PSYCHRN1

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I'm 54, & have struggled with obesity since graduating nursing school in 1982. I have had hypothyroidism since I was 17 years old which makes weight loss more difficult as I feel sluggish much of the time, the medication does little to help with the tiredness.
Serious illnesses are prevalent in my family, including diabetes, heart disease, cancer, & the thyroid disease. I am trying to do everything I can to lessen my chances of developing any of the diseases I don't already have.
I have lost over 100 lbs. twice in my life, this time I didn't have anywhere near that to lose.
I am trying to be back on track with being active on SparkPeople, working out at the gym more often & have really been watching my food intake.


Member Since: 2/29/2008

Fitness Minutes: 18,413

My Goals:
1) Lose at least 40 lbs. by 1 yr. anniversary of joining SP.
2) Eat a well rounded healthy diet, & teach my boys the healthy eating habits.
3) Be able to resume running, recreational rather than competitively like I used to. I want to run without gasping for air & having the burning sensation in my throat/lungs that had been happening.
4) Enter (& complete)the annual St. Petersburg Times Turkey Trot 5K on Thanksgiving morning.
5) Be able to clothes shop without needing to buy shirts that are long enough to hide my stomach.


My Program:
Following a sensible eating and exercise plan, really trying to bump up the exercise....drinking plenty of water has never been a problem for me, I don't drink alcohol or soda whatsoever.
Weighing & measuring food is so very integral...a "serving size" is not based on what we think the serving should be !



Personal Information:
My name is Kim.
Born & raised in Erie, Pa., living in Tampa Bay area of Florida since 1985, currently in Clearwater.
Married 17 yrs. to a wonderful man Jimmy, who's also a nurse & also a Sparkpeople member.
Mother of 2 wonderful boys, CJ & Nick.


Other Information:
"I can, and I will, make a difference this week, because I'm a WINNER !"




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  • v BETTY5BOS
    Kim you should update your page to reflect your proper weight loss as I know it is over 50 and I think even more than that. emoticon emoticon
    2400 days ago
  • v BETTY5BOS
    Don't know if you are still on here but I have just gotten back involved and find it easy to track my food here so will probably keep using this site. Don't see you much at work, maybe I'll see you on the boards here. Congrats on the progress you have been making in weight loss. emoticon Betty
    3071 days ago
  • v BETTY5BOS
    Hey Kim enjoy Super Bowl Sunday! I hope whichever team you route for wins. emoticon
    3836 days ago
  • v BETTY5BOS
    KimTHIS IS A TOAST ... TO US :

    FOR THE MEN WHO HAVE US, THE LOSERS WHO HAD US, AND THE LUCKY PEOPLE WHO WILL MEET US!!


    You have been hit. You have been considered one of the 10 most fabulous ladies on my friends list. Once you have been hit, you have to hit 10 fabulous ladies. If you get hit again you know you're really fabulous. If you fail to forward this, you'll have ugliness for 10 years. So hit 10 fab ladies on your friends list and let them know they are truly fabulous.

    SEND THIS TO 10 AMAZING LADIES , INCLUDING THE ONE WHO SENT IT TO YOU!





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    3869 days ago
  • v BETTY5BOS
    Thanks Kim for the treadmill spark goodie. You always know how to make me smile. Love your friend Betty
    4208 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/30/2009 1:22:05 PM
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