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I'm not sure how old I was here--13 or 14 years, I suppose. (Oh, I'm the second from the left)





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Confessions of a future healthy person

I'm Lora. I'm 42 years old, married and my only children are dogs.

January 1, 2012 I got on my home scale and cried for a while. My weight was 216 pounds. I would get home from work and be unable to do anything because of pain and exhaustion.
I decided to cut back on the fast food lunches and dinners. I started having soy milk and fruit smoothies for breakfast. In March I got a treadmill and started walking. By April I had lost 12 pounds and hit a 6 week plateau.
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I'm Lora. I'm 42 years old, married and my only children are dogs.

January 1, 2012 I got on my home scale and cried for a while. My weight was 216 pounds. I would get home from work and be unable to do anything because of pain and exhaustion.
I decided to cut back on the fast food lunches and dinners. I started having soy milk and fruit smoothies for breakfast. In March I got a treadmill and started walking. By April I had lost 12 pounds and hit a 6 week plateau.

I found SparkPeople and since have begun making more significant changes in my life. I am down 63 pounds (as of this week) and I feel better than I have in years.

I know I still have a ways to go but, I have made terrific progress and I won't lose sight of that.

Recently I have rediscovered things that I used to enjoy in life. Things that I either couldn't do, or didn't want to do because of my discomfort with my body. I am having fun this autumn, hitting craft fairs and festivals, and buying things that make me feel good. What I am not doing is hiding from myself or those I love anymore.
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HAWAII5YEARS So, I've pretty much decided to let a man I just met cut my throat and play around with my spine...is that weird?
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Member Since: 4/25/2012

SparkPoints: 50,375

Fitness Minutes: 87,247

My Goals:
Become healthier.
Lose the joint pain!
Have more energy.


My Program:
I have begun walking on a treadmill (I asked DH for one for my last birthday and I got the new sneakers for Valentine's Day)
I'm making healthier choices when I eat--beginning with replacing granola bar and pop-tart breakfasts with soymilk and frozen fruit smoothies that I make at home (got the stick blender as a christmas gift--are we seeing a theme or what?)

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Long Island, New York.

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I am a huge reader and think e-readers are the greatest thing ever!
I love my dogs (Chinese Shar-pei) Unfortunately, they are no help when it comes to losing weight and exercising--they prefer to sleep more than anything.

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KATHYMAG
11/25/2014 9:29:49 AM

Hey. .... does your name suggest that you came to hawaii 5 years ago or you will be moving her in five years? ??? :-)



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SAFFYBLUE
9/28/2014 12:39:29 PM

Hi there! Hope you heal quickly and can run soon!



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AMOYER72
9/27/2014 12:31:45 PM

I am so proud of you 😀😃 You took control of your life and lost 63 pounds on your own... That is a HUGE accomplishment. Pat yourself on the back 👏



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GGRSPARK
9/19/2014 3:40:30 PM

You have done what many fail at over and over before getting it right. I did that years ago but never tried to loose wt at the same time...You are stronger than you think.



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GK1963
1/6/2014 12:06:31 PM

Congratulations on 7 weeks smoke free! Quiting is not easy - I am an ex-smoker- so know that this is a very hard thing to do.

Good for you. emoticon



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