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Hi I am Sarah.

I am the new Team Leader of the new team Tidying Up with Marie Kondo! Anyone who is interesting in organizing or organizing tips can join!!! I would appreciate new members!

1/12020 Doing the Winter 2020 5% Challenge that starts on January 11th. Excited to meet new friends and learn about stuff! I am hoping I meet the goal of around 174 pounds or so. Woo hoo part of the Shooting Stars Team!

8/2/2019: Thought I would start my most recent information up first. I am back to exercising as a beginning and right now doing 15 to 20 minutes of Leslie Sansone Youtube a day! Am not using the nutrition tracker at the moment but when I am less busy I may have to add it to lose the weight. I am not sure about that though. Trying to reach a 10 lb loss and I might as well aim for 177 again! Seems to be an important number to me.

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I started Weight Watchers on 11/22/2014 and so far have lost 12 lbs. I love it and really think it works. I am excited about what I might weigh this April! The weight has really crept on in the last few years. I couldn't believe when I started weight watchers that I weighed 207 lbs. I cannot wait to get to 177. That is my first goal! Then I can start losing from there. It was 2 years ago that I weighed 177 and have it recorded in my diary. It's hard to believe I've gained so much weight in such a short amount of time. I am going to use both Sparkpeople and Weight Watchers. I am not leaving Sparkpeople. I like it better than WW because after all it is free so it might be good. Although I might now be a lifetime member of WW. Depends on how things turn out. But I do horribly without points. Points have totally saved me and my sanity!!!!

3/15/15 Update: Okay to update whatever I was blabbering about before! LOL. I have gotten over my weight watchers thing and am using spark people full time because I cannot afford weight watchers. I am loving the transition to the mobile app from WW's mobile app. So much better and it is FREE! I must say WW probably did help me figure out calories and how much I could have in a day so that did help and it is now easier to transition into just doing the calories and I did lose 17 lbs with WW. That said I am thrilled to be using spark people so much and I have increased my points to like 1000 from before just by downloading apps. I also have added fitness back in because there is something about using the Spark that makes you want to exercise. I was only recording my exercise before now that I realize there is so much more I am thrilled.

3/22/15 Updated: I am looking over my old blogs and realizing that I was at a decent weight at 175 being my lowest. I never went lower but this time I am really going to try. Right now at 188 I can't wait to get down to 175. I also realize looking at my old blogs I was in denial possibly and not really doing anything much about my weight. I mean I wasn't tracking the foods that I ate which is a big part of the whole thing. HUGE I would even say!

7/29/15 Updated: I am surpassing my goal at 174.2! I feel great and fit my clothes great. Can't wait to lose more!

10/25/15: Updated: Seem to be in a plateau but holding strong around 170. I got on the scale tonight and it was 170.2. I have to work extra hard now to get results. Slow but sure I know and thankfully there are inspiring stories out there. Also had my 6 year sparkaversary!

2/27/16: Updated: I am starting to track weighing every week by average so I will have my weight for each week and then an average next to it. You will see that next week. My new weight loss goal is to get to 155 and show a normal weigh on my BMI.

7/25/17: I'm back and addicted to Spark again! I have now discovered the Vegan diet and I am trying to follow it. Or as it is called by Joel Fuhrman, the Nutritarian Diet. I'm reading a book called The End of Heart Disease by Joel and am almost done it. I have lost 5 lbs so far and have started to track my weight and blog again. I am very happy with that accomplishment. My goal is to reach 150 lbs and be normal weight!!!

7/22/18: I'm back and trying to get motivated to clean, exercise and live a good life. I guess my goal has always been to reach a normal weight. LOL. I guess I can look back and laugh. Right now my goal is 177. I am just aiming for a good weight which I think is around that number for me. Right now I am 10 lbs (at least) over it. I will be on here pushing again with the nutrition tracker as soon as I figure it all out again.

9/19/18: Have lowered my "normal" weight goal from 150 to 165 or so for now. Am in the mid 180s now and hope to reach my goal or maintain if I can.

3/2/19: Doing well with losing 2 lbs again. I was at 188 and now I am at 186.2 this week! I have only been tracking food but hope to get down to a better weight and I am also hoping to add in exercise again. Started a new Spark Team about Marie Kondo who inspires me. I thought there was a need for it and hope I am right. She is very popular in my area! I do sense a weight pattern! I keep coming back after gaining 10 lbs and then losing the same 10 lbs all over again. I have to work on that.



