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Hi! Welcome to my page! I am working toward becoming a healthier person and losing weight. I've been on SparkPeople in the past but didn't really commit to making it work. My husband and I have been married 12 years and in that time I have gained 100 pounds. I have struggled with depression/anxiety and hypothyroid disease. I finally feel better on the medications I currently take but want to be a healthier person overall and lose weight. I am hoping that with the help and support of friends and family, I can reach my goal. My job requires me to sit at a computer all day and so I need to be very intentional about being active, even though I am tired and drained when I get home from work everyday. I hope I can find some help and inspiration on SparkPeople to help me in that struggle.

Member Since: 5/29/2010

Fitness Minutes: 376

My Goals:
I want to lose 100# by next summer. That is my goal. In working toward that ultimate goal, I want to work towards living a healthier lifestyle, including: being more physically active; making conscious choices about what and how much I eat; and drinking more water and less soda. What I post here will be anything that inspires me to reach that ultimate goal and support a healthier lifestyle.

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I am using the nutrition and exercise trackers to monitor my progress; educating myself about exercise using the articles and videos; finding support among community members and success stories.

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I live in Minnesota and work at a church as the office manager. I love my job and am thankful everyday for the great people i have to work with there.

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I love to read and belong to a book group. If you have any good book recommendations, please let me know.

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    Hello, I have just started on the road to lose 100 lbs. I wish you success with your weight loss. I am looking forward to being a lot lighter and less tired. We are having a heatwave at the moment, and because of my weight I am competely shattered and feeling it worse than the rest of the gang in my house. Good luck to you
    2313 days ago
  • v ANYSE1
    Thank you for your comment on "Misinterpreting Jesus." I sent you a VERY LONG response as a result and, I hope, you see it as a matter of intellectual discussion and will also see how my mind sort of works as well.

    I am here on SparkPeople because I am trying to get into better physical fitness. I identify with your comment about being tired! I couls not even walk to the kitchen (20 feet) without feeling like my body was going to explode for many years before just last January. I have done much to improve and, hopefully, due to complications from pancreatitis, after my bed rest is completed at the end of this month, I will be back into proper form and will soon be walking 2 hours easily and daily again. I suffer from severe "deconditioning" due to chronic illness.

    I have no "over" weight problem but suffer from an underweight problem that is just as serious as being obese! I have pancreatic insufficiency, meaning that I do not have the means, without medication, to digest food and to gain the nutritional benefit from it. I had a pancreaticoduodenectomy in April 1995 and, as a result, I have no duodenum (where the biliary tract and pancreatic ducts join to deposit digestive enzymes and bile to digest food and fat) and the bottom of my stomach is also gone and was replaced through the use of the intestine, after the missing duodenum, being spliced to the area where the bottom of my stomach was also removed. So, if I did eat a LOT of food, it would not make me overweight. Also, I can't eat a lot of food as I have had no appetite or even the desire to eat a lot of food at all (conditioning from years of total chronic nausea that made me not want to eat - I overcame this last December with marijuana therapy for only one month. Now, I can, almost, eat like a noremal person; however, I am unable to eat much at one time.

    I hope that we shall become friends and will be able to discuss things as I presented to you in my email earlier.
    2320 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/22/2010 2:15:14 AM
  • v BANANIE41
    Hi Sarah!

    Thanks for the add!

    Just back from the cabin after a long nice to be up there finally! Now though I have to get back at it!

    2342 days ago