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Hi, I am joining SparkPeople as part of my continuing journey through my life. I believe the universe places things in my path when I most need them. I am thankful to have been acquainted with this site by a dear friend. I am looking to lose only a few more pounds right now. My main goal is to learn what I need to establish a lasting health lifestyle. It will include weight maintenance and activity I can enjoy in balanced proportions. I initially lost about 45 pounds, but I became unemployed in late August and "fell off the wagon" a bit. I am ready to get back to it, and be serious again. Thanks for being here Sparkpeople!

Member Since: 12/27/2010

Fitness Minutes: 11,708

My Goals:
1. Lose my excess pounds to achieve my goal weight.
2. Learn and grow to better understand what I need to improve my lifestyle so that it is healthier still.

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Following the Sparkpeople suggestions that fit me and my lifestyle.
Reading articles to increase and broaden my knowledge base.
Using the Sparkpeople tools to track my progress and keep me accountable.

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don't give up what you want most for what you want right now..
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Exercise is king; nutrition is queen. Put 'em together and you've got a kingdom!"
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- Lord Chesterfield

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