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My weight has been yo-yo-ing all my adult life! And I'm really tired of it! I want to walk into a room and not feel self-conscious about my weight. After a lifetime of selecting clothes to conceal myself, I want to wear pretty clothes, try new activities & grab more gusto!

Update: I've been with SP for almost 5 yr. Lost the weight in 6 months. Rode the roller coaster of up & down the scale. Finally I'm ignoring the scale , making good food choices & exercising at least 30 min. 6 days/week. Period.

Most important lesson learned: The bad habits that made me fat the first time (and the 128th time!) will make me fat again. This must be a permanent change in my life.

2013: After DH got a new knee & I returned to all my bad habits, I sat around & regained nearly all the weight I had lost.

Started over 3 weeks ago and am now on Day 20 of a streak of at least 30 min. of exercise 6 days/week. Feel better! Clothes fit better!

It's always does. SP is the greatest! Just do it...and it feels soo great!

Member Since: 6/3/2008

Fitness Minutes: 191,959

My Goals:
Eat & cook healthy foods.

Eat appropriate portions.

Lose 22 lbs.

Solve issues and boredom without soda, chocolate or junk food.

Find a physical activity I enjoy.

Keep at current weight or less during winter.

My Program:
Track nutrition daily.

Track exercise daily.

Exercise 5 times/weekly.

Drink 64 oz or more water daily.

Don't read while I eat.

Personal Information:
I sold my business almost 5 years ago and retired early -- and I am no longer a workaholic! Hooray!

I live in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of CO. I was strictly an "indoor girl", but now love to be outdoors & active --biking, hiking, snowshoeing. I've just discovered Zumba Gold & love it!

Other Information:
I love to travel, attend live theatre, read mysteries and read success stories on SP.
My husband & I have 2 grown sons.

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    The lake has been opened since about Apr 30, which is a little on the late side. Last year it didn't open til May 5. Usually it's opened about the 3rd week in April.
    Hope you're doing well and thanks for the lovely message on my feed.
    376 days ago

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    380 days ago
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    Nancy, thank you for stopping by my page and for your concern. We are living outside a small town, Caudete in the south of Castille-la Mancha, surrounded by olive fields. We have solar power, gas cooking and heating and a good water supply. One of us is allowed out for essentials and my husband has been the one getting groceries every 2-3 weeks. We are both well and there is plenty to keep us busy. We moved to our new place the end of February and were only just finding our feet and making lists of things to get and do. Now we have plenty of time to get on with it, even if we can’t get the things we wanted to get.. silly things like a saw or a spare jerrycan for the generator.
    Hope you are doing well, are you in Colorado ? Let me know how you are doing.
    395 days ago
    Thanks for the lovely compliment on my feed! Have a great weekend.
    433 days ago
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    Nancy, thank your the goodie! Lovely flowers for my new house 💐We are moving bit by bit, several trips and the place needs a deep clean before we put our stuff in it. It is exciting to have our own placd again!
    Are you still in Colorado? I saw it is still snowy where you live. I miss Colorado at times but not the February snows..
    449 days ago
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