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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: 59,757

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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Quotes:
"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
Carlson




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  • v _RAMONA

    Hi, Ei!

    Thanks for the supportive and encouraging comments on my blog! I started writing you a response to how I'm losing the weight, but it started getting long, so instead I put it in a blog. If you have any more questions, just SparkMail me... of come and join the paleo team. I share most of the details of my journey there!

    You have a wonderful attitude, and I'm certain you'll succeed because of it!

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    3 days ago
  • v RJULIA57
    Hello, my friend! Yes, I do a variety of exercises during the week, Walk Away the Pounds, treadmill and outside walking, and sometimes even march in place! emoticon You are doing terrific yourself! emoticon

    Love your profile picture! emoticon
    4 days ago
  • v SURVIVOR61
    emoticon stopping by to remind you that when we commit to losing weight, we need to create small realistic goals that are attainable. Small goals could be anything like getting in your daily serving of fruit and vegetables.

    Remember when it comes to vegetables, we are just talking your typical tomato, carrot and celery to eat or snack on. When it comes to vegetables then are many to chose from like kale, collard greens, mustard greens and other dark leafy greens. The darker green the leaf the more fiber the vegetable has and the better it is for your digestion.

    We also have purple, yellow and orange carrots, purple potatoes, red, green and yellow onions. Then there is whole multitude of other vegetables like summer, butter, winter, pumpkin squashes, radishes can be white or pink, even red. Then look at those beautiful black egg plants they to can come in different colors. The point is don't be afraid to experiment with different types of foods. And let's not forget our fruits, they can be sweet or sour, you can use them for desserts, smoothies, juices, snacks and so much more if you are a creative cook.

    If you don't like water, this too can be another small goal, try making a goal to drink at least 5 glasses of water 5 days a week.

    And most importantly when you reach your small goal, don't forget to reward yourself with a non-food reward for achieving that goal.

    Then it is time to move the goal up a little. Like the water from 5 glasses to 6 per day.

    And also you will want to "Fire up your sneakers to get at least 10+minutes of exercise at least 3-5 times a week." emoticon I know you can...You are ready to take that first step and commit yourself to a "HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE".... "A HEALTHIER NEW YOU"....

    emoticon emoticon I am here with you......
    6 days ago
  • v MEWHENRYSMAMA
    Hi Ei,
    Don't apologize...it's confusing...the reason I think the rice isn't included is because the carbs are only 7! There's no way they could have included the rice! I am sure the 7 carbs are for the veggies! I even went back to the site where I got it to be sure I didn't make an error but it does say 7 carbs per serving. However, 8 points on WW seems like a lot if that didn't include the 1/2 cup portion of rice! Why would it be so high for the chicken and veggies?
    Sorry it's confusing....there's no doubt in my mind it's a healthy meal...just how to count it!
    Hugs,
    Mary
    9 days ago
  • v SPEDED2
    Thanks for the comment on my DGD's photo. She had her 8th birthday in early June. She's our sweetie and we think she's pretty special. emoticon
    12 days ago
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