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Hi! I'm Christy. I'm here to get started losing weight and enjoy a healthier lifestyle.
I'm a grandma of a whole bunch of grandchildren, of Irish descent and very proud of my Irish Heritage!
I live in the Missouri Ozarks. It's winter right now and sleeting as I type this. The front of my home faces North, the direction the winter weather is coming from, and I can hear the tiny pellets chipping at my door - a soothing sound as long as I resist looking outside! I'm 55, single for 5 ...
Hi! I'm Christy. I'm here to get started losing weight and enjoy a healthier lifestyle.
I'm a grandma of a whole bunch of grandchildren, of Irish descent and very proud of my Irish Heritage!
I live in the Missouri Ozarks. It's winter right now and sleeting as I type this. The front of my home faces North, the direction the winter weather is coming from, and I can hear the tiny pellets chipping at my door - a soothing sound as long as I resist looking outside! I'm 55, single for 5 years and not looking. I do office cleaning for a living which a great way to exercise! :) THANKS TO ALL WHO SEND/SENT THE GOODIES! IT'S WONDERFUL TO KNOW I HAVE LOTS OF SUPPORT!
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 current weight: 180.0 
 
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Member Since: 1/17/2011

SparkPoints: 0

Fitness Minutes: 150

My Goals:
I'm starting off at 180 pounds and the goal is 130! I need lots of incentive! I don't have scales so any "progress" will be few and far between but I promise to post -good or bad- as I go!

My Program:
The target is 1200 t0 1550 calories per day with morning exercise added to it. I'm focusing on the 1200 calories a day. If I "cheat" I'm still within my ideal range! This helps!

Other Information:
I like to read, watch old movies, listen to the oldies (Y 103.5 is the greatest streaming radio!), and dancing. I have a lot of grandchildren and one great grandchild.

 
 



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PINKHOPE
5/16/2011 11:50:51 AM

emoticon Hope your week ahead is filled with good nutrition, fitness, and lots of things that make you smile.

Press On!

Suzanne



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PINKHOPE
4/25/2011 8:01:18 PM

Hello and Welcome to a new week! Mondays are a great time to plan your nutrition and schedule your fitness for the week. Make this week count in progressing toward your goal! You are worth the effort and you have the potential. Do great things! I'm cheering you on!

Press On!

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE
1/17/2011 11:45:03 PM

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Happy New Year and congrats on taking the first step to reaching a healthier you! I'm glad you're getting active with SparkPeople - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support.

Please check out the SparkTeams - I think you will find a lot of others 'just like you' there. You can choose SparkTeams by age group, lifestyle or interests, geographic location or several other ways - in fact, I suggest joining more than one group, post your intro there and write blogs as often as you can - you will find tons of friends and support that way, I promise!!

In my experience, SparkPeople is like a emoticon in some ways - it's lots of fun and easy to make friends because we're all in this together. I like the way a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is emphasized instead of a 'quick fix wonder diet' - it's about waaaaaay more than 'just' losing weight so you have definitely come to the right place!

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If you ever need any help using features of the site, there are tutorial videos under the HELP section that can show you how to use the features of the site. You can also find them on the START page and several other places on the site.

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If you haven't discovered The Spark book and/or the SparkDiet linked at the bottom of the START page, check them out - the program is simple but extremely effective. There is a TON of information on this site - so much it might even seem overwhelming but fortunately we don't have to 'digest' everything at once! The FastBreak program is a good way to start.

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Another nice thing about SparkPeople is that we have permission to be human - we don't have to change everything at once or be in a hurry to reach our goals. Take a few baby steps and then a few more and before you know it, you'll have completed a long journey - I hope you enjoy this community as much as I do - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!

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TYBEWALLACE
1/17/2011 11:26:20 PM

Hi Chris and Welcome to Spark..You will get this all figured out, just give yourself time and don't be afraid to ask questions. There are tons of people here all willing to help. I had to smile at your intro and I thought it was one of the most original I've seen yet. If you'd like you can visit/read my Sparkpage and see if you'd like to be friends also you can make friends by joining teams that are active. I wish you the very best and if I can help you in any way PLZ dont hesitate to let me know.... Sheryl



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