Chris and Jack, my hounds!
My sons, October 2013
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I'm back, I'm glad to say. I'm about the same weight as when I left -- about 25 lbs down from my top weight of 288.
My road has twisted and turned, but I am healthier by so many measures. Now its time for regular walking/swimming and weight loss. Oh, and I want to have more fun.
I'm divorced now for about 3 years and my two grown sons are out of the area. I've moved twice since leaving these pages, and am now in my own house, with my dogs.
I need this community, and I'm so glad to be back. I see success after success here. More about me updates and blogs to come.
I am on the road to health - with fits and starts along the way. My highest weight was 288 and I started Sparkpeople seriously at 280 in April, 2013, determined to lose at least 100 pounds. I've lost 30, gained some back, but I'm on the road.
I'm losing 'from the inside out" -- getting healthy in body, mind, and spirit, with the love and encouragement from so many Sparkfriends in this wonderful community. This, I know, is what I need for long term stable weight loss.
I've been though major life changes here, and I keep learning to love myself, treat myself well, and thus eat better and move my body.
My nutrition is mostly whole foods, plant based. Some fish when dining out.
Drink 10 glasses of water.
Grand Goal: Weigh about 160, be active, healthy, and and to live well in my body. Oh, to age well.
I am 95% Whole Foods Plant Based since April 2014.
I'm from Iowa and have two adult sons. Chris and Jack, my hounds, share my home. Working full time, in a job that allows me to be flexible and creative.
My continuing priority is to take care of myself like I have not yet done in my life.
Secrets of Success
This user doesn't have any secrets of success.
| current weight: 252.6
A Little End-of-the-Week Encouragement
We don't have to worry
about how the week went
or how the next one will go.
Because all our days, all our ways,
are in the hands of One who loves us.
We sometimes feel uncertain...
could that possibly be made into good?
Then just when we least expect it, we find the answer--
that all our mistakes, all our hurts,
all we wish we could trade from these past few days
(and from a lifetime)
are being noticed, handled with care, turned into
something more than we could imagine.
You're loved. You're valuable.
You've got a purpose.
God's got a plan.
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28
672 days ago
Thanks for the friend add. I look forward to getting to know you!
677 days ago
I hope you have a great week and reach all your goals. And you may as well have a little inspiration for the start of your week....have a wonderful week and a Sparktacular Sunday!!
S -- Say something nice to someone!
U -- Undo a wrong you might have done to someone!
N -- Notice and give thanks for all the things in life we take for granted everyday!
D -- Don't give up when things go badly!
A -- Ask others for help if you need it!
Y -- You can accomplish anything!!!!
(And Special thanks to BARBIEE52 for the basis of this lovely comment today!! She's my comment mentor and I appreciate all her help and being able to steal her great ideas and craft them into my own!)
677 days ago
"No matter what else you do with your amazing life and no matter how challenging it may at times seem, never stop 'stretching' yourself as you reach towards the stars."
690 days ago
Some people bloom late. Some very late. And some, very, very late.
But they all bloom. And the longer it takes, the more spectacular it is.
Quite the deal, huh?
700 days ago