My Stephanie with "Jack" (CBS/ATWT)

My Stephanie with "Katie" (CBS/ATWT)

My Stephanie with "Maddie" and "Casey" (CBS/ATWT)


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I've decided that 2008 will be "My Year of PROMISE".

To this end, I've also determined that I will:

Goal # 1: Lose those 40 lbs. that have been plaguing me for much too long now;

Goal # 2: Quit smoking (my 40+ year addiction); and

Goal # 3: Stop grabbing for the wine bottle (or box) every time my soon-to-be-22 year old daughter makes what I KNOW is the wrong "life decision".


I don't have any pics of myself to post. I think the last time I allowed a pic to be taken of me was sometime in the 1980s (you know, when there weren't any computers).

So the pics I'm posting are of my Daughter (and a couple of actors/actresses from one of CBS's "daytime dramas" -- long story there).

At the same time, isn't she just BEAUTIFUL?!


Member Since: 1/26/2008

Fitness Minutes: 617

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Goal # 1: to use SP's Nutrition Tracker RELIGIOUSLY to plan meals/menus and register results; to increase cardio activity from near 0 to "at least something";

Goal # 2: To (a) diminish my original, self-determined cigarette "allowance" (2 packs/day) by 1 every 3 days; (b) count out the cigarettes I am "allowed" the night before and put these -- and ONLY THESE -- into the 2 packs I still require while "hiding" any/all others I have in the house; (c) use a pocket timer to assist me in regulating and combating my nicotine "triggers" (if/when I succumb, I immediately re-start the timer); and (d) develop the habit of chanting "Nope, Nope, Nope" instead of relying on the timer.

Goal # 3: QUIT DRINKING! For the time being, I'm "just determined" not to buy any more wine. And, so far, that seems to be working for me. At the same time, I'm aware of the weekly AA meeting just down the block, just in case.

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    Birthday Greetings from your ''50+ Members with 25 - 49 pounds to lose' team.


    2682 days ago
  • v CHRISTA427
    Thank you so much for the warm welcome! I myself am actually turning 22 on the 10th. Congratulations on your success so far! And thank you again! Feel free to contact me at any time I am also here for support. Good luck in your journey!
    3186 days ago
    Welcome to SP and the Cholesterol team. It's so nice to have you join in. You will find lots of support, encouragement, good advice and information from other members. Be sure and Check out the topics: Spark America and Merck Study in the Teams General Discussion forum page. Use your Spark Points page to help you use and learn all the great tools this site has to offer. I see you have a BP issue, I did till I took 1200 units of garlic a day and a few months later dropped to 500 when my BO dropped from 220/110 to 120/79 and has stayed @12 yrs now. Drop by our pages for a get to know you visit. Again, welcome to SP and the team.
    3191 days ago
    Hi, Just thought I would obey your request at 55+ females. Great to see you aboard. Good Luck and God Bless!

    3191 days ago
  • v -SHAWN-
    Welcome to SparkPeople!

    I started last June and by using Spark and some self discovery in the process, I'm down 25 pounds, and am holding steady at a healthy weight. Spark is a massive site; you will be discovering new and exciting things for at least two months! Good luck and enjoy this invigorating new healthy lifestyle.

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    "What Do You Believe?"

    * Diet is a dirty word, every time I hear it, I wash my mouth out with chocolate!
    3191 days ago