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6/5/2020 Oops! Just a FEW years since I last updated this badboy! I'm popping in... have pretty much shifted to using my fitbit to track movement, and MFP to track intake... and syncing them between each other... but we never forget our 'first'! This place is just special, as are the many friends that may or may not still be around.

Fair warning - if you are away too long, you lose your sparkpoints! They're all gone! I was way up there, too... *sniffle* Since I'm not using this site to really track anything (other than what fitbit syncs), I don't guess I'll ever get back up there to the top again. Oh well! Let's just work on getting me healthy! That was and shall always be the goal!

Winnie... if you see this. I miss ya!

4/26/13 Update - Back in the saddle!

You may have noticed me lurking about, or not... but here I am... still kickin', just not quite as high again yet! Workin' on that.

Time flies... instead of dredging on about the last *cringe* 1.5yrs, or how much was gained or how much ground was lost... just hoppin' back on the wagon, full steam ahead!

So glad to see so many familiar SparkedFriends either still here, or returning as I am! You all make my day!

Without further ado, let's get cracking! I have a hungry belly and calories left to go enjoy some dinner with friends! Let's make the most of this weekend!

the old stuff / I'm a packrat, can't delete just yet!:

6/17/11 Update

OK, Dr visit came & went, but the focus was more on the Mastoiditis than the 'general health'... but at least none of the scrips written were for blood pressure or cholesterol! My HDL is still pretty low, but apparently the ratio is what more concerns him, and it was fine!

Ear/head still aching, but hopefully the Amoxicillin is working its magic. Lord knows the Lortabs do (if their magic is to cause slumber).

Key thing is - no ongoing meds! Wahoo! Get the rest of this weight off, and I'll be even better off!

6/5/11 Update

This week, I'll be having the bloodwork that will determine whether or not I get to stay off the meds I had been on! Say some prayers! I can't say whether I'll take 'em either way ;) but, we'll see!


Let's get off those meds!

(PS - changed "Starting Weight" to my actual "lifetime high" back in January - 2+ months before I discovered SP) - yeah, got boring seeing the same 5-6# loss on my ticker over the past week LOL)

Member Since: 3/15/2008

Fitness Minutes: 58,240

My Goals:
Ability to MOVE
Ability to LIVE
Ability to fit into smaller clothing ;o)

My Program:
Orig info from initial Spark joining:

Although just getting started in SP, I've been at this seriously since a Dr's appt in January.

Joined the local Y late January then spent about 1.5wks on sick leave from life. When I finally got set up @ the Y with an ID, I signed up on, and a few weeks later, saw someone post about SP - and here I am!

Personal Information:
One Day at a Time...
One addiction at a time ;o)

Ooh, and I've switched one addiction for another... well, the means to nicotine anyway... I no longer smoke! I vape! It's been 2.5 years since I'd had a real cigarette! I'm amazed and in awe of myself!

New: I've drastically reduced my dietCoke intake to less than 20oz/day on average. I've actually had a few days of NO carbonated beverages! I miss carbonation more than dietCoke - but one doc pretty much demanded I cut out the bubbles :(

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    Motivation for Weight Loss

    M-make short term goals
    O-out with the negative thoughts
    T-think of why you want it
    I-imagine how you will feel
    V-visualize the future you
    A-acknowledge your successes
    T-treat yourself with respect
    I-investigate new ideas and foods
    O-observe your healthy lifestyle
    N-never give up and never give in

    ~ Unknown ~

    2358 days ago
    Thank you for the award. You are beautiful as well.
    2548 days ago

    You are the recipient of the Beautiful SPARKER Award!!

    Once you've been given this award, you might want to consider "playing it forward" and pasting it on the page of 7 other Sparkers.

    Share the Spark!

    2549 days ago
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    "Sometimes victory seems so far away because we measure it only by the goal. And end goals can seem overwhelmingly huge, daunting, and just plain hard to reach. But if we start measuring our victories by the smaller choices we make each day, victory won't seem so impossible.....
    It's amazing the chain reaction that can start in your life with just one good choice.
    Big things are built one brick at a time.
    Victories are achieved one choice at a time.
    A life well lived is chosen one day at a time.
    Oh sweet friend, you are closer than you think to victory!"
    -Lysa TerKeurst
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    Be your own hero, one choice and one step at a time! You might not see visible signs of progress right away, but as long as you keep doing your best, you will make progress and you will be victorious! I'm rooting for you! Remember, you're worth your best effort!
    2763 days ago
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    “The difference between stepping stones and stumbling blocks is not in the event itself but how you think about it and what you do after it.
    Every failure and setback can become part of your success or an excuse for quitting or failing.
    People who develop the discipline of positivity are both happier and more successful."
    -Michael Josephson
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    Just dropping by to say hello, Sparkfriend! Remember, you don't have to be perfect on this journey in order to make progress! As long as you keep trying...and never are already a success! Keep doing your best, because you are worth the effort!
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    "Part of abandoning the all-or-nothing mentality is allowing yourself room for setbacks.
    We are bound to have lapses on the road to health and wellness, but it is critical that we learn how to handle small failures positively so that we can minimize their long-term destructive effects.
    One setback is one setback—it is not the end of the world, nor is it the end of your journey toward a better you.”
    -Jillian Michaels
    2779 days ago
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