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Thanks for visiting my page. I have been using Sparks since May 2nd, 2006, after my sister recommended the site to me. I lost 80 pounds that first year, and it was amazing how much better I started to feel in just days. I used to be tired all the time. I would put off going to another room to get something or even reaching down to pick something off the floor. Soon, I found myself running up stairs, pacing, smiling, happier than I could remember being for over 18 years. I felt like I had found myself again.

Then I fell out of the good habits -- stopped caring for myself by tracking my food, water, and exercise. I gained most of the pounds back these past few years. That, too, has been a real learning experience. Like an alcoholic, I will have to face my addiction my whole life. When times get hard, I will want to resort to the same old patterns of denial and escapism by eating myself into an unfeeling coma. Returning to SparkPeople is my AA meeting -- full of friendship, support, understanding, and a kick in the pants when I need it.


Member Since: 5/2/2006

Fitness Minutes: 22,863

My Goals:
I would like to look and feel beautiful in my wedding dress! I lost 80 pounds two years agp with Sparks! This year my goal is to lose at least 80 pounds and to tone up.


My Program:
I plan to carefully stay within my calorie range and eat as many of the "super" foods as possible. I am also trying to limit sugars and refined wheat foods. I need to force myself to walk, bike, or swim at least 4 times a week. I also need to force myself to do some simple weight training to build muscle.



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I am from New Jersey. I love to quilt, swim, and spend time in Maine.


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I plan to savour each moment -- the odd, the unexpected, the bitter, the sweet. Really experience each emotion, every bit of beauty, even the ugly and awkward side of life. I find that if I do the same with each bite I eat, I am happy with less, easily satisfied, content for the first time in so very long.




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  • v INFLATED
    I just went to the basement and rooted through a box of kitchen utensils and a stack of drawers, looking for a tea infuser. Our daughter left a lot of loose tea here, but I have no way of fixing it. I thought there was a tea ball, but I cannot find it. Your suggestion about tea is a good one. I can't use honey though, because I am diabetic.

    I drank iced tea with no sugar and hot tea with artificial sweetener, coffee and water to keep hydrated.

    I read your page and looked at your pictures. We will get healthier. I lost 40 pounds, regained it and recently lost 50 and regained.
    173 days ago
  • v UPPITYANN
    If you don't mind, I'd like to quote your Feb 20, 2016 post on my blog. IT'S CLASSIC! And it deserves to be passed along.
    178 days ago
  • v LSIG14
    Thanks so much for the encouragement on my blog! We definitely have been guzzling Herbal tea with lemon and it really does help!
    178 days ago
  • v FREEDOMATLAST2
    You have Nubian goats? We wanted to get some, but sadly, never did.
    183 days ago
  • v TWEDEE777
    Thanks! Have a blessed Sunday!!
    185 days ago
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