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Once and for all. As I take this SparkJourney, I have to add one for all and all for one as well. I have been getting my mind right to take this journey for this is not my first rodeo on the weight loss path. I can remember in my college years, jogging and losing 15 lbs in 2 weeks and that being enough, In my twenties, I had to lose 20 lbs tops still no prob, it was in my 30's that I notice it getting a little tougher still I would lose in a 6 month period and I would eat "Normal" and within 2 to 3 weeks, gain it all back. OMG. My forties I was on a roller coaster, with many pounds to lose, I remember just trying to get to 200 lbs and I could be satisfied, "I never did get there, instead I gave up and now at 280 lbs WHOA. But I have an excuse now, I have hypo thyroid since 1999, so its normal, I can't lose weight, but as my knee begins to give out and I can't even yo yo diet anymore because I can no longer jump on the eliptical for 4 weeks or so and quit, it is even uncomfortable to walk so now what.

I get back up, dust myself off AGAIN and try one mo gin. and if that doesn't work, one more after that and after that and after that. I am done with excuses. I am blessed so far, its only my thyroid, I am borderline high blood pressure but so far I have not crossed into the high "Yet" No diabetes "yet" , so I am blessed and I know it. Having knee pain is a challenge, I can't lie. It prevents me from doing much more than I ever imagined. I will start to pursue other options and we will all see how that turns out. Good Luck to Me!

Member Since: 9/15/2010

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I desire to be heathy happy and whole.
Things have now turned aroumd in June 2012...I am making changes and I am TAKING BACK MY LIFE.

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Get in as much exercise I can whenever I can. Continuously make changes in food intake and taking inventory of my health.

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New Orleans La native;

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    Thank you for your blog! I think what you said is important for Louisianians to realize. It's sort of like a "know your enemy" thing. If you know what you're facing you can better arm yourself to conquer it & your blog was ammunition! I didn't mean that I don't eat at gatherings (that is definitely a social faux pas in LA, & TORTURE, lol) but just not show up starving and have a gameplan of what I want to indulge in so I won't give in to ALL of the temptations.
    Hope you're enjoying your week! Keep spreading the spark!
    1767 days ago
    emoticon You are the recipient of the Beautiful Woman Award!!

    Receiving this award means that you are beautiful both inside and out. Once you've been given this award, you are encouraged to paste it on the pages of women who deserve it. Even if you receive none back, know that you're beautiful and that you've spread that beauty to others.
    Again, Congratulations Beautiful!

    Thanks for spreading a little beauty, love, friendship, motivation and so much sunshine into my life!

    --I usually don't do chains like this, but I think this one is inspirational rather than annoying like some chains tend to be, & no, nothing bad's gonna happen if you don't forward it, lol.
    1771 days ago
    Just stopping by to say hi & dole out a bit of midweek encouragement! You've come too far to quit now, keep the spark going!
    1774 days ago
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    Thank you for adding me as your Spark Friend, I look forward to many days of encouraging each other on our journey to a healthier lifestyle. emoticon emoticon
    1785 days ago
    Hi RICHARJ!!! I miss you too. It is funny that you say something about me writing a blog. I was driving to work today thinking about getting back on here and writing again. I really want to start my own independent blog about my weight loss journey. I am coming along good. I had some bad days and I am not where I thought I would be by this time but I haven't given up. I actually am more motivated now than I was before.
    I plan to get back on here next week and start writing again. Thank you for the compliment and I will keep you posted on the blogging.
    How are you coming along with your goals?
    1785 days ago
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