Taken in Elgin, IL on 15 October 2011
My family in Nov 2007 when I took command of my CAP squadron.
I am really a redhead and wish I could look like this.
I'm not ready to share real photos yet but know this: I am 139 pounds overweight, borderline Type II diabetic (medicated), have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, hypothyroidism, and am lactose intolerant. Oh, and I'm 46 going on 47 and finishing my BS-ACC degree in 2 months. I own a small bookkeeping, payroll, and income tax practice in Illinois. I am married with 2 children - son 20 in the Army and daughter 17 getting ready to go to college to be a cop. My husband finally got steady work after 14 years of trying to find something he would be happy with. I've been married 22 years next month. Stress seems to find me where ever I turn. Oh, and one more thing, I'm a Captain working on promotion to Major in Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary.
| current weight: 300.0
Happy Jesus Rose from the dead and kicked sin and deaths butt Day!!! or Happy Easter
1890 days ago
to SP and best wishes!
1902 days ago
Congrats on taking the next step to reaching a healthier you by getting active with SparkPeople - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support.
Please check out the SparkTeams - I think you will find a lot of others 'just like you' there. You can choose SparkTeams by age group, lifestyle or interests, geographic location or several other ways - some of the teams you might like include the Official 10-minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge, Starting Over Weekly Mini-Challenge Team, 10k Steps A Day and Motivation & Positive Attitude Plan but there are so many to choose from, you can have a great time looking for the ones that seem to fit you best! In fact, I suggest joining more than one group, post your intro there and write blogs as often as you can - you will find tons of friends and support that way, I promise!!
In my experience, SparkPeople is like a in some ways - it's lots of fun and easy to make friends because we're all in this together. I like the way a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is emphasized instead of a 'quick fix wonder diet' so it's good for people wanting to lose weight, maintain a previous loss, get healthier, improve fitness and many other goals - it's about waaaaaay more than 'just' losing weight so you have definitely come to the right place!
If you ever need any help using features of the site, there are tutorial videos under the HELP section that can show you how to use the features of the site. You can also find them on the START page and several other places on the site.
If you haven't already discovered The Spark book and/or the SparkDiet linked at the bottom of the START page, check them out - the program is simple but extremely effective. There is a TON of information on this site - so much it might even seem overwhelming but fortunately we don't have to 'digest' everything at once! The FastBreak program is a good way to start.
Another nice thing about SparkPeople is that we have permission to be human - we don't have to change everything at once or be in a hurry to reach our goals. Take a few baby steps and then a few more and before you know it, you'll have completed a long journey - I hope you enjoy this community as much as I do - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!
1903 days ago
It is an honor and a pleasure to have met you. A big help already
1903 days ago
Welcome to SparkPeople! We're glad you're here. Please feel free to message me if you have any questions - I've been here since last November and am using most of the areas of the site.
1903 days ago