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Fall, 2014 - Welcome to my SparkPage! I have now been a "sparker" for over 7 years!

After struggling with my up and down weight for 6 of those years, I am now at a healthy maintenance weight. I joined Overeaters Anonymous 15 months ago and discovered that I am a compulsive overeater. I am powerless over food, and need God's help to stay away from binging and compulsively eating.

I am now working the 12 Steps with the help of God, my sponsor, and my regular meeting ...
Fall, 2014 - Welcome to my SparkPage! I have now been a "sparker" for over 7 years!

After struggling with my up and down weight for 6 of those years, I am now at a healthy maintenance weight. I joined Overeaters Anonymous 15 months ago and discovered that I am a compulsive overeater. I am powerless over food, and need God's help to stay away from binging and compulsively eating.

I am now working the 12 Steps with the help of God, my sponsor, and my regular meeting group. I have learnt so much about myself and God this past year! And I am on my way to changing, not just my shape and my size, but also my whole life.

One Day at a Time.

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Member Since: 7/6/2007

SparkPoints: 90,927

Fitness Minutes: 49,171

My Goals:
Get down to a healthy weight
193.4 - 135 give or take 3 lbs on either side.
Met!

Maintain healthy weight:
currently maintaining!


Other goals:
* graduate from wall-pushups to modified pushups (again)
Done!

* get up to 40 or 50 modified pushups
Done - current level

* be able to do 20 regular pushups in a row

* train for, and run another 5K

*train for and run a 10K

My Program:
* I do my best to stay within the Sparkpeople caloric guidelines, choosing more fruits and veggies over empty carbs

* I work with an OA sponsor, and commit my daily food plan to her, as well as to God

* with God's and my sponsor's help, I am working the 12 Steps of OA

Personal Information:
I live in Winnipeg Canada.
Go Bombers!
Go Jets!

I work at a private, Catholic school, and feel very blessed to be able to live my faith in my workplace.



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IAM_HIS
1/20/2015 11:00:38 AM

Good morning on this wintry Tuesday....it is where I live. The typical Northern, winter weather--no sun, grey sky, everything covered with ice, and cold. Fortunately, it's not below zero and there isn't a blizzard.

I am thinking about getting a scale today. Noticed that my clothes are a little looser. So this is giving me an incentive to buy that scale. And to keep pushing me forward.

Today is the 10th day of 100 days to getting healthier. I have been continuously moving around a lot more. Because of the icy conditions here during the winter, I am doing the Leslie Sansome walking DVD's, as well as dancing. This is the kind of exercises I can stick with, as well as have fun doing them and sing. Plus I get to laugh at myself too.

Yesterday I was in a lot of pain! Oh, the three herniated discs in my back were sending shocks down my arms and legs. I could not sleep all night. Now I feel like a zombie. Oh, I would like to crawl back into bed. But I am making progress on deep cleaning my house, so I am going to keep cleaning/organizing just at a slower pace. If I walk away, it will not be touched.

I am working hard to eat more vegetables. I eat chicken and fish two-three days per week, and lots of vegetables everyday. My stomach is much better now that I have cut out the coffee. My morning beverage is green tea. Making home-made soups have helped me feel fuller. Plus, the soups have taken away much of my cravings for sweets.

Being busy around the house, deep cleaning and re-organizing has taken my mind off of food. It feels so good to not be nibbling on this and that, only to feel guilty of over eating, as well as seeing the scale go up another pound or two. Taking pictures of my house before and after have helped me feel very pleased with the house. And, it is so good not to hear from name being called because my husband or children cannot find something. Now they can--that sure makes me feel the rewards of organizing.

Wow, this is a long note....I will close now, "HAPPY TUESDAY".


Comment edited on: 1/20/2015 11:01:54 AM

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MARGARET2015
1/19/2015 12:02:08 PM

Thanks for popping by my page and leaving a message! emoticon

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IAM_HIS
1/17/2015 11:38:50 AM

Today I am out of bed and deep cleaning my bathroom. I may be moving S L O W, but I am getting the job done. Only the linen closet now needs to be re-organized and my bathroom will be ORGANIZED PLUS CLEAN! emoticon

I may not be moving as fast as I like, but this time I am doing the job the right way. Besides, I am closer to having a clean, organized bathroom, than I was this time yesterday!!! emoticon



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ALFBUNDY
1/16/2015 11:24:31 AM

I won't speak for EVERYONE; BUT.......I moved to So. FL. from NY in 1969, & " I "am STILL NOT USED TO GOING SHOPPING FOR A CHRISTMAS TREE WHILE WEARING SHORTS!!!!!!!!! It STILL seems WEIRD to run a/c in Dec. & Jan., even after 45 YEARS!!!!!!!
It's Cool(ISH) today. My cust. had their HEAT ON, even tho' the temp was in the low 60's! NOT EXACTLY "HEAT" WEATHER! (NOT FOR ME, anyway) LOL emoticon emoticon emoticon



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ALFBUNDY
1/15/2015 8:15:59 PM

emoticon At all your comments!

However, an ELECTRIC BLANKET won't be necessary!
My "HOT FLASHES" take care of THAT!!!!! emoticon emoticon

I think it went back in the 80's today. It was QUITE WARM btwn 1-5 PM.



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