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I am 49 and I am have been very happily married for 26 years to my Husband Randy and we have one son Jason and one daughter Jami. We moved to California from Oregon and we hope to go back there someday. I am so excited about losing this weight and so far I have lost 27 lbs and 25-1/2 inches since June 10th.
I lost my Father on August 13th 2005 and this has been the hardest thing for me because my Dad was the best Dad in the world and I miss him so much so I was under lots of stress and I gained weight then lost some, then just a roller coaster and I am tired of the roller coaster and I am ready to truely stick to this and do this for me. I need all the help I can get and all of you guys out there are awesome people and we all have our own challenges and we will get there because we will encourage and support everyone that is trying to make this change in their life.
It bothers me when I do not stay on a program and I let other things get in the way and I do not want to do it this time. I am determined and highly motivated to do this but I cannot do this alone we all are here to help each other master this in our lives.
Just remember one thing we have all been there whether we are at our goal or just started, or just maintaining we all need the extra push to keep on keeping on and not just with weight that could mean anything in our life that we need to work on to better ourselves.
I wanted to thank everyone for all their support and encouragement on my behalf because this truely means so much to me. All the encouraging e-mails and comments I appreciate so much.
With God's help and all of you out there I can do this and I can feel good about myself again.
My husband is losing weight also and this will be great for him due to his diabetes and high blood pressure problems. We both want to lose weight and be healthy and live a long life together.
I encourage all of you to not give up. Keep on keeping on. It is worth it. We are all worth it.
We can do this together.
I am enjoying Spark People so much because it is showing me how to eat healthy and how to choose your foods wisely. I hope all of you enjoy it as much as my husband and I do.
Sparkpeople has changed our lives.
Feel free to e-mail me at or you can make a comment on this page.
May God bless all of you in your everyday endeavers.

Member Since: 7/26/2006

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My Goals:
I want to be down to 185 by June 14th 2007. This is my 50th Birthday and I want to look great and possibly take a trip with jut my husband and myself.

My Program:
I have cut down my proportions and I am excercising using Turbo Jam and also push ups and leg lifts, and I walk on the treadmill at the base when I can, and use the Elliptical Trainer and lift weights.
I am drinking tons of water and I am realizing I do not need to snack everytime I go to the kitchen. Ha.
I am also finding out that everytime I go to the store now I take longer because I have to check all the calories and fat content in all the items. I really enjoy it too.

Personal Information:
I am in California now. My husband and I came from Oregon and moved to California so I could be closer to my parents and take care of them during some trying health issues with both of them, and then my Dad died August 13th 2005 and this has been very hard on me but I am getting through it.
I know now what it is like to lose a parent and it isn''t a good feeling especially when you lose someone as special as my Dad.
You know as far as I am concerned there just are not too many Dad''s out there like the one I had. He would of gave his right arm for us kids if he had too. Him and Mom would of done anything to help us if we truely needed it.
My Dad was a minister for the Church of Christ and he helped so many people and he had the best reputation. I hope when it is my time for me to leave this world that God will say to me "Well done thou good and faithful servant" I know he has with my Dad.

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My favorite scripture in the Bible is Phil. 4:13. I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength and I also like John 17:17 and John 3:16.

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  • v RKJONES1953
    Victor Valley and Barstow Sparkers Please Join Us

    I'd be a wealthy man if I could trade fat for gold, but I would be better off if I can trade that fat for health.

    I am Richard and Live in Victorville. I am glad to meet you. I have 145+ pounds to loose and I've lost 24.5 lb. since Dec 24, 2012. My only exercise at the moment is walking. I've been walking for the last 3 weeks + and I am up to 2 miles of walking a day. I purchased a pedometer to track steps, miles and calories burned.
    The hardest part was starting. Mary one of five daughters started nagging about not walking even to the corner. I finally responded “what's so important about walking to the corner” and Mary said “to see what’s there.” I replied” I already know what’s there” and she exclaimed” how do you know if you do not go and look for yourself!” I walked to the corner and she was right. I saw that I had a hard time making it to the corner and had lots of pain in my knees and feet.
    Come on folks I am nearly 60 and was carrying 309 pounds to the dinner table each night. Most nights I sit and eat in my recliner while others eat at the table. Previously I signed up for SP but never used it and that was in 2007.
    Instead during the summer of 2007, I went to weight watchers and I was spending 2 to 3 hours each day during doing water aerobics and lost 56 pounds in 3 months. Well weight watchers changed instructors and the aerobics class was no longer available or convenient to a high school schedule. Losing the fitness level I had attained and regaining the weight back is bad enough, now listen to my excuse.

    My excuses;
    1. Put food in front of me and I’ll eat it.
    2. Put all that food on the table and I’ll eat all of it.
    3. You’re the one bringing cookies, cake, candy, and ice cream into the house.
    4. If I make diet food everybody else eats it, no leftovers for tomorrow.
    5. Exercising without buoyancy is more difficult.
    6. I don’t like to sweat.
    7. I chemically burned my feet and could barely walk for three months.
    8. I quit exercising because Ron, ex-assistant principal, only wanted to exercise 15 minutes a day three times a week.
    9. Why join a gym when I’ll feel so self-conscious and quit going.
    10. It’s not like I am going to be an object of desire.
    11. It’s Sunday
    12. It’s Monday
    13. It’s Tuesday
    14. It’s Wednesday
    15. It’s Thursday
    16. It’s Friday
    17. It’s Saturday
    Get the message. I was miserable and I was making everybody in the house upset because I was blaming Margaret and not taking responsibility as to what I put in my mouth.
    On the other side I admired anybody that got off their butt to start exercising. I’d see fat people waddling down the street. I would say a silent pray for God to watch out for them and prayed that they have somebody at home that loves and cherish them.
    1805 days ago
    Hi Shari!! It's been a while girl. How have you been? I've been off of Sparks for a long time, but I'm back with a vengeance!!! You have a beautiful granddaughter.
    2734 days ago
    Hi Shari, just stopped in to say hello. I am back and ready to roll. I am sending congrats to you. Your tracker is looking good! I hope to make progress as well.

    Good Job, you encourage me..

    Have a good night

    3084 days ago
    Hi Shari - I remember you! I knew you at the 40 Something team that Mary used to run. I've had you on my page as a friend for a while now so no need to do it again. emoticon How are you?
    3126 days ago
    Thank you Shari for adding me to your friends.
    Congratulations on the weight loss, you are doing very well, keep up the great job. Hugs Rosalyn

    3126 days ago
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