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My 39th Birthday, with my wonderful husband, Lamar. My favorite- peach roses.

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I'm 41 years old. I'm a Christian. I'm married and have two children. I teach high school English. I'm overweight.
I've just had blood work done that shows that I'm a healthy person, other than being overweight. I do have a problem with my thyroid and have started taking medicine for it. I'm so thankful that I do have my health. I know that I need to lose the weight, so that it doesn't cause problems.
I want to set a good example for my children who are 15 and 13. I want them to develop healthy lifestyles.
I tried this about a year ago and didn't stick with it. I'm hoping that I will find the will power to lose the weight.
I need help!

Member Since: 8/10/2009

Fitness Minutes: 3,664

My Goals:
I was 40 on Nov. 18, 2011. It's not the end of the world. I set a goal of losing 55 pounds by my birthday; it didn't happen.
My new goal is to lose those 50 pounds this year!
I've joined a new SparkTeam, The POWER of TEN. The idea is to set the goal of losing 10 pounds- focus on that, achieve it, then set another goal of 10 pounds. So my 1st goal is to lose 10 pounds by 11-18-11. I can do it!

My Program:
I've started walking at home using the DVDs from Leslie Sansone. I really like them because they are doable! I've got the DVDs from The Biggest Loser, but some of the moves- pushups and lunges- are too hard for me right now. I don't have a food plan that I'm following- need to work on that.

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I would love to have Buddies who will help hold me accountable!

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    2792 days ago

    Hi! Just a shout out to congratulate you!

    You are the recipient of the Beautiful Woman Award!!

    "Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the page of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out!"

    Again, Congratulations Beautiful!

    Thanks for spreading a little beauty, love, friendship, and support into my life!

    Have a great week my friend!

    3033 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by.
    3058 days ago
    Thanks for commenting on my blog and for your encouraging words. I really appreciate it. I am trying to do a little every day, so I don't get overworked. I guess I'm just a worrier. But I'm giving it to God and praying for peace. emoticon
    3062 days ago
    Hi Lori! Thanks for the comment on my blog!

    re: You mentioned the Spark phone app. How do you like it?

    I have tried several tracing apps. The Weight Watchers App (which you pay for when you belong to WW) SUCKED!! The scanner would get maybe 4 out of 10 products, there was nothing "fun" about it (like getting Spark Points!) and the website that it linked to was clunky, ugly and I could almost never get a blog successfully posted. Mind you this was something that I paid for and I would write to the tech people telling that they were dropping the ball, but nothing ever changed.

    I have also tried "Lose It" which is a a free App and you link to a web site and connect with other friends on the App. I liked it. It was elegant, easy to use the scanner was the BOMB!! It would regularly get EVERYTHING I scanned- off brands, name brands and even some really weird esoteric organic and Chinese ingredients I had lying around my cupboard.

    Spark People App lies somewhere in between, regarding scanner accuracy. Better than WW, less robust than Lose it. But still really good. Plus I already have a database of favorites that I link to so it has that advantage.

    It does sync with the website and I can track and get points for my fitness, and water consumption, as well as spin the spark wheel and get points for reading articles on it. Woo Hoo!!

    It is what I am going to stick with!!

    I'm going to post this on the blog site too in case anyone else wants to know! Be well and

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    3086 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/21/2013 6:57:43 PM
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