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It's all Crystal Clear!

My weight. It's such a small thing about who I am but yet it's the thing that has defined my life and how I feel about myself.

I have been overweight all of my life. I can remember noticing that I was different than the other kids as early as preschool. 4 years old! I've spent most of my life on one diet after another. I should have realized long before now that it's about being healthy--not being on a diet.

Those of you that have seen my page before know that ...
My weight. It's such a small thing about who I am but yet it's the thing that has defined my life and how I feel about myself.

I have been overweight all of my life. I can remember noticing that I was different than the other kids as early as preschool. 4 years old! I've spent most of my life on one diet after another. I should have realized long before now that it's about being healthy--not being on a diet.

Those of you that have seen my page before know that I'm notorious for doing well, slacking, and then disappearing for a year (or 3). I've had lots of trauma in my life the last few years, and I let my weight balloon up to the highest ever.

I had Lapband surgery in 2009 and lost 60 pounds very easily but since have been at a standstill of my own making. Lapbands don't help when you are feasting on Reese eggs and milkshakes! I know what it takes to make me feel good about myself. Healthy eating and exercise! So here I am back at Spark again because being honest with myself is what works.

When I get out of bed in the morning I get to decide at that moment what kind of day I'm going to have. I can either be positive and accept each experience as a blessing. Or I can wallow in self pity and shame. Enough of that! I'm in charge and in control of what I eat, do, and think and I now chose to be healthy, active and POSITIVE.
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Member Since: 1/15/2006

SparkPoints: 10,888

Fitness Minutes: 345

My Goals:
I say my ultimate weight goal is to be 150, but I'm more focused on how I look and how I feel than what the scaley monster (aka the scale) says.

My Program:
Healthy lifestyle all the way! Concentrating on eating healthfully, exercise, and lots of water.

Personal Information:
I'm 34 and still looking for Mr. Right. I have one golden retriever fur child. I am a first grade teacher in eastern Tennessee.

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I'm an avid reader and movie buff (especially scary ones). I love to travel and take photographs! I'd rather be at the beach than anywhere else!

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HICALGAL
2/13/2011 4:39:45 AM

aloha gorgeous! happy valentines....may your beautiful heart be filled with peace, love and happiness EVERY DAY! hugs!!

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SPARKPIXIE
8/30/2010 5:52:59 PM

Hello Ruby-Lite! I'm just Sparking by from Rootin' for Ruby to wish you a successful week!
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"Never Quit. Don't ever, ever quit. Recognize that stopping now and regrouping to try a new approach isn't quitting. If you quit you'll regret it forever."
~ Rudy Ruettiger

"When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place."
~ Unknown






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HICALGAL
12/1/2009 4:49:49 AM

hi beautiful!

it's a new month to make it what we want, and i'm wishing you a healthy, positive and focused one. happy holidays girlfriend!!


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HICALGAL
10/31/2009 2:14:19 AM

TRICK OR TREAT?!?!?....LOL emoticon

have a fantabulous and spooky, super-scary, under the covers, fun filled, safe and happy halloween weekend!

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HICALGAL
10/11/2009 8:19:27 PM

hi Sparkfriend,

wanted you to know that you were in my thoughts. hope you're enjoying the weekend and that all is well.


"Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation."
-Brian Tracy


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