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Dragged myself along on one of Wild Horse Annie's mountain treks.

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At 194. 3/29/11. Awfully Shapeless. Just started.

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I'm here because I haven't been trimming down automatically every summer the way I used to. I guess nature is catching up with me at 52. I'm in good health, but tend to overindulge because things taste good. A few bad habits: sometimes I'll eat a whole chocolate pie in one day without hardly thinking twice about it. There's some part of me that tends to protest rules, even my own. So, I have not been a very good dieter in the past, but I've been so active that I've gotten away with it for a long time. It seems the rules have changed now that I'm older? What's up with that? I love to write. I know a lot of neat stuff about life and enjoy trying to help people, but I'm no expert on weight loss. I haven't exercised nor dieted purposefully since college, because until now, I've never needed to. Here goes!! Anything is better than nothing.

Member Since: 2/5/2011

Fitness Minutes: 2,797

My Goals:
Lose 40 lbs this year, get my waistline back.

Insurance against health problems later in life.

Lose enough weight so my hips won't ache after a long walk.

My Program:
5/20/11: I DEMAND an effortless diet plan.

1. Meals as small as my clenched fist.

2. Lots of fiber.

3. Cut WAY back on animal products.

Personal Information:
I am 52, I live in Alaska. I have been married almost 6 years but was a single mom for ten before that. I do part-time, temporary jobs fitting around my responsibilities with my husband's business. I enjoy thinking, pottery, sewing, gardening, my dogs. I have a daughter in college in New York.

Other Information:
I've been up and down by 8 pounds from January through May 2011. I don't see the results I want but refuse to count calories or get on a regular exercise program. It's time to get more ruthless about this! Summer will help a lot.

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    Good. I'm working a LOT with my new 8-5 job. Too busy for much, but in winter in this country, it's ok. I have a kid in college so this is a good thing to do. Have not been on here in months.
    P.S. Thanks for writing. How are you?
    3279 days ago
  • v CARANN56
    Hey there - How are things up north???? Stay warm! emoticon
    3283 days ago
  • v CARANN56
    Yes, I agree we have the same eating "disorders". I'm having a hard time spending too much time on the computer myself. However, I do a LOT better with sparkpeople when I do.

    Have a fun weekend.

    Carol emoticon
    3461 days ago
    I just wanted to say thanks for stopping by my page and leaving your supportive comments. It's like I said, I'm not one to take pills. I think some forms of depression, not all, can be treated by diet, exercise, and self determination. That being said my couselor has recommended a full blood work up. I'll be heading to the doc for that in the next couple of weeks. I really feel that my biggest challange is me being unorganized. This is going to be one of my bigger focus points for a while. I feel that I can make my life, and my family, easier and simplified by organizing. We'll also see what the doc says. Thanks again!!!
    3480 days ago
  • v TERESA159
    Hi. Thanks for the complement. If it weren't for Spark friends, I'd have no friends at all (that's some country song I think?). Not really, but my SP friends are great people, all of them. The lily picture was taken in my yard! They haven't come back since that one year. Not sure what I need to give them. But they are magnificent!
    Hope you have a good weekend. Am flying to Newark to get picked up by the hubby driving down from Maine to go to Bethlehem PA for his son's graduation. Meeting the exwife for first time! Determined to like her.
    Did I mention that I loved your new profile pic? You look happy as hell.
    3481 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/21/2011 1:14:28 AM
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