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I'm happier every season since I took responsibility for my food choices/portion sizes. I was obese and pretty much gave up on looking or feeling any better about myself. It was just after the change of life when I took hold of the reigns. At 54 yrs. & 212 lbs I was obese 33s BMI. I took two years to lose 45 pounds by like it or not: counting calories. Sparkpeople exercise challenges motivated me to start moving. I experimented with vegetable recipes to feed my big appetite. I still do! I actively looked for solutions to fit my taste buds. For example switched from takeout pizza Friday nights to home skillet quesadilla to satisfy cheese cravings. Another example: I stopped stocking up on greasy junkfood. I bought an air popper for popcorn*. My body changed, I had to buy smaller clothing. Twice! because I went down two sizes during those two years. Since then I weigh around 165 (BMI 25s) that is where I live life in maintenance started on Labor Day 2013. I keep my weight down the same way I took it off: by keeping portion sizes reasonable and getting outside for a walk in the fresh air (ideally 10+ minutes of daily intentional exercise) I returned to sparkpeople because I like seeing people make healthiness a dream come true. And frankly, sparkpeople articles, community feed and site in general is a 'feel good place' I like to visit often. ~Happy Holidays~ from Karen
*hey just put kernels in heavy casserole dish with it's cover and microwave no oil, works great*


Member Since: 10/24/2018

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I'm down 45 lbs & in maintenance since Labor Day 2013



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restarted free membership many times since 2012


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I reduced my size by 22% from 212 pounds to 165 pounds.




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