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I have been overweight all my life, but in my later years have been more aware of the challenges that gives me. I have lost around 20 lbs and have just recently found this site. And what a site it is! I am positive that I will find friends, support and encouragement to "DO IT!" this time.
UPDATE: 6/23/10 I'm doin' it this time, as I said I would! SparkPeople works...if you let it! UPDATE: 9/25/10 170 by Valentine's Day 2011 UPDATE: 1/4/11 Unexpected and much needed total hip ...
I have been overweight all my life, but in my later years have been more aware of the challenges that gives me. I have lost around 20 lbs and have just recently found this site. And what a site it is! I am positive that I will find friends, support and encouragement to "DO IT!" this time.
UPDATE: 6/23/10 I'm doin' it this time, as I said I would! SparkPeople works...if you let it! UPDATE: 9/25/10 170 by Valentine's Day 2011 UPDATE: 1/4/11 Unexpected and much needed total hip replacements (R) on Dec 21st and (L) Apr 5th. changed my life and goals. UPDATE: 6/23/11 DD's wedding is 7/9 and altho 30 lbs from goal, I'm planning n lookin' pretty good for an old gal! NEW GOAL: 170 by my b-day mid Sept!!
Well, didn't make THAT goal. Going to TRY to get back to Sparking. New Year, Fresh start. Jan 1, 2013 I want goal by July. I want to have clothes that are comfortable ALL the time. I want to be fit enough to walk the beach in Aug when I go to FL w/son and fam. I want to be in CA a yr from today watching the Rose Parade in it's 125th year.
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Member Since: 9/3/2007

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My goals are to feel better, losen my stiff joints and maintain that, drop a few sizes in my clothing, get the weight off, once and for all and to MAINTAIN it! I haven't stayed below 200 pounds since I was in grammar school, so it's about time!!
The above was written when I joined. 5/20/2012: I have since had two hip replacements and lost 30#'s. I am still 45#'s from goal. Can't seem to focus but will never give up!

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1/10/11 UPDATE Below!
Since being told I am a good candidate for hip replacement 8/09, I don't do the pedometer so much. I am working this winter so have concentrated on eating healthy and staying positive. The lbs ARE coming off. UPDATE 5/10/10... Since Lent started this yr (2/24) I have stopped eating sweets and NO snacking between meals. I have decided that I am addicted to sweets. I feel so much better and have lost almost 30 lbs. I enjoyed LOTS of chocolate on Easter Sunday and decided that this felt too good, so I am now waiting til June 4th, for my next treat day. It's working, I am feeling better since I am getting more flexible, to start my day, the pedometer gets put on the belt of my robe in the morning again, I'm getting so many compliments and just have a much better outlook on life. This is the way I will live happily ever after.
Update Jan 2011 I got a right total hip replacement Dec21st. Doing terrific, 1/10/11. Limited moves for awhile. I will get

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I am a married mother of 4 with 3 wonderful grandkids, Mikayla, Kevin and Giana. And a new great grandson, Jaaron, as of 5/17/11. update..I've added a new ggrandaughter, Alissa and have 2 more greats on the way! I'm from south of Chicago, retired and now live in the beautiful Ozarks!

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A fav saying: Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once!! ;)I LOVE high school football, followed by college football...GO AUBURN! I'm also a die hard Cubs Fan...they did it! Clinched their division! Go Cubbies!!! A few yrs since that happened, but still love those Cubbies. I love plants and do gardening... mostly flowers...my veggie garden cooked this yr along with many others' down here. I truly enjoy watching and feeding the birds...right now I have a little hummer pruning it's wings outside my window.


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GIRLINBRAZIL
7/14/2014 9:22:58 AM

HI, I'm on the Trichotillomania Spark Team. Just stopping by to wish you a wonderful week!

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IAM_HIS
7/14/2014 1:53:17 AM

Wake up every Monday know that you can create something amazing this week. Have an amazing week!!



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IAM_HIS
7/12/2014 5:02:37 AM

Mary, have a great day. Please remember that when you look in the mirror today, you are looking at God's masterpiece, His very best creation. So you can't complain about how you look. You are His very best. The apple of His eye. Made the way He chose. Isn't sad that we let the world tell us that we aren't a masterpiece. And to make matters worst, we believe what beautiful is to them. Isn't time we started believing we really are God's Masterpiece and feeling beautiful?

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IAM_HIS
7/11/2014 8:51:06 AM

If we are to truly enjoy your life, NOW is the time. Not tomorrow or next week. Everyday is the perfect time to have a Best Day. So my dear friend, I am wishing you your best day today. Have fun unwrapping today; watching all the beauty around you, discovering another talent you have, learning something new, making a new friend, finding something you misplaced, creating something, being hugged, taking take long, bubble bath, picking wild flowers, enjoying your favorite song. There are so many things we can do to make today our Best Day.

I made my day, my Best Day by visiting YOU.



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IAM_HIS
7/9/2014 8:35:25 AM

Mary, thought I'd stop by with a big smile to brighten your day and a cup of coffee so we could chat for awhile about the wedding. Have a beautiful Wednesday!



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