A1JOMAMA   623
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Me and my favorite person...Lee's 17th Bday!

Brudders....Brutus and Buster (actual brothers from same litter!)

Back home... i miss that part.

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 current weight: 203.0 

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Member Since: 10/25/2010

SparkPoints: 623

Fitness Minutes: 75

My Goals:
I want to lose enough weight to get off medication and be able to do things like go mountain climbing, kayaking (without getting stuck in the kayak!) and similar outdoor activities.

My Program:
Have to start all over again. My eating is not as good as it should be, but hopefully if I can discipline myself on here again, I will be on the right track. Recovering from foot surgery, so hopefully will be able to exercise really soon. I am sooooo not looking forward to it! But I know it must be done and will be easier once I start.

Personal Information:
My name is Jo and I live near Knoxville. I am 43 am single and have a great teenage son. I like to read, write and watch movies. I also love scrapbooking, sewing and design and several other crafts.

Other Information:
If you keep looking behind you, you won't see what's right in front of you. Me

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Member Comments:
5/27/2011 10:03:48 PM

Welcome to SparkPeople! You'll find lots of support, information and inspiration here. All the best on achieving your goals!

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5/27/2011 8:35:09 PM

Welcome to SparkPeople!

Start with your Start Page! Here is a video to help you unlock the power of Your Start Page:

Here's the video for the Nutrition Tracker - the best tool online!

I was 54 when I joined SparkPeople and 56 when I came back and started my Spark Program, starting with Stage One. This is a one day at a time program, but if you do the SparkPeople Program Steps, it really does work. I am terribly average, it's the SP program that is extraordinary.

I found logging my foods in the Nutrition Tracker helped me to lose 90 lbs in 16 months! I started at 210 and went to 120. I am 5'1.5" short, lol.

I hung clothing that was too small on my closet door and every time I would get discouraged I would try them on. Week by week they started fitting! That kept me motivated.

Welcome aboard, we really are all in the same boat! Sometimes we can sail right along but sometimes we have to be rowing like crazy!

You can make it happen! SparkPeople really does work!

I spent most of my 59 years in Obesityville - that is one town I never want to visit ever again!
Slim City is way more fun!!


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5/27/2011 8:28:26 PM

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Welcome to Sparkpeople! I have one piece of advice to help you learn the site and that is Sparkpoints. I try to do all the things on the Sparkpoints every day. It helps me learn new things every day. Join teams. Make friends. Interact and ask questions. Congrats on taking the first step of your new healthy life. We are here to help. emoticon

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10/26/2010 1:03:47 PM

emoticon Welcome to Spark!
I've been here since Nov. 9, 2009 and have really learned a lot about myself, food, and exercising. I truly feel joining Spark was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
One of the best tools is the nutrition tracker. You will be shocked when you enter a typical day's food! Try to track everything you eat and stay within your limits. Donít panic if you slip - we all do! Just put it behind you, you canít change it, and move on. One of the main concepts at Spark is to take two steps forward for each step back!
The fitness tracker is also a great tool. You can track your steps, mileage, cardio exercise, and strength exercises. It will tell you how many calories you have burned.
Take time to make lots of Friends and tell them when you reach a goal or are having a hard time. They are here with praise and support all the time! Don't be afraid to ask any question, no matter how silly you think it is.
Take time to explore Spark. Read and respond to message boards, blogs, and other members' pages. The help, support, inspiration, motivation, encouragement, and friendship you will receive is awesome! The site can be confusing at times but just keep looking around. There is really a lot of valuable information here!
emoticon Feel free to contact me if I can help you in any way. Drop by my page to say hi.
Stay focused, determined, and positive - you will be successful!

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10/26/2010 12:02:28 PM

emoticon to SparkPeople!! We're all here to support each other, learn and live healthier lives. A lot of us have been single mothers, including me, and it ain't easy but it also ain't impossible so don't give up on yourself in the process - I hope you enjoy it here as much as I have!


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