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I am looking to loose about 20 pounds. For all of my life I have been overweight. About 2 years ago I hit goal. It was easy loosing weight - it is very hard maintaining it. I lost focus , I feel I have regain it and am ready to do this. However everyone needs help and support. Sparks -- I love it, the people have been wonderful.
I want to be healthy!

I will do it!

The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. - Dennis Waitley

“People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing -- that's why we recommend it daily.”

Be aware of your thoughts because your thoughts become your reality". Use positive self talk at all times and don't give in to negative thoughts, give yourself a pat on the back for efforts no matter how small!

I am borrowing quote the above form HDPNLYNN


Sunday June 14,2009 -- Just do it! After going up 15 pounds-- joined weigth watchers (got a great leader) down 9 -- taking it one day at a time.

Member Since: 7/19/2008

Fitness Minutes: 5,730

My Goals:
my goals are to loose weight and get healthy.

I will be 128
and fitting a size 10.

My Program:
between 1200 and 1300 calories a day - increase my veggie intake and fruit as well -
Walk as much as I can every little bit counts.

Personal Information:
I am from Queens , New York - I am a huge fan of Leslie Sansone workout Viedos/DvDs. My weight loss journey started in 2000 pior to sparks, I lost between 70 to 85 pounds. ( didn't weight myself until some weight was off) I have been stuck at this weight for a couple of years. So I hit the keyboards and found this site- so far some good info and well wishes have come my way. I look forward to the challenges coming my way and will face them head on. I can do this and I will.

.6-14-2009 -- joined weight watchers 4-19-09 starting weight 155.8 --lost track down to 147.4 I am taking this as far as I can go.

10-8-13 - starting all over again.

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I wish everyone good luck reaching their goals.

Feel free to drop me advice or just to say Hi

Brorowing this Quote from both John Wayne, and another sparkes member:

''Courage is being scared to death -
but saddling up anyway.''
~ John Wayne ~

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  • v CATS_MEOW_0911
    Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

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    2359 days ago
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    Happy Belated Birthday! Hope the celebration was DONE just right!

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    2359 days ago
  • v NANCY1BE
    emoticon Happy Belated Birthday DONE girl! emoticon
    2359 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon Happy Birthday, DONE GIRL emoticon We are singing your song.

    The Virgo child is born to a mother who isn't happy with the money the father makes, so the child grows up with a critical parent. The father is a kind man but rather passive. The shy and sensitive Virgo child learns to be critical as a defense "I'll get them before they get me" so she really doesn't want to be that way. It is just a self-protection that draws attention away from herself.
    Her secret fear is that she won't be able to attract people who really like her. Her Leo sister is a Leader who shines in the spotlight and Virgo does her best work being the person behind the scenes.
    She is frugal because her parent did so much complaining about money. She tries to be perfect, but finds that very tiring. She can have an issue with being fat if she turns to food for comfort, but being that way is so against her real nature. Virgo rules the sixth house of Health, so she wants to be an example to others on how life should be lived. Having others criticize her behind her back about her appearance is a real fear of hers. She does have the discipline to be fit and trim.
    In a relationship, Virgo can be fooled once, but she won't stay around to be fooled twice. She would rather be alone than in a bad relationship. She often picks a man who is beneath her & tries to reform him, but she can find this doesn't work as he will resent her making him over. If he is a "bad boy" type, this can really go wrong for her. Although, Virgo can appear to be the "Librarian" type she can have a Dark sexual side to her behind closed doors. She has the mystery of Greta Garbo or Sophia Loren or Lauren Bacall.
    She gets along with another Virgo, Taurus, Capricorn, Pisces, Scorpio and Cancer.
    In Virgo the Sun is orderly and thoughtful. With the Sun in Virgo you are predisposed to be hardworking, conscientious, and well-organized. Modest, discriminating and thorough, everything you do, you do well. Practical and down to earth, you are a diligent worker with a competent, discriminating intellect. You are highly analytical and exacting, especially adapted to handling projects with painstaking perfection. Thus, you are fond of good workmanship and the utmost in quality. You are dependable because your approach is always one based on common sense and a realistic and analytical assessment of the problem.

    You give much attention to detail, but you can carry this to extremes, becoming fussy and critical, sometimes interfering. Large-scale projects can overwhelm you because of your insistence on perfection. Unless you can deliver such quality, you may become frustrated and discouraged. There is always the tendency and danger with Virgo that the big picture idea will be missed in search of minute details. You expect yourself and everyone around you to be perfect, often setting yourself up for disappointment. Your outlook is too negative and picky sometimes.
    Modest and unassuming, you are usually content to live in the background. Your attitude, at times, can become puritanical and prudish. You consider yourself an ordinary person, and you are never given to any airs of pretentiousness or showing off. There may be a tendency for you to see your role as one of service and "behind the scenes" support activity.
    You have a serious attitude toward refining your mind and acquiring knowledge. With your highly varied interests, you can gain a remarkable amount of data about different subjects. You instinctively know that you must grasp all parts before you can fully understand the whole. Systematizing and detail organization are your strengths. You are idealistic, but always practical and reasonable. You're not likely to make general statements based on too few facts.
    You may be somewhat health conscious, for you have an instinctive sense of balance in diet. You're very sensible in taking care of your health, and for that matter, the health of others. Often, the Virgo becomes exceptionally neat and orderly, even a bit neurotic about cleanliness. You're likely to be susceptible to stress related problems because you do tend to worry too much. emoticon
    2359 days ago
  • v TURTLE69
    Happy Birthday Done Girl! emoticon
    2359 days ago
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