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HI! Welcome to my page.

Getting ready for Fall to start. It was a hot but rainy summer and I looking forward to a nice Fall. My free yoga classes on Saturday will be ending soon so I'm looking into finding a class and also looking into taking a Zumba Class on Monday nights.

I belong to two awesome groups here on SprarksPeople. One is the Biggest Loser Challenge where I am the Weight Loss Leader for the Pink Flamingos. The other is the 5% Weight Loss Challenge and I am a Spirited Under Dawg.

My Pink Flamingo challenge starts Sept 3rd and will run for 10 weeks. The Spirited Under Dawg challenge just ended but will be starting up again in a few weeks and that runs for 8 weeks.

I love both of these challenges, groups and people. Being part of a group makes weight loss so much easier.

My boyfriend (Herb) had knee surgery on July 1, 2019 - hopefully this will be the last one and then he can finally start rehabbing. Keep your fingers crossed and say all the prayers you can! This has been a long stressful process for both of us.

I have been with sparkspeople for a long time but have had some set backs and I was on and off the wagon many times. Starting in January 2017 I have stayed with it and have not given up.

I re-learned how to exercise, eat right and most importantly stay in contact with my groups for support. Although my eating habits have a tendency to get out of hand (especially when I am stressed) - I try hard every day to make the right decisions (some days I fail but most days I succeed) - I love to eat and I have a big sweet tooth!

I am so thankful for all my friends here on SparksPeople - they are so motivational and help me stay on track. And are always there to get me back on track after a stressful day.

I have also found it very helpful to blog and I do not get blogs posted as often as I would like but when I get them posted I love to hear the feedback from everyone. Take a look some of my blogs and leave me a message!!

The beginning of 2018 I was 230 lbs and the end of 2018 I was 220 lbs. Which is a 10 lb loss for the year which is awesome but over the last 9 months I have gained 17 lbs. I am currently at 237 lbs - not happy about it, but I'm moving forward.

I am actually happy in my body. I do not look in the mirror and cringe, but I know 237 is not a healthy weight for me. I am still working hard and dealing with stress the best I can and I know I will reach my goals.

My motto is: Never Give Up!


Member Since: 4/14/2006

Fitness Minutes: 22,145

My Goals:
My short term goals is to be under 220 lbs by December 31, 2019.

My Program:
Eating right, exercising 6 days a week (with cardio and strength training), and taking time for me. I found yoga in 2018 and love it. I do that at least once a week, I do Refit and that is super fun! I do my exercise videos from youtube and just added Walking Away The Pounds. I want to add jumping rope to my workout also.

Personal Information:
I am from Scranton, PA. I am engaged, 48 years old and live with one dog, one kitten, one fiancee and one step-daughter.

Other Information:
I enjoy reading and watching TV - two very stationary activities. I am working on being more active with youtube videos and working around the house on many much needed projects. I hope Herb is able to walk soon and we will be able to do a lot more outside activities!

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    emoticon Happy Saturday!
    5 days ago
    emoticon Have an awesome week DAWG!
    11 days ago
    Hi Debbie, Hope things are going well for you and Herb. Is he still in recovery? Weight bearing yet? I've been busy but very sluggish and I just found out my thyroid medication is too low. I'm headed to endocrinologist on Monday and I know it will take weeks if not months to get the right dose. Our opening night for the Phantoms is tonight at the PPL center I think we play Providence. Next Friday we play your Baby Penguins but I'll be out of town emoticon I'm looking forward to a new hockey season and glad it is finally getting cool outside! Weird to attend a game when it is hot outside. Good luck with the 5% challenge. I REALLY need to buckle down for this one. At least I know why I was so tired and why my weight loss plateaued. My problem is that more Synthroid might make me jittery and sleepless.
    13 days ago
    Thanks for the kind words and encouragement. Hope you are also enjoying life and doing well. Health feels so good! emoticon
    13 days ago
    I'm a bit late in saying, " emoticon Welcome back to the kennel!"
    It's been too long since we were able to run together as a pack. emoticon

    Let's make this the bestest ever 5% Challenge!! emoticon

    Huggers from me and wet kisses from Bubba,
    Love to you,
    Linda & Bubba
    13 days ago
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