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My name is Brenda. I am 56 yrs. young! My husband Ron and I have been married 37yrs. We were high school sweet hearts and got married two weeks after I graduated. We have two children. Andrew 33 yrs. graduated with his Master Degree in Workforce Education from Southern IL University at Carbondale. Kristin 31 yrs. graduated from Illinois State University and is a Special Education teacher. I've been a Home Daycare Provider for the past 37yrs. I retired in 2016 and now just watch my grandsons. My husband is a farmer. I have struggled with my weight my entire life. I have tried every diet and read so my weight loss books. I joined a weight loss group called TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) in 1999. It took me two years to lose 145Ibs. I still attend TOPS meetings weekly. I need the group support and need the weekly weigh in. I eat a low fat diet with lots of fruits and vegetables. I eat lean protein mainly chicken or pork. I exercise twice a day when possible. I love to walk outside and ride my bike. I joined a Fitness Center four years ago. I try to lift weights 2 to 3 days a week. I use the treadmill, elliptical trainer, and ride an exericse bike. I'm trying to train to run in a 5k race. I had maintained my weight until January 2009. I had Abdominal Plastic surgery to have my excess stomach skin removed. I've had many very painful sores and infections on my abdomin due to all my extra skin folds from the weight loss. This surgery was very tramatic. I lived in a lazyboy recliner for three months. I could not lie in a bed for over three weeks. I could not do anytype of exercise for 3 months after my surgery. I just about went crazy with no physical activity. I watched every bite of food that I ate. I gained about 15Ibs. and have only lost about 5Ibs. since I started exercising again. It's been so frustrating that I'm having such a hard time getting the extra pounds off. When I went in for my physical my physcians assistant told me about Sparkpeople. I'm learning my way around the site and love it! I hope this site can help me get my extra pounds off. Wish me luck!!!

Member Since: 9/8/2009

Fitness Minutes: 197,775

My Goals:
To lose 15Ibs.
Drink more water and less Diet Coke
Do Cardio Exercises 30 to 60 minutes daily.
Weight train 2 to 3 days per week
Train to run a 5k race next spring.


My Program:
Eat a low fat diet full of fruits and vegetables. Watch my calories following my Spark Nutrition tracker guidelines. I am very active and workout 7 days a week.



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My name is Brenda Falk. I live in Central IL. I lost 145IBS. after joining a weight loss group called TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) in l998.


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I love to read magazines and books. Enjoy hiking and bike riding. We love to visit our son at SIU in Carbondale. Southern IL has awesome parks and beautiful Wine Trails.




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  • v LCDDUB
    Thanks for the kind words on my blog. I meditate and work to get to that 'positive message' that's always there, if we let it in...thanks again, much better day today...

    Carpe Diem

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    7 days ago
  • v JUSTLYLE
    Yes Brenda, more than 60 minutes for sure. I don't count the easy part of sitting in the tractor seat and checking my I Phone. Hope to finish beans today, Son hear from N C really helps out and good looking better half GLBH is doing much better and can fix our lunches . Been too dry, I'm into the No Till beans now, good moisture, but where their working ground, nothing but a fog of dust. Hope Ron is doing well too. Just call me the Skeeter!
    23 days ago
  • v FERRETLOVER1
    emoticon for your kind words and advice. I do drink lots of water emoticon , so I will have to start watching the salt intake a bit more closely, too. emoticon
    32 days ago
  • v CAROLYNINJOY1
    I appreciate the blog love. I appreciate your supportive words. I hope you had a superb Saturday.

    "Make a game of finding something positive in every situation. Ninety-five percent of your emotions are determined by how you interpret events to yourself."-Brian Tracy
    32 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon Did you see that your Spark Friend, JUSTLYLE is The Motivator of the Day? He certainly is worthy of that honor.
    39 days ago
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