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After seeing a photo of myself taken at a 2010 New Years Eve party, I decided I needed to do an overhaul. I was weighing in at 200 lbs. which was the highest I have ever weighed. An issue with high blood pressure and ankle pain had also developed. I had steadily gained weight over the years and decided it was time to slim down. I have always been athletic but had lapsed into a season of inactivity. Even though I was secretly embarrassed to do so, (being obese according to my BMI), I started to play tennis with an established group at the city courts in January 2010. After playing for 7 months I hadn't lost any weight according to the scale, but appeared more fit with inches lost. Then I discovered Spark People. Now, after being persistent in working the Spark People program I am realizing it is actually possible to achieve my weight loss goals!

I have learned so many new dietary strategies. It has been a long learning process of trial and error to find a personal lifestyle that works for me and I am making progress.
Restarting after the Holidays - January 2011

I have hit a plateau and need to increase my metabolism. I keep going up one and down 1 pound!
Summer 2011 - Restarting after a very stressful time. Thankfully, things are going much better and I hope to make some serious headway with more weight loss.
Spring 2012 - I have been on a plateau FOREVER! I seriously need to cut some more calories off of my daily intake.
Summer 2012 - I have cut down on (but not eliminated) "white food" consumption (rice, bread, potatoes) and almost eliminated drinking wine or beer as I notice it stops fat burning and it stimulates my appetite which is a stumbling block toward more weight loss.

Member Since: 7/29/2010

Fitness Minutes: 23,377

My Goals:
I thought of a great goal recently which is to fit into a beautiful coat my husband bought me years ago when I was in my early 30's, about a size 12. It is a classic style so I have kept it all these years and with the success I am having with Spark I realized this would be a realistic and exciting goal for me to shoot for!

My Program:
I play tennis 5-6 times a week.

Water aerobics twice a week.

An occasional bike ride.

Strength training and stretching twice a week.

Maintain a 1100-1300 caloric intake per day.

Drink water, drink water, drink water...

Get plenty of zzzzzz's!

Personal Information:
I have been married to my dear and loving hubby for 30 years.
We have raised 6 children: 3 stepdaughters in their 30's, 2 son's, 21 and 25, and 1 daughter, 18, who is still at home.
I home schooled the latter 3 children for 10+ years and they are currently in college.
I work with my hubbie in his advertising & marketing business.
I am also a dog lover and have a lovable yellow lab named "Teddy".

Other Information:
I enjoy photography, tennis, art and cooking.

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  • v JUDITH316
    Dropping by to say hi and wish you a blessed Sunday. Hope you enjoy the following poem! Also want to say you are doing a good job, keep up the great work, I cheer you on! emoticon

    You Are Loved

    May God reach down
    & love you
    in His own special way.

    May you know
    you're loved,
    each & every day.

    May you see,
    from God's dear eyes,
    the value of your worth.

    May His love show you
    the most precious things
    on this earth.

    ~© Joyce C. Lock~
    2809 days ago
  • v JUDITH316
    Wishing you a great weekend, you are doing a great job, keep up the great work, I cheer you on... Thanks so much for your support and friendship...

    Hope you enjoy the following poem...God's Blessings... emoticon

    Friendship Duet

    We meet new people every day;
    Why we like some, who can say?
    Maybe it's because they think like us;
    It might be because they seldom fuss.

    It's hard to know why closeness grows;
    We like some better; that's how it goes.
    I think you're special; I’m glad we met;
    Let's keep having fun in our friendship duet.

    By Karl and Joanna Fuchs
    2817 days ago
  • v JUDITH316
    Dropping by to say hi and wish you a great weekend... emoticon emoticon emoticon

    What Is A Friend?

    A friend is someone always there
    in the back of your mind,
    providing feelings of comfort and security.

    A friend is someone
    who adds happy sparkle to your life,
    joy, fun, a predictable creator of happiness.

    A friend is a stormproof shelter
    from life’s challenges, troubles, uncertainties,
    an unassailable bond overcoming any challenge,
    strengthening the connection in the process.

    You are all this and more, my friend.
    Thank you.

    By Joanna Fuchs

    2915 days ago
  • v JUDITH316
    Dropping by to say hi and cheer you on your journey! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2925 days ago
  • v JUDITH316
    Happy Valentine's Day emoticon emoticon

    Have a great day!

    Hope you enjoy the following poem...

    A Friend Is Like A Valentine

    A friend is like a Valentine,
    Heartwarming, bringing pleasure,
    Connected to good feelings,
    With memories to treasure.

    Seeing a special Valentine
    Brings happiness to stay,
    And that’s what you do, friend,
    You brighten every day!

    By Joanna Fuchs
    2938 days ago
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