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Welcome to my SparkPage. It's been over a year since I joined Spark People, and I am so happy to be here, still tracking and working on my health.

I started with SparkPeople hoping to (maybe) lose 50 pounds. After seeing all the success stories, and seeing my pounds start to come off, I quickly changed my goal to 100 pounds. That was later revised even further 113 pounds, my college weight. At this point, I would be surprised to get all the way to college weight, but it's a ...
Welcome to my SparkPage. It's been over a year since I joined Spark People, and I am so happy to be here, still tracking and working on my health.

I started with SparkPeople hoping to (maybe) lose 50 pounds. After seeing all the success stories, and seeing my pounds start to come off, I quickly changed my goal to 100 pounds. That was later revised even further 113 pounds, my college weight. At this point, I would be surprised to get all the way to college weight, but it's a nice goal. I'm turning 60 in two years, June 2013, and have set that milestone as my final goal date. Wouldn't that be a great way to turn 60?

Today, I'm at 50 pound goal, and have to say, it just wasn't a struggle. I'm having lots of fun pulling out saved clothes, trying them on, then hanging them in the closet because THEY FIT! Friends and family are starting to comment on my weight loss, and that's also lots of fun. Mainly, though, I feel much better,and I have more energy and confidence. My blood pressure is healthy, my BMI is no longer obese, and I'm ready for the next block of weight to come off.

I see this time and time again on SP, but have to include it here: I owe my success to Spark People, which I found on Dr. Oz's web site. The community, the book, tracking, motivational pages and daily emails are the key to keeping me on track. I never get tired of spinning for login points, and the virtual trophies still motivate me. I push my walks further for just one more fitness point.

I get up every morning, make my coffee, then log in to SP, as I'm doing right now. So welcome all you sparkers, and let's get going to a healthy day, a stronger body, and a longer, happier life.


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Member Since: 2/11/2010

SparkPoints: 35,880

Fitness Minutes: 7,216

My Goals:
Health is my primary goal, from which I can achieve my other goals: travel, family and friends, and community involvement.

My Program:
I am learning a whole new way of living, and setting goals for a healthy, more satisfying life.

I track my nutrition every day, focusing on whole foods and low sugar choices, and avoiding processed foods.

Exercise is mostly walking. I walked my first 5K this fall, and am looking forward to walking a 10K. I also have exercise DVDs, and a gym membership that kicks in July 2011.

My long-term fitness goal is to run a mile, around McKinley Park. I secretly hope that goal changes to running a 5k, but am holding out for that goal until I get close to the mile.

Personal Information:
I live in Sacramento, California. I am retired and occasionally volunteer for non-profits. I love to read, cook, sew, watch movies, and travel. Lately, I've been designing jewelry, mostly making bead-embroidered earrings, bracelets and pendants.

Other Information:
Current favorite quote:

”We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”
- Joseph Campbell

“I have always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I have to be more specific.”
- Lily Tomlin

"The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware."
- Henry Miller





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SHASTA11
5/25/2011 11:21:32 AM

One pound away!! Yeah for you. What a great time of your life.

You go girl!

Hugs, Joan



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SHASTA11
5/21/2011 12:32:21 PM

Thanks, Diana

We had a great time. Good company, bought neat things, great lunch, nice weather (for Shreveport), and my daughter drove!

Hope you're well.

Hugs, Joan

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TEENY_BIKINI
5/12/2011 3:26:39 PM

Hey awesome! Thanks for your comment on my blog - The Uterus Patrol. Keep being your amazing self!

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SKINNYPOWELL1
5/2/2011 10:35:05 AM

Thanks so much for commenting on my 100-pound loss. Sparkers are the greatest. Best wishes in accomplishing all your goals.



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SHASTA11
4/29/2011 12:04:40 PM

Good girl on the points.

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Hugs, Joan



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