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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: 18,373

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 QTEALADY20031
    Thank you for putting me in the Starlight today! Enjoy your day! emoticon emoticon
    12 hours ago
  • v no profile image HARRIETT14
    Thank you Sarah for your good wishes. Thank you again for putting me in the Starlight for today.
    2 days ago
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    Happy Friday! Since it’s Mother’s Day weekend, here’s are a few jokes I hope will make you giggle.


    A mother was teaching her three year old daughter The Lord's Prayer.
    For several evenings at bedtime, she repeated it after her mother.
    One night she said she was ready to solo.
    The mother listened with pride, as she carefully enunciated each word right up to the end...
    "And lead us not into temptation," she prayed, "but deliver us some e-mail, Amen."



    One day a little girl was sitting and watching her mother do the dishes at the kitchen sink. She suddenly noticed that her mother had several strands of white hair sticking out in contrast to her brunette hair.
    She looked at her mother and inquisitively asked, "Why are some of your hairs white, Mommy?"

    Her mother replied, "Well, every time you do something wrong and make me unhappy, one of my hairs turns white."

    The little girl thought about this revelation for a while and said, "Mama, how come ALL of grandma's hairs are white?"



    Q: What did mother broom say to the baby broom?

    A: It's time to go to sweep.


    Even though the toddler was having a furious tantrum, his mom was unfazed. “You may as well give up on the crying,” I heard her say as she led him to the store exit. “You’re stuck with me for 18 years.” —Sheila Custer

    Enjoy your weekend, and Happy Mother's Day if you are a mother.
    2 days ago
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    It's Motivational Monday! Welcome to Motivational May - the first full week of the new month.

    After a very long winter, spring has officially arrived. Mother Nature leads the way in showing us that Spring is the natural time of growth and renewal. Yes, after winter's heavy coating of slumber and solitude, it seems that our spirits awaken as well. There is an exciting vibration in the air, and that stirs our senses and beckons us to come outsiide. The desire to become more active, to take action on new projects or things in our lives, and create change in our lives spurs us from our cozy cacoon.

    M – Momentum is cumulative - so keep yours going.
    O – Opportunities are awaiting your discovery. Be mindful to see them.
    T – Today is what is important. Stay focused.
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    A – A stumble may prevent a future fall.
    T – Turn your wounds into wisdom.
    I – If you bite it, be sure to track it.
    O – Open your mind to new possibilities.Opportunities
    N – Ninety-nine percent of success is built on failure.
    A – Always do your best because that is all you can do.
    L – Laughter is the fireworks of the soul.

    M – Minute by minute you can win it!
    A – Accomplishments are found in the journey – not the destination.
    Y - You are in control of your progress to meet your goals.


    Why not schedule some time each day to sit quietly and ask "yourself" for help in letting go of these things that have been holding you back to allow more room in your life for new things to arrive? As you let go of these things, feelings, along with emotions that are literally "holding you hostage", you open the front door to the universe to usher in something better for you. Think of it just as you do about looking forward to opening your windows and letting in all the fresh spring air to get rid of all the "stuffiness of winter" in your house - a breath of fresh air into your life!

    Let's get our motivation going by opening up the windows to the sweet, gentle breezes of opportunity and positivity, and let all of that fresh air in! Take a deep breath and feel the energy flow into your being.

    I hope you have a wonderful May!
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    6 days ago
  • v CHERIE38
    You get to choose how you focus,
    therefore you get to choose how you feel :)

    what are you focusing on?
    6 days ago
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