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I started attending Weight Watchers over 40 yrs. ago, when I was in high school. WOW...that makes me sound really OLD! The closest meeting was 90 miles- one way! My mother and I went together. I think she was doing it more for me than for her. She didn't want me to experience life as a fat person like she had. I guess I wasn't ready back then. In my mid-20's I went back to WW, and took off 75 lb. I didn't recognize the person that I saw in the mirror. I went thru a dramatic physical change, but never really accepted my weight loss emotionally. I'd never had to deal with attention from the opposite sex, or jealousy from other women. I didn't even know how to accept a compliment. I gradually gained the weight back. It made me feel safe.

Over the years I have lost 50 lb here...75 lb there, but I would always gain it back, +more, of course. I finally get it. Weight loss is not just's mental, and emotional. Even spiritual. I have all of the tools that I need here at SparkPeople, and at my WW meetings. I'm not afraid of failing. I'm not afraid of succeeding! It took me 40 years to get to this place- IT*SNEVER2LATE!!!

Betty Boop is a legend we grew up with
and a lady with class,
She can be a cowgirl or princess,quiet or
sometimes full of sass.
We can decide her mood for the day
and create her image anew,
She's got clothes most only dream of,
that's what we love to do.
Our imagination's can travel far with
Betty Boop,
So here's to you Betty,a big

UPDATE- 12/20/2008
Started over again...again. Well, I've lost 61 lbs & it has only taken me 28 months! Actually, I've lost over 30 0f those pounds in the last 4 months. I have a new attitude. Just a few months ago, I was mentally placing myself on transplant lists for both liver & kidneys, and thinking how I might not get to see my 1st grandchild born. Now I'm living one day at a time, but making goals & plans into the next decade & the one after that...
UPDATE- 2/23/09
Just 9# away from my halfway mark! When I started, I had 155# to lose. No small task, but I actually think I'm gonna get there. It hasn't always been easy, but it's been an amazing journey. I've met some awesome people along the way. SparkPeople are so encouraging and uplifting! I have not been as active as I once was, but I scope things out on a regular basis. I'm SO ready for Spring! The robins are back in Iowa, so that's a positive sign. Thanks for caring enough to visit my page.

Jesus loves you, and so do I !
After alot of research, some soul searching, and many prayers, I have decided to pursue bariatric surgery. If my evaluation is OK'd, I am firmly committed to the changes that will need to take place. My insurance mandates that I need to be on a medically supervised diet for 6 months. I'm using this time to change my mind-set, and end my relationship with food. I have something that I didn't have before...and that is HOPE and FAITH! To be continued...

Member Since: 7/30/2006

Fitness Minutes: 147

My Goals:
Set short-term goals to
lower my blood sugar levels- OFF my insulin as of Jan/2011 WOO HOO!

Lose the weight slowly (as if I have a choice!)

Eat every 3-4 hrs to keep my blood sugar level.

Track my food intake & Fitness mins.

Eat breakfast within 1 hr. after waking.

My Program:
Doing WW. I like the flexibility of the program, & learning how to make healthy choices, yet still be able to splurge when I chose. Will attend my meetings weekly. I also have a couple of WW SparkTeams that I joined. WW & Sparks go great together.
Start out moderate on my recumbent exercise bike, say 30 mins. 3-4X/Week. I have a Tai Chi DVD I'm gonna try.

Personal Information:
I keep FAITH at the center of my life. I want to be able to enjoy the last 1/3rd of my life...hiking, road trips, State Parks & Vintage shops, Historical stops (ie.FREE stuff!) Also, on my bucket list, I'd like to go to Antique Archealogy (American Pickers) since it's less than 2 hrs. away

Other Information:
I live in Iowa, surrounded by corn fields, great old barns, wildlife, beautiful sunsets, crazy-cool thunderstorms,ditches full of wildflowers,and the Amish .

I'm 58-years young (too immature to be old!). I enjoy Christian music & classic oldies (Beatles,Fleetwood Mac,Tears For Fears), I like watching Iowa Hawkeye Basketball, Grandslam Tennis , Recipe hunting (for 1-2) I LOVE to watch PBR (Professional Bull Riding) Don't know HOW I got hooked on that!?! ,Dancing with the Stars,Biggest Loser. I'm a huge Joyce Meyer the bumper sticker & the rhinestone JESUS pin! And,obviously!, I'm a BETTY B00P fan :) She's the BOMB!

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