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I CAN

I can loose weight, I can get healthy, I can feel better!


If I'm not in the saddle, I'm trying to finish my website.

Find me at www.echoriverranch.com !

My weightloss story.....

SparkPeople was not the beginning, and you may have noticed some pictures that I've posted from way back when.

Like most weightloss stories, mine starts with trying every diet imaginable or invented.

In 1998, I was my heaviest ever. ...
I can loose weight, I can get healthy, I can feel better!


If I'm not in the saddle, I'm trying to finish my website.

Find me at www.echoriverranch.com !

My weightloss story.....

SparkPeople was not the beginning, and you may have noticed some pictures that I've posted from way back when.

Like most weightloss stories, mine starts with trying every diet imaginable or invented.

In 1998, I was my heaviest ever. I'd like to believe 350#, but I fear it may have been more.

Late 1999, I continued struggling to loose weight, when I finally opted to try weightloss surgery. After avoiding a scale for years, when I finally stepped on, it indicated 310# (this is my highest recorded weight). Then I had a lap band installed.

Miraculously, I was no longer hungry for the first time in my life. No hunger, no thoughts of food. Seemingly effortlessly, I dropped 2-3/week and reached 133# in no time. There I lived happily (for over 8 months) until an accident incurred internal injuries which included stomach swelling and resulted in band invasion (my stomach tore and enveloped the band).

Once again, I was continually hungry and now depressed at the band failure and rapidly gaining weight, back up to 280#.

In 2003, I had the band removed and gastric bypass performed. It was a difficult procedure because of the scaring caused by the band invasion. The bypass did not stop the hunger pains, and weightloss was slow and difficult. But I was able to maintain my weight between 210-215# for several years.

In the summer of 2008, I tried once again to diet and loose some weight. I yo-yo down to 201#, but never broke that barrier.

In January 2009, a friend talked me into joining TOPS #112. My first night, I weighed in at 209#. Over the last year I have learned to make small changes that I can live with. Which is pretty much the SparkPeople logo.

At one of the TOPS meetings, I read from an article that mentioned the free weightloss website and another member asked me to give a program on it. So in my research, I logged onto SparkPeople (at 189#) and here we are.





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Member Since: 2/11/2010

SparkPoints: 19,337

Fitness Minutes: 17,811

My Goals:
Four quarters - health, organization, supporting, and romance.

My Program:
Continuing to make small changes that I can live with. Unfortunately, logging my calories is going to have to be one of them.

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Hobbies include horseback riding, camping, mushrooming, sculpting, beading, thrift shopping, and collecting.

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I may live in a fantasy world, but I am comfortable here.

View my fantasy world at www.echoriverranch.com

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Member Comments:
LITTLEFARMMOMMA
10/4/2011 3:16:55 PM

Hi! Just checking to see if you're still alive and kicking! Please let us know how you are doing, ok? I hope you're doing well! Have a wonderful week! emoticon emoticon



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1BEACHWALKER
8/5/2011 6:59:28 PM

Missing you Debie! Please come back to see us soon! Hope all is ok in your life. Stay strong! Connie emoticon



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READY4ACHANGE10
7/24/2011 1:02:14 AM

I don't know if you remember me but I just got back on Spark. I have had a lot of up's and down's since my long break (left Spark in Sept 2010 and just came back for the first time tonight).

I hope you are doing well :)



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TRAILRIDERDEE
7/12/2011 10:15:44 AM

Added you as a sparkfriend, from one horse gal to another, in regard to beating this battle of the bulge, we can do anything we put our minds to!!!



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MAMADWARF
6/26/2011 10:03:19 PM

I heard a rumor you were back and I got really excited cause I miss you, a super, duper lot! Hope its true and you pop in to tell me hi very soon!!!!!



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