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Hi
I am Angie! I am so excited to be using this website!! I have lost 94 pounds and have decided to try to maintain while I get used to some new medication I was put on recently. I had a tough summer in 2013, but I am back on my way to a healthy lifestyle. Welcome to my journey.

2012 was a year were I maintained my weight, but didn't exercise much. Starting in November I took the AIM-HI (Americans in Motion-Health Intervention) class at a local clinic. It was the jump start I needed for 2013!! It focuses on Nutrition, emotions and activities. What a great opportunity!!

2013 started off better than 2012 ended. I started and finished the Shape Up Montana Program. I was on a team doing the activity program. I walked over 200 miles from February 1st through May 1st. Wow! I never thought I could do that! I love to walk, but wasn't able to do much of it after my knee surgery. Well, on February 1st I started doing 10 minutes a day. Then I would go for 15 and so on. I can walk for 30 minutes without stopping. I currently can walk a mile in 19 minutes. I am trying to get that down to a 15 minute mile, so I can walk 2 miles in 30 minutes.

Update: October 11, 2013
I had a really hard summer. I spent most of it in the hospital. My mental illness really got the best of me. I am getting on the right track now and am glad to be back on SP. I really missed the site and all my friends on here. I am not up to walking yet, but I am working on my eating for now. Trying to track my food is hard after not doing it for over 3 months. And of course not eating very healthy! I am still in Onederland. I plan to stay there and eventually go lower than my 187 pounds as of today.

Update: It is Black Friday. You won't catch me shopping today! Most of my shopping is done. Now the mailing begins! I am doing well with my weight. I must not have eaten too much yesterday and I got enough sleep, which helps with weight loss. Holidays are hard for me with not much family in town. Most are 2 to 8 hours away. Miss my Mom and Dad. They are no longer with us. Loving having a 4x4 vehicle in this weather and with the roads as they are here in Billings, Montana. I am still excited to be on Spark People. Hoping to get down to Onederland again in 2016. Maybe even lose more than last time. I was down to 199 and I would like to lose more this time. I didn't gain back all my weight that I had lost. My goal is to keep off the weight I lose this time and maintain. I need to exercise more and eat better. I love junk food. Thanks for reading about my journey!! Angie



Member Since: 2/24/2011

My Goals:
My new goal is to walk a mile in 15 minutes. Another goal is to use my resistance bands regularly for strength training and make sure I stretch each day. The walking will help with my bone density, which I really need.


My Program:
I finished the Shape Up Montana program. I walked 200 miles from February 1st to May 1st! I never thought I could walk so much again. I continue to surprise myself with continued distance and weight loss!



Personal Information:
I am a 50 year old thriver!! I have lived through some terrible bouts of depression and am here to say...you can do it too!! I am one of 7 children. My parents are no longer here on earth, but watch over me from Heaven. I have so many guardian angels in Heaven!! I love life! My friends and family are part of my support system! I get together or talk to them as much as I can! Thanks also to all my Spark Friends! You are the best!!


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I love to read, watch movies, scrapbook, make cards, visit with my family and friends. I am so thankful to have so many wonderful Spark Friends!! You are great!




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  • v FRAN0426
    Yes through today the weather has been nice, and I have still was swimming in the outdoor pool. Don't think anyone will be swimming through Friday now that the cold front has moved though tonight. Even though the pool is heated rainy, damp and low 40's isn't weather you want to be swimming outdoors in. I didn't get there yesterday or today as I have been ill.
    What a wonderful, beautiful thoughtful job of making cards for all those in the nursing home your friend works at, for some it may be the only card they receive during the holiday.

    48 days ago
  • v FRAN0426
    Thanks for the prayers Angie. I hope you will start bouncing back soon from the surgery to your knee. I will keep you in my prayers that you start doing better real soon. Is it cold already for you? I hear and see that some parts of Mn. are getting blowing snow this evening. Here in the southern Texas area we were 90 degrees today, mid 80's tomorrow, then cold front moves in late afternoon Wednesday high about 50 and Thursday 46---yikes told my husband think I might have to put my big heavy winter socks on for several days. I think the weather guy said some wind along with the cold and also rain possible the next few days. So time to bundle up even in the south for awhile.

    49 days ago
  • v ARNETTELEE
    Hi Angie,

    Hope this message brings you holiday cheer!
    60 days ago
  • v ARNETTELEE
    Hi Angie,
    Thanks for stopping by. Have a great Thanksgiving!
    61 days ago
  • v ARNETTELEE
    Hi Angie,
    I have the plant at work...I'll take a picture and hopefully I know how to upload it.

    Happy Thanksgiving!!
    63 days ago
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