CMRKSU12
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This is my only before pic I could find right now. I am the second one from left together with all my sisters. The next post is where I am after 2 years with Spark! Lost 50 lbs!



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Me at 147 lbs!


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Ravenna, Ohio. Age 55. Mommy of 7! Oh, and one dog! I am a married woman with 4 grown kids and my hubby has 3 grown kids of his own, so we are a "blended" family! We couldn't be happier together! My dog's name is Dax and she is 3 yr old mix of Rottweiler, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and Bull Mastiff! And she is the sweetest, smartest, and quietest dog I have ever known! I love biking, hiking, and walking outdoors, to garden, especially flowers but I also grow some veggies myself. I love Thomas Kinkade art, making my own decorated door wreaths, and baking/cooking myself. I have come to Spark People in September 2014 at a whoppin' 189 lbs! I knew I had to change. I had trouble most of my adult life with my weight and never even gave what I ate a second thought. All that has changed now, and I feel better than ever! Loads more energy, stamina, endurance, you name it! My wake up call was when I went to Walmart to get a new nightgown for sleeping and had to look at my whole body in the dressing room mirror (at home we just had torso head to chest mirrors lol). What a view! I knew I was in trouble, had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and now high BMI in the obese category. I stumbled on Spark people online and haven't looked back since. I had lost a total of almost 55 lbs, gained back 15 lbs and am working that off now. Stopped biting my nails after 45 or more years of biting them since I was a little girl, stopped smoking 8 months ago. So, yeah, life's lookin' pretty good right now. Keep sparkin' on people! And NEVER give up!

Member Since: 9/9/2014

Fitness Minutes: 79,467

My Goals:
Look better, feel better, love better!


My Program:
Portion control and exercise!



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I live in Ravenna, Ohio, which is about 25 minutes north east of Akron, Ohio.


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  • v CMRKSU12
    Thank you MaryGold!

    I have found out that I am in full swing menopause, which is what is keeping my weight stalled too (alongside my over-eating lol). Now the doc has me on estrogen pills and I am worried that the weight will climb because of that too! I am taking things one day at a time and doing my best to just stay healthy. The rest will come I guess. lol

    Cheers!
    95 days ago
  • v MARYGOLD5
    Thanks for adding me as a friend. I am also adding you. I see that we have several things in common, and we are also close in weight. Wishing you lots of success in getting to goal.
    100 days ago
  • v CMRKSU12
    Thank you for adding me as a friend!
    307 days ago
  • v CHANGING-TURTLE
    I have added you as a friend as you inspire me
    356 days ago
  • v CMRKSU12
    Thanks all! Still trying to get back down to 135 lbs. I am at 148 and counting last time I checked ;) I think I finally figured out what was keeping me at maintenance emoticon level, my blood pressure meds. I have stopped them (after talking to my doctor) and it seems to be coming down some. So, we'll see... Keeping fingers crossed!
    526 days ago
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