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GRANNYSUE9 SparkPoints: (180,991)
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3/15/14 5:15 P

So glad you signed up Fran. You will love using this site. You and I are in the same area of weight again after we both lost so much weight and kept it off for years. We can help each other reach our goals here on SP. Let me know if you need any help with anything. Welcome to SP and heres to becoming more healthy and living a healthier lifestyle.

Your SIL

-SHAWN- Posts: 25,252
3/11/14 12:47 A

Hello and Welcome to SparkPeople!

I started Sparking in June of 2007. By using Spark and some self discovery along the way, I'm down 50 pounds, and am holding steady at a healthy weight. Spark is a massive site, you'll be discovering new and exciting things for months to come!
* Diet is a dirty word. Every time I hear it, I wash my mouth out with chocolate! emoticon emoticon

DELIA38961 SparkPoints: (37,314)
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3/10/14 9:16 P

hi welcome to the spark emoticon emoticon

FEMCHAPMAN59 SparkPoints: (1,554)
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3/10/14 6:16 P

my sister-in-law refereed me to this website , i have already figured out the fitness and nutrition trackers , and those 2 are the most important too me at this time. i am a mom of 6 and a stepmom to 5 , and a grandma of 20 with 21 due in july. i work at walmart and am on a medical leave becuz of anal cancer , luckily it was caught early , and i am cancer free in the original site , but it may have metastasized into my lungs , i go for another CT in april ,but, i still am recovering physically from the side effects of the radiation , it burned me up pretty good , but i am doing much better.
10 years ago i went into a deep depression ,i stopped eating,at some point i realized that i wasn't myself , and realized that since i wasn't hungry, i still had to eat, so i ate healthy, then one day i found myself in a really dark place, probably hours from harming myself, and realized that the way i was felling was not normal,the very next day i called the dr for an appointment, and went on meds , and have been on them ever since.At that time i started at 220 lbs , after the depression was addressed , and starting to feel better , i stayed on that healthy eating and doing exercises and got down to 130 lbs. i stayed that way for years . then at about 50 other health issues started , and my exercising started to suffer , my depression was starting to get out of control, my healthy eating didn't last either , so right now i am up to 183 lbs again , some of that is from last year when my oncologists wanted me to gain 20 lbs to offset my vomiting and diarrhea , because of the radiation. so now my depression meds are back on track , and so am i. i want to start eating healthy again and start getting my body back in shape , most of my muscle tone is gone , and that is the first thing i want to accomplish , is get some of that back , before i worry about major weight lose and major exercises , if my muscle tone isn't there , it will be that much harder to do the others , and i don't want to give up , so muscle toning and building is first, and if i loose weight at the same time , that's a added bonus, my goal is to get down to 150 lbs , and have muscle tone

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