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I am 53, a widow since I was 39 and with my husband have had 5 children. All are grown except my son who is 17. After my husband passed away my focus was entirely my children and providing for them and making ends meet. I have gone up and down in my weight since then but in the last 1 - 11/2 years have seen a steady increase and I now have 30 - 40 lbs to loose. I have seen Spark People but until now I had not committed to being accountable because I think I lived in denial...I am going to get ...
I am 53, a widow since I was 39 and with my husband have had 5 children. All are grown except my son who is 17. After my husband passed away my focus was entirely my children and providing for them and making ends meet. I have gone up and down in my weight since then but in the last 1 - 11/2 years have seen a steady increase and I now have 30 - 40 lbs to loose. I have seen Spark People but until now I had not committed to being accountable because I think I lived in denial...I am going to get on track ...it's not that bad...I can easily get down... Whatever,... but my daughter is getting married in July and after getting together for some family pictures reality hit me.

Man have I gained weight!!!

So here I am. I want this to be a lifestyle change and not a diet or just a change until the wedding. That has been my history and I really want to forever stay on track. This is a way for me to be accountable and recognize what I am eating and how to correct it or make better choices.

Thanks and looking forward to a changed life!




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Member Since: 3/27/2010

SparkPoints: 8,961

Fitness Minutes: 11,216

My Goals:
Change forever. Not be a yo-yo dieter but have a lifestyle change in eating and habits.

My Program:
Starting with Spark People and being accountable.

Regular exercise not just when it fits.

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DOGLADY13
9/11/2012 8:19:51 AM

You can totally run a 5K. In June 2011 I thought it was almost insurmountable, but I wanted to do a Warrior Dash and that's a 5K obstacle course. So I sucked it up and started waddling around town. I gave myself mini-rewards (really cool technical fabric shirt when I was able to run 1 mile; a new nightgown when I was able to run 2 miles, etc.) The way I look at it, a 5K is about a half hour of tedium that ends with a big endorphin rush. I always feel great at the end. Good luck with your training!



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MOSTMOM1
8/30/2012 4:14:02 PM

Thanks for coming along with me on my 40 lbs lighter vacation vlog. It was fun sharing it with my SparkPeeps. Hope you've had a great summer too!
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UNSTOPPABLE_
7/11/2012 12:13:11 AM

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Just stopping in to check on you...
And sending a little love your way!
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Hugs, Teresa



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PRESBESS
7/4/2012 2:00:40 AM

Hey there my friend! Just swinging by to wish you a very happy Independence Day. I hope you, your family and friends have a blast!

Enjoy!
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UNSTOPPABLE_
6/30/2012 1:05:22 AM

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Thank you for you: for who you are,
However far away;
And for the words you send to me,
Always happy for what you say.
Knowing simply that you're there,
Yet thinking much of me,
Opens up my happiness,
For all the world to see.
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I am so Blessed by your presence in my life!
Hugs, Teresa
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