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IRISBRANDYBUCK SparkPoints: (1,376)
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1/17/14 8:26 A

Thank you all. I need to buy some oatmeal, I'm getting short. :) I also discovered this morning that I need to remember honey or stevia...the blueberries didn't quite cut it!

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1/16/14 8:24 P

Welcome to SparkPeople! You'll find lots of support, information and inspiration here. All the best on achieving your goals!


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1/16/14 1:39 P

Hi There! It is good to hear from you. Get started on the program, and you WILL be able to reach your goals. It sounds like you have a good plan in mind. YOU CAN DO IT! BEST WISHES in reaching all of your goals.


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1/16/14 1:32 P

I think 5% is a great first goal! Congrats on getting back here and stopping yourself before things go too far. That's why I'm here too!

Let's do this thing!

IRISBRANDYBUCK SparkPoints: (1,376)
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1/16/14 10:21 A

I've been a member for a while, but I really need to get serious! I'm not at my heaviest, but I'm close, I don't want to go there again.

I'm a country girl, 38, with a job that's both office and traveling (newspaper reporter, so lots of sitting), married with two cats. We live next door to my parents and share one meal a day with them, and I do most of the cooking for that, so I have more control over what gets cooked.

My first weight goal is 5% or 13 pounds. I also need motivated to move more. We have a Wii and the Wii Fit games, but the challenge there is keeping the living room clear enough to use the Wii. I want to change one meal a day, starting with breakfast. I'm thinking oatmeal is my best bet because it keeps me full and I can switch out different fruits to make it interesting.

I need to lose weight both for health reasons and just to feel better about myself. :)

And I need to keep motivated.

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