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Myself, Lynn (healthierlynn), & Stephanie (steph2003) on Laguna Beach, Calif.

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Jan. 26, 2017-----I'm not saying anything important excuses, & no promises. So...we'll see what happens now.
The message below is from when I first joined Sparkpeople....10 years ago!! Geeeez!! I had lost 35 lbs (went from size 18 jeans to size 12)....but I lost my "spark", & I've gained it all back. Such a sad statement to have to make. :-(
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ June 18, 2007
I've always "wanted" to lose the weight--but I guess, wanting & doing are 2 completely different things! WANTING is really just WISHING--DOING involves ACTION--something I haven't been willing to do until now. I'm thru with whining that I WANT to lose the fat I've been packing around. I'm ready to DO THE ACTION to achieve the results. I'm tired of never feeling comfortable in my clothes. I refuse to buy bigger sizes. I hate shopping for new clothes, because I go home defeated & depressed. My body is showing the results of poor choices. Health wise, if I keep going on this road to destruction, I'm headed for lots of problems that I do not want to deal with. It's time for a change--everything points in that direction.
My Motivational Quote: Those who believe they can do something are probably right, and so are those who believe they can't!!

Member Since: 6/18/2007

Fitness Minutes: 4,179

My Goals:
I want to achieve a healthy weight, to feel better, & to lower my chances of certain diseases associated with obesity. It will be so great to go clothes shopping ,& be able to find something that fits.

My Program:
1. Log my food on the nutrition tracker, & make sure I stay within my calorie range.
2. Making wiser food choices.
4. Read all nutrition labels.
5. No fast food (except Subway) ,or greasy fried foods.
6. More fruits & veggies.
7. No soda, except for an occasional diet soda.
8. Post on the teams I've joined.
9. Be accountable
10. KEEP MOTIVATED, & not get frustrated when I hit plateaus.
12. Move, move, & keep moving.
I have learned that you can do all things--but in moderation--that's the key!

Personal Information:
I've made several lifelong friends here on Sparkpeople. We all live in different states, & are all different ages...but the times we've gotten together, we've had so much fun!! I hope everyone can make at least one good friend from this website. Reach never know, you may find a great friend!

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I am a reality show junkie! Survivor, Amazing Race, Big Brother, The Bachelor, are all addictive! I gotta watch 'em when they're on!

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    Hey Grams — I'm back too, from our group that started back in the day, June 2007 =o) Was just scrolling through old friends' pages to see who's still around.

    I wonder how 2016 is treating you so far. I'm also making a renewed effort, after back-to-back pregnancies and emoticon neglecting fitness for awhile. Best wishes to you my friend!
    1905 days ago
    emoticon I am back, again! So far none of my friends are Sparking anymore, but that's ok....I CAN DO THIS alone! I quit smoking almost 10 months ago, & had rotator cuff surgery 8 months ago, & somewhere along the way I found around 25 lbs. It's time to put my mind in the same state it was when I quit smoking, & lose this weight. GO ME! emoticon
    2052 days ago
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    I hope you enjoy your gym visit as much as we enjoy ours!
    3051 days ago
    Yes Tami! My grand-daughter moved in with us, & we joined a gym about 2 months ago. I haven't went yet, but am planning on going with her tomorrow. She likes freggies, like me, so maybe I can start eating healthier, & lose some of this fat! I've been snoring more & it's probably due to the extra weight. Hopefully if I lose some of it...the snoring will cease! Hugs to you & Paul!
    3051 days ago
    So is the rumor true? Are you really coming back to SparkPeople? Are you really here? Miss you! emoticon Tami
    3051 days ago
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