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Well, my last update referred to moving towards's now been two weeks since I retired and several months since I that last post. I'm going to credit COURT for getting me on track. I'd been thinking I needed to recommit, and then she sent me an email. Thanks so much COURT!

Retirement still feels surreal, in fact I was surprised to note that it's been two weeks, feels like just yesterday! But in this pandemic-fueled twilight zone time seems to have lost it's meaning entirely. This week has been terrible for eating and it's time to reign it in. Fortunately (or unfortunately) the scale has been pretty stable, but I know that my eating hasn't moved me towards my health goals. So, time to get serious...yet again...sigh...hopefully this time it will really take hold. One upside is that I can't complain about being too busy with work to do proper tracking!

Wish me luck.

Member Since: 3/31/2008

My Goals:
Get below my official WW goal of 140 pounds, I'd love to weigh-in at 135 and have a few pounds of 'cushion', honestly, I'd be thrilled to see that scale go to 139 - heck, at this point breaking into the 140s is a victory!

My Program:
Eating healthier and strength training - keep up the good work with aerobic and cardio that I already rock.

Personal Information:
I live at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Northern Colorado. We enjoy wonderfully mild weather so I've got no excuses for not getting out and moving this old body.

Other Information:
Trying, like the rest of the world, to figure out how to navigate the world in these trying times. Staying on track is tough for me, for the past several months in isolation my mantra has been every cookie needs a buddy. Not a mantra for successful weight loss!

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  • v KATIE5668
    Nell..I love your lil green dragon hatching cute!!
    congrats on being in the Emerald Spotlight...

    Northern Colorado huh...thas cool...pretty up there!!

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    950 days ago
  • v SHELLS514
    emoticon Nell emoticon Enjoy your much deserved day in the Spotlight!
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    951 days ago
  • v LPORTER2015
    Nell, I hope you enjoy your day in the GEMS SPOTLIGHT! Keep shining for better health and fitness!
    951 days ago
  • v SHELLS514
    emoticon Nell, thank you so much for your kind words on my page, it feels good to be back on Spark and back on this team. I have a tuxedo cat, she showed up a week before Christmas 4-1/2 years ago freezing and wanting in. So we named her appropriately 'Tinsel', lol. She is beautiful, I will add a picture of her to my page photos.

    Bremerton isn't that far from us, about 70 miles, a nice area. We do love it here, especially the beach and walking along the shore is my most favorite thing! Never feels like a workout so perfect, right!

    Thanks again for stopping by and good wishes for the week. I wish the same for you! emoticon
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    955 days ago
    Yes! I am on a 7 day sabbatical from life responsibilities!!!
    957 days ago
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