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I joined Sparkpeople in July 2008, but didn't start using it until February 2009. In 4 months, I lost 20 lbs. I started slacking on my healthy habits & by January 2010, I gained all but 1.5 lbs back. Needless to say, I am starting over.

I am a single, 46 year old mother of three children, ages 25, 16 & 12. And, grandmother of 2.

I have been over weight since I was in the 3rd grade. Over the years, I have tried several diets, losing and gaining, blah blah blah. ...
I joined Sparkpeople in July 2008, but didn't start using it until February 2009. In 4 months, I lost 20 lbs. I started slacking on my healthy habits & by January 2010, I gained all but 1.5 lbs back. Needless to say, I am starting over.

I am a single, 46 year old mother of three children, ages 25, 16 & 12. And, grandmother of 2.

I have been over weight since I was in the 3rd grade. Over the years, I have tried several diets, losing and gaining, blah blah blah. Now, I really need to get serious about getting healthy.

My mother and grandmother both had strokes in their early 40s. My niece had a stroke at 12 years old. My dad had a stent put in his heart (at age 62), which his brother also had done a few years prior. At 64, my dad had bypass surgery. Both my parents have high blood pressure, & my younger brother is on the border.

This is it! I have to do this!

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Updated 09/09/10

My face feels thin

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It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice. -Author Unknown

Money will buy you a fine dog, but only love can make it wag its tail. -Richard Friedman

Look at life through the windshield, not the rear-view mirror. -Byrd Baggett

When you're a mother, you're never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself & once for her child. -Sophia Loren

Perhaps our eyes need to be washed by our tears once in a while, so that we can see life with a clearer view again. -Alex Tan

Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in. -Robert Frost

Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. -Ashley Smith

A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked. -Bernard Meltzer

The most important things in life aren't things. -Anthony J D'Angelo

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. -Maya Angelou

You never know when you're making a memory. -Rickie Lee Jones

Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well. -Robert Louis Stevenson

Follow an old path ad you find the expected. Blaze a new trail and you have an adventure. -Evelyn Loeb

The really happy person is the one who can enjoy the scenery when they have to take a detour.

Only he who does nothing makes no mistakes. -French Proverb

Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes. -Oscar Wilde

If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you have always gotten. -Anonymous

The mind is a parachute. It doesn't work unless you open it. -Anonymous

Whenever you fall, pick up something. -Oswald Theodore Avery

If you think you can, you can. And, if you think you can't, you're right. -Mary Kay Ash

The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. -Walker Bagehot

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. -Albert Einstein

What you think of yourself is much more important than what others think of you. -Marcu Anaeus Seneca

All of the flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds of today. -German Proverb

"Other people's opinion of you does not have to become your reality." -Les Brown

Never dull your shine for somebody else. -Tyra Banks

Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out. -Anonymous

Think twice, speak once.

May all your weeds be wildflowers.

All of the flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds of today. -German Proverb

Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important. -Janet Lane

Think good thoughts.

Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.

The beautiful is everywhere. -Fernand Leger

Have Fun! Getting healthy is an exciting adventure of self-discovery.

Every day is a chance to build momentum or to slack.

Failure is only an opportunity to begin more intelligently. -Henry Ford

Shoot for the moon. If you miss, you'll still land among the stars.

If it is to be, it is up to me.
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