Between 2002 and 2004, I lost 103 pounds. Then I started slowly gaining it back from yo-yo dieting and on-again and-off again health kicks. Now, here I am in 2012 and I've gained most of it back.
One major thing I have accomplished in the past year is to quit smoking. On August 22, 2011, I had my last cigarette. But even though I know how good it was for me to quit, I've packed on another 25 pounds since then.
I can't stand to look in the mirror anymore.
I believe I have a chance to do it this time, mainly because I've finally realized that the person I need to please most by losing weight is ME. Not only do I need to look better, I need to be healthier and most of all feel better. I've got a little over 10 months to go before I turn 50 - how sweet it would be to start a new decade with a new me :)
Lose weight, feel better, be healthier, look better.
Low-carb right now. Also, I want to start using this website more. I just noticed I joined in July 2010--but I just created my page today, 4-21-12. I need the support and camaraderie.
Lakeland Highlands area
“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.” Jim Rohn
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I hope that your week gets lots better!
1486 days ago
Hello Spark Friend!
Welcome, Welcome, to the Team
Youâ€™ve joined SP to realize a dream
So, letâ€™s get up and do a little dance
Do a little jigâ€¦ donâ€™t you quit!
You donâ€™t want to miss your chance
Letâ€™s put on some shoes and go for a walk
A spark friend is hereâ€¦ if you just need to talk
So, I stopped by to spread a little spark
Show a little sunshine
So youâ€™re not in the dark
Weâ€™re all here for motivation, encouragement, and support
Smile, your life depends on it
Donâ€™t sell yourself short
You can do it NOW
Just give yourself time
Remember youâ€™re worth it
Face that mountain and climb
So glad you have decided to join us! Good Luck on your journey! I wish you the best as you adopt a healthy new lifestyle! WE CAN DO THIS TOGETHER!
1521 days ago
REMINDER: Team Dinner
Thursday, May 3rd @ 6:00 pm
Fred's Southern Kitchen on Harden Blvd. just north of the Polk Parkway on the corner of Harden Blvd. and Beacon.
They have re-done the salad bar and have "veggie only" pricing as well as senior discounts.
Please RSVP no later than Wed. May 2nd @ noon. Thank you for your cooperation!! Well-behaved children welcome.
1523 days ago
Thank you, Theresa! I can use all the motivation I can get :) It sounds like you guys have a great time!
1528 days ago
I want to welcome you to the Polk County Team! I hope that you will check out our team page and see all of the events and "games" that we have to offer!! We also, have a team "dinner" once a month. It is nice to be able to meet fellow sparkers face to face and get one on one encouragement and understanding!!
We have a few members that live in your area and are avid bike riders, runners and hikers. They are also extremely motivational and wonderful spark friends!
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments! Meanwhile, have a great weekend and fabulous week ahead!!
1530 days ago