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I lost 86 pounds-losing 2 pounds at a time. Total goal 133 pounds. Only 47 more to go-Praise God!

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My journey the last time I lost 100 pounds. 2009. I will get back there again.

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My name is Ola. I am 63 years old. 7 years ago I lost 100 pounds, using Sparkpeople. I have since, gained it back and then some.

Over the last 1 and a half, I have gone through a tremendous change. I lost my husband of 40 years and for the first time in my adult life, I am on my own. As a result, I moved across country to my birthplace and where my family is. That helped but I found that I had let myself go, physically and spiritually.

I am in the midst of finding myself and part of that means losing this weight. I have tried several things like, the Mediterranean Diet, Weight Watchers, the 1+1+1 Diet. However, I realize, the only thing that has worked for me is tracking and counting my calories, and exercise. So, here I am back again.

Over the last few months, I have been starting slow. I started by just concentrating on counting the calories. I then started walking or exercising for about 10 minutes, not everyday, but throughout the week. I now have the calorie counting down, and I am working on the exercise part.

I have lost about 10 pounds, but am ready to be serious and lose the weight. My plan is to lose 50 pounds by October 2017. I will do that by having a differential in calories of -1000 calories a day. That is 2 pounds a week. I believe if I do my part, God will take me the rest of the the way.

UPDATE 11/3/17
As of today, I have lost 50 pounds. I started in April 2016.My initial goal date for the first 50 was October 31,2017. I am only 4 days past due. That's pretty good.God is faithful.

I am a third of the way there. I will now start on the next 50 My goal date for reaching the next 50 is May 2018.


I have lost a total of 90 pounds. My onederland goal is August 2018.. I am 8 pounds away. Praise God.

Member Since: 5/5/2014

Fitness Minutes: 5,945

My Goals:
Lose 2 pounds at a time
Lose 50 pounds by October 2017 - Goal Met 11/03/17
Lose 50 more pounds by August 10, 2018

My Program:
Work on having a differential in calories of -1000 a day = 2 pounds a week or just 2 pounds at a time.
Intermittent Fasting 16/8 plan.

I will do this through eating within my calorie range and exercise

Personal Information:
I have achieved the first leg of a three leg journey. My first 50 goal met 11/03/17-Next 50 to arrive 05/31/18,

Other Information:
5/20/17 277 - 21 pounds (target for next Sat. 276)
5/27/17 274 - 3 pounds (24 total) PASSED TARGET (next target 272 )
6/22/17 272 - 2 pounds (26 total) HIT TARGET (next target 270 )
7/3/17 272 -0 pounds (26 total) DID NOT HIT TARGET OF 270 (next target 270)
7/10/17 272 - 0 pounds (26 total) DID NOT HIT TARGET of 270 ( next target 270)
7/13/17 267 - 5 pounds (31 total) PASSED TARGET of 270 (next target 265)
3/22/18 229 - 36 pounds (69 total) PASSED TARGET OF 265 (next target 227)
5/9/18 217 - 10 pounds (81 total) PASSED TARGET OF THE 227 (next target 215)
6/9/18 212 - 5 pounds (86 total) PASSED TARGET OF 215 (next target 210)
7/1/18 208-4 pounds (90 total) PASSED TARGET OF 210 (next target 206)

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