STHRNLDY1969
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Me& daniel goofing off in front of our banana tree.so long summer! it was fun while it lasted10/6/09




Thanksgiving Day with the family (my side)


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Hi everyone and welcome to my spark page. Let me tell you all a little bit about myself...First of all, I am a happily married mom of two, a 27year old daughter, Alicia, and a 26 year old multi-disabled son, Daniel. Alicia attends college here in Tennessee, and Daniel is active in many activities for special needs' children. They are both amazing kids, and I am so proud of them both! God has really blessed me and I am so thankful for all my blessings.
I have worked as an assistant for a special needs bus for the past 18 years. I currently volunteer with a non profit called The Joy Center. We are working to give special needs' adults who have aged out of school a safe, fun-filled place to go, socialize, enjoy games, music, crafts, and other activities. . I love working with special needs children, and in my spare time,I do volunteer work as a coach for Challenger League, which is a ball team for special children here in my area. I am a Christian, and am active in the small church I attend.
I have been what I consider overweight most of my life .I do know why I am overweight. The plain and simple facts are that I love to eat. I LOVE food. Period. .I have never been what qualifies as 'fat' to most people, but always seemed to have those extra 10- 20 lbs. that are so aggravating. I have been on spark several years and have lost over 20 pounds. I have seemed to level off around 150ish, but I think that is due to lack of motivation and slacking off the program a bit. I do like the size I am at now, but know I could stand to lose a few more pounds. I have become obsessed with weight, numbers on the scale, and eating habits before, and don't want to end up going down that path again.
Thanks for visiting, y'all..Please drop me a line anytime. It doesn't matter if you're 90 lbs or 500 lbs, Christian or Muslim, etc. or 25 or 100 years old, I look forward to hearing from you all...Best wishes...debbie


Member Since: 5/26/2006

Fitness Minutes: 1,860

My Goals:
I began Spark last year weighing 162lbs. Truth be known, I believe it was about 5 lbs more than that because I had to change scales after a couple months.My goals are simple. I want to be healthy and feel good. If I had to pick a goal weight, it would be somewhere around 125-130.that is where i think i looked and felt the best. More than anything, though, I want to have the satisfaction of knowing that i am eating and living healthy and accept whatever weight that may lead to.


My Program:
I do cardio 4x week for at least 30 min. sessions, strength training exercises twice a week. During the summer and fall seasons, i also play on the field coaching challenger league ball for sp. needs children. My meals are monitored by me thru spark eating between 1200 and 1550 calories per day, also with limits on protein, carbs, and fat intake.



Personal Information:
I am 46 years old.. 5"5" wanting to weigh around 130-135 I live in middle Tn. I have been married for 27 yrs, and have 2 kids,26(boy) and 27(girl). My son is mentally and physically challenged, but
they are both such a joy! I work in the school system with special needs children. I am a Christian, but I have sooo many faults and definitely try not to judge anyone.


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i like yard sales, clearance sales, anything that saves me money. I also enjoy watching shows that make absolutely no sense like Gilligans Island, Threes Company, Seinfeld,etc. I do have a more serious side every now and then, but I feel that I work hard and deserve to enjoy life ever how I want whether it will be traveling (hopefully one day before i die) or just laying around watching TV and drinking coffee.




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  • v NOTHN4ME
    Hello Firecracker!! Are you on track this week? It is never too late to adjust… do you have adjustments to make this week?

    GO FIRECRACKERS!!!
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    103 days ago
  • v WINGS6511
    Good morning, I added you as a friend because we are both Firecrackers! GO TEAM!!!

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    122 days ago
  • v YICHE12
    emoticon I missed your Daisy Day. Too much on my plate these days it seems... I sure hope you enjoyed your day in the spotlight. emoticon
    190 days ago
  • v DI_NAMIC
    Thank you for the spark goodie you sent for Daisy Day! I really appreciated it. Good luck with the 5% Challenge! The Daisies are a great team.
    191 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/17/2016 4:09:13 AM
  • v MLKDUD
    Thank you so much for the goodie!! That is amazing that you have done your job for 18 years! It is so hard to find good aides in the classroom or on the bus for our kiddos!! I love being a social worker for kids with special needs, but sometimes I get a little worn out dealing with it all day and all night, but I still love my clients and of course my daughter! She's pretty amazing, but I am pretty biased. ha! Looking forward to the challenge and to getting to know you better!! Happy New Year!
    207 days ago
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