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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: 71,423

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 for adding me as a friend!
    155 days ago
    I have added you as a friend as you inspire me
    205 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!
    374 days ago
    Your pancakes sound amazing and I'm going to have to try the diff variations.
    472 days ago
    Oh my. I just checked your page out, & see your from Ravanna. I grew up on the west side of Warren, Palmyra Rd. It sure is a small world ! Things have been so crazy around here for a really long time, but if it ever calms down, maybe we can meet somewhere in between and have a coffee, or tea, or what ever. You can read my blogs to see whats been going on, if you'd want or have the time. I hope you got my Spark message I sent earlier.
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    735 days ago
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