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I am here to talk through the weight loss and getting healthy process. I now have about 70 more pounds I want to lose, having lost the first 40. I started at the 100+ lbs. stage that I want to lose and as I am early in my fifties and my daughter is out of college and on her own, it is time to start this next phase of my life in a much more healthy manner. I was in great shape until I had my daughter and became much less active. As I got older it became harder and harder to be more active as physical constraints came about. My job as a teacher can be stressful and have long hours. I need to spend less time taking care of everyone there and now time taking care of me. I lost 104 lbs the first time I started SP. Since then I have had to take several rounds of prednisone, which helped me gain back a lot of the weight. I am ready for this again NOW. I need your support because I am in it alone this time.

Member Since: 12/13/2007

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My drive exists because this journey is all about me. There isn't anyone else who can do this for me. It is finally my time and I want to live life to the fullest and that finally means making myself a priority and taking care of me.

You really have to decide that 1. you are worth it and 2. you are ready.

I am so ready to not let my health or my weight hold me back.

You can get there too! Your mind has to change before your body will follow!

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I am eating a lot less fat and my main goal is to drink water since I really don't like to.

I need to really do a lot more exercise because I have been slacking.

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The things you want are always possible; it is just that the way to get them is not always apparent. The only real obstacle in your path to a fulfilling life is you, and that can be a considerable obstacle because you carry the baggage of insecurities and past experience.

Les Brown

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I need to find out how to work around tendonitis in both feet, carpal tunnel and extremely low B12 (thus energy) levels.

update: neither of these are an issue anymore!

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    I have Minieres Disease which causes dizziness and balance problems. So sometimes, I have to get real still and just "BE" I go to the Center Chapel Church of Christ in Mount Juliet, TN. I emoticon love it there. Have a blessed day. I have added you as a friend. Hope you don't mind. Judi

    1545 days ago
    Just checking in to say hello...I have not been on in awhile and so many of my friends are not Sparking anymore.
    1893 days ago
  • v FROSTY99
    Quote of the Day

    "Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm."
    – Sir Winston Churchill

    Sure applies to a lot of us Sparkers-we have to keep plugging on till we finally achieve success.


    2064 days ago
  • v TAMNBRY72
    Congrats on your weight loss! I am where you used to be and have 95lbs to lose myself. Thanks for sharing your achievements with us :)
    2172 days ago
  • v DREAMGIRL-14
    Awesome before and after pics, thanks for sharing! Congrats on the weight-loss!
    2200 days ago
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