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Me at my heavyest of about 245! 2004 felt so uncomfortable, so unhealthy.

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Me in 1998, healthyest time of my life. I want it back!! after all.... 40's ARE the new 30's right?!

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Hello, My name is Von. Ive battled wieght my whole life, and it took me 40 years to realize, you dont "diet" to lose wieght, you have to eat healthy, and in moderation for a LIFETIME. Thank you to Sparkpeople, it keeps me on track! In October of 2004 i went into the hospital almost in a diabetic coma, and my cholesterol and tryglyserides were off the charts!.. i had to change my way of life imideantly!... i lost 50 pounds right away.. just by eating healthy... kept it off until 2006,..eventualy the scare went away,.. and i had started to gain it back.. but i realized i just wasnt going to live long if i kept doing this, and i wanted to get back to eating HEALTHY.... and then i found SPARK!! As long as i have my meals planned, and my calorie count for the day, i stay on track! I plan my meals 2 weeks in advance. I cook for my husband also, but he doesnt like the healthy healthy stuff... so, i make his spegetti sauce w/ ground beef, mine with ground chicken, regular pasta for him, and whole wheat for me. wul-ah!! i do many meals like this, and it works out great! im on my way... once agian!! *kisses*

Member Since: 6/6/2007

Fitness Minutes: 720

My Goals:
I would just like to be healthy and comfortable. My goal is to get off all my medications!!! Another goal i have is to want to take a full body picture agian, and not of just my FACE! i can possition my face just right to make it look thinner, but i cant do that with my WHOLE body!! ha ha!

My Program:
ive recently hurt my knee and foot, so my program right now consists of sticking in my 1200 calorie range, drinking my water, and following my menu.

Personal Information:
Im origanally from Michigan, but ive lived in California now for aobut 20 years... so, i can say now, ive lived in Michigan 1/2 my life, and California 1/2 my life. Im currently 41 years old, about to turn 42 in November! SCORPIO

Other Information:
I love cats, i have two and they are my kids. I love camping, interior design, hanging out with my friends.

I love candles, and things that smell good. my favorite flower is the Lilac (although we dont have them here in California) *sad*.

I also believe very much in God and that having Faith and believeing is very important. I know with God I can do anything! Favorite verse James 1:4

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  • v SANDRA013
    Von...you are doing great and I love your spark page thank you for leaving me such good advice on my spark page I will certainly put then to good use.

    4720 days ago
  • v BEAJAE
    We have to be tough and reach our goals. I've been on a diet since 7th grade! But, I was slim for my eighth grade graduation. I was really a good looking young woman, but never knew it thanks to my first husband who used to call me "ox body" among other things! Now, I know it and I want to be good looking again. We can do It emoticon

    I just noticed that you're an ex-Yooper! I'm a new one! emoticon
    4721 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/11/2008 3:58:36 PM
    I see you got some new photos up -- great! Have fun with your SparkPage and enjoy! :)
    4722 days ago
    Hi Von, welcome to SparkPeople! Take a little time to explore the site; there are tips and motivation around every corner. Best wishes on your weight and fitness goals -- you can do it!
    4722 days ago
    Be Healthy! Live Longer! Look Younger! emoticon
    4722 days ago
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