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Sitting with my mother and 2 youngest daughters on Mother's Day 2010.





Xmas 2009 with daughter # 3





Baby sitting my granddaughter Olivia at the park on a sweltering +35C April 2010 day.



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Living a healthy & fit lifestyle!

I've know successes and setbacks and discovered that losing weight itself is the result of a complete lifestyle change and an ongoing life challenge.

I have stopped :
- being sedentary to become active daily
- eating too large portions and switch to tracking food daily
- thinking I was alone struggling and started sharing my struggles and triumphs with the SP community which keeps me feeling supported all the way.

I have also discovered many ...
I've know successes and setbacks and discovered that losing weight itself is the result of a complete lifestyle change and an ongoing life challenge.

I have stopped :
- being sedentary to become active daily
- eating too large portions and switch to tracking food daily
- thinking I was alone struggling and started sharing my struggles and triumphs with the SP community which keeps me feeling supported all the way.

I have also discovered many things about myself and now I can:

- pick myself up and get a positive experience from my mistakes
- forgive myself for those mistakes and setbacks as I did not know better at the time
- love this new person living inside me which I keep uncovering during this ongoing process.

Eating healthily with 32 food sensitivities is a daily challenge that I'm finally managing! I also have a low thyroid and insulin resistance making it, not an excuse, but extra hard to lose weight. With the SP tools and my SP friends' support I'm learning to live in a totally new healthy and rewarding way!

Here is the story of my weight loss...

I joined SP in May 2009 and lost 20 lbs in 3 months but health challenges made it impossible to walk without pain until December 2009. Being mobile again I lost an extra 25 lbs by December 2010. Then I stopped tracking and exercising and gained back 10 lbs by February 2011. I'm now back to lose 5 lbs at a time so I'll reach my total goal of 50 lbs by 2013. Slowly but surely is my new motto!
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Member Since: 5/15/2009

SparkPoints: 16,644

Fitness Minutes: 14,014

My Goals:
Staying healthy by nourishing and exercising my body as well as my mind.








My Program:
Eating 5 to 9 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables. Drinking 8 cups of water daily.
Avoiding food with gluten/dairy/egg/soy.

Tracking my food and exercising at least 30 minutes daily.

Learning to relax and let go and having a supportive network of friends and family helping me along my journey!







Personal Information:
My mother tongue is French. I was born in France and now live in Canada (French speaking province of Canada).

Married to a British, I'm now fully bilingual! We have 6 and daughters and 1 granddaughter.

Other Information:
Love reading and being active. I have 2 cats keeping me fit running after them!

I enjoy the outdoors, especially hiking and cross-country skiing in winter, swimming and speed walking in summer.



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CUPCAKE-GIRL
4/1/2011 10:23:55 PM

emoticon Have a GREAT weekend!! emoticon



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CUPCAKE-GIRL
3/31/2011 1:03:27 PM

emoticon hi! i used to be on here as 'chaotic-kitty'... needed a change of username & scenery... so this is my new username :) i've re-added you as a friend.. hope you don't mind. feel free if you like to add me.

~ hope you're having a good week!




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VENISEW1
3/27/2011 8:00:09 PM

Have a emoticon trip!



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CHIPPEE
3/25/2011 9:46:26 PM

Love your video blog!!! emoticon



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BOBF15
3/25/2011 4:38:02 PM

I knew I saw you elsewhere... we are on two teams together EE and Accountability. Hope life is good after the spotlight.

Loved your quote. emoticon



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