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I completely forgot about my 3-year anniversary with SparkPeople, which was on March 31. This third year of my journey was not a good one, weight-wise. I have plenty of excuses like a demanding new job and menopause, but the truth is that I burned out and got lazy. In spite of joining several challenges, I found that I was slacking off on the exercise. I stopped tracking my food for a couple of months, and now I am only a few pounds short of the all-time high weight that prompted me to join Sparkpeople three years ago. I'm disappointed in myself, but determined to get back on the horse.

It's my 2-year anniversary with SparkPeople and time to update the SparkPage.

Twice within the last year I got within 1 pound of goal weight, but then life got in the way and I slacked off. I'm in danger of getting all the way back to my starting weight, which is disheartening.

I decided to try a Biggest Loser challenge to shake things up. So far, not much weight loss, but I am definitely improving my daily exercise level. Hopefully the weight will come back off soon.

From March 30, 2014:
Decided to create my Spark Page to celebrate my 1 year anniversary with SparkPeople.

I'm a 50 year old mom, currently living in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. I've lived here for nearly 18 years and I love it.

I was thin for my entire life until after the birth of my son 16 years ago. I became a stay at home mom and put on one to two pounds per year until I reached 160. That's when I decided that it had to stop.

After one year with SparkPeople, I'm within 4 pounds of my goal weight of 142. It was much harder to keep the pounds off than I ever imagined! I seem to lose three pounds and then plateau for weeks before making a little progress again.

I've started exercising every day for at least 30 minutes, and that seems to be helping break the latest plateau.


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I'm originally from Portland, Oregon. Married. One son with Asperger's.


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  • v BARBIEE52
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    Christina,
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    Did you know it's BINGO week?
    We are going to play & play & play...and call BINGO everyday!!
    We'll earn our Black-Out, for that's what it's all about!
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    5 days ago
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    Flatter me, and I may not believe you.
    Criticize me, and I may not like you.
    Ignore me, and I may not forgive you.
    Encourage me, and I may not forget you.

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    7 days ago
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    Do you ever think...
    about the color of the sky?
    about the reason or why?
    just what are we doing here?
    just why there is so much fear?
    Do you ever think...
    do we all have something to give?
    do we all have a reason to live?
    before you've started to act?
    before you've got all the facts?
    Do you ever think...
    can we throw hatred away?
    can we all live in peace one day?
    shouldn't these questions need to be asked?
    shouldn't the answers be learned from our past?
    ~Kerry O'neal Kendrick~

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    The great opportunity is where you are. Do not despise your own place and hour. Every place is under the stars, every place is the center of the world.
    -John Burroughs

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