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Completing bike ride from Houston to Austin 2006 (happy to be off that seat!)

June 2012

September 30, 2012 (41 pounds lighter since surgery)


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After a life time of battling my weight, I want to stop the insanity and make permanent lifestyle changes. I'm starting a long journey to lose 125 pounds and gain fitness and energy
Update 6/2011. After successfully losing 75 pounds on this program I was put on bed rest to see if it would clear up a knee issue. I regainedn35 of those pounds and then floundered for a year with weight watchers where I got 15 of them off. Then I had stomach issues and much medical testing later discovered that I had a stomach obstruction and damage from a 1997 surgery and just had to have a roux n y bypass to remove the damage. Yikes, I never would have chosen surgery but I had to have it. I am grateful that I first learned here that I am responsible for my actions, moving feels good , food is for health and that my normal will always be monitoring what I eat .

Member Since: 9/24/2007

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My main focus now is to make sure I track my food and water intake. Ultimately I want to lose 125 pounds and have plenty of energy to live my days on earth to the fullest

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I am logging food and water every day. I am working with my trainer to add regular exercise as my body can handle it. I am learning 1. patience and 2. the tools available to keep my motivation high to stay at this long term

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I live in Texas with my spouse, grown son and my cat. I am passionate about quilting. My life goals include doing and learning something new every year.

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    Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog, "Starting Over Is Not A Bummer." Have a great day!
    "The best way you can predict your future is to create it."
    -Stephen Covey
    97 days ago
    I hope that you are enjoying the summer and that your days are richly blessed filled with joy. I've been away from Spark for a while, I have been searching for my "voice" and was finally able to blog again today. Today's revelations have been a real eye opener - if you have a chance check it out. Look forward to hearing from you soon. All the best - "Sprink"
    1168 days ago
  • v KATI5668
    you have done so well..loved your blog about your trip & your walk!

    Hurrah for you!!

    Yes maintenance is a stage all unto its self.

    But day by day you will do what you need to do.

    Very proud to call you friend!

    1261 days ago
    Just dropping by to say hi and see how it's going. Hope all is well!


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    1413 days ago
    Sara, your friendship and support along my journey means more to me than I can ever say. Thank you for the SparkGoodie and for being an inspiration to me and the entire SparkWorld. God bless - Your friend, "Sprink"
    1455 days ago
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