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Well, i'm 37 years old, and found sparkpeople last year when I needed to look presentable in a Maid of Honor Dress for my best friend's wedding. I lost weight (never made it to my ultimate goal, though) got into the dress, and then started slipping, here and there, then everywhere. I am back to just 10 lbs under my starting weight from LAST time!
Now nothing fits. The other day when we were doing laundry, my oldest daughter said, "Who wears size 15?" with an incredulous tone. I'm sure the look I shot at her would have killed most people, but thankfully she's resilient.
Today, my youngest got her braces off, and feels like a butterfly coming out of a cocoon....I want to feel like THAT again! So I thought, and finished drinking my SECOND Honey Latte....
SO here I am, I realized what worked for me before was being accountable to at least myself. Back to journaling I go. Drinking my water, bringing my lunch. And yes, trying to remember how to exercise, and I vaguely recall thinking that after a while of doing it, I kind of liked it.

Member Since: 4/21/2007

Fitness Minutes: 222

My Goals:
I'm aiming high, down to 135 by my birthday this year. 45 lbs in 6 months.
Honestly, I'd be happy with 145 at this point. 35 lbs in 6 months. 1.25 lbs a week, right?

My Program:
What worked before is where I need to go! That was Journaling EVERYTHING. My weight watchers cookbooks, meal planning, drinking all my water, and getting off my big butt and getting moving!

Personal Information:
I grew up as an air force brat in the midwest, mostly in Nebraska. I currently live in the Puget Sound area of Washington. I'm a full time nurse, a wife and mom to two year-round soccer playing kids. I love to cook (if there was only more time in a day) an I was a WW @ work girl, till they didn't re-up. I did very well with it then, but many things happened, and all that I lost and more found their way back. I am working hard to make my crockpot my new best friend.

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My favorites?
My family first.
I love spicy food.
I love all kinds of music.
I love scary movies and funny movies.
I love true crime and horror novels.

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  • v TERRIEJO53
    Hi MissRed ... Sorry I missed you when you first joined NutriSpark ... you must have come in while I was on vacation in July - August. So, how are things going for you with NS foods? The program isn't for everyone, but I love it. I enjoy the food, and it works well for me since I work evenings so am never home when my family eats dinner, am sleeping when they eat breakfast, and am on my own for lunch as well since they are either at work or school.

    I'm guessing your AF Brat time in NB was at Offutt AFB; what other midwest bases were you at? I'm an Army Brat, born in a navy hospital who made the air force a career. I guess I shouldn't be surprised my son is taking about joining the marines!

    Anyway ... emoticon to the NutriSparkers ... emoticon I'm so late getting to you!

    Terrie Jo
    2991 days ago
  • v MUDDER91
    Welcome back to Sparkpeople and a healthy life! I wish you well in your journey this second time around. I am here for the second time as well and I am really trying to make life changes rather than "diet" changes. Happy Spring!
    3134 days ago
    Hi and welcome to the Flylady Sparkers team :) it's great to have you with us. Please feel free to jump right in when you feel comfortable, and if you have any questions, please feel free to sparkmail me.

    Team Leader
    3140 days ago
  • v J~E~N~N
    Thanks for the comments on my spark page. It is a great feeling to fit in old clothes. I hope you reach your goal and look perfect in you MOH dress. Good Luck
    3387 days ago
  • v GETTO140
    Hello and welcome to the LOVE TO COOK team which is a very active group. If you havenít already, please introduce yourself and join in any of the conversations already started when you have time. Iím sorry this is a bit late..Iím a little behind.

    You're doing great!! If there is anything I can do to help you, please let me know.

    3394 days ago
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