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I am back as of June 26, 2017. After reading my intro I've decided to keep it as, the thought process is the same. I am looking forward to another journey of a 40 pound weight loss beginning today.

January 8, 2008 was the beginning of my journey with Sparkpeople. FIVE years now and I remember it well. So determined to utilize this great opportunity to lose weight - FREE - and allowing myself to call the shots. I taught myself how to be honest about what I eat. I learned to eat so much healthier through so many good recipes. I played with and studied this website with its multitude of resources and felt I hit a gold mine. It was up to me to start digging!
Beginning weight was 180 as I watched the pounds slowly melt off. I remember the first person who noticed and asked me directly if I'm on a diet cause I'm looking good. What a feeling it was.
The clothes became loose, the backache went away, the energy level increased and my best weigh-in was at 152. Almost 30 pounds lighter. WOW, I was feeling good. I'm big boned so 152 is a good weight. I even got into a size 7 pants!
I'm back today and every day again. I know the routine and I know what I need to do to lose the 15 pounds I've gained back. I can't think of a better day to start than on my anniversary.
Happy Anniversary Mini-me. :)

Member Since: 1/10/2008

Fitness Minutes: 63,572

My Goals:
Hit 175 by end of August 2017

Hit the 150 mark by end of November 2017

Weigh 150 consistently

Maintain 150-155 for always :)

Continue daily log-on with my SP family - nutrition count, fitness and to give and get support

Make time for MYSELF to work out. Get rid of stress and frustrations of daily life

My Program:
common sense... so simple yet complicated....

Burn more than I take in

Walk at LEAST 12,000 steps/day when ever I can

Less carbs, more protein

Do not exceed daily cals

Give and receive using this wonderful SP world

Personal Information:
I want to age with grace not excess weight.

30 pounds ago, I didn't know where to go. Finding SP has been my little miracle. I FINALLY TRULY know what I need to do.

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Thank you Sparkguy (and your team) for making this website available to the millions of us searching for our solution and making it accessible to us at no cost. You truly believe in all of us.

The only thing nicer than having someone telling you " look great" is FEELING great about yourself!!!!

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    Hope your new job is going will. Not doing real well with the diet but I did walk more than I normally do. We're off this week to see Drs. and the kids in Virginia. We're leaving the motor home in MI since we have to come back here for my husband's high school reunion. Then the plan is to head to Newfoundland for the summer. Take care. emoticon
    2561 days ago
    Happy Easter. Hope all is well. I'm back sliding a bit since we've been going out too much but I'll be back on track later this week. We're in Benson, AZ which is near Tucson visiting more friends. We'll be heading out later this week and will get a chance to be on our own until mid month. That should get me back on track. Take care. emoticon
    2618 days ago
    Congrats on getting below 160. Keep up the excellent work. Not doing too badly but I could do better...still too much socializing. Have a good week. emoticon
    2639 days ago
    Hope you had a good week. We've been working hard and walking between 4 and 5 miles a day. This will slow down though since we'll be headed to Yuma and San Diego soon. Lost another 2 pounds but again, it will be harder when we get to San Diego. Have a good week and keep it up. emoticon
    2661 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/25/2013 11:59:13 AM
    Hope you had a great week. We're in Berrago Springs, CA with other RV friends. Have had some good hikes but we are off today to ger a shopping fix around Palm Springs. Have a great weekend. emoticon
    2675 days ago
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