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After many false starts, the weight is slowly coming off and I am so happy about that. I have accepted that it will take me about a year to lose all the weight I need to lose, but I am started and have completed the first quarter of that year!

I am exercising and tracking my food here at Spark People. I am so happy to report that a foot problem has healed and I will again be able to walk for exercise.

Walking and biking are my favorite exercises during the warm weather months and plan to go back to the gym and water aerobics class when the weather isn't so nice.

I am doing this. Quitting definitely won't get the weight off.

I really want to get in shape and be healthier.

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!

Member Since: 3/6/2009

Fitness Minutes: 38,576

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 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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    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

    75 days ago
    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
    78 days ago
    "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!

    82 days ago
    "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."
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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!
    83 days ago
    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!!

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    110 days ago
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