BRENDAF761   148,905
SparkPoints
100,000-149,999 SparkPoints
 
 





Family Vacations in Florida!





My 2 kids:)



I have 16 pics in my gallery





Awards






 
Maintaining my weight never gets easier...

My name is Brenda. I am 53 yrs. young! My husband Ron and I have been married 34yrs. We were high school sweet hearts and got married two weeks after I graduated. We have two children. Andrew 30yrs. graduated with his Master Degree in Workforce Education from Southern IL University at Carbondale. Kristin 28yrs. graduated from Illinois State University and is a Special Education teacher. I've been a Home Daycare Provider for the past 34yrs. My husband is a farmer.

I have ...
My name is Brenda. I am 53 yrs. young! My husband Ron and I have been married 34yrs. We were high school sweet hearts and got married two weeks after I graduated. We have two children. Andrew 30yrs. graduated with his Master Degree in Workforce Education from Southern IL University at Carbondale. Kristin 28yrs. graduated from Illinois State University and is a Special Education teacher. I've been a Home Daycare Provider for the past 34yrs. My husband is a farmer.

I have struggled with my weight my entire life. I have tried every diet and read so my weight loss books. I joined a weight loss group called TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) in 1999. It took me two years to lose 145Ibs. I still attend TOPS meetings weekly. I need the group support and need the weekly weigh in. I eat a low fat diet with lots of fruits and vegetables. I eat lean protein mainly chicken or pork. I exercise twice a day when possible. I love to walk outside and ride my bike. I joined a Fitness Center four years ago. I try to lift weights 2 to 3 days a week. I use the treadmill, elliptical trainer, and ride an exericse bike. I'm trying to train to run in a 5k race. I had maintained my weight until January 2009. I had Abdominal Plastic surgery to have my excess stomach skin removed. I've had many very painful sores and infections on my abdomin due to all my extra skin folds from the weight loss. This surgery was very tramatic. I lived in a lazyboy recliner for three months. I could not lie in a bed for over three weeks. I could not do anytype of exercise for 3 months after my surgery. I just about went crazy with no physical activity. I watched every bite of food that I ate. I gained about 15Ibs. and have only lost about 5Ibs. since I started exercising again. It's been so frustrating that I'm having such a hard time getting the extra pounds off. When I went in for my physical my physcians assistant told me about Sparkpeople. I'm learning my way around the site and love it! I hope this site can help me get my extra pounds off. Wish me luck!!!
Read More About BRENDAF761 (Updated March 30)


Current Status:


SparkFriends



SparkTeams



My Ticker:

 current weight: 178.0 
 
325
288.25
251.5
214.75
178


 
Interact with BRENDAF761

Send Member a Private Message







Recent Blogs:





 
Profile

Member Since: 9/8/2009

SparkPoints: 148,905

Fitness Minutes: 140,121

My Goals:
To lose 15Ibs.
Drink more water and less Diet Coke
Do Cardio Exercises 30 to 60 minutes daily.
Weight train 2 to 3 days per week
Train to run a 5k race next spring.

My Program:
Eat a low fat diet full of fruits and vegetables. Watch my calories following my Spark Nutrition tracker guidelines. I am very active and workout 7 days a week.

Personal Information:
My name is Brenda Falk. I live in Central IL. I lost 145IBS. after joining a weight loss group called TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) in l998.

Other Information:
I love to read magazines and books. Enjoy hiking and bike riding. We love to visit our son at SIU in Carbondale. Southern IL has awesome parks and beautiful Wine Trails.

Profile Image





 
 



Congratulations
From:
FERRETLOVER1

Easter Basket
From:
ZANYGIRL1

Easter Basket
From:
JUSTLYLE

Flowers
From:
EVER-HOPEFUL

Easter Basket
From:
WOODSYGIRL

Easter Basket
From:
FERRETLOVER1




Member Comments:
SKINNYPAT62
5/1/2015 4:37:33 PM

Hi, Brenda,
How are you feeling? I love flowers too. Did u see the light bulbs I painted?
My son and his family took maternity photos. They are beautiful. Check them out on my page. I can't wait for my baby to get here! I love little Cohen, too! He is adorable!



Report Inappropriate Comment
JERRI82
4/14/2015 9:34:13 PM

Hi Brenda,
How are you? I hope you are well. It's been a long time. Coming back & reading your little note to me from almost 3 years ago warmed my heart... Put a smile on my face... I so enjoyed talking with you on here... Life got pretty crazy in my world ... and I fed my stress. Never realized what a stress eater I was til then. Gained back all of my weight & a few extra lbs, too. In August of last year my daughter & I decided we wanted to do something to try to get healthy. We started a program that has been a blessing for us. I have lost 70+ lbs and am working on 30 lbs more to meet my next goal. I got back on here to see how where I'm at now compares to where I'd been in May, 2011.. I feel really good. I would love to hear from you. I think I'll be checking in here at least once a week to start using the trackers again. So I will keep in touch. God bless... Jerri emoticon



Report Inappropriate Comment
ZANYGIRL1
4/14/2015 12:08:21 PM

Hi Brenda,
Just stopping by to see how you are doing. Hope you're feeling better this week. How are the little ones doing? I bet you're having a ball with the grandbaby.
Looks like we won't be having alot of rain this week. emoticon It has really put a damper on my outside activities.
Did you have a good Easter? We went to my daughters restaurant for Easter dinner, that was a first! I've never wanted to eat out on a holiday before, but I have to say, I really enjoyed it. There was no stress and the day went so smoothly, weird! I told my husband that I wouldn't mind doing this again, but NOT for Christmas or Thanksgiving, I don't want to be in a restaurant for those holidays.
Well, gotta get moving. Hope you're having a great week.

Karen
emoticon emoticon



Report Inappropriate Comment
FERRETLOVER1
4/7/2015 7:13:40 AM

So sorry to hear that you are feeling so sick. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



Report Inappropriate Comment
ZANYGIRL1
4/6/2015 1:06:03 PM

Hi Brenda, just stopping by to say hello and wish you a great week. Hope you had an emoticon Easter weekend. I spent the day with our kids and grandkids yesterday, it was a wonderful day!! First time we've ever gone out for our Easter meal, but I have to say, I really enjoyed it. It was nice just focusing on visiting with the kids and not rushing around to get the meal cooked. My oldest daughter has her own restaurant, so that's where we went yesterday. Afterwards we had an egg hunt for the grandkids, SO MUCH FUN!!

Sorry to hear that you're a little under the weather, hope you feel better soon!! emoticon


Karen
emoticon emoticon



Report Inappropriate Comment
Member Comments Page (566 total):  < Previous1234Next >Last >>

See My SparkFavorites Report Inappropriate Page