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The final product (right after the bandages came off)





I'm not sure how old I was here--13 or 14 years, I suppose. (Oh, I'm the second from the left)





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Confessions of a future healthy person

I'm Lora. I'm 42 years old, married and my only children are dogs.

January 1, 2012 I got on my home scale and cried for a while. My weight was 216 pounds. I would get home from work and be unable to do anything because of pain and exhaustion.
I decided to cut back on the fast food lunches and dinners. I started having soy milk and fruit smoothies for breakfast. In March I got a treadmill and started walking. By April I had lost 12 pounds and hit a 6 week plateau.
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I'm Lora. I'm 42 years old, married and my only children are dogs.

January 1, 2012 I got on my home scale and cried for a while. My weight was 216 pounds. I would get home from work and be unable to do anything because of pain and exhaustion.
I decided to cut back on the fast food lunches and dinners. I started having soy milk and fruit smoothies for breakfast. In March I got a treadmill and started walking. By April I had lost 12 pounds and hit a 6 week plateau.

I found SparkPeople and since have begun making more significant changes in my life. I am down 63 pounds (as of this week) and I feel better than I have in years.

I know I still have a ways to go but, I have made terrific progress and I won't lose sight of that.

Recently I have rediscovered things that I used to enjoy in life. Things that I either couldn't do, or didn't want to do because of my discomfort with my body. I am having fun this autumn, hitting craft fairs and festivals, and buying things that make me feel good. What I am not doing is hiding from myself or those I love anymore.
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Member Since: 4/25/2012

SparkPoints: 47,351

Fitness Minutes: 80,239

My Goals:
Become healthier.
Lose the joint pain!
Have more energy.


My Program:
I have begun walking on a treadmill (I asked DH for one for my last birthday and I got the new sneakers for Valentine's Day)
I'm making healthier choices when I eat--beginning with replacing granola bar and pop-tart breakfasts with soymilk and frozen fruit smoothies that I make at home (got the stick blender as a christmas gift--are we seeing a theme or what?)

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Long Island, New York.

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I am a huge reader and think e-readers are the greatest thing ever!
I love my dogs (Chinese Shar-pei) Unfortunately, they are no help when it comes to losing weight and exercising--they prefer to sleep more than anything.

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CATE195
6/16/2013 10:23:35 AM

Saw your post on What's the Worst Diet advice you've ever heard. Thought I would wander on over to your Spark Page. Congrats on your weight loss! emoticon emoticon
Was wondering about your name Hawaii5Years, do you live in Hawaii, plan to go there in 5 years, went there 5 years ago? I love Hawaii and was just wondering.

Have a great day.



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GK1963
4/13/2013 1:15:23 PM

BEAUTIFUL WOMAN AWARD"

Hi! Just a shout out to congratulate you!

You are the recipient of the Beautiful Woman Award!!

"Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the page of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out!"

Again, Congratulations Beautiful!

Thanks for spreading a little beauty, love, friendship, and support into my life!





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BLUJEANLADY
2/16/2013 9:56:37 AM

WHEW !!
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.....(_/.....(....)....... Have a wonderful weekend!
................\..)........ Amy
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LISAN0415
1/19/2013 3:11:33 AM

I am posting this on many of my Friend's Pages, because I think this is awesome and applies well to our Healthy Lifestyle Journey:
"A lot of people give up too easily. You are closest to your victory when you face the greatest opposition."-Joel Osteen



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SLENDERMAMA1
1/1/2013 11:33:00 PM

HAPPY NEW YEAR

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