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




Off to a New Year's party (Dec. 31, 2008). Don't I look like a happy camper?




1986 My family with my brothers in New York City.


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On April 30, 2017, I celebrated my 8th Sparkversary. I did start out at 183.7 lbs in 2009 and am presently 143.88 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 ups and downs over the course of 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 will not 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 69 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.


Member Since: 4/30/2009

Fitness Minutes: 246,255

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, 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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  • v JOYFULPAMELA
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    Hope you have a wonderful "Determined Daisy of the Day"!! Thank you for all of the work you do in keeping us Daisies working together in the patch and for keeping track of all our exercise miles and goals. I know it must take up a lot of time and effort. It is very appreciated!

    12 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/11/2017 8:00:41 AM
  • v JOYFULPAMELA
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    Tag! You’re “it”, Determined Daisy! What is “it” you asked? “It” is YOU! YOU are a special person who deserves to feel healthier and happier! YOU are a person who will work towards their goals and achieve them! YOU are going to do great on our fall challenge! So, to pass the encouragement around as we start our challenge, please copy this message and pick 3 Determined Daisy members to share with if you want to play “tag”!!

    PS – Let’s track our water consumption to reach our team goal!

    17 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/11/2017 8:00:29 AM
  • v DETERMINEDJANET
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    FAILURES
    are only the
    building blocks
    to your
    SUCCESS.

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    25 days ago
  • v JOYFULPAMELA
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    I am so excited to be able to work with you on the Determined Daisies team! Let's have a great season together!
    25 days ago
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