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I am 61 years old and have been overweight pretty much my entire life and a member of various weight loss groups most of that time. I am hypothyroid and have a difficult time losing weight. But after a cancer diagnosis eight years ago (clean bill of health now) I know the importance of getting to a lower weight to help prevent the chance of a re-occurance.

1/7/13 I'm back! Have taken a too long break from SP but I am ready to get back on the losing side of this weight issue. I actually did pretty well maintaining for such a long time. I seem to have that down, now if I could just lose to get to my goal and then maintain. It is time to do it!

8/7/07 I have been on SP for one year today and have not made much progress. I have had a hard time controlling my thyroid the past year and know that if I hadn't been here doing what I have been doing my weight would have gone up much higher. I have a new found motivation to kick myself into gear again and get this weight off once and for all. I CAN DO IT!!

4/21/08 I am starting again, as of today. I have gotten lax in what I have been doing. I have had a lot of stress in my life the past 6 months but I have to quit using that as an excuse.

9/17/08 Recently I have had my thyroid meds raised again. I just don't seem to make any progress with my weight loss. Work for weeks to lose a pound or two and then go out for one meal, making healthy choices, or give in to one dessert and wham, it is all back plus some. Then I work weeks again to get it back off. I want this so much but it just isn't happening.

2/17/09 I have still been struggling and am up and down the same pounds over and over. It is very frustrating but I am again going to give it my all and see if I can't break through to a new set of numbers and then continue on.

First 10% - 290 - Done
2nd 10% - 261
3rd 10% - 235
4th 10% - 211
5th 10% - 190
6th 10% - 171

Weigh ins:
278 - 4/21/08
275 - 6/2/08
272 - 6/6/08 (9/09 still holding at this weight with no progress.
270 -
268 -
265 -

Member Since: 8/7/2006

My Goals:
My short term goal is to get back down into the 270s.

My Program:
I am back to doing this on my own at home. Watching calories and portions and using the resources that SP has available to us should get me losing again. I need to get the exercising going again and keep it going.

Personal Information:
I live in Wisconsin. I have done licensed family child care since 1985.

Other Information:
I am setting short mini goals until I reach my ultimate goal. I'll know what that is when I get there.

Starting weight 322

Slow but steady will still get you to the finish line.

Never give up!

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  • v BARBIET65
    Peek-a-boo, wonder if your around! xoxo
    3080 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistake, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space."
    -Johnny Cash
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    Just dropping by from Rootin' for Ruby's Womens Fat Night team to wish you a successful week. Hope to see you around the team soon!
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    Q: Why did the girl ghost join Sparkpeople?

    A: To reclaim her ghoulish figure!
    3373 days ago
  • v BARBIET65
    Hi Vicki!
    Peeking in on spark to see if this is where I left my motivation... Ha! Gotta keep looking!
    3395 days ago
    Hi Vicki,
    Yeah I was diagnosed with Diabetes last fall. I was just over the line where they determine if you have it or not, when I had a fasting blood sugar test. But it's under control. I take Metformin and I have been seeing a dietician which helps! So glad my insurance pays for that. So I'm slowly taking the weight off and it seems to be staying off this time! Yay!

    3398 days ago
    Hey Vicki! Not sure if you're doing much on Sparks but thought I'd drop in and say HI!! I'm plugging away and slowly losing. I was at my all time high last winter and then diagnosed with diabetes. So that got me back on track again and have now lost 54 pounds so far. I am losing VERY slow but that's ok. It's something I can live with! Miss seeing you on FB! Haven't seen you on much. : )

    Take care!

    3408 days ago
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