2BLEAN_N_FIT_AZ   105,132
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I don't even know how much I weighed at my heaviest, gotta be well into the 300's.








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Never Give Up...

I have been a part of Spark since August 2008! I have reached my goal original goal of 182 lbs. I've made many positive changes in my life in the time spent here. I made many wonderful Spark Friends, some of whom I have had the pleasure to meet in person. Without them and Spark I would have thrown in the proverbial towel and just quit trying to do more to lose weight, to do more to learn about nutrition, to do more to better myself physically and mentally, to better understand the why and what ...
I have been a part of Spark since August 2008! I have reached my goal original goal of 182 lbs. I've made many positive changes in my life in the time spent here. I made many wonderful Spark Friends, some of whom I have had the pleasure to meet in person. Without them and Spark I would have thrown in the proverbial towel and just quit trying to do more to lose weight, to do more to learn about nutrition, to do more to better myself physically and mentally, to better understand the why and what of my eating disorder (mindless) to better coup with it.
It is up to me to "Make It Happen" if I don't who will...no one! Always back to those initial small steps to make changes for the better. To battle mindless eating every single day is an ongoing challenge.




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Member Since: 8/23/2008

SparkPoints: 105,132

Fitness Minutes: 113,455

My Goals:
Understand better the psychology behind mindless eating.



To complete the first phase of my journey and weigh 180 lbs.





My Program:
Eat a variety of healthy foods, not always the same foods for breakfast/lunch.



Continue to try new low fat recipes. Continue 'slenderizing' my recipes.



Exercise 5/7 days/week between 30-60 min.

Include strength exercises.



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Personal Information:
My name is Jo Ann,. I have been married for 43yrs. We have three adult children. Our fraternal twin daughters are married to wonderful men. Our three grandchildren are the lights of my heart. Our son lives with our wonderful daugther-in-law in southern CA.

Other Information:
I am a retired elementary school teacher. I retired after over 30 yrs. in education. I spent 27 years with Mesa Public Schools. I was a Speech and Language Therapist, at first and after I got my Master's degree I taught grades 4, 5, & 6 over the years. I loved teaching, till there were so many changes by the state and Fed. gov'ts. it did me in. I miss the students, I miss teaching them...I don't miss the beaucracy.

My favorite quote is

Knowledge is Power.

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HOMEBODY67
5/14/2015 9:02:38 PM

emoticon to...DANCE LIKE NOBODY'S WATCHING TEAM

You will LOVE THIS TEAM! It's amazingly positive and supportive. The members here are always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. They have done it for me and they will do the same for you!! We are here to support and encourage you on your journey to success. All the best to you on reaching your goals.

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SECONDCHANCE48
5/14/2015 2:15:53 PM

Just wanted to stop by and say I miss and love you dearly you're a wonderful friend here on sparks and I so admire you love you

Tema



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JIBBIE49
3/14/2015 12:56:13 AM

emoticon Your Spark Friend, emoticon WLB101092 is The Motivator of the Day. emoticon



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2LABS2LOVE
2/27/2015 11:36:03 AM

emoticon I did not realize that you were a teacher too. I am up to my ears working on a reevaluation for a Speech and Language 8th grader that they want to deem ineligible for services. My guts tells me NO! Trying to figure out how to keep him on that IEP. I enjoyed your the blurb on your sparkpage about how you love teaching but not the politics. I agree. Have a great day!

Christie



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RUNNINGOMA
1/11/2015 2:22:11 PM

Hi! Just stopping by to see how you are doing. I'm starting another BLC - and am with the Resolute Renegades.
What teams are you participating in right now?
Have a blessed weekend!



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