YICHE12   185,622
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Me in December 2008. This is what I call a full figure.





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On April 30, 2014, I celebrated five years on this journey. I did start out at 183.7 lbs in 2009 and am presently 161.26 lbs. Over the years, Spark People has helped me with the following:

- I have become more aware of the importance of eating well and leaving junk food out of my diet.
- Exercise has become a routine for me.
- The need to sleep a minimum of seven to eight hours a night.
- The importance of staying active online because I am positive that I ...
On April 30, 2014, I celebrated five years on this journey. I did start out at 183.7 lbs in 2009 and am presently 161.26 lbs. Over the years, Spark People has helped me with the following:

- I have become more aware of the importance of eating well and leaving junk food out of my diet.
- Exercise has become a routine for me.
- The need to sleep a minimum of seven to eight hours a night.
- The importance of staying active online because I am positive that I would have regained my weight if I had not continued on SP.
- The importance of food tracking on a daily basis.
- Soft drinks are no longer drunk in the household.
- Desserts are made for guests only and we don't miss it.
etc. (the list goes on)

Like many of you, I have had many ups and downs on this journey. I am presently overweight as per the BMI scale and I will continue my journey to reach my healthy weight.

The truth is that with the weight that I 'have' lost, I have found my self-esteem again and my willingness to continue this struggle. I even look forward to going out more and dressing up again because I can actually look better in the clothes that I have. That is a nice feeling... Truly, I do not want to go upwards again as I know what that feels like. Yes, with the weight on, I could still do a lot but my cholesterol was high and my BMI was on the obese side -- who's kidding who here?

I am 65 y.o. and never did envision myself being a heavy senior citizen. Looking at my December 2008 picture beside, it was obvious to me that it was time that I got myself moving again and by doing so, it has proven to be beneficial all-round.
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Member Since: 4/30/2009

SparkPoints: 185,622

Fitness Minutes: 156,503

My Goals:
My goal is to lose the excess weight I have accumulated and get my BMI and cholesterol to healthier levels. I want to be a role model for my daughters and grand-children.

My Program:
I am watching and marking down EVERYTHING that I eat. I am exercising on a regular basis. Initially, I had scheduled one day off and now I find myself doing something on that day too!!!

Personal Information:
Originally from Canada, I have resided in West Africa since 1975 (during my entire adult life). I do get a chance to go and visit my family frequently but miss them a lot. Thanks to my MagicJack, Viber, Talkatone, Skype, I can communicate even more now with everybody.

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One of my favorite saying is: "We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do". Mother Teresa



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LUV2DNS
12/9/2014 2:18:58 AM

I hope you will be feeling better soon. emoticon



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SPARKFRAN514
12/8/2014 9:45:16 PM

welcome to the community team enjoy the journey emoticon



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IAMWINNING
12/7/2014 11:56:03 AM

A sore throat is no fun at all; so I hope yours goes away. I understand about not wanting to take medicine - my DH feels the same way. But yes, the full script of antibiotics does need to be taken until gone. emoticon Glad you've found something that makes your throat feel better, even if only for awhile. emoticon



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KMICHA
12/7/2014 7:14:21 AM

Stopping by to sprinkle a little Daisy Spark love! Have a super Sunday!
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SPARKFRAN514
12/4/2014 9:30:44 PM

Robert Louis Stevenson
"A friend is a gift you give yourself."
Thanks community team mates I have so many gifts in my spark family. here we come Dec.



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