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September 2011, not happy

Hubby looking good after losing 20 pounds

September 2015, 44 pounds off


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Hello and welcome to my page. I started out here on SP weighing 210 in September 2011. I wanted to lose 60 in a year. Well I lost 20 pounds by the end of 2011 with adding exercising, eating more fruits, vegetables and eating way less fast food. By changing how and what I eat I have gone on to lose over 50 pounds by Aug. 2016.

I am married to a very supportive man who is also losing weight and with his help I think I can do this. I love to cook and he inspires me to make low cal meals.

I challenge myself to make better choices to become stronger healthier and a better person. I find that pushing myself to be healthier every day is practical. I use steaks to motivate myself and count my calories.

I have learned to love exercising. I walk most every day. I like joining exercise challenges and testing myself to be stronger and healthier

I look forward to learning more things every year to be a good role model to others on this journey.

3/25/16 Positive quote-If you focus on results, you will never see change. If you focus on change you will get results.

Member Since: 9/18/2011

Fitness Minutes: 85,808

My Goals:
I wear size 10 jeans and I want to wear size 8.

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I do things my way- I eat 3 meals a day, no snacks, no seconds and no sweets except on days that Start with S like Saturday, Sunday and special days like holidays and birthdays of family and close friends, the NO-S-DIET. I love fresh fruit and raw vegetables. I eat mainly chicken, fish and vegetables, with a little cheese and yogurt throw in. I exercise 6 days a week by walking.

Personal Information:
I live in Sacramento Ca with my hubby of 11+ years. He is also working to lose weight and is helping me stay on track.

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"She thought she could so she did!!!!!"

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    Glad to know you're having help emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2 days ago
    Overall great news! About the extra pounds, I've seen the strength and determination you have, so back on track is all that you need. Can't wait to hear Ron is coming home. Are you going to have everyday help with him?
    3 days ago
    Oh, no! Any other way to get an electric chair? So happy with the good news though emoticon I'm glad he's getting all of the care equipment for free. The way you planned your home to receive him sounds very appropriate. Happy Ron has you. Love and agree with the last quote you posted. Best wishes at the weigh-in with the doctor. I think you've been doing wonderful under the circumstances, so keep it up!
    4 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/20/2016 1:18:59 PM
    I think as you do. Probably it was best that the couch didn't fit. Now you have plenty of space for Ron and what he needs to be comfortable. Glad the love seat is taken care of. So good you are being provided with a wheel chair and hoping for the electric one to be approved. Kathryn, my thoughts are with you and Ron.
    Wow that's a lot of rain. Have fun at the thrift store and in the trip to it.

    7 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Don't place your mistakes on your head, their weight may crush you...Instead, place them under your feet and use them as a platform to view your horizons.

    8 days ago
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