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This picture was taken early fall 2008 but now I have gained quite a bit of the weight back.





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STARTING FRESH AGAIN APRIL 2013

I've been at this weight loss journey for about 6 years. I started out at 230 lbs. I'm 5' 2". I was so out of shape that I couldn't walk one block without my lower back killing me and struggling for breath. At that time I smoked almost 2 packages of cigarettes a day. I had asthma from smoking and a mild case of COPD.

The lowest that I have ever achieved is 154 pounds which I did in the fall of 2008. Last year my Mom took ill (she is 97 years old) and I had to go home for a ...
I've been at this weight loss journey for about 6 years. I started out at 230 lbs. I'm 5' 2". I was so out of shape that I couldn't walk one block without my lower back killing me and struggling for breath. At that time I smoked almost 2 packages of cigarettes a day. I had asthma from smoking and a mild case of COPD.

The lowest that I have ever achieved is 154 pounds which I did in the fall of 2008. Last year my Mom took ill (she is 97 years old) and I had to go home for a month to put her in a nursing home. I did a lot of emotional eating and came back with about 26 extra pounds.

Since then (after my Mom's death) I've gained even more. I'm back up to 211 !

Today - April 3, 2013 I am recommiting myself to the journey. My daughter's and I also have a challenge with each other.

On another note as of April 25 2010 I will have been smoke free for 4 years.

Also I have become much healthier all around.
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Member Since: 2/27/2007

SparkPoints: 63,418

Fitness Minutes: 112,150

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I would like to lose at least 35 more pounds and decrease my waist size so I'm in a healthy range!!

My Program:
Calorie wise I try to stay about 1400 calories a day!

Personal Information:
I'm from Lethbridge, Alberta Canada which is 2 hours south of Calgary. I have two beautiful daughters with families of their own and 4 wonderful grandchildren.

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I mostly walk everywhere. I do aqua jog 3 times a week and swimming 2 times a week and do a Walk Off Fat DVD 5 miles with Leslie Sansone 2x a week. I work parttime 2 days a week.

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OILPAINTER
2/13/2013 10:47:34 PM

Here's my "Valentine" to all my SparkFriends...

I typed this up on my SparkPage... all decorated for Valentine's Day if you're in the mood to visually get into the spirit of things...

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HERE'S MY HEALTHY RECIPE FOR VALENTINE'S DAY:

4-6 Big Hugs (more if you can spare them)
1 large sprinkle of friendly Kisses
A generous portion of Special Holiday Cheer
1 bighearted sprinkle of Pay It Forward
As many "Sweetheart" Kisses as you can spare
2 portions of Love and Kindness
1 generous bag of Virtual Valentine Goodies to send to your SparkFriends
26 Cinnamon Candy Hearts (30 calories)
1 good-size Bag of Great Big Red Hearts to decorate your home or office (the regular kind just won't do)

Blend all these ingredients together and sprinkle with lots of LOVE throughout week surrounding the special day! ENJOY!!!

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12/25/2012 5:47:10 PM


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RUNNINGWILD
10/19/2012 7:23:12 PM

emoticon I hope you're feeling better today. Keep up the great work at the campfire.



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CARIOLA
10/19/2012 7:01:47 PM

emoticon is my downfall, too. On the bright side, good on you for getting in 90 minutes of exercise and all your water.

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PSFITMOMMY413
7/23/2012 12:21:06 PM

Excited to be joining you during the SAC! I can't wait to see you cross over that threshold into Onederland and never look back :)

Have a marvelous Monday!!



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