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Well the fit bit site is not as user friendly so ... I'll be around.
So sorry but will not be on spark people much anymore because they do not allow me to access the number of steps I take.
They seem to feel if it is not in at least 10 minute intervals or at a certain pace it is not a valid count.
I am an older person.
I do not compare to anyone else.
I lost 65 pounds over the last 6 .5 years using this pace of walking and later the fit bit.. I also had a Spark activity tracker which I was using only when I was exercising but it falls off easily and I ended up loosing it. I know two other ladies who lost theirs also. The bracelet is harder to loose. But I do not understand why I cannot get the number of steps I take in a day because it motivates me to get move to the next level.
If it ever allows seniors to use the tool as we want to use it, I loved sparkpeople and really appreciate the help I have received since signing up the later part of 2008!

October 2014 So busy at work and school and program cannot get away to visit Little Dude. He has gotten cuter if that is possible.
Celebrated our 47th wedding anniversary! Just the two of us working things out each day a new chance at getting it better.

December 2013 Grandson was born before Christmas Day.. Best present ever .. am doing between 8 and 12 thousand steps a day... I found out drinking enough water helps me keep from being too sore.
June 2013 My ticker is correct and I have been able to purchase size 12 and 14 slacks and I am wearing dresses and shorts because I actually look smaller in my abdomen.
I hate the saggy skin but the fat causes heart attacks and the skin does not. Am walking and doing water aerobics almost every day. Able to do my gardening myself... at least until it gets too hot.

Am still going to the gym and seem to be feeling better. Let's see what Monday's weigh in will bring.
Well my ticker has not moved and it will be November faster than I like to think.
I joined and gym and have gone to water aerobics I have also done some walking
It is June and i have not lost any weight but I am fitting in my summer pants and don't even have to unzip to get them on.
( they are stretchy enough) People are looking at my stomach and saying .... " you are really loosing weight".
But the reality is I am getting saggy and no weight loss.
Though I have increased my walking and occasionally take a coach Nicole 10 minute work out. No more baby steps ... time to start todler steps.
4-41/12 I am starting down again I know the secret is walking and I am resolved to go to Maidu and walk with the seniors if I do not have another walking partner set up.
There I have said it in black and white.
03-17-12 I have eaten three candy bars today. I just do not eat the foods I should .. I had the makings for a delightful salad for lunch along with my egg and toast for breakfast.
I walked an hour most of which was at an aerobic pace.
I am not loosing weight ... but I mean to change all that.
One little change every day.. So I will be walking an hour a day instead of 30 minutes. ..

9-29-11 It has been almost a year since I revised this.
I have been 180 to 190 for most of the year and am 187 today.
I am not happy about the plateau and since I was 175 in 2010 my doctor is unhappy with my weight gain... I have not changed my ticker but I will if I have not moved down by January...
I have still lost the 10 inches in my waist and still purchase my clothes in the women's department.. Part of my resistance to loosing more is I will have to puchase a whole new wardrobe...
talk about a win win situation....
Hubby had complications for his cataract surgery which caused him to be in much pain from July 14 through the end of August and he will be having the other eye done in November..

I have had other challanges that have made weight loss limited.
sooo Life goes on time to move on down...
10-18-2010 I am still loosing but it is so slow. My portions are too large and my exercise is not as strenuous. But I am going to meet my goal of 166 before the end of this year. Who could have believed I would be doing this?
I have been 180 for the last two weeks and changed it on my ticker. I have not been walking as much as I should and will begin to do so on Tuesday August 31st. Needed to take a break.

July 29,2010 Am down to 181 but will not change it until official weigh in on Monday. I am walking every day but I only have been doing 5000 to 10,000 steps.
My pedometer battery ran out and I had to change it so the miles are different and I do not know how to gage my pace and set it up properly.

