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Changing my Life Habits!

Working on changing my life habits
Working on changing my life habits



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 Pounds lost: 48.0 


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Member Since: 1/23/2010

SparkPoints: 3,310

Fitness Minutes: 872

My Goals:
1) My primary goal is to actually follow-through and stay dedicated to my goals.... funny I know... but soooooo true!

2) "Reach" a Healthy Weight

3) Develop Healthy Eating Habits

4) Find that "one" fitness plan that I will enjoy and continue

3) "Maintain" a Healthy Weight

My Program:
I'm starting with "baby steps". I hope to continuously improve ... making better choices with healthier food selections, understanding I must control portions and not eat for the wrong reason. My biggest challenge will be to get active and find something I enjoy and will stick with.

Personal Information:
I've been overweight almost all of my adult life. When I was younger, I carried the weight better and had no health issues. I shrugged off my doctor's advise to lose the weight because I had no diagnosed disease relating to my obesity. In the past 5 years... I've started falling apart. I have horrible knees. I struggle with stairs, walking and even standing at times. I've developed a variety of illnesses that may or may not be aggravated by poor eating and inactivity. I want to be able to play with my grandkids and live to see all of the important events in their lives. At any rate, I abused my body and now I have to fix it!

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Member Comments:
11/1/2011 1:57:58 AM

Somehow the sparkfriend fell off again. Not sure why. I friended you again! emoticon

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9/27/2011 1:12:23 PM

I added you as a friend, I hope you write more about your surgery results and weight loss journey..
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3/2/2010 6:10:11 PM

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Just wanted to stop by and give you a BIG WELCOME to the 50 Pound Challege Team! Please read through the Challenge Information if you haven't already and make sure to introduced yourself yet to the team. I would ask that you take the time to do that as it will provide us with some insight as to where you are at and how we can help support you. Just go to the Team site and under the Introductions Section you will see a Thread called "IMPORTANT: Introduce Yourself To Team~MUST READ~" click on it and it will guide you through the introduction. If there is anything we can do to help you, answer questions, provide support or encouragement, please let us know as we are all on this weight loss journey together!

Be sure to post your weight in the Weigh-In Results and Challenge Forum and be sure to come back on the last day of every month and update your weight if you want to remain in the challenge.

In that same Forum you will find our Alternative Challenge(s) that are going on as well.

Last but not least, be sure to check out the Daily Chat Room under the General Discussions Forum, it's a great place to get to know everyone.

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2/27/2010 3:49:16 PM

Welcome to Challenged by Arthritis. I'm Hope a co-leader. We're glad to have you on the team. If you have questions feel free to ask a member in the chat room or one of us leaders. Also feel free to post so we can get to know you better. Hope emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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2/27/2010 12:59:22 PM

Welcome to the 50 Pound Challenge team. We are a great team! We have very active message boards with lots of different topics. We also have a daily chat board to catch up with people. We started as a weight loss challenge but we are so much more than that. Our team is a huge support system that will be with you no matter what. We are so happy to have you join us!
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