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Hi. I am a 67 years old and have been overweight since 1995. The closest I have gotten to my goal weight of 135 (and maybe lower) was in October of 2018 when I landed at 158. Due to health issues and lack of being able to "get back in the rhythm" I got back to 186 and I didn't make my 5% goal of a 9.3 lb weight loss in the Fall Challenge, but during the in-between challenge I have continued to lose and have exceeded the goal and lost a total of 13.8 pounds (which is 7.4% of 186) pounds since the beginning of the challenge, which was Oct 3. My weight was 172 at the beginning of the 2021 Winter Challenge and at the end it was 163 It is time for the Spring 2021 5% Weight Loss Challenge and I am seriously ready for it!

I had my cataract surgery during the Summer Challenge, and the Prednisolone eye drops that I have had to use daily for the last 5+ weeks has raised my blood sugar. I cut back my carbs but in Sept a CT scan revealed plaque buildup in my aorta.


Member Since: 5/29/2007

Fitness Minutes: 89,318

My Goals:
To hopefully clear out the plaque in my veins by eating a vegan diet with low fat and no more than 10 to15mg of cholesterol a day. I have a cup of fat free yogurt or a cup of skim milk daily for the B12, and I have brown rice with beans once a day for the amino acids that I would get from meat. I see my Doctor at the end of Jan to see how I am doing. Because of the buildup and my age I cannot overly stress myself or work out to exhaustion. UPDATE: Labs were GREAT! Chol 188, Triglycerides 114, A1C 5.3. I will continue this program.


My Program:
I will go for longer time with less stress on my heart and spread it out throughout the day. It will include stretching, which reportedly helps prevent hardening of the arteries. I will dance moderately, and of course as a housewife I will do what needs to be done....but only count as exercise those activities that actually burn more calories.



Personal Information:
Married 47 years to a wonderful man. We are Christians and my faith is an important part of my life. I would not be the person I am today without Jesus and I am eternally grateful to have been born into a Christian family in a country in which I am free to worship, have my Bible, and practice my faith. I am blessed to live in a country in which our laws are based on the Word of God! We have two grown children, 6 grands and a great-grand. Love to cook. Also sew, knit, crochet, cross stitch and do crafts. Read. Play piano, saxophone, and accordion. Write music, prose, and poetry. Had a very hard time when the kids left the nest. Took 13 years for me to get over it. Gained this weight when I got something called Lichen Planus caused by an antibiotic called Cipro that destroyed all of my gut bacteria


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My true highest beginning weight was 227 in Feb of 2011. Somewhere I think there is a picture of me then. If I can find it, it will be my Before Picture. My fasting blood sugar was 116 at my highest weight. Lost 20 pounds in 4 months by just cutting my portions in half but my blood sugar didn't change. Went on Atkins and in 3 days my fasting blood sugar was 98. I stayed on it from June 1 2011 until mid October lost 37 more for a total of 57 pounds lost but then ate a piece of birthday cake (though I didn't crave a thing) and fell way off the wagon.. Got off Atkins and gained 20 back. I have been rocking back and forth with those 20 or 30 pounds for years and now it has to stop! UPDATE! IT DID STOP! I lost 42 pounds from Jan 1 2017 to the end of Sept. and my A1C dropped to 5.2 However, I had MRSA and found out I have moderate emphysema. From Oct 2017 to Jan 2020 I gained back to 195 and have been on a journey to lose that weight again. See latest lab numbers in My Goals




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    Thank you for the SparkGoodie and the encouragement
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    She cant stand it when people say, "You're JUST a mom?"
    Yes, she is JUST A MOM!!
    That makes her an alarm clock, cook, maid, waitress,
    teacher, nurse, referee, handyman, security officer,
    photographer, counselor, chauffeur, event planner,
    hairdresser, personal assistant, & an ATM machine.
    She scares away the boogieman. She doesn't get paid holidays,
    sick pay or days off. She works DAY & NIGHT.
    She's on call 24/7 for the rest of her life.
    She's 'JUST A MOM'!!!
    She is a Mom to someone or to many and she would
    do ANYTHING on this planet for them!
    She's..... 'JUST A MOM"!!.

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    the Mother's you have, and all the Mother's you know! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2 days ago
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    Kind words are the flowers, Kind deeds are the fruits,
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    Fill it with sunshine, kind hearts, kind thoughts, kind words, and kind deeds,
    ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow~

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