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My goal is to lose 65 lbs and look fabulous. I want to transform from a couch potato to an athlete. I feel very positive! I just turned 50, and plan to live the second half of my life as a (relatively) thin person.
My goal is to lose 65 lbs and look fabulous. I want to transform from a couch potato to an athlete. I feel very positive! I just turned 50, and plan to live the second half of my life as a (relatively) thin person.



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 current weight: 159.0 

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Member Since: 7/14/2009

SparkPoints: 0

Fitness Minutes: 1,554

My Goals:
185 by the end of July

175 by the end of August

150 by the end of the year!

My Program:
I just had a Realize Lap Band put in. I'll be eating a very high protein diet with very few carbs.

Personal Information:
I am 50 years old. I am single with two adopted children. I live on the California Coast, just below the Oregon border in Redwood Country. Rivers, Mountains, and the Pacific Ocean. I live in paradise!

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I'm a teacher, a geologist, a administrator and an emergency manager. I like to have fun.

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8/15/2011 4:06:46 PM

Popping in to say hi. Wondering how you're doing. Post when you can!

Take care.


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1/18/2011 2:59:45 PM

I'm back to sparking again, so popped in to say hi! Hope you are doing well. Post when you can - would love to catch up on how you're doing and all of your travels.

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12/11/2010 10:55:15 PM

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wishing you and yours all the blessings of the Christmas season......
blessings and hugs................lita

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10/12/2010 6:49:23 PM

Hi there!! First of all, I have to say LOOK AT THAT WEIGHT LOSS TICKER - YOU ARE IN THE 150's! YOU GO GIRL!!! I am so proud of YOU!!

I am really not sparking at all - haven't logged in for months. Just so stinkin' busy! I'm working about 60 hours a week now between my two jobs, plus doing some freelance work on the side, taking some online training and trying to help my husband get a real estate investing business off the ground...oh yeah, and trying to be a mom in there somewhere to my 15 and 17 year old boys too. Sadly, really not much time to take care of myself...I know, I need to make the time - it should be a priority. I think we're just kind of subsisting in crisis mode still. My husband still is unemployed, but has been very busy doing odd jobs himself here and there plus helping my dad with a huge project, so he has been on the run almost as much as I am. Again, sadly, I have gained weight. Very frustrated with myself that I'm not doing better - I seem to be stuck in a rut of eating the wrong foods, and surprisingly, too much - don't seem to get much help from the band at all these days, and I even got another fill a few months back, but only seemed to help for a few weeks. I think I mostly need to get my head screwed on straight again.

Anyway, I don't mean to go on and on. Just wanted to let you know that I'm still alive and really do plan to get back to Spark one of these days, I just don't have much leisure time. Kind of dropped off the face of the earth from facebook too. I'm really sorry...I don't mean to desert my friends. I think about you often and can't wait until I can get back on track and be here connecting with all my spark buddies. I do get email notifications when someone posts on my page, so I'll do my best to at least pop in and reply when I can.

Take care - sending you a big spark hug!!


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5/21/2010 12:13:45 PM

Thank you so much for the comment on my post. I totally agree, it may feel good for the millisecond while you are eating it but usually I am eating it so fast and so automatic that I barely even taste it. Then I am left with the feelings afterward and then guilt on top of it for eating whatever I just ate.
I really appreciate your point of view about loneliness and the deep connection. That really struck something in me because I think that has been most of my problem, especially lately. I have been so busy doing so many things for the past few months and being around lots of people but have felt so alone. But that is because I am lacking that close deep connection. I have friends and then I have the friends I tell my deepest darkest secrets to and I need to reconnect with those people. I haven’t seen them in a while and I have been closing myself off and I need to reach out. You just said it so well and I thank you for sharing that with me.

That is great how far you have already come and I know you can finish up what you have started. It is never fun to gain back weight (I have definitely been there) but you have to nip it before it gets worse and is more weight to lose. Course it is easy to tell ourselves that and another to actually get it into our heads.

I wish you lots of luck, and thanks again.
Have a great weekend

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