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Does it feel like change in the air? It's been a stressful year for all of us, some in much worse situations than others. Feeling like one of the lucky ones though, and realizing I need to make the most of actually being so fortunate.

I retired December 31st. Prior to retirement I spent ten months working remotely. Technical issues created a lot of stress initially, but once settled into a routine it wasn't bad. Hubby is retired as well. We have a comfortable place to live and a decent standard of living. Yes, it's lonely, but kiddos are, for the most part, doing well in other states. And we have the added bonus of living in a neighborhood where we care about each other.

So, once I put all this into perspective, I can't help but feel fortunate. So all my excuses for not reaching my final goal are pretty much gone. It's time to re-commit and build a strong, healthy path to the rest of my life.

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 RD03875
    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! I hope you have a GREAT day! Many more Happy Anniversaries!
    1010 days ago
  • v LOPEYP
    Hi Nell! Welcome to the team.
    1013 days ago
    Welcome back, Nell! Have a great challenge!
    1016 days ago
  • v LPORTER2015
    Just stopping by your Spark Page to show some emoticon and to offer positive support. While on your weight loss journey, never give up. Believe in yourself and choose to shine despite how you may feel at that very moment. You may not be there yet, but you are closer than you was yesterday! Have a blessed and productive weekend!

    Always remember, success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit. -Conrad Hilton
    1270 days ago
  • v LPORTER2015
    Stay encouraged and remember that every accomplishment starts with a decision to try. Life is a journey. I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday.

    Success seems to be connected with an action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
    -Conrad Hilton
    1341 days ago
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