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Before! This is me a couple of years ago...I would bet that I weighed in the 240s at this time!

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I am DUXGRL1! I'm 62 and hoping that I am on my FINAL weight loss journey after a long and illustrious dieting career going back to when I was 14 years old! This latest journey began right after the holidays in December 2010, and despite hearing everywhere that women my age can't lose weight (and believing it for a long time!) as of June 2017, I lost 83 lbs and reached my final goal weight of 150, and I have maintained it within 5 lbs for a year! Perhaps the most important thing I did was to decide that I did not care how long it took me to do this, that I was going to be in it for the long haul. Hey, the time is going to pass anyway, right? I joined sparkpeople.com in January 2011, and haven't come close to taking full advantage of it, but one of the things that I have done was to draw inspiration from your stories, and now it is time to put myself out there with the rest of you in hopes of keeping myself motivated and also hoping to provide motivation for other people who need it.

Member Since: 1/8/2011

Fitness Minutes: 304,057

My Goals:
Long term:

To reach 165 lbs for the first time in many years, and then decide whether it is realistic to maintain that or try to lose some more.

To establish food and exercise habits that I can live with for the rest of my life and maintain a healthy weight.

To get a handle on my emotional eating.


8/5/11: 205 lbs. No longer obese!

10/29/11: 198 lbs.ONEDERLAND...for the first time in 7 or 8 years!

2/4/12: Reach 40 lb weight loss (193)

3/31/12: Get into the 180s (189)

6/30/12: Reach 50 lb weight loss (183 is 50 lbs...I reached 181!)
Note: Gained 4 lbs, as of 8/4/12, so now have to do this AGAIN!

9/1/12: Get back to 50 lb loss again. (181 lbs...52 lbs again)

10/1/12: Get into 170s
(179 lbs) Back to 180 11/3/12 :(
12/1/12: 178
4/27/13: 180 :(
5/25/13: 178 :)

10/24/15: Reach 60 lb weight loss AND NORMAL (NOT OVERWEIGHT) BMI: 173 lbs

3/12/16: Goal!
8/24/16: Got into 150s!

My Program:
1. I usually weigh myself only once a month.

2. I am not doing anything that I can't live with long term. No forbidden foods.

3. Vary number of calories so my body doesn�t plateau.

4. 3 meals and 2 snacks daily. (sometimes more!) Mostly healthy, Protein with every meal.

5. Food diary every day with calories so I can track what I eat. I keep it on paper�I am old school about that!

6. I have exercised every single day from 2011 until NOW for at least 30 minutes, 60 minutes on weekends and days off. Tracked on paper and the past several months, on sparkpeople.

7. 72 oz water a day...2 big Nalgene bottles. (I do not ALWAYS make it, tho!)

8. I wouldn�t be without my fitbit! http://www.fitbit.com/

9. 10000 steps or more a day!

10. I read weight loss blogs to motivate me, including this one, of course!

More details to come on all of these when I start my blog!

Personal Information:
I live in Arlington VA. I am a native of Pennsylvania, and also lived in NY for 15 years.

I am a corporate trainer and artist

I LOVE to cook!

I have been a lacto-ovo vegetarian for over 17 years

I love animals, including DUCKS!

I am 5'10"

I�m single, with no kids

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  • v SHARON10002
    Thanks so much for stopping by to read my blog, I'm Not Perfect, and for your positive comments. I struggle with this quite a bit as I was an only child, and still try to plan an figure everything out, and yes, it is stressful. I'm getting better, but not there yet. Thanks for your encouragement!
    3341 days ago
  • v SHARON10002
    Thank you so much for dropping in to read and comment on my blog, Metabolism. I'm glad that you too found it interesting and informative.

    I thought some of the facts were very interesting, too. I knew metabolism dropped while we slept, but had no idea how much we need to eat breakfast!!! I too, will need to fidget more!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    3342 days ago
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    Thank you for stopping by to read and comment on my Timeless Advice blog.

    No, I have not read the article you referred to, but would love to if you can send it via Spark Mail; or perhaps send an internet link via Spark Mail.

    Have a wonderful week!
    3345 days ago
  • v SHARON10002
    Thank you for stopping by to read and comment on my Metamorphosis - Infinite Change blog and my Something to Think About blog.

    Since we are all in the middle of this metamorphosis, and we feel so defeated by our failed attempts, we need to remember that we are indeed worth all of it, and anything else we desire. We need to be our own sales manager! This is our one shot this lifetime, and if we don't stand up and know we deserve what we want for all of our hard fought efforts to change, who will?

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    3349 days ago
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    Thank you for stopping by to say hello and to read and comment on my blog, Using Stress to Lead to Success.
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