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After signing up a year ago I finally decided it was time to spend the time to learn my way around the Spark site and utilize its resources. So after 2.5 weeks I finally got brave and weighed myself and I have lost 8 lbs and already seeing changes. I am getting up earlier, probably because I am not snoring as much and sleeping better, I have more energy so my house is getting cleaner, dog is getting its walks and I am spending more time cooking. I made a deal with my husband - he is in charge of main dishes and I will do sides. Since this we are eating better because I have more time to spend time on the healthy aspects of dinner. Loving the Sparks recipes.

I have a very stressful job (RN) but am also dealing with the stress a lot better. I just this week signed up for an 8 wk course that will get me a day job with regular business hours that starts at the end of Sept and I can't wait.

Member Since: 5/16/2012

Fitness Minutes: 788

My Goals:
To lose 70+ lbs.
#1. August 2013 goal to lose 8 pounds and become comfortable with the Spark site. (Done)
#2. Sept 2013 Exercise regularly by walking dog, riding bike and going to the Y at least 10 times.

My Program:
I would like to be more active by walking dog and riding my bike daily while the weather is nice.

Personal Information:
I went to nursing school in late 40's graduated @49, took my boards @50 and completed bachelor of nursing degree @53. If I can do all that I should be able to lose weight. FYI - weight loss is harder than college.

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Have 1 husband of 27 years (1st marriage for both so far), 2 grown children - dtr RN, son college, a Pomeranian dog (Teddi Blue), 2 cats (they move out when my dtr does).

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    Thanks for your encouraging words on my blog. It is nice to hear other people have been through it and what their experience was. emoticon
    1078 days ago
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    Welcome to Plantar Fasciitis Team! emoticon Feel free to add me as a friend. If you need any support or just someone to talk with, give me a holler.


    1086 days ago
  • v KRYS210
    Welcome to the 10K Steps a Day team! Looking forward to getting to know you. Spark research has shown that people who use the threads and posts tend to lose more weight on average than those who do not. So what are you waiting for? Start posting and get your weight loss going!

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    1089 days ago
    "There are admirable potentialities in every human being.
    Believe in your strength and your truth.
    Learn to repeat endlessly to yourself, 'It all depends on me.'"
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    Thank you for commenting on my blog, "My Review of The Spark Activity Tracker." Have a great day!
    1102 days ago
    Thanks for taking the time to comment on my flu shot blog! I believe in colonoscopies also as I've had two and they saved my life. I needed surgery for diverticulosis. Pockets in the colon that were getting infected and opened up into my abdominal cavity (diverticulitis)
    1143 days ago
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