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Hi. Thanks for checking out my Spark Page. I'm Eileen and people call me Ei or IRISH. I live in Ohio!

I went to Weight Watchers for several years off and on and did lose, 25 #'s, but then put it back on when I stopped going.
In September 2010 when I discovered Spark People and read the book, it really got me motivated to make a decision. I decided I wanted a healhier lifestyle and knew I needed to make a change. I needed to do this on my OWN.
Spark got me going and kicked in and I realized it was up to me to be STRONG and FOCUSED. Motivation is great on this site.

Last Summer - July 21, 2015 I began a New program on a Mediterranean diet and lifestyle. I went to a dietician and wellness doctor. They encouraged me to eat whole grain and healthier meals.
That program was the best so far for me to lose weight. I lost 25# in 7 months with this program. It was very filling and satisfying.

May 16, 2016 - I decided to go back to WW. Have always had good luck when I was going to meeting and being weighed. The program works if you work it. After I had been sick for 5 weeks in Feb.and early March, I was having trouble getting back on track due to some prednisone I had to take for 15 days. So now, with WW's help, I am losing weight again and eating well and very determined to lose the weight I need to, to get to my goal.
I do have some health issues, so sometimes I cannot do some forms of exercise or housework, due to this, but do the best I can and try not to ask for help unless necessary. I am positive and
strong natured person and love life. I will challenge myself and I
will never quit.
Thanks for stopping by and reading my page. Spark friends are really great motivators. I know I can do this. I am stronger now making better choices and so glad I am aware of how important it is to be healthy. I want to be trim and fit and look really sexy in my bathing suit. LOL......I need to get rid of my tire, which I never had before. "The BEST is yet to come."

Member Since: 9/2/2010

Fitness Minutes: 65,012

My Goals:
To lose the weight needed to be healthier and fit for Lifetime following a plan each day.
I want to enjoy my grandchildren and look fit and trim so they are proud of me.
Plan to get to maintenance and then keep control of the weight once a month with staying on top and being
weighed. Life is short, but Life is good. The older I get the more I realize what it is all about. I am now doing this for me and plan to succeed.

My Program:
Following the WW plan
Eating whole grains
Track all meals and portion control daily.
Exercising 5 days a week
Drink 8 glasses of water daily.
Eat at least 3 fruits and 3 vegetables a day.
Always remembering, to Pray and Thank God for His love and guidance in my journey every day!

Personal Information:
I live in Ohio, a suburb on the west side of Cleveland.
I have three adult children, two son- in- laws and three precious grandchildren.
I have many wonderful friends.
My faith and my family are very important to me.
I babysit when I can to help my kids out and enjoy it.
I am active in my church, volunteering in many groups.

I belong to the YMCA and my Recreation center and 5 days a week go to classes and use the other benefits they provide.

I love to read, do the daily crossword puzzle, love music, walking outdoors and on a track.

I enjoy cooking, trying out new healthy recipes, and spending time with close friends.

I try to laugh at myself each day and not take things too seriously.
" Life isn't fair, but it is still good." Regina Brett

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"Become the best version of yourself"
Matthew Kelly

"Be, Boldy, The Real You" Jim Smith
"Happiness is a mode of travel, not a destination. Enjoy the ride." Jim Smith

"Read the Psalms. No matter what your faith, they cover every human emotion." Regina Brett

"Do something nice for someone else---and don't tell anyone about it." Richard

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    Hi Ei!
    Yes, Netflix is diffent now, as we had it when you rented through the mail, too! Now it's $8.99 a month and you can watch from their selections, anything from old TV Shows, to fairly current ones and many movies! Lots of BBC series and shows which are excellent! There are even movies and show made for Netflix!I love it! I watch something everyday! You just sign up on-line at and you get the first month free! It comes through your computer...I think they're maybe other options but that's how I do it. I am sure there's explanations on line you can check out all the options!
    Have a good eve and Sunday!
    3 days ago
  • v MOM1014
    Thanks EI. One of those was a lb I lost a couple of months ago. I guess if you are maintaining they give you yo yo credit as long as you stay under. emoticon
    Big hugs,
    9 days ago
  • v ELISE2201
    Hello, IrishEi!

    Thank you for your kind message. I hope you are doing well today. My dog's name is Onslow and he is a Shih Tzu, soon to be 7 years old. He is the sweetest, most loving dog we have ever had, and my husband's baby. Take care and have a wonderful week! emoticon
    30 days ago
  • v KAREN2LOSE55
    emoticon Eileen for your uplifting comments always! I love that about you and I hope you have a great week!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    36 days ago
  • v EDWARDS1411
    Whoops, sorry, double comment.
    44 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/12/2016 12:34:11 AM
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