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Here I was at 237 pounds...

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Me at my highest weight at 286 pounds. Just AWFUL!

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Here I was at 276 pounds in 2009.


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I am THEMIGHTYLILLIE's Mom and we're both working towards losing weight, getting in shape, and improving our health.

In my lifetime, I have lost 70+ pounds at least 5 times, but each time I gain it back. For this reason, it's important that I make a lifestyle change rather than just diet. I started out at 286 pounds, depressed and feeling hopeless, so I joined Jenny Craig to get me back on track since I couldn't get motivated enough to do it on my own. I've lost 36 pounds and so am well on my way and plan to finish on my own!

Member Since: 7/20/2006

Fitness Minutes: 2,105

My Goals:
My goals for 2015 are:

1. Start losing 1-2 pounds per week
2. Increase exercise so I have enough stamina to ride 5-10 miles on my bike.
3. Eat healthier to reduce cholesterol by 100 pts.

My Program:
Track my food and water intake daily.

Exercise: walk 10-15 minutes daily and exercise on an elliptical 3-5 times per week.

Reduce fat and/or replace with only healthy fats and oils. Cut salt intake at least 50%. Drink fewer diet sodas.

Personal Information:
I am 59 years old and realize that in order to live well into my 80's or 90's I must eat right and exercise to stay healthy.

I work at Acelity as a Systems Management Server Administrator III (IT) and love computers, gadgets, gardening, Miniature Schnauzers, and cat. My husband and I have 5 children, 13 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.

Other Information:
My daughter is Lillie, who is better known as "VegLils" on Spark. She is AWESOME at helping others to reach their goals.

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    Now close your eyes and repeat after me...

    Today I AM the priority!
    Today I have decided to take the path of change.
    Today I CHOOSE to improve my quality of life.
    Today I am a success, even if it is only for today!
    Today I am BEAUTIFUL!!
    Everyday is MY Today, because I am just that wonderful!!!

    emoticon Take Time To Do Something Nice For Yourself Today, Even If Its A Small Something
    2970 days ago
    Heya!! Checkin' in on my friends again! I hope you are easing into 2012 well.... another year, another smile on our faces! Let's all get our butts in gear--- I plan on getting my life right back where it needs to be and hope you will be there with me!

    Let's do it!!!
    3013 days ago
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    You know what I don't get? Why don't we see the emoticons above very often? I mean, I can't even tell you how often I have need of a mullet guy, a sandwich with a glass of wine, an ab roller looking machine, a dump truck and drama masks........ not to mention ALL of the international flags. It is pity we don't have any useless emoticons on here.........

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    3123 days ago
  • v GHK1962
    I know your daughter will wish you a happy mom's day...but in case she doesn't....doing it for her! Ha! No, don't know me....but I am one of your daughters spark friends...and she is all kinds of helping her out here heh.

    3254 days ago
    Are you back? I hope so... EPIC leg 4 starts on Sunday and this month's goal is SLEEP.... one I know you need work on! :)

    I love the new page-- it looks so peaceful! We need to get together and walk or something-- I can't do much right now because I am recovering but we havent spent any fun time together recently!
    3264 days ago
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