to help my daughter to be healthy and reach her goals to lose weight. --We are working hard to do this!
I would like to keep my DH around along time, so he needs to be healthy too. (that may be the hardest of my goals) ..Ok, still the hardest, he is not easy to control, I realize it has to be his choice.
I will accomplish my goals by maintaining my exercise program, losing a few more pounds and keeping them off. I will cook and eat healthy, setting a example for the others in my household.

So, for 2008, I want to stay on track to a healthier me.

Member Since: 2/6/2006

Fitness Minutes: 106,156

My Goals:
Goal Weight, 11/27/2007...130, let's get real!

Goal Weight 120, reset 4/18/07

I want to stay healthy and fit, growing older gracefully.

Increased endurance, decrease/eliminate lower back pain ..I have no lower back
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Support my daughter so she can achieve her goals

To stay under 130 pounds, eat healthy and keep working out.

My Program:
going to gym 3 times a week

Making healthy meals; avoiding refined grains products, and trying to track what I am eating better.

Personal Information:
My name is Deana, we live in a suburb North of Boston, Massachusetts

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    Hello Deana,
    55+ Females has new challenges for July. Look forward to see you there.
    You have been great giving encouragement as needed. Thank you for your help in making things easier for us leaders.

    Marilyn ( co-leader )
    5042 days ago
    Just checkin in the new pics on your page (well, at least new since I have been here!) Your grandbabies are SOOOooooo cute!
    5080 days ago
    Hi Deana! I was visiting someone, saw a comment you made on their page which was so motiviational ... and here I am!

    I love your photos! And your attitude and fat-giveaway is awesome! Your background is beautiful and heck! I just feel GOOD for having visited!

    Be well!
    Northern California

    5102 days ago
    Deana, you've done an amazing job on getting fit! You can be an inspiration to all of us!

    Hi, I'm Donna, one of the leaders of the Gardening Team, and I want to welcome you to the group.

    As you may well know, gardening is a wonderful way to get and stay fit. I was thrilled when I discovered Spark lists "gardening" as an exercise on the Fitness Tracker... Woo Hoo

    I hope you'll stop by the Team Page, check out the first "sticky" topic and glance through the topics we're actively discussing. You'll find lots of information and encouragement. I can imagine you'll be a great encourager for us too.

    I look forward to chatting with you.

    5108 days ago
    Deana, Welcome to Slimming Seniors! We are glad to have you. Come on over and post in Gerneral Chat so that we can get to know you.

    zoey and Shirley
    5109 days ago
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