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I want to lose weight and become more healthy! AND I want to have fun with all the wonderful friends I've made here on SparkPeople. I love my Spark neighborhood. Thanks, guys, for helping me love my life!
I want to lose weight and become more healthy! AND I want to have fun with all the wonderful friends I've made here on SparkPeople. I love my Spark neighborhood. Thanks, guys, for helping me love my life!

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 current weight: 164.0 

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Member Since: 5/25/2010

SparkPoints: 44,452

Fitness Minutes: 3,475

My Goals:
My main goal is to be healthy in body and spirit so that I can live the right kind of life.

My Program:
Eat properly. Forget about food at the end of every meal. Weigh once a week. Do not obsess. Do not limit life in any way because of body size.

Personal Information:
I'm from a tiny town in Georgia (with no traffic lights), but now I live in Kobe, Japan. I'm married to a Japanese and have three bilingual, bicultural children--a son, 26, a daughter, 24, and a daughter, 19. I teach English to Japanese company workers, 99% of whom are men. I like my job.

Other Information:
I love reading. One of my favorite books is Fred Chappell's novel "Brighten the Corner Where You Are." And if I could state my philosophy, the title of that book would be IT!

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2/10/2016 1:26:19 AM

It's your year - congratulations! Every animal has strengths and weaknesses. I just read that year of the monkey people are intelligent, witty, and magnetic: bingo, bingo, and bingo! You're curious and clever: bingo and bingo again!

The soccer kid and I are both dragons. My hub is a chicken, like yours! Our college kid is a rat. I don't believe that everyone born in the same year has the same traits, but it's fun to play along.

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2/9/2016 9:36:09 AM

You are very welcome and thank you for being here, you are very precious. X's

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2/9/2016 7:25:56 AM

You might be interested in reading over some of C's earlier blogs. I have been her Sparkfriend for a very long time. She has been on quite a journey and in a real mess with food. Your blog sounded a lot like some of her older blogs. While I do have what I would call episodes of overeating related to emotions and perhaps not eating enough earlier in the day, they are no where near the binges that others describe. While genuine hunger and nutrition may play a part in the binges that others report, there is also an emotional component that I could not fully understand and could not relate to.

I felt like commenting on your blog as I did on a similar one that C had written...."Why do you even have that stuff in your house?"
To me this was reasonable, but to C this was clueless and even insensitive. At a certain point, the disorder and duress just becomes something for professionals to help with.
"So stop eating the cr@p, for heaven's sake" just wasn't cutting it for a plan that would work in this situation.

What I heard you saying was that you felt empty, lonely, and not needed. What I wanted to say to you was that you should create a life for yourself that excites you, that gives you activity, pleasure, meaning and purpose that your soul needs. Fill your day with activity that is meaningful to you, in the context of your values. It seems to me that women live through others.
They don't have their own "thing." You are a person in your own right and just as important as your family. You, as a stand-alone unit, matter ! Find your thing and do it, no matter what your age or weight. Find it, love it, live it. (IMHO)

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2/9/2016 6:00:44 AM

I had to delete some blogs as my DD is thinking of joining Spark to track her calories etc and I didn't want her to stumble onto my page and read anything in terms of a 'vent' about her. That's the reason I deleted some things.

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2/8/2016 11:24:45 PM

Memories. I hope they were all good my dear friend.

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