July 20, 2010 I have been yo yo ing for the last two weeks. I stay down for three days then up and then back down. So I rally have to be glad my up is 186.
my down is 183 and a half. So let's see what tomorrow will bring.
June 18,2010 I have been 186 for three days now! Whoo! Hoo! The size 16 pants are nice and loose.
5-24-2010 I am 187 today!
I did not eat much but I am going to be doing some walking. I am hoping this keeps me on track.
5-7-2010 I am going to take a ride to San Francisco and baby sit my foster granddaughter while my son works on the scaffolding in front of his house. It looks like a little painted lady of San Francisco.
It is a cottage so talk about turning a sow's ear to a silk purse! I will just play.
12-26-09 Have one or two cups of coffee in AM but still watching my salt. Went for a two mile walk today. Posted my food lets see what the new year will bring?
11-24-09 I have given up coffee and salt. Let's see if I feel better that way.
11-02-09 I have been exercising somehow some where for at least a half an hour every day.
I think this keeps me in the habit of doing it every day. I am also drinking more than the eight glasses a day. I think it is alright because I spread it out over the whole day and do not drink much of anything else but I do love my coffee..
10-18-09 I have been walking more but have not been walking as fast. I worked a table at a professional training conference. But while I had Orange juice, I did not eat any of the "snacks" that were presented.
Hubby and I are talking about loving each other enough to change the way we eat.
9-26-09 Have not been walking as much. I have had a sore throat and feeling tired. I get off from work and take a nap instead of normal activities.
My food choices are sometimes good and often bad.
I am resolved to get to Sunrise Mall and walk with the seniors. I need to be accountable to someone. I need to do this with others.
8-25-09 A year ago I was looking for a place to post my food on the computer. I posted it on another website and Aubry directed me to three websites that have food posting systems. This was the one that made sense to me. I have been doing it for a year.
Hubby is back on his no dinner diet. But eat potato chips and dip and McDonalds. Last year he got shingles because he lost too much too fast.He has gained it all back. I have been slow but steady.
I am counting calories and I am in my range today except for salt. I really have to cut back on salt.
I am walking with a friend at least twice a week and I am walking by myself also. I am doing 19 to 15 minutes a mile I am keeping track with the fitness map. I am also back to working in the cafeteria.
It involves some upper body lifting.
I do all the gardening. I will be doing my tai chi chah also come September. I need to do it daily but I am just too lazy. But I am ready for the challenge.
More tai chi, more morning pages and decluttering and more keeping within my set range on my food diary.

Since I started Spark I have done things I have resisted doing all of my life. Tracking food and exercise. Committing to Tai Chi practice every day and walking with pedometer.

God bless you every Spark.
Hubby Is back to eating chips with dip and hot dogs and canned food because he does not like the food I have been feeding him with more vegetables. I have chosen to sit in another chair or leave the room when he brings out the junk food. No exceptions. call me on it.
5/19/09 I am not eating the junk food. I have substituted 30 calorie ice pops and air popped pop corn. Or, believe it or not nothing.
6-18-2009 I am still on plateau but I want so much to break it. I quit Curves and am trying other exercises.
There are so many suggestions here I really think I will spend my time Here.
Saint Therese of Lisieux's Little Flower Prayer
May today there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content knowing you are a child of God.
Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing,
Dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.

Member Since: 9/5/2008

Fitness Minutes: 171,443

My Goals:
I actually can get a tape measure to 35.5!!!
Am walking every day and seem to be doing well with food plan
I do water aerobics when the weather permits.
I walked to Nob Hill to Grace Cathedral in San Francisco without stopping to catch my breath....and almost having a heart attack the way I did 15 years ago when my son graduated from Academy of Art College at the Auditorium/theatre across from the Cathedral.

My Program:
Just for Today I will keep track of every food I put into my mouth and every drop of water and every activity.
I also need to plan ahead on what I am going to eat.
Smoothies just don't hack it in the winter... so I am having vegetable based soups.

Personal Information:
I was born in Chicago. Hubby, 2 and 4 year old boys moved to Sacramento area in 1973. Both boys grown, married and with college degrees. Both are in good shape physically. Hubby and I sit and watch TV and go out to eat. We want to travel more and have the energy to do more touring. Since I have joined Spark People, I have lost 54! pounds and wear a spark tracker every day for my exercise.

Other Information:
I am active in my church. I am a eucharistic minister and a lector. I also have been allowed to bring communion to the sick.
I have true friends who I cherish.

I could never have believed I would be allowed to do such things. But I have been blessed. I have two grand children.. One 20 year old girl in Texas and one Born last December in San Francisco, CA.

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