RAYLINSTEPHENS   243,246
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179.8 on July 17, 2008 (My first 'before' photo taken after losing 30.2 lbs)



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My Journey to Slim City!

2/28/2016: So I gained 5% during the Challenge! Life goes on! Ray is improving and even going for daily walks and exercising in the house! Life is AWESOME!

I am finally able to get back to my walking - so we shall see..... what is meant to be will be.

2/08/2016: I had a decision to make and I made it. With Ray's health in question, I am not able to get in the exercise and calories burned that I used to get. But, I have to eat. I am accustomed to eating! So, ...
2/28/2016: So I gained 5% during the Challenge! Life goes on! Ray is improving and even going for daily walks and exercising in the house! Life is AWESOME!

I am finally able to get back to my walking - so we shall see..... what is meant to be will be.

2/08/2016: I had a decision to make and I made it. With Ray's health in question, I am not able to get in the exercise and calories burned that I used to get. But, I have to eat. I am accustomed to eating! So, Ray & I sat down and discussed it and decided that my weight range right now should be between 145-150 so I set it for 147 on my tracker. Although I am overweight by 10 lbs, I am still down more than 60 lbs from when I started and I can't keep driving myself crazy. It all comes down to accepting this or leaving SP. I don't want to leave SP. I can't leave Ray alone for any length of time and I don't want to.

1/14/2016: Well - it was a rough year with Ray's recovery - he had a lot of troubles and I regained more - up to 145 *sigh*
But I haven't given up - I just need to be here 24/7 and it's harder to get in my exercise. However, it's been a long hard year but he is finally showing some improvement (I sincerely hope) and I am trying to get some walks in again. ONE day at a time is still my mantra!
I never realized how difficult it can be for a caregiver to stay on track - my body is used to more food due to more exercise.
I cannot fail unless I quit - and I am not quitting.

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Member Since: 4/13/2006

SparkPoints: 243,246

Fitness Minutes: 224,550

My Goals:
I want to be able to wear more than 10% of the clothes in my closet.
**Goal met April '09!

I want to weigh what it says on my Drivers License. Goal met!
**July '09 I am 28 lbs lighter than my drivers license!!

I would like to be able to wear my wedding ring again. Almost, I got it on my right hand!!

I want to be lighter than my DH again. Goal met!
**April '09 - 30 lbs lighter than DH!

I want to be overweight and not obese (163) Goal met! 163.4 lbs

I want to be 148 again, first time in 23.5 years!
Goal met 11/24/08!



My Program:
Keeping Ray alive and with me!

Personal Information:
I am 64,

Married to my Ray, he's my best friend for 30+ years!

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I am going to lose this weight and I will never be obese again.



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1CRAZYDOG
4/25/2016 11:14:05 AM

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DIANEDOESSMILES
4/25/2016 9:51:21 AM

Actually it has 4 remotes!!! I KNOW that unless a man is flipping(makes ME want to FLIP alright!!!) They just AREN'T happy!!! This way he can have a remote in BOTH hands!!! Theirs one for you so when he falls asleep you don't have to pry it out of his Hands!!! But we both KNOW the SECOND you turn the channel he's going to suddenly wake up with what a small boy learns to say "HEY!!! I was WATCHING THAT!!!"

Lololol ENJOY!!!



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DIANEDOESSMILES
4/24/2016 11:29:48 AM

TY Hon for readin my blog. Hmmm I know I totally butcher the English language, it's done out of fun. I HATED learning English in school, the proper of using it fascinates me. I can now do to it what I want and NOT have to worry about not getting an A for the year grades.

Now one of my BFF went to the same schools I did. Her use of proper English drives me INSANE!!! She says she didn't learn what I did. I was in the higher classes, but I KNOW she was being taught, just choose to not learn. She is quite intelligent, just doesn't want this to show. Sad!!

How r you doing?



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4/24/2016 8:45:21 AM

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4/23/2016 10:44:05 AM

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“. . . every time you choose fear, you lose sight of your highest aspirations and fall prey to being controlled by your history instead of rising to the future you desire and deserve. “ Debbie Ford
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