This is me most of the time-LAZY BONES
"Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep"
"Hello, will you be my friend?"
I used to have such a petite figure until I reached age thirty. I'm now 52 years old but when I started gaining weight at age 30 it was about 5 pounds per year until I blew up like a balloon. I sure needed a website like this one to help me with my weightloss goals since nothing else so far has worked for me. My goal is to get down to 120 pounds from 177 pounds. It is hard for me to do certain exercises due to herniated disks and arthritis in my neck but I'm giving it a go. Since joining SparkPeople I have been exercising more, tracking my food and water, learning something new everyday from the articles and message boards and becoming more confident with myself. I am so thankful that I found SparkPeople and the teams that I'm on. Without them I probably would have never started to take hold and get back on track to better health and you can't put a price on that. SparkPeople you are truly PRICELESS!! I wish everyone including myself, Good Luck!!!! because I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired!
Update 02/06/2009--I just want to let all you Sparkers know that thanks to SparkPeople and the message boards here that I have such a better and more positive outlook on life. I have always had such low self esteem and now as each day passes I feel more and more confident and am able to love myself. I now know that I can take on the upcoming challenges about my weight loss and everything else thanks to all of you here at SparkPeople. Thank You!!!
Where weeds once grew, God helps us cultivate again, so that "crop failure" will not rob our joy.
We are never alone in the journey of life. His presence is there--a welcome, unseen friend.
When you're tempted to despair, remember the Lord is always there.
In exchange for our past, He offers His throne. In exchange for our hearts, He makes heaven our home.
God never forgets a name; He loves each one of us just the same.
In the emergencies of life, Jesus is always on call.
Following Jesus will always lead to the right path.
Jesus--always love, always joy, always peace.
“People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing -- that's why we recommend it daily.”
My goals are of course to be healthier and lose weight and hopefully not have to take high blood pressure medicine anymore. Also, I'd like to have more flexibility and just feel better instead of being so depressed and in pain all the time.
What I'm doing is watching my nutrition and calories, drinking more water, getting enough sleep and exercising. I have completely cut out all sodas and I am motivating myself to exercise which I have not done in years.
My name is Clare and I'm from Georgia. I'm very happily married to my husband who is originally from Texas. Everyone calls him Turtle and that's because it takes him forever to make up his mind about things. He has such a great sense of humor and positive attitude. We both love dogs and want to adopt one again soon. I have one son, Paul, from a previous marriage and he lives in Grain Valley, Missouri. He has artistic skills like drawing, painting and playing the guitar by ear. He amazes me and he does not get those traits from me, I'm sorry to say.
Movies---all horror movies and "To Kill a Mockingbird"
Actors---Brad Pitt, Al Pacino, Diane Lane, Denzel Washington and Jack Nicholson.
Music---The Beatles, Cold Play, Led Zeppelin, Al Green, Pink Floyd, James Brown, Prince, Billie Holiday, Rhianna, The Carpenters and tons more.
| current weight: 172.0