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8/09 - down 25 pounds- I WILL get back here!



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Here I am (black top, white pants) with eight of my nine siblings, laughing and loving together.



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Just SOME of my family of origin - 7 boys and 7 girls


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I feel like I'm the luckiest person in the world.
I try to live every day in gratitude
for my life as it is TODAY,
right now,
in this very moment.
I'm retired at 66 and still paying my bills (barely).
I've been married forever (FIFTY YEARS this week!)
to the man of my dreams (most days),
my high school sweetheart.
My 3 children are all grown,
as happy and as healthy as I could make them.
I finally became a grammy in 2009!
Now we have three little darlings.

I just sold my beautiful second home on the sweet island of Anguilla and moved from a little condo back to a three bedroom house (up-sized!)

I LOVE to exercise and meditate.
I also love to eat and drink!
Time to get rid of these extra 50 pounds that have crept up on me in the last 20 -30 years of living the good life.
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Progress Report (if I don't put it here, I'll lose track of it):
1/11/09 just lurking*** -2
1/18 started tracking ***-4
1/25 -0***lost 6 in Jan.
2/22 +1***lost 2 in Feb
3/29 -1***lost 4 in March, 12 lbs down!
4/25 -1***lost 3 in April, 14 lbs down!
5/16 -0 (after 2 weeks of increased calories)
***5/18 -1 !!!***
***5/19 -1 !!!***
5/31 -0 down 3lbs for May, 18 altogether
***6/1-20 on vacation @JasmineVilla
6/21 ***+2 (but SO worth it!)
6/27 ***-2 (easy come, easy go)
6/28 **-1
7/31 ***-0 (- the usual 3/month) -22
8/2 ***-2
8/9 ***+2 :(
8/15 *** -2 I must get off this roller coaster.
8/23 ***-1 (down 3 for Aug- 25 altogether!!!)
8/29 ***suspiciously silent
9/5 ***+2 -2 in a week
9/7 ***-2
9/12 *** -0
9/19 ***-0
9/26***+2 -2 again
hmmmmmmmmmmm.......
I ended up down 2 for Sept- up 3 for Oct-
recommitting for November.
November- who the heck knows?
December- ditto!
Jan -March/10- same!
April- yahoo!!! increased calories- down 2 pounds!
update- it's Oct-2010- on a one year plateau but not giving up- never, ever, ever. Every month I try something new.

ANOTHER NEW update- after maintaining 168 for SO long,
my weight crept up 1-2 lbs a month since I developed hip bursitis and I am now (June 2011)
hovering around 180.
9/1/2012 update- STILL hovering around 180...
9/1/2013 ....still 181...
Will I give up?
NEVER!
AGAIN...12/2014 ...182-4 most days
(How great t9 be able to look back!)
10/17. After starting LCHF last year I happily touched 170 a few times but then slacked off and gained 10 back in a year and am now back to 180 AGAIN!



Member Since: 1/11/2009

Fitness Minutes: 189,052

My Goals:
*Eating and drinking just a bit less.

*I will lose at least one pound per week when my body is good and ready.

*I am still working on being AF (alcohol free).


My Program:
* LCHF...works for me! Thank you, dietdoctor.com

* I try to nurture my body and soul every day.



Personal Information:
My name is elizabeth.
I live in a small town by the sea in the smallest state- Rhode Island.

I LOVE:
my grandbabies- Lucy and William and Baby Pearl!
working out,
yoga,
Zumba,
my ipod touch, mythoughtcoach.com.
any beach anywhere,
and meditating.


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  • v HICKOK-HALEY
    I wish I lived next to Yosemite. 4 hour drive for us, heading north.
    1 day ago
  • v BESSHAILE
    LOL - live didn't even throw me this curve - my own distracted stupidity did - but there are always options. Got to remember that, eh? Thanks for the bloglove.
    2 days ago
  • v AHTRAP
    Hope you don't regret your encouragement! :)

    (it's much appreciated)
    2 days ago
  • v RAYLINSTEPHENS
    Thank you for your encouragement on my blog.

    While I am pleased with my weight loss - I am proud of the weight gain while taking care of my Ray. Every pound reassured him of my love for him. Every pound I put back on, told him that I was not looking "for the next man" and that I still loved him very much.

    No one knows what they will do when they lose a spouse. Do I eat myself into an early grave? I have no idea what made me decide to lose the weight again. Four months later, I decided to live again.

    Weight is not the most important thing in my life. But my health has become my number one priority.

    Thank you for being my friend. I value our friendship here at SP.

    Huggers,
    Linda
    2 days ago
  • v TZAPP22
    Thank you so much for the spa day invite and your kind words about my blog! I would love to get to know more about you and your journey!
    2 days ago
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