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My Sweetheart Corey :)

My tranquil backyard

Holding a 1 year old Panda


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In September of 2010, while trying to find a calorie counter for food I was manually tracking in a spreadsheet I found and joined Spark People (thank goodness - the manual spreadsheet I was keep track on was a lot of work!).

I am working on a better me - I repeat my mantra of "I accept myself" throughout the day. I do everyday what I can, and understand I do not have to be perfect to do a good job and be a great friend, wife and person.

In September 2011 I had gastric bypass surgery. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. This tool has given me a new life and I am so proud of myself and the weight I have lost to date.

Member Since: 9/8/2010

Fitness Minutes: 4,596

My Goals:
1. Live a long, happy life without letting my weight determine what I can or cannot do.

2. Grow old with my husband and enjoy life with him to it's fullest.

3. Scuba Diving is my passion - I want to ensure I am at a healthy weight to continue my love of diving.

My Program:
1. Following my dietitian's recommendations for protein and calorie intake.

2. Get at least 60 g of protein per day

3. Intake at least 60 oz of water per day.

Personal Information:
I have a large lovable English Mastiff named Corey and a wonderful husband - Andy. I adore both of them!

My favorite activities are:

*Traveling - I have been to China, France, Spain, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama Canal, Canada & many islands in the Caribbean

* Scuba diving

* Art-collecting & creating

* Reading - I LOVE my Kindle!

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    Congratulations! I am so excited for you at this latest milestone of your journey. Hope you are feeling great about all you have accomplished.
    1763 days ago
  • v CINDY-K
    I love the picture of Corey! How did you manage to get a photo of you and a 1 year old Panda Bear? emoticon I can relate to much of your story as it is similar to mine. I still think I would win an award for "Slowest Gastric Bypass Weight Loss" I have been stuck at 153 for about 4 months. It is a bit frustrating but I am enjoying this new life. I hope you continue to enjoy your new life.
    2346 days ago
    "Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall 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"
    2408 days ago
  • v JKEENA33
    emoticon for the blog comment. I am getting more assertive as the pounds come off and am not going to let that stuff slide anymore. I am a dog lover too, I have dalmatians!
    2415 days ago
    I can't believe it's November either! Just these 2 months and the year is gone!! EEKKK!! Everything is going ok. I am trying to keep the head up for the holidays!
    2421 days ago
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