Member Since: 10/15/2009

Fitness Minutes: 13,130

My Goals:
Weight 164 lbs. and reach "normal" weight. 11/2014: Start weight of 207. 4/3/15: Weigh 186.2 and lost 10% of my weight since starting.


My Program:
Weigh myself every week and exercise 15 minutes every day or so. Skipping for reasons beyond my control.



Personal Information:
Name: Sarah Brooks Age: 44 Start Weight: 207 Height: 5 feet 6 inches I have 2 daughters. Michelle age 14 years and Megan age 11 years. I have major depression so it is hard to keep me motivated on an exercise program.


Other Information:
I love to read and am reading to fight my depression. It is working. I like to blog and write in my journal. I love spending time with my daughters. I love General Hospital, NCIS, and This Is US.




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  • v SHARON10002
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    It's Friday once again! I think these jokes will be just what the doctor ordered to tickle your funny bone because they're actually quite "humerous."

    A mother complained to the family doctor that her daughter laid in bed all day long, and all she would eat is yeast and car wax." "What will happen to her, doctor?"
    He replied, "Eventually she will rise and shine."

    Funny medical one-liners, exactly as typed by medical secretaries:

    Patient has left her white blood cells at another hospital.

    Patient has chest pain if she lies on her left side for over a year.

    On the second day the knee was better and on the third day it disappeared.

    The patient has been depressed since she began seeing me in 1993.

    Discharge status: Alive, but without my permission.

    Patient has two teenage children, but no other abnormalities.


    What did the man say to the x-ray technician after swallowing some coins?
    A: "Do you see any change in me?"

    Why did the doctor tell his nurse to be very quiet while walking past the supply cabinet?
    A: So she wouldn't wake the sleeping pills.


    Morris, an 82 year-old man, went to his doctor to get a physical. A few days later the doctor saw Morris walking down the street with a gorgeous young woman on his arm.

    During his follow-up visit the following week, the doctor greeted Morris and said, "You're really doing great, aren't you?!"
    Morris replied, "Just doing what you said, Doc. Get a hot mamma and be cheerful."
    The doctor replied, "I didn't say that. I said, you've got a heart murmur. Be careful!"

    Finally, here's your Tip of the Day . . . "Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died." - Erma Bombeck

    If these jokes have given you a headache, take two aspirin, and text me in the morning.

    Enjoy your weekend!
    3 days ago
  • v SHARON10002
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    emoticon Y -Your rock when times got tough


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    emoticon O - Outstretched Arms
    emoticon T - Tender
    emoticon H - Housekeeper
    emoticon E - Empathetic
    emoticon R - Resourceful
    emoticon S - Sentimental

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    emoticon A - Affectionate
    emoticon Y - Your Staunchest Supporter

    Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers - with children, adopted children, four-leggers, or whoever you are a "mother" to . May your Mother’s Day be filled with love and laughter. emoticon
    15 days ago
  • v no profile image HARRIETT14
    Thank you so very much. You are one thoughtful Gal.
    18 days ago
  • v SHARON10002
    It's Motivational Monday, and the beginning of a new month. I hope you have assessed your progress, and adjusted your goals. Let's make May our motivational leap forward!

    emoticon M - Momentum is necessary, fuel yours daily with positive thinking.
    emoticon O - Obstacles are not meant to stop you; but help you change direction to the right path.
    emoticon T – Take each day one choice at a time.
    emoticon I – I can do this; I know I can. It’s going to take patience, and constant commitment.
    emoticon V - Victory is not won in miles, but in inches. Inch by inch it’s a cinch!
    emoticon A – A positive attitude is your best daily companion.
    emoticon T – The lessons are in the journey, and not the destination. True joy is in the trip.
    emoticon I – Imagine what you can do in just 30 days!
    emoticon O – Obstacles are rarely the same size tomorrow as they are today. Keep moving forward.
    emoticon N – Notice and celebrate the little victories - they matter.
    emoticon A – Adversity is the diamond dust God uses to polish His jewels.
    emoticon L – Live each day as if it were your last.


    emoticon M - Minute by minute - you can win it!
    emoticon A - Attitude determines your altitude. Keep yours positive.
    emoticon Y - You can do it!

    emoticon Make May the month to propel yourself forward, and get into shape!
    20 days ago
  • v OHANAMAMA
    Thank you so much! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    20 days ago
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