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Getting Healthy and Fit in 2011!

Hi...my name is Mary Clark and I've been a member of Sparkpeople off and on for a couple of years. I love this site and find it to be very informative and supportive!

I have been on the roller coaster ride of yo-yo dieting for years and decided this year (2010) to drastically change my life by having gastric bypass surgery. My family including aunts, uncles, and 1st cousins, have a huge amount of kidney cancer, kidney disease...some resulting in death. Breast cancer is very ...
Hi...my name is Mary Clark and I've been a member of Sparkpeople off and on for a couple of years. I love this site and find it to be very informative and supportive!

I have been on the roller coaster ride of yo-yo dieting for years and decided this year (2010) to drastically change my life by having gastric bypass surgery. My family including aunts, uncles, and 1st cousins, have a huge amount of kidney cancer, kidney disease...some resulting in death. Breast cancer is very prominent as well. Both of my parents when living were diabetic. So I felt that I didn't have another year to try to lose the weight before my weight came back to bite me in the butt. I'm basically very healthy except for my weight so I felt it was in my best interest to have this surgery. I have studied all of the weight loss surgeries for years so this was not a decision I made on a whim. It took me 3+ years to make the decision and I am so glad that I did. It has been the easiest surgery I've ever had. No pain...no nausea. I have really been blessed with my results so far. Now I basically eat like a diabetic but thank God I may have escaped actually having diabetes. God is good and I am so happy with my decision!
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Member Since: 8/8/2008

SparkPoints: 1,463

Fitness Minutes: 355

My Goals:
Lose weight

Exercise Regularly

Eat healthy



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I recently had gastric bypass surgery (November 9, 2010) and I am tracking my weight loss through Sparkpeople. Even though I had this major weight loss surgery I still have to change my eating habits. I'm excited about this new life changing journey!~

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I am have been married 28 years. I have two boys ages 27 and soon to be 23. My newest adventure is that after losing 86.2 lbs. I am now training for the Marine Corp. Marathon in Washington, DC on October 28,2012. I've never run in anything and now I'm doing something that I would have never done on my own. We are walking and running so it's very do-able for me. I'm excite about this and I hope it's something that will inspire me to keep on running.

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I have two dogs, Winston, a black lab, and Jack a half Weimraner/half chocolate lab! They are our children!
We love them!

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SAM910
1/28/2011 11:55:42 AM

"Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of 8 women who deserve it. If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out"






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CHARS42
12/12/2010 11:50:42 PM

Thanks for visiting! I agree about sugar and "white" food. I've pretty much transitioned to whole grain stuff but the sugar is proving to be a bit tougher, but I intend to get there one of these days. Way to go on your progress! Keep it up!



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CYNTHIAMINUS40
11/17/2010 12:01:55 PM

Hi Mary!!!! emoticon



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JILLTBNAGART
11/16/2010 10:12:40 AM

I'm adding you as one of my friends since I want to hear about your progress. Please add me. Good luck!



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DEBJDARBY
2/13/2010 5:07:50 PM

Hey Mary!
I miss you...come and say Hi here.

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