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Hi all you fabulous Spark People!

Like many, I spent much of my life not paying particular attention to my weight or fitness. I was lucky enough to be thin and healthy for a long time. Then things started creeping up on me over the years...things being pounds mostly. I found myself in my early 50s with 50+ extra pounds and a way too sedentary lifestyle.

I started my new health routine and SparkPeople life in early April 2008. I'm happy to share that I've lost 60 pounds and am regularly exercising now. Slowly but surely I am getting closer to the fitness level I want, and perhaps more importantly, I am more active and just plain old feel better.

Good luck to all of you in reaching and/or maintaining your goals!

I am now (as of early 2012) honored to be an official SparkPeople employee. I work part-time in support and love helping Spark members with questions or issues. This has given me another view into this great SparkPeople organization; from the top down, they all truly care about helping the members reach our goals. I feel blessed to be even a small part of it.

If I can ever help you along the way, just let me know. Many Sparkers helped me and I am ready to return the favor whenever possible. I try to let people know when they have helped, inspired and motivated me along the way; but, I know that I have not always done that & am trying to be better about doing so. There have been days when the only reason I got up the gumption to workout is because of the teams I lead and belong to and their wonderful members. I hate having to report to my SP friends that I did not complete a challenge or didn't do as much exercise as I should have...so I pull myself off the couch and do it, while at the same time I think how lucky I am to have the friends here that inspire this new healthy behavior. THANK YOU, one and all!!!


Member Since: 4/13/2008

Fitness Minutes: 174,559

My Goals:
My original goal was to lose 50 pounds. Wow, I still find it hard to believe I was that much overweight. But, it is what it is. Losing 50 put me at a good weight for me; but still in the upper half of the range for my height. Once I got there, I took a good hard look and decided to go for a few more. Now, with 61 lbs gone forever, I'm moving to maintenance mode.

Of course I want to look better and to feel better about myself again. But primarily I really am after the improved health benefits.


My Program:
Tracking all my food.

Keeping within SP recommended calories every day.

Doing SP videos and joining every workshop challenge they create.
I've built out my home gym: elliptical, treadmill, exercise bike, Wii Fit and other Wii exercise discs, mini trampoline, dumbbells, foam roller. (Many of these goodies were gifts. Yay!)

Finding small ways to get in just a little more exercise: things like walking in the yard a bit more with the dog, going upstairs a few extra times during the day instead of combining trips, Doing some leg / ankle exercises while watching TV. All little but it adds up.



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  • v FITNESSGRAD
    I contacted SRIVERS1 about becoming a co-team leader for "Frugalists and Simple Living" that I am a member of. I was told yes and asked me how to go about doing it and I explained. Waiting for the Sparkpeople update.

    Then, I have contacted WILDXANGELS, team leader of a crockpot Sparkteam, but have not gotten a reply.

    I totally would love to be a co-team leader of various Sparkteams. I am a highest honors graduate in fitness and nutrition from Stratford Career Institute. (not Harvard but I was happy as was paid in full w/ no loans...very affordable for a poor gal).

    I work for a website that pays per "likes" of my articles...basically pennies. Maybe I might get discovered one day but is it really worth it? Pennies for anxiety and stress?

    Blogs are the rage these days, but you are only successful with self-hosted, which I cannot afford. I had begun a free WordPress blog, but got nowhere. So, I look forward to writing blogs on Sparkpeople that are not as amateur as they have been, get noticed and thanks to SparkGuy...FREE!

    Thank you! I appreciate you!
    155 days ago
  • v LOPEYP
    Merle. I will have to keep an eye on you. 😉
    155 days ago
  • v COOLMAMA11
    Wonderful Video, very inspirational, I really enjoyed watching it.

    Elaine/Azure emoticon
    170 days ago
  • v LUVTOBOWL
    Hello my dear friend: I am back on SP, however, my goal is to log in daily, and chat at least twice weekly. I missed posting and chatting...

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    171 days ago
  • v CFMOSS
    Great grandchild????? You're surely not old enough to have a great grandchild....then, again I suppose my family is a bit convoluted....my parents in their 80s are still getting grandchildren with nary a great grandchild in sight.... emoticon So glad you can be there and enjoy.
    176 days ago
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