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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 WENDYSUE72
    I sure do miss seeing you around here. I'm so glad you are on FB w/ me, but would love a partner in crime here too. LOL :)
    3624 days ago
    Hello Sparkfriend! How is your December going so far? I just wanted to come by from Rootin' for Ruby's Women's Fat Night team to leave a little motivation for you!
    Have a great night!

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    “Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect.
    There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions.
    So what. Get started now.
    With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.”
    - Mark Victor Hansen

    3694 days ago
    "If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't.
    Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad."
    -Denis Watley

    Sparkfriend, I'm coming by from Rootin' for Ruby's Womens Fat Night team to wish you a successful November and to encourage you to always believe in yourself.


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    3731 days ago
  • v BARBIET65
    3743 days ago
    This is going to sound odd.....just reading some posts you left me from 2007! LOL....didn't even know that you had left them :( Just getting back to SP after having our first baby :) Hope you're well, and thank you for your positive comments and your encouragement. I appreciate it!
    3770 days ago
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