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3/9/13 3:18 P

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Thank you for welcoming me! I know with the teams support , the Sparkpeople coaches, and keeping track of my caloric intake I can succeed!


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3/9/13 3:10 P

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Thank you for your encouragement. I appreciate it. How long have you been at it?

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3/1/13 8:38 P
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Welcome Pam...things have been rough for you. I too had a hard time losing. but once I started eating real foods and fresh my body started to change and I have lost very slowly bt steady

Keep on track


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2/27/13 9:55 P

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Thank you for excepting my as friend, friends are always needed to cheer each other on! emoticon

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2/27/13 9:53 P

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Thank you for your support. I know with your support. I can lose the weight!


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2/27/13 6:52 P

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WOW, Pam amazing!!! You have been through the ringer but you have come to the right place. All sorts of people and all ideas for food. I love recipes ( I keep collecting and have way too many), but I like to have ideas and change it up. I do LOVE food as well and like to menu plan....just about any thing.....I really cant cook fish well however. There is at least 2 to 3 meals a week that I have never done which is fun......good thing my husband (and boys when they come to visit) aren't picky!!

Hang in there.....what about early morning weights and streches......that way you can be off your feet. I have weights at my home so there are no excuses.

Have a great day and again welcome

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2/27/13 4:26 P

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welcome. I had some of the same problems, broken leg and dislocated elbow held me hostage. I really think this program works.

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2/27/13 4:07 P

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I like the name of this team! I like it because in order for me to stick with any type of diet or life style change my food must have variety and taste good!

My favorite cuisines are: Mexican(very fattening), Asian, Mediterranean, Hindu, Raw Foods, and especially Creole! Love Spicy!

I am also a firm believer that fresh is best. So I very rarely eat fast food. I cook!

My site name is Pamjsb55. I am 58 years old. Unlike a lot of people, I wasn't always heavy. I didn't start gaining weight until I turned 42 years old. Before that age, I was very active. I walked 5 miles a day while my son's trained with their track team. Prior to that I always played with my children outside during the good weather. Naturally, children grow up, my activities tapered off.
I stopped my 5 mile walks after being mugged.
Then 1999, I fell and broke my left foot. I gained 21 pounds in a month! while recuperating. In 2004, the tendons in that same foot snapped and I had to have my foot reconstructed. I was on a cast for nine months, gained more weight.

The years kept going, I kept gaining weight. In 2007, I fell again while working and discovered that the cartilage was wearing away in my knees. I decided to chain my eating habits and get back to exercising on a regular basis. I lost 50 pounds that year. My money ran low and I wasn't able to afford the weight loss program I was on. I gained 35 pounds of the 50 pounds back. In 2009, My father passed away, I lost 50 pounds for the second time due to depression. Yes, that's right! I will lose weight very easily when I become depressed or there is a drastic change in my life that is very upsetting. I became unemployed and gained 25 pounds of that 50 pounds back. In 2010, my mother passed away, and there was a lot of arguing with my siblings over my parents estate, I lost 50 pounds.
I found a job that following August, which required a lot of sitting. I was able to keep from gaining that 50 pounds back until my job took me off the afternoon shift to the early day shift which started as early as 6:00 am. I wasn't able to keep my exercise program because I get more out of my work outs in the morning rather than the evening. This time I not only gained 50 pounds back but I gained some more besides that 50 pounds!
My favorite work out was cycling in the past 7 years because of my knees and my foot, I am not able walk like I could when I was younger. And I found that cycling kept my knees from stiffing.. Last year 2012, I had my right knee replaced and I cannot cycle any more.
So now, my exercise of choice is water aerobics, in the morning, 3 times a week.
So far since I signed up on this website on 02/04, I lost 3 pounds! Not bad, don't you think? I am hoping I can keep this up and get to my final optimum weight of 130-160 pounds and stay at that weight for the rest of my life!


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