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I have been Sparking since 2007. I decided to change my username from CGEMMELL to CarolGem1950 to highlight my first name, my belief about myself (also part of my last name), and my year of birth. I'll shortly be 65 and I'm proud to be healthy. My weight loss journey has been a long one but I'm not giving up. The older you get, the harder it is. My overeating is in most cases emotional. I walk the dog twice a day and practice tai chi regularly. I've suffered from situational anxiety since my teens, and have worked very hard to overcome the inability to do certain things like traveling. I have stuck with Spark People because of the amazing interaction with people and the many activities and resources available for tracking and learning. Wish I knew the perfect way to achieve and maintain my ideal weight - but then I wouldn't be here, would I!

Member Since: 1/7/2007

My Goals:
1. To make healthy eating a lifestyle change.
2. To make daily exercise a priority.
3. To strive for balance between body and mind.
4. To help others.
5. To exhibit gratitude.


My Program:
I will not lose weight quickly like I did in my 30s so I need to continue to motivate myself. Some positive things I do include always eating breakfast, reading labels for calorie and fat content, using whole foods as opposed to prepared or packaged ones in my meals, and staying hydrated. A fun reward for me is a glass of wine in the evening. I am mindful of my carb cravings and my emotional eating in the evenings.



Personal Information:
I am from Harrisburg, PA. My husband and I are both retired teachers - lucky to be healthy. I have two married children and three beautiful granddaughters.


Other Information:
Since retiring, I have time to do many things and feel less stress. I like to play with the grandchildren, read, and do tai chi. I have more trouble doing vigorous exercise. I feel like I should have lost weight since I'm including more exercise in my day but I haven't broken the habit of eating too much. My worst habit is giving in to eating snacks after dinner.




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  • v _RAMONA
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    1832 days ago
  • v ALP1976
    emoticon to the Balance and Moderation team! It is great to have you on board with us! Feel free to let me know anytime you need anything! Take some time to look around and read some past posts and join us on our daily questions!!

    Amber
    1833 days ago
  • v PIXIE-LICIOUS
    Success is a Choice
    -Unknown
    "Today I will make many choices, and each will have a consequence. Today I can choose to tell myself that I am worth the effort, or I can tell myself doesn't matter, I'll do it tomorrow. Today I can choose to journal, or I can choose not to. Today I can choose to drink my water, or I can choose to be
    dehydrated. Today I can choose to stay in my points range, or I can choose to hinder my goals. Today I can choose to be more active, or I can choose to take the easy way. Today I can choose to be motivated, or I can choose to tell myself "I can't." Today I can choose success. IT IS MY CHOICE."
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    Stopping by to wish you a great week, Sparkfriend! Keep doing your best to reach your goals...its up to you, and you know you're worth the effort, right?
    Hugs,
    Pixie

    2285 days ago
  • v PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying."
    -Unknown
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    Sorry about the flooded basement! No wonder you are stressed...but I'm glad you're also feeling blessed! Hope your week turns out great!
    Hugs,
    Pixie

    2370 days ago
  • v PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "Sometimes victory seems so far away because we measure it only by the goal. And end goals can seem overwhelmingly huge, daunting, and just plain hard to reach. But if we start measuring our victories by the smaller choices we make each day, victory won't seem so impossible.....
    It's amazing the chain reaction that can start in your life with just one good choice.
    Big things are built one brick at a time.
    Victories are achieved one choice at a time.
    A life well lived is chosen one day at a time.
    Oh sweet friend, you are closer than you think to victory!"
    -Lysa TerKeurst
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    Be your own hero, one choice and one step at a time! You might not see visible signs of progress right away, but as long as you keep doing your best, you will make progress and you will be victorious! I'm rooting for you! Remember, you're worth your best effort!
    Hugs,
    Pixie
    2370 days ago
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