So this is what 10 stone looks like! 46 poounds lighter than when I returned to Spark People!

The jester's hat I knitted for a friend. Think it will put a smile on her face.


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- I'm a reborn Sparker after discovering I need the support of teammates to continue eating properly and maintain motivation to exercise.
- Last time round I had no Spark page, no Spark friends, and although I documented my food & exercise, I may just as well have been doing it myself. Didn't work. I need support of others going through the same experience.
- This time I blogged, friended, joined teams (now I'm co-leading two!) and its made all the difference. Mutual support works!
- I achieved my revised goal weight today - March 7, 2011, as I have now been able to fit back into the size 12 which I previously thought an impossible task, since before returning to Spark People I was struggling to fit into even really loosely cut size 20 clothing.

Member Since: 5/1/2009

Fitness Minutes: 20,504

My Goals:
- eat wisely and well each day, with adequate hydration.
- reach goal weight and remain there.
- increase fitness & endurance.
- treat each day as a gift, not a right.
- a balanced, happy life.
- tread lightly on the earth.

My Program:
- follow Spark People guidelines.
- walk at least 30 minutes daily.
-30 minutes cardio daily.
- blog daily.
- make time for daily meditation.
- continue to be active on Spark Teams.
- admit to my mistakes and celebrate my victories.

Personal Information:
- born October 14, '53.
- divorced mother and grandmother.
- live Stawell, Victoria, Australia.
- studying for Cert.3 in Aged Care in 2011.
- share my life with 2 dogs, 1.5 cats.
- hoping to have time soon to get some good garden loam so I can make another start on my veggie garden - soil is just no good, despite everything I've added.

Other Information:
- enjoy knitting.
- spend too much time on the computer.
- enjoy gardening, limited by finances.
- owe my weightloss, my enthusiasm for life, my self confidence to Spark People, specially my wonderful Spark Friends.

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  • v SILLYHP1953
    It's been almost a year since you began your hiatus. I hope all is well with you and your family. I think about you and miss you.
    1661 days ago
  • v DBELLE39
    Hi , stopping by to see how your doing. We are on vacation ---actually heading up to meet our new granddaughter & spend some time with her in the mountains of WV. Then later returning to Franklin, NC for a mini vacation with my DH. This is our first vacation in 3 years --- much earned I would say.

    Have a great week. emoticon
    1685 days ago
  • v SILLYHP1953
    I hope you're enjoying your summer...I'm ready for spring to start happening here. It's kind of felt like spring but I'm sure we have more winter to go. I really hope you're doing ok and your dad is doing ok and all your family. I wish I had gotten your email or address before you left sp so I could still keep in touch now and then. I still have hope that you'll pop back in one of these days.
    1724 days ago
    Hope you come back to us soon all well and refreshed! Miss you!
    1785 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/3/2011 4:02:54 PM
    Removed due to possible copywright infringement-sorry....

    1785 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/12/2011 8:20:33 PM
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