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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: 51,616

Fitness Minutes: 89,749

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

WHEW !!
......oooO................ I walked all the way over here just
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......)../....Oooo...... and a bit of encouragement.
.....(_/.....(....)....... 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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GK1963
11/29/2012 10:21:50 AM

Congrats on 13,000 points!



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GK1963
11/25/2012 5:02:44 PM

thanks for the welcome Lora. Even though I joined in April this year, I didn't join a team til last week. Not really sure how it all works, but I know it can't hurt.



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