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Me, on April 28, 2012. And this is AFTER I have lost 20 lbs. Ouchy, but honest.



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I started SparkPeople three years ago (according to recent e-mail messages), and was doing well until I met with some Life Challenges. I am a 62 year old Missouri nurse, and a Unitarian-Universalist Witch. Life is returning to a normal level of stress, so here I am again. As a Witch, I believe that I can do anything that I Will. I am wanting to reaccess this part of my self, for my spiritual well-being as well as for my physical health.
I started SparkPeople three years ago (according to recent e-mail messages), and was doing well until I met with some Life Challenges. I am a 62 year old Missouri nurse, and a Unitarian-Universalist Witch. Life is returning to a normal level of stress, so here I am again. As a Witch, I believe that I can do anything that I Will. I am wanting to reaccess this part of my self, for my spiritual well-being as well as for my physical health.




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Member Since: 7/5/2008

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My Goals:
12 week goal, starting April 29,012:

1. continue to eat at least four vegies a day and a fruit or two.
2. get at least 30 minutes of exercise at least 5 days each week.
3. continue to avoid restaurants-no more than two times a week.
4. continue to walk the stairs at work, all seven flights, whenever I am there and time allows. And stretch before and after each of these "walks"!!

Short term: be at least 10 lbs lighter before I get to go to Scotland and Ireland in October 2011. First ever overseas trip, and I don't intend it to be my last, so I need to stay healthy!! MET: Sept 3, 2011. Revised goal: 215 before I get on the plane!!
Medium term goal: Be at least 50 pounds lighter when I go in for my next annual exam in June 2012 and impress the hell out of Dr. Allmon.
Be able to get off my meds.
Long term goal: End up at 140 pounds (80 pounds loss total) sometime in the foreseeable future.
Long term goal: be able to sustain physical

My Program:
Started Aug. 1, 2011. Weight: 222.7 lbs.
Nov. 26. 2011: Next short term goal: Sign up for a 5K (real, not virtual) and be able to run at least part of it.
Go back to NOT eating in restaurants routinely (I've lost that one again)

Long term goals:
Weight 140.
Off my meds!!
Able to do the physically active things I want to do with minimal pain.

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I'm from Columbia MO, oakshaven@socket.net.

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ONUTHIN125
1/5/2013 8:38:11 PM

emoticon Hope that you are doing well. I have been out of the loop for a long time and I am glad to be back. I hope that you had a lovely holiday and I wish you a Happy New Year. Spark On! emoticon



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NORASPAT
12/22/2012 9:35:31 AM

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HI THERE I MISS YOU. HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS PAT IN MAINE.

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NORASPAT
11/8/2012 9:20:29 PM

PLEASE just do what it takes to get you going again. I am sure it gives you more energy, I am sure it helps you stay healthy we know it does. Stay with us, whether you keep going ot start afresh.


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HUNGRYWOMAN2
10/29/2012 3:33:18 PM

Guess what? Someone is thinking of you - me!

Believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place. Have faith in your own abilities, work hard, and there is nothing you cannot accomplish.
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ROCKINMOM776
10/12/2012 8:48:42 PM

Thanks for your comments and support. I'm sorry to hear about what your dad had to go through, and because of that, what you had to live without. Dads from that generation are notoriously distant anyway (at least I know MY dad has been), so I can only imagine how it must've been.

You're right about the curses going down for generations. My pastor mentioned that analogy several years ago and it really made a lot of sense to me. I think that's why so many geographical areas share the same afflictions, maybe partly because of genetics, but mostly because of learned behavior. Monkey see, monkey do, right?

I hate that my family is having to go through this, but you're right, maybe it has taken something like this to shake me up and help me re-focus. Goodness knows I've needed a swift kick in the patoot lately!



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