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Hello fellow Spark Member. I have been 'active' with SparkPeople.com for about a year and a half and I am very pleased with the results. The tools and support provide by SparkPeople have been great. To this day log everything I consume and it really keeps me on track.

I was once young and fit but a serious injury followed a year later by a second, this time life threatening injury put me in a position to rely on prescription medications. It took more than 10 years of weight gain and total frustration to get myself back on track and return to taking proper care of myself.

Today I am happily married with two beautiful kids. I have a job that I enjoy, I live in a friendly neighborhood and spend what little spare time that I have with my horse who has been a part of my life for 20 years. I am exercising routinely and watching everything that I eat. I no longer feel that I am on a diet but rather that I consume healthy foods and I am improving my life. Thanks to SparkPeople.com I am a little more than half way to my goal weight and moving consistantly in the right direction.

Best wishes to all who are active on SparkPeople. Without the guidance that you have provided me I would not have been able to develop the level of self discipline that I needed to get myself on the right track.

Member Since: 8/7/2008

Fitness Minutes: 10,487

My Goals:
Wow...I am down more than 50 lbs!!!

My first goal was to change my habits and my second goal was to get to the half way mark in my weight loss. Now that I have met those goals it is time for another - My parents' 50th wedding anniversary is right around the corner. I want to loose another 5.5 lbs before we travel out of town for the party.

My overall goal is to return to 155 lbs in a reasonable amount of time. I have changed my eating habits and increased the amount of exercise that I do every week. Now I need to be certain that this is a permanent habit.

My Program:
I log my food intake and exercise on a daily basis and I seriously control what and how much I eat.

Now that I am actually loosing weight I am also weighing myself every day or two.

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I am married to the world's healthiest and most wonderful man. He provides me all the love and support I could ever ask for and never pressures me to loose weight. I have two beautiful daughters who I love and cherish with all my heart. And I also have a beautiful horse who has been an important part of my life for 20 years.

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    on losing so much weight!!!! You are doing awesome! I need to lose 50lbs and it just seems like such a big number, but you have inspired me! emoticon
    3645 days ago
    Yeah, those comments on that blog were wild. Good to know folks are out there who are of a like mind!
    3763 days ago
    Just cruising emoticon around SparkPages, and thought I would pop in and say "hi" and wish you continued success on your journey!

    Here is a poem that I found on-line today, sorry the author wasn’t posted w/it to give credit!

    Don’t Quit

    When you've eaten too much and you can't write it down,
    And you feel like the biggest failure in town.
    When you want to give up just because you gave in,
    And forgot all about being healthy and thin.
    So what! you went over your allowance a bit.
    It's your next move that counts....SO DON'T YOU QUIT!

    It's a moment of truth, it's attitude and change.
    It's learning the skills to get back in your range.
    It's telling yourself 'you've done great up till' now',
    You can take on this challenge and beat it somehow.

    It's part of your journey toward reaching your goal.
    You're still gonna' make it, just stay in control.
    To stumble and fall is not a disgrace,
    If you summon the will to get back in the race.
    But often the struggler's, when losing their grip,
    Just throw in the towel and continue to slip...

    So Don’t You Quit!!!

    3776 days ago
    You should really do some now and then photos
    3820 days ago
    Thank you so much for the kind words on my page means allot to me.. And yes SP is a great site.
    3820 days ago
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