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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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Some days I feel like 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 69 and still paying my bills (barely).
I've been married forever (FIFTY TWO YEARS!)
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.
(So sad to add that my dear younger son, Patrick, 50, father of my three grands, died in November 2020 after battling colon cancer for four years.)
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.
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
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?
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: 206,593

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:
* for me! Thank you,

* 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.

my grandbabies- Lucy and William and Pearl!
working out,
my iPad,
any beach anywhere,
and meditating.

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    Thanks again for your comment on my page. Today's been tough, but I'm looking forward to a new year, so to speak. Hope all is well with you.

    Go Little Rhody!

    4508 days ago
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    Thank you for the lovely comment on my sparkpage!! You really got me thinking about how I feel about my life at the moment. I need to appreciate more what I have. I wish so badly to move back to America that sometimes it takes over everything. So thank you, I need to enjoy more what I have and where I am because not alot of people get to experience what I have.

    I sure wish you the best on your journey!
    4508 days ago
    No TV and only little windows but I'm posting my picture in motion of the ocean and imagining being there (my dream to travel one day). I listen to the tunes and GO. Eventually this room will have a TV but my other workout room didn't have one and I did fine. I have my motivational pics around me, my vision board and it keeps me going.

    On a sad note... my home computer has been 'infected' so not sure how active I'll be able to be on here for a bit...
    4508 days ago
    emoticon I visited your page! Sounds like you are in a great happy place! Keep sparkin' along! emoticon Dee
    4508 days ago
    Hi Elizabeth, Thanks for stopping by and visiting my page. I have been very successful in my first month on SPARKS. My hints are:

    Eat within your calorie range religiously
    Be active every day (I spend alot of time on my treadmill (min of 35 mins 4 days a week) and I also use a pedometer with a min goal of 5500 steps per day)
    Become very inefficient with you activities...look for purposeful ways to increase activities (ie I use the bathroom farthest from my office as work LOL)
    Drink LOTS and LOTS of Water
    Use SparksTeams, Message Boards and articles to learn and gather tips...

    This is what I have been doing..... Good luck to you on your journey!

    If you like invite me to be one of your friends and we can keep tabs in each other....


    4508 days ago