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Happy New Year Sparkpeople family.

January 8, 2008 was the beginning of my journey with Sparkpeople. FIVE years now and I remember it well. So determined to utilize this great opportunity to lose weight - FREE - and allowing myself to call the shots. I taught myself how to be honest about what I eat. I learned to eat so much healthier through so many good recipes. I played and studied this website with its multitude of resources and felt I hit a gold mine. It was up to me to start digging!
Beginning weight was 180 as I watched the pounds slowly melt off. I remember the first person who noticed and asked me directly if I'm on a diet cause I'm looking good. What a feeling it was.
The clothes became loose, the backache went away, the energy level increased and my best weigh-in was at 152. Almost 30 pounds lighter. WOW, I was feeling good. I'm big boned so 152 is a good weight. I even got into a size 7 pants!
I'm back today and every day again. I know the routine and I know what I need to do to lose the 15 pounds I've gained back. I can't think of a better day to start than on my anniversary.
Happy Anniversary Mini-me. :)

Member Since: 1/10/2008

Fitness Minutes: 49,847

My Goals:
Hit the 155 mark by July 4, 2011

Hit the 150 mark by end of March 2012

Weigh 150 consistently

Maintain 150-155 for always :)

Continue daily log-on with my SP family - nutrition count, fitness and to give and get support

Make time for MYSELF to work out. Get rid of stress and frustrations of daily life

My Program:
common sense... so simple yet complicated....

Burn more than I take in

Walk at LEAST 10,000 steps/day when ever I can

Less carbs, more protein

Do not exceed daily cals

Give and receive using this wonderful SP world

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I want to age with grace not excess weight.

30 pounds ago, I didn't know where to go. Finding SP has been my little miracle. I FINALLY TRULY know what I need to do.

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Thank you Sparkguy (and your team) for making this website available to the millions of us searching for our solution and making it accessible to us at no cost. You truly believe in all of us.

The only thing nicer than having someone telling you " look great" is FEELING great about yourself!!!!

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    Congrats on getting below 160. Keep up the excellent work. Not doing too badly but I could do better...still too much socializing. Have a good week. emoticon
    1567 days ago
    Hope you had a good week. We've been working hard and walking between 4 and 5 miles a day. This will slow down though since we'll be headed to Yuma and San Diego soon. Lost another 2 pounds but again, it will be harder when we get to San Diego. Have a good week and keep it up. emoticon
    1589 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/25/2013 11:59:13 AM
    Morning Marlis, thanks for the encouragement. You're right, walking and getting into shape can be done anywhere....just need to do it. We're traveling with some friends that also want to get into shape so we've been walking or hiking most days. We are currently in Big River, CA after leaving Borrego Spings and Joshua Tree. We're heading to Havasu City tomorrow for a week. Lots of socializing but most of our friends are trying to watch their weight too.

    Have a good week and keep it up. Gisela emoticon
    1596 days ago
    Hope you had a great week. We're in Berrago Springs, CA with other RV friends. Have had some good hikes but we are off today to ger a shopping fix around Palm Springs. Have a great weekend. emoticon
    1603 days ago
    So good to hear from you too. Of course we will again get on track and just do it. We've been busy, lots to tell. Trips to Europe, selling our house and the passing of my Mother. Good and bad times. I'm off for a walk now, I'll send you a long email later.
    1616 days ago
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