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10/28/2010 My hubby and me at a Joshua Radin concert! (I am 182lbs)





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I hope to encourage and be encouraged along this journey to better health. Hope to gain some friends as I lose the weight! I walk as my primary exercise.

So what was the big moment that got me here? Some significant health issues. I actually thought I was relatively healthy. I thought I ate relatively well. I was in denial.

I want to do more than just be here for more years; I want those years to be incredible, awesome, years with my dear husband and son and old ...
I hope to encourage and be encouraged along this journey to better health. Hope to gain some friends as I lose the weight! I walk as my primary exercise.

So what was the big moment that got me here? Some significant health issues. I actually thought I was relatively healthy. I thought I ate relatively well. I was in denial.

I want to do more than just be here for more years; I want those years to be incredible, awesome, years with my dear husband and son and old and new friends! I want us to go on more hikes, longer hikes, fun outdoor adventures. And I want to do more than just struggle to keep up. Who knows, I might lead the pack someday!

So, I am here. I am learning. And I am so very grateful for this community. Now I have to do my part. And I need to get the courage up to take a full length "before photo" at my evaluation at the gym! Got to start from somewhere, right?
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Member Since: 2/25/2010

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I would like to lose to my goal weight by end of December 2011. I want to tone up and become more fit for my own wellbeing Additionally, my son wants to go on a wild cave tour and wants me to go along. I have a few places on my body that are just over the size limit for the cave and I know it is completely doable to change that!

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Favorite activities: spending time with family and friends, walking the dogs, art, writing, bookclub, and hiking!!!!!

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SLIMPAM23
11/8/2011 8:41:45 PM

Just stopped by to say Hello and see how you are doing? Hope all is well with you - I continue to struggle but refuse to give up....EVER. So - I will persevere til the end!!
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PANFRIEDTROUT
10/27/2011 8:54:59 PM

Hi


Haven't been Sparking in awhile but now that I'm back, thought I'd stop by & chat. Before I talk about me though, gratz on burning those extra calories! That's fantastic!!

We're settling into our house here in Buckeye, AZ but we still have a lot to do & the people who owned the house before us planted *nothing* in the backyard so dH & I have visited 3 different nurseries looking at various trees, bushes & flowers that we could put back there.

Before leaving Oregon, we had to have Bismarck put to sleep; he was in too much pain from spine/hip/leg issues ~ this has caused me to feel like everyday is a deep dark shade of gray. At least we still have our cat Casanova but still, most of my life right now feels like I'm just going thru the motions with no real interest in the house, or my new camera, or much of anything. I know this will pass eventually .... just gotta get through it somehow.

dH's cousin is coming from Wisconsin this Sat & will be taking him golfing, to see Montezuma's Castle & the well up in Sedona, the Osterrich farm on the way to Tucson and the Saguaro National Park West.

What's up with you? Hope you're happy & healthy! Look forward to hearing from you soon. Take care .... Marie




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LBDB001
10/26/2011 4:07:03 PM

Sorry it took me so long to reply :-). But I have had one heck of an October!! Mostly just been so content that I've literally stopped all form of exercise. And the weather hasn't made it any better (it's constantly been rainy and cold here). Keep me in your prayers and thoughts, cause I really need it. I just can't seem to get my mojo back :-(.

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LBDB001
9/18/2011 2:43:01 PM

Don't feel bad, today's my first time on in 17 days. I got to get it together myself :-). Hoping to start exercising again this week. Better to start again than to quit altogether. That's my motto :-). Have a wonderful week.
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LBDB001
8/28/2011 11:50:04 PM

Congrats on the 2lbs.!!! Hope all is well and your feeling much better. I see where you are having iron infusions.
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