*~SERENITY~*  
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Me with Ashley Force...and just look at that fat face of mine!!! 222 lbs and a long way to go!





Me and the love of my life!





Me (at my beginning weight of 228.8 lbs) with the little love in my life, my grandbaby, Noah!



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Getting Back on Track...

I'm 41 y/o woman, finally happy in most aspects of my life, and now I need to become happy with my body and my health. This is my RE-start in that direction.

I began at SparkPeople on New Years 2007 and did well for 4 months...but I blew it. Now I have been diagnosed with diabetes so it's time to really get serious!!! I know that I am the captain of my fate and it is time that I get honest and took control and did something about those areas that need work...my weight and my ...
I'm 41 y/o woman, finally happy in most aspects of my life, and now I need to become happy with my body and my health. This is my RE-start in that direction.

I began at SparkPeople on New Years 2007 and did well for 4 months...but I blew it. Now I have been diagnosed with diabetes so it's time to really get serious!!! I know that I am the captain of my fate and it is time that I get honest and took control and did something about those areas that need work...my weight and my health.

I am the one who got me to 228.8 lbs, worked hard to lose 23 lbs only to backslide....and only I can take me back down from there! I worked hard for a few months then gave up...but only I can pick myself up, dust myself off, and get back at it....and I AM!




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Member Since: 12/30/2006

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My Goals:
I want to not only lose the extra weight that I am carrying around but get my diabetes under control, become healthier, exercise more (and learn to enjoy it), stretch and strength train, lower my high B/P, and hopefully even lengthen my life!

I WILL do it!

My Program:
First and foremost, use Spark EVERYDAY!

I track every single bite that goes into my mouth!!! Less eating out, more cooking nutritious meals at home; less processed foods and more whole grains / healthy / organic / fresh foods; no more sugar (Splenda will be my substitute) or white flour; drink LOTS of water; incorporate fiber, fresh veggies/fruits and exercise is no longer a dirty word!

Those changes alone have gotten me well on my way.

Personal Information:
I am from Hamilton, Alabama; wife to my soulmate, mother of two fantastic grown daughters, step-mom to a great 11 y/o son, and Nana to the most precious 3 y/o there is, Noah.

I have a great life, love my family dearly, just bought our first house (and LOVE IT!), and am job hunting, yet again!

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Sooner or later, you start taking yourself seriously. You know when you need a break. You know when you need a rest. You know what to get worked up about and what to get rid of. And you know when it's time to take care of yourself, for yourself. To do something that makes you stronger, faster, more complete. Because you know it's never too late to have a life. And never too late to change one.

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HAPPYWALKER
4/1/2007 11:14:09 AM

WoW! The recent picture shows how far you've come. Keep up the good work and the great attitude. You are definitely on your way! Hugs, Mary



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CAMELOTKIM
3/27/2007 2:12:34 PM

Hi Serenity!
Congrats on your weight loss so far...looks like you are doing great. You have a very loving spirit and some beautiful blue eyes, too! Kim



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LISASAYERS
3/20/2007 10:11:20 AM

Hi Serenity! Thanks so much for the comment in The Secret team board. I'm so glad that the information that I share is beneficial to you! I just believe the more we give to others, the more we will be blessed in return. I'm so grateful for meeting all the wonderful people through Spark...such as you!
Make it a great day!
Lisa



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NIGHT_ANGEL1975
3/15/2007 1:48:16 PM

Just stopping by to say HI.... Thing are going really slow here. The winter is dragging butt and making me not want to do a thing. I hate winter and these warm ups and cool down of the weather are making me mad. when its warm I do things I love being out side (" you know going for long walks") O did I say I hate winters. lol well I just wished my weight would melt off me like the snow melts in spring. well anyhoo good luck on the weight loss and talk to you to later......





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LISASAYERS
3/5/2007 10:04:12 AM

Serenity...thank you for your beautiful comment on my page! I'm grateful that I am able to inspire you! Thank you for being a bright spot in my day! Looking forward to getting to know you better and traveling this journey together!

I LOVE the colors on your page...so lively and bright!
Make it a great day!
Lisa



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