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Oscar...In Nelson, BC in January. He got to see each of his babies one more time.

Oscar. Handsome and Proud!



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Hi! I am a social worker working on the sunshine coast of British Columbia. This year, I will turn 50...I have always promised myself that when I turn 50 I will be in awesome shape.....time is running out. i have been stuck for about 10 years, at my current weight.

The definition of crazy is doing the same thing and expecting a different result. Up until now, I have taken the crazy approach to weight loss. Time to do something different.

Member Since: 6/24/2008

Fitness Minutes: 1,621

My Goals:
I would like to reach 166lbs by August, but that is too little time. I want to walk a mile per day, and have found this very difficult since my dog Oscar died in February. I want to get back into boxing (so much fun, I don't hit people though, can't do violence). I want to be healthier, more energetic, and with plenty of energy to spare for my grandbabies.

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I joined this week, so I am keeping track of exercise and the foods I eat. I have already gained so much insight! i participated a 21 day vegan kickstart in Sept 2009 and for the most part, I have stuck with it. However, I did add in some fresh, wild, local salmon and once I enjoyed some local scallops. My current focus is low fat vegan eating...I bought a book about Callanetics, a non impact way to excercise, since I am waiting for knee surgery. Who knows, maybe I won't need surgery anymore by the time I get the call!

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My name is Tammy. I am a social worker, and I live on the Sunshine Coast, in British Columbia, Canada. I am very blessed to be living here on the ocean with all this sunshine!

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Oscar was my biggest fan and motivator. He passed away on February 20 and I fell apart. I haven't looked after myself since then. I ate myself silly. I can't bring myself to go for a walk. This week, I will start again.

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    Hi Tammy
    I wish you well in your journey. Sounds like you've got some internal healing to do which I'm sure will help you in your search for a healthy body.
    But you have to take charge! Start small and look forward. Don't dwell on what's happened in the past. I think your goal of 166 is achievable....if you start TODAY. Make your first challenge to drink bucket loads of water. It'll rehydrate you and help with your skin, hair and nails. The next thing you want to do is get your heart rate UP. Get used to that feeling of a racing heart. Start for short bursts and build on it. Try something simple like stepping on and off a chair. Before you know it, you'll be getting fitter and then the world is your oyster.
    I wish you well Tammy.
    Take care
    2383 days ago
  • v LINDA!
    Welcome to the Emotional Eaters team. Best wishes on your journey.
    2400 days ago
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    ¸.•♥´ .•´¨¨ ¸´¸.•´¨Welcome to the EE team!!
    I’ve belonged to a lot of teams here on spark-- i really do believe that the Emotional Eaters team is one of the very best, it’s a great group of people- very supportive and encouraging-- and it is very refreshing to talk with people who "get" what you're going through!! ¸¸.•¨¸♥¨`*,¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥.*¸.•´¸.•*¨¸.•*¨¸.•´¸.•*¨) ¸.•*¨)
    Check out the main page of the EE team- there are “stickied” topics you may be interested in to get involved- a buddy thread, a place to introduce yourself, weigh-in challenge, a birthday post. ¸.•*¨¸.•´¸.•*¨(¸.•´ (¸.•´ (¸.•´¸¸.•¨¸♥¨`*,¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥. ¸.•♥´ .•´¨¨ ¸´¸.•´¸.•*¨)¸¸.•´ ..•-~'¸.•*¨)
    Spark has a lot of great tools, and you will learn which ones work best for you. The best tools are the people tho, always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. I’ve been here for over a year now, and I still am overwhelmed, every day, by the kindness and goodness of others on this team!! That has made a world of difference for me. I hope you have the same success! ¸¸.•¨¸♥¨`*,¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥.*.•*¨¸.•´¸.•*
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    2401 days ago
  • v WILLOW49
    Welcome to the EE team :) So glad you have joined us. Be sure to stop by the team and introduce yourself!

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    2401 days ago
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    No matter what we are all walking down the same road to a
    healthier life.....walking it with friends makes the road much easier......
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    2408 days ago
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