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Me on a cruise in 05 to Alaska and tipping the scale at 235 pounds

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Welcome to my Sparks page..

My name is Ivy, I'm 49 years old and a housewife to a very sweet man.. We've been married for 13 years this pass April 09. I live in Michigan in the Oakland County area.. City Commerce Twp. I have four adult children the youngest is 21 and the oldest is 28 and one grandson who will be 2 this October. I love life and enjoy singing and spreading joy. I have some health issues Fybromyalgia and type 2 diabetes.. So that's what really motivated me in getting my act together in eating more healthy and exercising.. It's not just a fix but a life time change for me.

I started a Spark Team for exercising called "Let's Get Physical". Because truthfully, I hate exercising and by having a team it motivates me to do better not just for myself but for those on the team. Plus, it helps take the boredom out of it by having others who have the same goals instead of just doing it on your own.. So come join me on the team and let's motivate each other.

We challenge ourselves to keep a streak going even if it's only for 10 mins. a day. All the health experts say, and tell you that you should do it everyday or minimum of 3 times a week. Or you take the chances of regaining your weight back.

For a life time commitment it's good to incorporate both, eating healthy and exercising. Doing just one and not the other just doesn't work in a long term range and my goal is to have the weight off for good and not have it come back.

We can always find excuses to not exercise, but instead we should look for reasons why we should be. Positive thinking is the way to overcome challenges we face daily.

Got you interested in joining me and others yet? If so then just scroll down to my team favorites (below) and look for "Let's Get Physical" title with the sunset picture. And click on the link to join us there. Come step on the welcome mat and get started. It's a small group/team so it will be easy to make friends and getting to know others who will be happy to help keep you motivated daily. No getting lost in a crowd here. The more you commit and stay active the closer you get in reaching your goals!

I'm Looking forward in meeting new people/sparkies all the time and I won't put a limit on who can join if we ever get to where were a big team...

Thank you for visiting my Sparkspage and I hope that I will have the chance to get to know you. And that you'll want to take this journey of weight lost with me and my team mates. Later, Ivy =)

Member Since: 12/31/2005

Fitness Minutes: 80

My Goals:
My long term goal is to get into a size 5/7 at 135/145 pounds, more or less. I'm 5'5" so I want to be the weight that looks good and healthy.

My goal is to work hard at getting thin or I should say healthy again, so my husband and I can plan another honeymoon to Tahiti and stay at a nice luxury hotel.. But I won't plan for it till I reach my goal weight. However, I'll plan the weight lost and dream of a thinner/healthier me on the beach, sipping on a cool drink.

My Program:
My program right now is eating a low glycemic diabetic diet plan.

My menu plan is low in fat/ no sugar/ and high in fiber/And lots of fruits and vegetables.

Drink half of my body weight in oz. daily.

Exercise daily even if it's only for 10 mins a day. Work and rest different muscle groups a day.

I like hiking, walking, and work-out video's. For entertainment I like to go out to the movies. Of course I'll sneak in my own healthy snacks and not eat that high calorie ones they offer.

Personal Information:
I love to bowl, sing, act, and horseback ride, traveling, and I'm a professional Photographer. I just do it as a hobby, not for career reasons.

My birthday is on March 7th. Turning 21 every year.. LOL. I hear that exercise is the secret to the fountain of youth. Now that's a great motivator for me. At least I would like to put the breaks on getting old. So my goal is to incorporate exercise daily or no less then 3 x's a week.

Other Information:
I love animals and treat them like my children more then as pets. I have one old white cat, and one dog a Papillon and two parakeets, plus one cockatiel. My mother always thought I end up being a veterinarian but instead I chose to be a mother and homemaker.

My health, I wish was better. I suffer with Fibromyalgia (FMS) or (CPS) and also have adult type 2 diabetes and suffer with a mild case of asthma.

I try not to fuss over my aches and pains and work through them. My hope is by changing my life style and taking better care of myself by eating more healthy and exercising I'll feel and look better.

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  • v CANICE
    Hello Ivy!

    I would like to invite you to join the Spring Biggest Loser Challenge!
    If you're interested, go to this page:

    It is to the BLC All Team page. The Spring sign up thread is the second thread in the General Discussion Forum. Just add your name to the list

    I'm on the Turquoise Titans Team!
    If you want to be on Turquoise, you need to add that beside your names
    Patty picks those who indicate a specific team to place first.

    I hope to see you there!

    2709 days ago
  • v FT4EVR
    Hope you are doing okay! Thinking of you!
    3536 days ago
  • v FT4EVR
    I second that....Miss you too!!
    3716 days ago

    3734 days ago
  • v FT4EVR
    "Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out"

    3833 days ago
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