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With God's help I am finally making changes in my life that are allowing me to lose the weight, gain sanity and peace that will lead to health. I hope to get motivation, ideas and encouragement here as well as help others along the way.

UPDATE: Although I dont come here as often as I used to, I still come often enough. There is just so much good stuff! In November (2009) I reached my goal weight! Hurray for me. And now the really hard work begins. I have been maintaining my 180lb. loss for 15 months and counting . Maintenance is as hard or HARDER than losing but it is so worth it. This is not about a diet, but a lifestyle change and THIS life is so much better than the old one. Please note my current goal weight is a combination of wishful thinking and the fact that it must be lower than what I weigh today so who knows maybe someday I will have to lower it again.... I encourage anyone new to SP to join a team or a few teams and get active. You will learn so much about yourself, health, and even the topic of your team.

UPDATE 2-3-13 After regaining about 15 lbs. I have started getting really serious about getting back to my goal weight. I lost about 5.5 in January and continue to drop nicely back to my goal. Maintenance is hard but I REFUSE to go back. Although I gained 15 pounds, I can honestly say it was ONLY 15 pounds. In the past I would have gained 15 pounds in a week and just headed back up to my top weight and then some. So, I congratulate myself for only losing my way for a short time. Im healthy and heading back to my goal weight.

love and peace

Member Since: 7/8/2007

Fitness Minutes: 1,510

My Goals:
My first mini goal was met on 8/27/07
My second mini goal was to get to 225 by 12/24/07. Better late than never....reached on 1/10/08
next mini goal 199 by 6/16/08 met 6/20/08

mini goal 175 by 12/25/08
met Feb '09 better late than never

reached GOAL ...November '09
WW lifetime member ......Jan '10
current goal maintain 180lb weight loss which is my WW lifetime goal with a bit a wiggle room to stay at a healthy BMI which is what my doctor wants. Of course I would not mind dropping another 5-10 but that would be in God's hands

My Program:
My program is ever changing and evolving as I take baby steps to good health. Currently these are the baby steps I have followed.

The first step has to do with the food. Ok currently I am trying Weight Watchers as my food plan. I am learning to eat in a healthy sensible manner.

The next 5 steps are behavioral.

1. I DO NOT eat in my car - at all!

2. I Do NOT eat after 9 pm!

3. I have 3 meals and 1 snack to avoid hunger.

4. I never eat cookies or drink coke as they are both big trigger foods for me, but otherwise I eat what I like as long as I keep within the previous guidelines. UPDATE my trigger food list is everexpanding

5. No eating in the bedroom.

Personal Information:
I am a mother of 3 grown kids. A grandmother of the 2 cutest little boys in the world and the most beautiful little girl in the world. A wife, a daughter, a sister, an aunt and a teacher. Each of these roles is important to me.

I live in Queens, NY and teach 4th grade in the greatest city on earth!

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"No one can make you feel inferior without your permission."

--Eleanor Roosevelt
Today's Thought

I am but one, but I am one;
I can't do everything ,
but I can do SOMETHING;
What I can do, I ought to do,
What I ought to do, God helping me,

~from The Twelve Step Prayer Book

~~ Beauty of a Woman ~~
The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears,
The figure she carries, or the way she combs her hair.
The beauty of a woman must be seen from her eyes,
Because that is the doorway to her heart,
The place where love resides.
The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole,
But true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.
It is the caring that she lovingly gives,
The passion that she shows.
The beauty of a woman
With time, only grows..

-author unknown

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    Congratulations on being Spark Motivator of the week and for your weight loss. Way to go!

    Wishing you continued success as you keep moving forward on your healthier lifestyle journey.
    685 days ago

    Hooray! You are motivational member of the day!! Go, YOU!
    685 days ago
    Wow! Thank you for sharing your journey thus far with us. It is a amazing what you and God have done together.

    Thank you for reminding me that there is life after food and that as I get older I can be happier than I have ever been as I lose and maintain the weight.

    1363 days ago
    What an inspiration! Thanks and keep up the good work! emoticon
    2269 days ago
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    Congratulations !! emoticon

    I completely understand when you say I can't but God can. I've been praying about my weight loss for a least 3 years. Sparkpeople was an answer to my prayers I've been on sparks for 1 years and have lots to go. Motivation is fading and I really need to get back into things. Any advice you can give would be greatly appreciated. Blessing to you and yours
    2269 days ago
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