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Turning it around for the future. Back surgery, cancer (resulting heart & pancreas damage) made the need for weight loss clear and immediate. I want to enjoy our remaining years, so this is my chance and my choice.

Update: pancreas is healed - no more diabetes!
Turning it around for the future. Back surgery, cancer (resulting heart & pancreas damage) made the need for weight loss clear and immediate. I want to enjoy our remaining years, so this is my chance and my choice.

Update: pancreas is healed - no more diabetes!



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 Pounds lost: 104.0 

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Member Since: 5/6/2011

SparkPoints: 7,264

Fitness Minutes: 457

My Goals:
Reach a healthy weight, try new things, enjoy our life together

My Program:
following Spark, eating healthy and low cal but trying to incorporate protein.

Personal Information:
I live in Puyallup Washington. I have been married to Cliff (my sweetie) for 34 years. Have 2 kids, 2 step kids and 5 grand kids.

I am very lucky and very happy.

Other Information:
my favorite author is Thomas Perry. Reading and beading are my passions. Enjoy cooking, traveling with my sweetie, trips with friends, and love my dog and cat.

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Member Comments:
10/2/2012 11:36:29 PM

Hey there! I got the protein powder at a Total Nutrition store. Maybe you could Google it and see if there is one in your area. A 3# container is $50, but it's 39 true servings. One scoop is enough. Hope this helps!:-)

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9/30/2012 7:19:52 AM

Well done Cindy! You are well on your way with the weight loss! Your ticker looks really good! Is it up to date?

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6/20/2011 8:50:51 PM

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Congrats on taking the next step to reaching a healthier you by getting active with SparkPeople - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support. You're off to a great start already, just by posting here and losing 49 lbs is awesome - wow!


Please check out the SparkTeams - I think you will find a lot of others 'just like you' including many with the same challenges, circumstances and goals. There are teams of people who need to lose 100-200+ lbs so you might find some special support from them. You can also choose SparkTeams by age group, lifestyle or interests, geographic location or several other ways.

Some of the teams I like and think you might like include the Official 10-minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge, Starting Over Weekly Mini-Challenge Team, 10k Steps A Day and Motivation & Positive Attitude Plan - but there are so many to choose from, you can have a great time looking for the ones that seem to fit you best! 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' so it's good for people wanting to lose weight, maintain a previous loss, get healthier, improve fitness and many other goals including gaining weight or saving money - it's about waaaaaay more than 'just' losing weight so you have definitely come to the right place!


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.


Be sure to read and 'study' The Spark book because it outlines the overall program and is compatible with most types of eating plans. It's available in printed version, as an audiobook or as an ebook for Kindle - you can download the free Kindle reader for your computer or read it on a smartphone so you don't have to actually own a Kindle device to take advantage of this offer - I have it on my Blackberry and can read bits of it whenever I'm waiting in a line or feel like I need a 'reminder' of what I'm trying to do so check it out!!!


If you haven't already discovered the SparkDiet linked at the bottom of the START page, check it 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.


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 have - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!


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