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Thanks for visiting my Spark Page!

Spark People has been a huge help to me in finding healthier ways to live my life. I wish anyone who comes to my Sparkpage much success in your journey to a healthier lifestyle.

I am exercising and tracking my food here at Spark People. I am so happy to report that a back problem has gotten better, allowing me to exercise more and with less pain.

Water aerobics and biking are my favorite exercises.

1/16/15 I have lost 27 pounds so far and only one person has noticed it. This does not include the people who knew I was trying to lose weight. I am not discouraged, though. I can see the difference in my clothing and by summer, they will all notice the change.

2/9/16 Well, my plan didn't go the way I was hoping. Two bouts with a back injury resulted in physical therapy and many months that I could not exercise because of the pain. I have gained six pounds and am just now able to begin exercising slowly with rest days in between. It is frustrating, but I am trying to be patient. Today it felt wonderful to be able to walk outside in the fresh air.

I was never one who loved to exercise, but I am surprised how much better I felt when I did--and how much more sluggish I feel and how much more achy and stiff I feel when I can't exercise. I really am looking forward to feeling great again soon!

8/29/16 Another round of physical therapy and I am again able to exercise. But I MUST keep up the back exercises. Too bad they don't count much for burning calories!!! I have continued to gain weight and have noticed that I felt so much better at the lower weight, so that is my motivation to get back to that weight and then continue onward.




Member Since: 3/6/2009

Fitness Minutes: 39,155

My Goals:
1. Get into the next tens. -Done

2.. Lose 10% of body weight. -Done

3. Lose 7% of body weight in NDPP.-Done

4.Get from obese to overweight.

5. Get into healthy weight range.

Lose weight to get healthier and get off medication.

Be positive and happy and surround myself with like people.


My Program:
Step one: I will begin slowly. I'm tracking my food and drinking the water.

Step two: Exercising
like biking, walking and water aerobics.

Step three: strength training



Personal Information:
Christian woman who enjoys being a Grandma, reading, camping and sewing (quilting) . I love to cook when I have time and have lots of cookbooks. I live in the Midwest.


Other Information:
My favorite book is "The Power of Positive Thinking" by Norman Vincent Peale. Also am in a book club and reading books I might otherwise not have read.

I enjoy authors like Karen Kingsbury, Debbie Macomber, Joyce Meyers. Francine Rivers.




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  • v PIXIE-LICIOUS
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    Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my blog, "My BEFORE Pictures." Have a healthy weekend!
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    "Your life will be no better than the plans you make and the action you take.
    You are the architect and builder of your own life, fortune, destiny."
    -Alfred A. Montapert

    107 days ago
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    Thank you for your reply on my blog, "OOPS! I (almost) did it again!" I always appreciate the input from fellow Sparkers! Have a great day!
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    "Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer to your goal."
    --Elbert Hubbard
    110 days ago
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    "Transformation is not five minutes from now; it's a present activity. In this moment you can make a different choice, and it's these small choices and successes that build up over time to help cultivate a healthy self-image and self esteem."
    -Jillian Michaels
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    Thank you for commenting on my blog, Never Grocery Shop On An Empty Stomach. I appreciate the support!

    114 days ago
  • v PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "Defeat may test you; it need not stop you. If at first you don't succeed, try another way.
    For every obstacle there is a solution. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
    The greatest mistake is giving up."
    -Unknown
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    Thanks a bunch for commenting on my blog, Enjoy The Ride. Hope you have a very healthy June!


    PS: I'm in!
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    115 days ago
  • v KIMLADYBUG
    Thank you very much for the encouraging comments.

    "Together we can achieve MORE than we can all by ourselves." Wishing you GREAT success on this journey!!

    Sincerely,
    Kim
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    142 days ago
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