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~~January 2010~~

I just read my update from exactly a year ago, and so much has changed. This has been a bumpy road for me, but I honestly feel that I might be in a really good place right now. I've been MIA for about a year, and I have gained about 30lbs. I lost 20 after I joined, but when I stopped coming here, I gained it all back and then some.

I've decided that it's time to come back. I miss what this site has to offer, and I miss all of my friends. I would like to apologize to all of you for just kind of dropping off the radar. I failed my teams and I've failed myself, but this is a better time then ever to find myself again. I've moved yet once again, so this is now the 6th move in 7 years (OMG) but I've finally found the house that is perfect for me and the kids. So I will not be moving again until I can actually buy my perfect house. The first day of this new year was so peaceful, and I know that my mind is in a really good place now. My daughter had another son, so I'm a granny twice and it's time to make this granny hot!

So let's try this again!

~~~January 2009~~~

It's another new year!!!! This last year seemed to fly by so fast. It wasn't too bad, but I must say that 2009 is definately going to be a better one. I've got my 4 beautiful daughters and a handsome little grandson that make life wonderful.

Finding Sparks has been such a blessing and has changed my life. I have more confidence and I am more positive about life in general. I would recomend Sparks not just to someone that wants or needs to loose weight, but to anyone that just needs some guidance in being a healthier, stronger person.

It's been a slow process in getting towards my goal weight, but I know that I can do it if I just stick to my plan. I must admit to you all that the last half of 2008 I did not follow any sort of plan. I'm not sure what happened (it was all such a blur) but I stopped eating right and I stopped working out. In doing that, i gained back 10 pounds of the 21 that I lost since joining SP. So I know for a fact that it works if you just stick with it. Sparks has so much to offer, and I have met some genuine friends here. I wasn't very active over the last 6 months, but I'm back!!!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by my page, I would love to be part of your support group.

~~~~~March 2009 Update~~~~~

Well when I said up there that I haven't been active over the past 6 months, well the results of that were horrible. I found all of the weight that I lost, which was 20 lbs. So you see, being on Sparks does make a difference, it really does. I'm back to logging my foods, drinking my water and trying my best to be able to log my fitness minutes in. He I'm going to weigh in once a week this time and hopefully I will loose those pounds again, and never find them again.

Member Since: 10/4/2007

Fitness Minutes: 3,937

My Goals:
I need to loose 40 lbs.

That is what I weighed before the last 2 kids. Not that its because of them, but because I became very lazy, and just basically thought that I could eat what ever I wanted to eat (like I did in the past) and it wouldn't catch up with me.

Well, it caught up with me all right.

So with that, my goals are............

To stop eating fast food. (done)

To stop eating large portions of food. (done)

To eat slower. (still hard to do with my hectic and busy schedule)

To exercise, if not daily, then at least every other day. (trying hard, I'm lucky to get at least 3 days a week)

Oh, and to drink my 8 cups of water every day. (doing this every day)

I'm hoping that in doing all of these things, I will once again be comfortable with my body, and not change in the bathroom anymore.

My Program:
I'm using the nutrician tracker, it's awsome. I can't believe that I used to put so many calories and fats into my body. No wonder I am 40 lbs heavier, what was I thinking? So in using the tracker, its helping me to get a better understanding of what I should be eating daily. Before I chose to eat something, I check the facts (something I would have never done 10 yrs ago) and if its too high in calories or fats, I put it back. I have also just started using the fitness tracker. Knowing that I have to enter my workouts in there gives me great motivation to not try to skip out on them.

Personal Information:
I am from California, married, and I have 4 beautiful daughters. They keep me very busy. I work 3 jobs, 1 full time, 1 part time, and 1 seasonal, so when I'm not working, I like to catch up on my favorite TV shows. If you are familiar with General Hospital, you will recognize the man on my background, "SONNY" I watch it strictly for him. Just kidding, but I do love Sonny.

Other Information:
I have a wonderful family that I stay very connected with. I love spending time with them when I have the time. My aunt (denonnie)is the one that got me hooked on Sparks, and I owe her a great deal for that. I almost feel like my life has totally changed already just because I have access to all of this great information.

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