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I came across SparkPeople completely by accident, but the more I log on, the more motivativated I feel. I don't know how I let myself get to this point, but I'm sick of it, and I'm ready for a change. I'm 36 years old and I'm ready to look and feel good again!!

UPDATE: Well, I'm 37 years old now and I've lost about 40 lbs. so far. I feel better than I have in years! Just gotta keep it up and not go back to my old ways!

Update (Again) August 1, 2011- I am 39 years old now and just recently started my diet and exercise program back again. Unfortunately, I am almost right back where I started in 2008!!!

I had a huge sister suddenly passed away, and we were VERY close, so it's taken me a while to get back in to the frame of mind to where I actually care what is going on in my life. But now, I think I'm ready, so we'll see!

Member Since: 7/10/2008

Fitness Minutes: 7,031

My Goals:
I would love to lose about 60 lbs, not be embarrassed about the way I look, and just be comfortable with myself.

My Program:
I've been having a SlimFast or a bowl of cereal w/ fruit for breakfast, eating salads everyday for lunch, snacking on mostly fruits and veggies (cut calories way back), trying to eat a sensible dinner, doing cardio 4 or 5 times a week and strength training 2 or 3 times a week. I like working out on the Elliptical (really burns a lot of calories!), stationary bike, different exercise DVDs and the treadmill. I am slowly seeing results!

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    3348 days ago
    Yeah, it would be easier to be able to let him out, but sounds like he needs you to help him run around! I'd be afraid to let mine out without the fence. As it is, he likes to go out front with me when I'm outside yakking on the phone and he is all over the neighbors yards, so I'm glad I'm not on a busy street! I hate to think how it will be when we move somewhere else - YIKES!
    Well, you COULD always get a treadmill for the cat ... HAHAHA now THAT would be a sight to see!
    3444 days ago
    I came here today via the comment you left on the "In The News: Obesity Goes to the Dogs" Blog. I'm going to stab a guess here that your dog is a Jack Russel Terrier? My sister had one and she was a SUPER SPAZ
    Anyway, I've got 1 pudgy mutt and 3 svelt cats. I found out about 3 years ago that my dog's got hyperthyroidism! A DOG with a THYROID condition?!?! OH MY GOSH! So, he's on medication, twice a day. He did tip the scales at 38.8 pounds back then and today he weighs 31 even. Yeah, it's "only" 7 pounds, but that is a LOT on a spaniel sized dog.
    21 # is a pretty hefty cat! My heaviest cat is 12 (and to imagine he was underweight and malnourished when we got him!) I feed my cats Frisky 'Sensations' dry only cat food. That same cat has got Gingivitis, probably from the malnutrition as a kitten, so we NEVER give them soft or wet food.
    So my thoughts would be, have your cat evaluated by the vet to rule out thyroid issues, then check your feeding habits for the cat. Just my 2 cents, you can delete this comment if you want.

    And, CONGRATS on your CONTINUING weight loss! WOW, great job to have lost 28 pounds in only 4 months! You're doing WOO HOO WONDERFUL!
    3444 days ago
    Hi... Your so very welcome.. I'm not a pro but any ?'s just ask. The way I lost the wt. just working out on my TM 6 times a wk 2 times a day 1 to 1 & 1/2 hr every time, drinking lots of liquids & portion control eating. We can do it we just have to work at it.. Hope you have great results too, always think positive. ( HUGS)
    3478 days ago
    Hi.. Welocme to the Treadmill Ect. team.. I was almost at your starting wt. when I first started my wt. loss journey.. You can do it just keep up the good work. Best Wishes & Good Luck..
    3479 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/16/2008 8:19:17 PM
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