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I am a married, retired, mother of 2, now taking the time to lose some additional weight for my Health. Goal is to come off diabetes pills & cholestrol meds! I lost 95 lbs a few years ago and I have gained back about 25-30... not good... tis time... as I refuse to buy larger clothes! I work 1 or 2 days a week in sales for extra fun $$ & to get out of the house. I need some big time motivation to return to water aerobics!

I used DW previously and had great results with tracking my food that way and made some Super Friends over the years.... . Old DW users may remember me as Netabuddie, Captain of the Cruise 2 Lose Chat Group from there.

Member Since: 9/23/2006

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My Goals:
#1. Come off sugar meds!

#2. Get more Exercise so I can firm things up as I go!

#3. Eat less white CARBS!

#4. Plan those meals and log those calories in the SP diary.

#5. Stop the grazing late at night!

#6. Drink that dreaded water!

#4. Finish the journey to get to my real goal weight!

#8. Go on a major shopping trip!

#9. Be able to go on a real cruise someday with alot of my buddy's that helped me along on this journey to celebrate.

Actually My Goals seem very related to my program???

My Program:
Get moving, walking, whatever it takes to make this work! etc.

Plan & Eat more realisticly balanced meals. (instead of grazing).

Try harder to drink more water! yuck!

Watch those calories and be very aware what goes in my mouth!

I know what and how to do this, now I just need to stay mentally focused on the task at hand and DO IT!

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Born & raised and still reside in Chesterfield VA, female aged 60 with a 25yo screaming to get out! I retired from phone company in July 2000 with almost 33 yrs service. I go by Netabuddie about everywhere online...but me buds call me Neta

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My favorite things to do are computing, floating in pool, playing with my westie & cat. I enjoy doing crafts of all types...esp. painting or woodworking. I also enjoy seasonal gardening & being outdoors in general. I am a daylight savings time kinda gal !

p.s. I collect cookbooks.

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  • v TURRIE
    Howdy Neta
    This is gonna be a good journey for us, I'm glad we are friends on here and in Life. Your a great Lady and I hope we get to lookin good along with these other fine folks! Good Luck and God Bless Turrie ;)Þ
    4150 days ago
    Thank you for adding me as a friend. I have enjoyed meeting you and being onthe dibetic group with you. I have found that the people on SP are wonderful and have grown to appriciate each one I call friend very much! I have added you as my friend also and hope to interact both on the bord and in the community and get to know each other better.

    4162 days ago
    WELCOME to Sparks and OO!
    You're no longer alone!
    You’ve most definitely come to the right place!
    You’re about to make many a new friend!
    All of whom are also turning their lives around and will be there to support, and
    motivate! I wish you nothing but the best of success! So glad you have joined us!
    1.If there was ever a time to dare, to make a difference, to embark on something worth doing, IT IS NOW. Not for any grand cause, necessarily...but for something that tugs at your heart, something that's your inspiration, something that's your dream.

    You owe it to yourself to make your days here count. HAVE FUN. DIG DEEP. STRETCH. DREAM BIG. Know, though, that things worth doing seldom come easy. There will be good days. And there will be bad days. There will be times when you want to turn around, pack it up, and call it quits. Those times tell you that you are pushing yourself, that you are not afraid to learn by trying.

    PERSIST. Because with an idea, determination, and the right tools, you can do great things. Let your instincts, your intellect, and your heart, guide you.

    TRUST. Believe in the incredible power of the human mind. Of doing something that makes a difference. Of working hard. Of laughing and hoping. Of lazy afternoons. Of lasting friends. Of all the things that will cross your path this year.

    The start of something new brings the hope of something great. ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE There is only one you. And you will pass this way only once. Do it right.

    1. Your presence is a present to the world
    2. You're unique and one of a kind
    3. Your life can be what you want it to be
    4. Take the days just one at a time
    5. Count your blessings, not your troubles
    6. You'll make it through with whatever comes along
    7. Within you are so many answers
    8. Understand, have courage, be strong
    9. Don't put limits on yourself
    10. So many dreams are waiting to be realized
    11. Decisions are too important to leave to chance
    12. Reach for your peak, your goal, your prize
    13. Nothing wastes more energy than worrying
    14. The longer one carries a problem, the heavier it gets
    15. Don't take things too seriously
    16. Live a life of serenity
    17. Not a life of regrets
    18. Remember that a little love goes a long way
    19. Remember that a lot goes for ever
    20. Remember that friendship is a wise investment
    21. Life's treasures are people together
    22. Realize that it's never too late Do ordinary things in an extraordinary way
    23. Have health, hope and happiness
    24. Take the time to wish upon a star
    And don't ever forget for even a day how very special you are.

    4162 days ago
    I know I"m not your buddy, but I hope to be!. I'm from the diabetic group, and I just wanted to say Welcome. I like your "images". Just don't show them on the board. There are people out there that like to report you because they don't have anything else to do. Anyhoo, we have a great group of people. We're very knowledgeable about our disease. And if we don't know something, we research it. We love to answer questions...ask us! I think you're a smart lady to recognize you have been making the wrong choices,and know that you need help.Congratulations on the weight you lost! You worked hard at it. I would have gained it all back plus 25#'s! Hope to get acquainted with you. Let me know if you need any help. I LOVE SparkPeople! Blessings, Sandy
    4163 days ago
    Hey Neta.Glad to hear from you.Thanks for the add. I really enjoyed reading your page. A 95 lb weight loss is tremendous and you should pat yourself on the back for that sweetie. As far as the regain of 25, well darling that is just a minor setback, nothing you can't overcome. The best way that I have found to help me with the weight loss that I have achieved so far, that is different than all the rest of the times. I also deprived myself of things that I said were bad.This time I am determined not to do that. If I want a candy bar once a week or 2 then, I have one. if I want to eat a piece of regular bread, then i do that also. That way it hasnt really bothered me to not eat those foods much, because Im not going to tell myself that I cant have them.I am just careful of how many or how often I eat the "bad" things.As far as motivation, I have a BIG problem with that issue ,myself. I have really been trying on the water issue, i have had my 64 ozs for 2 days in a row now.This journey is going to be tough for me and everyone else, but I love this place to where I can come and just read the post from other people who are in the same position as I am in. That helps me so much to know that I have the support from others. We can do this sweetie. if you need to talk or vent or just discuss something, or just to say hey, you can always email me at i am still trying to find a "serious buddy" that I can do this with.Lots of love and luck to you dear.
    God Bless you
    4163 days ago
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