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Okay, here I am . . . . 5 years of Sparking. I have learned, and UN-learned, so much. I am not where I want to be . . . yet. But i am still on my way. And I know I WILL get there!

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Keepin my eyes on the prize . . . and that prize is the gift of good health.

No more DIE-IT for me!!! This is my LIVE-IT plan!
I'm half way to my goal and I'm loving my LIVE-IT plan.

Like so many other SparkPeople, when I first joined in 2012, I started out with a blast, and before I realized it, I had achieved my goal! Within 3 months, I was where where I wanted to be....

I maintained that original loss for a few months . . . but before I knew it, one pound at a time, the old habits were right there to take me back into that vicious circle where I had been all my life . . .

The scale went up and down, down and up, again. One step forward, two steps back. . . but rather than inching down, the scale kept inching back up . . . and so did my waist, and hips, and . . .

And then it happened --- I was busting my all-time high weight record. . . . and sailed right on by it. . . . on my way to a NEW all-time high.

Besides the horror of setting a new, all-time-high-weight record, what was even worse that that, I had failed myself again.

It took me a while to get the courage to try again. But on December 26, 2015, I'd had it with myself. I was sick of myself and all the excuses. It was time to just do it.

While the number on the scale does not define me, it is a good indicator to my all-over health . . . and I knew that the risk for diabetes, osteoporosis, etc, etc. . . . was just waiting to bite me.

I have already proven that I can lose the pounds . . . I just haven't been able to keep them off.

If I want a to have a healthy life, I have to start living it.

The fact is, there are no quick, easy fixes.

If I want it, I have to work for it.

I have to move, if I want to keep moving.

I have to eat healthy if I want to be healthy.

So, I have determined that at this point in my life, I can do it if I really want to.

I have also determined that I don't want another 'bandaid' . . . I want to make good choices, and I want to keep on making good choices.

I don't want to start something that I am not prepared to continue for the rest of my life. One day at a time. This is a life-style change. A 'forever' program.

For example, if I thought I had to give up eating chocolate or peanut butter, I already know I would be setting myself up to fail.

I am learning how to incorporate the things I like into my 'forever' program. Definitely not to the regularity and magnitude that I used to consume them . . . but in some form or fashion that will not cause me to suffer withdrawals and send me into a feeding frenzy.

So, since that disgusting weigh-in on December 26, I am now 10 pounds down . . . back to where I started when I 'started over' the last time.

Time will tell if I want it badly enough. . . . but way down in my heart of hearts, I know I can do it.

One good decision at a time.

I've made it half way . . . I can do this!


Member Since: 10/2/2012

Fitness Minutes: 93,892

My Goals:
My Dr said "You're doing good . . . you can kick it up a notch."

Remember that I am doing this for me.

I want to be the best that I can be.

I want to have quality of life as well as quantity of life.


My Program:
Stick with the good program.

Track my food . . . if it goes in my mouth, it gets tracked.

Minimum, 6,000 steps per day.



Personal Information:
I love living in the beautiful forested Siskiyou Mountains of Southern Oregon.

Married to my best friend. Still newlyweds after 8 years. We do everything together. God definitely saved the best for last.

I'm mom to two spunky Yorkshire Terriers (Yorkies) . . . one is 11 year old, 6 pounds of love and cuddles named Bad Leroy Brown; and our baby, 9 month old Buster Brown who keeps us on our toes . . . and in stitches. What a couple characters!

I love making jewelry, especially copper and am learning metalsmithing, etching, wire working, etc.

I love artsy/craftsy stuff; to read; take walks & hikes.
I love music; and I really love to ride those tight twisty roads on Lil Red, my Can Am Spyder.



Other Information:
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather skidding in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming 'WOW, what a ride!' "

"It's never to late to live happily ever after."

The best is yet to come!




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  • v BARBIEE52
    ~~ emoticon emoticon ~~10th Day of Christmas~~ emoticon emoticon ~~
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    With only 10 Days left, we need to stop, take a deep breath, sit back,
    relax, and take a few minutes to read what a boy & girl want for Christmas.
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    Darren remembers accompanying his father out shopping
    in the toy department of Macy's one Christmas Eve.
    Dad said, 'What a marvelous train set. I'll buy it.'
    The girl behind the counter looked pleased and murmured,
    'Great, I'm sure your son will really love it.'
    Dad replied with a glint in his eye, 'Maybe you're right. In that case I'll take two.'
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    The Santa Claus at the shopping mall was very surprised when Emily,
    a young lady aged about 20 years old walked up and sat on his lap.
    Now, we all know that Santa doesn't usually take requests from adults,
    She smiled very nicely at him, so he asked her,
    'What do you want for Christmas?'
    'Something for my mother, please,' replied Emily sweetly.
    'Something for your mother? Well, that's very loving and thoughtful of you,'
    smiled Santa. 'What would you like me to bring her?
    Without turning a hair Emily answered quickly, 'A son-in-law.'

    What would YOU want for Christmas? Do you have it on YOUR list?
    emoticon ~~If not...spend time today making YOUR list~~ emoticon
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    1 hour ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    *♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    In every moment for every reason – choose love. Gail Lynne Goodwin
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    13 hours ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    Time to get gifts in the mail.
    It's the busiest day of the year.
    So get them on their way.
    They need to be packed & stuffed
    Full of gifts & goodies you'll send.
    Wrap them so pretty, with ribbons & bows
    Don't forget to include the tags that say
    ""Don't open till Christmas Day.""
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    ~~Written by Barb~~

    Will you get yours wrapped & sent?
    For the time gets shorter after today!!

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    1 day ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    Who has the power to change your destiny? Who is the one who will make tomorrow happen today? Who will help you discover life’s true colors? YOU! Allison Maslan
    1 day ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    I can't believe Christmas is so near. emoticon
    To make it a special time of year.
    We've got the time to decorate the tree. emoticon
    For everyone to see.

    We'll add green and red lights. emoticon
    That will shine through the nights.
    Add the ornaments, old and new. emoticon
    So full of memories, too.

    From all the branches they'll hang, emoticon
    Reminding us of songs we sang.
    At the top we'll add the star, emoticon
    which will be seen from near & far.

    Underneath the tree will be gifts & toys, emoticon
    For all the girls and boys.
    Yes, we will have time in the next 12 days, emoticon
    for celebrating all the wonder, cheer & joy.
    ~~By Barb~~

    emoticon emoticon ""Enjoy the 12th Day of Christmas"" emoticon emoticon
    2 days ago
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