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Me on June 26, 2014. It's my official before picture even though I'm down 9 lbs.

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MCJOYFUL is a SparkPeople Motivator!

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It's time to finally lose this excess weight and get fit and healthy. I have spent most of my 52 years struggling with my weight and losing the battle most of the time. My husband and I have been happily married for 19 years and have done a lot together....including adding on the pounds.

We moved to a new city in 2015 and with all the changes and all the dining out that we've done, I temporarily lost sight of my spark. But not any more! I rejoined Weight Watchers in December 2018 and the pounds have steadily been coming off.
And 2019, my focus is on personal growth, spiritually, emotionally, and physically. I know that small steps can equal big results over time and that's what I want. I know this is a journey that takes a lifetime (not to lose the weight but to continue in growth).

I love all the motivational help through SparkPeople and love encouraging others on their journey! Together we can inspire each other onto our goals!

Member Since: 7/10/2010

Fitness Minutes: 33,633

My Goals:
To walk 5,000 steps consistently each day.

To be under 300.
To reach 275
To reach 250
To reach 225
To be under 200
To reach 190
To reach 180
To reach 170
To reach 160
To reach 150

My Program:
Although I joined SparkPeople a few years ago, my official start day actively using it was June 2, 2014. And my recommitment date was September 5, 2016.

I am using the SparkPeople nutritional tracker and focusing on staying within not only my calories, but also my carbs, fats and proteins. I am eating more natural, quality food that my body craves. I also use my Fitbit One to track my steps throughout the day.

Personal Information:
I am from northern Indiana and now live in Indianapolis. I am married to a wonderful man. We were never able to have kids, but we have two dogs that keep us entertained.

Other Information:
One of my favorite weight loss quotes is:

Do Not Reward Yourself with Food
You are Not a Dog!

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 Pounds lost: 23.8 
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    844 days ago
    It’s cold outside, but Spring is coming! Are you ready to join a Challenge? The Biggest Loser Challenge is looking for members for it’s next Challenge starting the first week of March. The challenge consists of 11 Teams, that participate in 10 weeks of Nutritional and Fitness Challenges. These challenges can be modified to fit individual needs, allowing members of all abilities and dietary needs to participate.

    Here are some of the members comments written on a Survey Monkey poll:

    “The ITCs help me find new ways to add healthy choices to my life. “

    “I like the variety, novelty, and ingenuity of the weekly challenges. They push us out of our comfort zone. And get us to try something new. “

    “Participating in the challenges helps me stay on track better and I enjoy a little friendly competition. I also enjoy working on common goals with other members.”

    If you would like to be a member of this challenge you can copy and paste the the link below, or click on my username and leave me a message or click on the BLUE BIGGEST LOSER Icon on my page. Join the team and sign up for the next challenge on the Spring Waitlist thread.

    844 days ago
    Have a great day filled with lots of laughter! emoticon
    847 days ago
    Welcome to the Losing 100+ pounds with friends team! Check out the forums threads team goals and challenges at bottom of team page. Join in and chat when you can.
    848 days ago
    Thank you for adding me as a friend:)
    848 days ago
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