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My husband, trying to feed me to the sharks!!

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My husband and son, on vacation in Florida.

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Hi, My name is Doreen, I am 53 years old and still need to lose the weight I gained when I quit smoking 12 years ago! I love this site because it not only shows you how to lose the weight, but incorporates the weight loss into a "for the rest of your life" lifestyle. That is perfect for me and my family. I'm married (25 years in December) to a wonderful husband, Bill, and father to our two children: Devon, our daughter, has moved out and is getting married next summer - she is 22, will be 23 in December - and Michael, our son, who is in his last year of high school, looking forward to going to university next year and is 16, will be 17 later this month. I have a small karate school (evenings only), where Michael helps me teach. Karate is very good for cardio and life habits.

Member Since: 6/22/2006

Fitness Minutes: 1,055

My Goals:
I would really like to be more limber, so the main goal that I have is to stretch EVERY DAY. My next goal is to eat healthier, so hopefully I will get to my goal weight of 135.

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I''m measuring EVERYTHING. I''m watching everything that I eat, hopefully making more healthy choices than I used to. My husband is also on this with me, so that makes it much easier. He does stretching with me so that keeps me motivated.

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My name is Doreen. I live in Brooklin, Ontario. I''m 52, going through menopause (when will it end???). I have 2 children. My daughter just moved out at the end of March. Very mixed emotions with that (glad to see her able to be her own person, but I miss her), and my son is going into his last year of high school in September. Looks like pretty soon my husband and I will be "empty-nesters".

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    Hi Doreen
    'm originally from Milton, Trinity Bay now living in Corner Brook, NL so still very much a newfie.

    Congrats on your weight loss. Work hard and you will achieve. How about some pointers as my start weight was ALSO 160 LBS. i'M NOW 150 LBS. (oops!) My goal is 140 first and then depending how I feel maybe a goal of 130. 1 lb at a time.
    5029 days ago
  • v no profile image OREGONHOPE
    Hi Doreen, Thank you for the wonderful compliment you left me. You really made my day and I thank you for your kindness!
    5114 days ago
  • v no profile image MICHELLE.
    Hi Doreen -- I've seen you on the game boards, where I spend lots of time lol! I love your pictures, especially the shark one, that's so funny! It's great that you quit smoking 12 years ago, and now you're doing so well with losing weight too. I also think it's so neat that your hubby has joined you with Sparkpeople, because then you can have each other to keep encouraging and motivating you along the "weigh!"
    5116 days ago