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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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    You're welcome! My support is unlimited!
    I'm so glad that you found a tech who could help you out. My fitbit also counts the movements of my arms, especially when I am wedging clay! But I found that if you set it to "dominant arm" that really helped reduce those steps that aren't real. Also the recent software updates for the fitbit helped.
    As far as not getting any credit, you ARE! You KNOW what you're doing and you know you're burning calories. So many people lose weight without the gadgets like fitbits. I rely on my 10 year old heart rate monitor and my fitbit just annoys me. It won't count any fitness minutes for me when I swim or dance and I don't know why. Instead of trying to figure it out I just use my reliable old HRM, and before I had THAT, I lost about 60 lbs with no devices at all.
    Most of all, it boils down to what you believe. If you believe what you eat is going straight to your hips, it will. If you believe that what you are doing works, it will.

    Can you "feel" my crabbiness? Your support gave me a boost & I sure appreciate your friendship. You're probably in deep snow, too? Thanks again for cheering me up & staying on track! (Crabby) Nancy
    345 days ago
    emoticon YooHoo! Where are you? Everything OK?
    571 days ago
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    Nancy, thank you for stopping by my page. So glad neither of us is in Colorado dealing with the snow right now! You are doing great walking every day, never mind the scale.. it will catch up at some point.
    620 days ago
    Happy New Year! Hope all is well.
    700 days ago
    Hi Nancy. How’s everything going? Hope the DH’s surgery went well. I’m spending a few days in Aruba with my daughter.
    703 days ago
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