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MOTIVATION! I remember what this felt like and I want to feel like this again!!

MORE MOTIVATION! I felt so completely empowered and LEAN. It felt GOOD. I want this again!!

NEVER AGAIN! This is me at my highest weight (HW) of 272.6 on 11/23/93.



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"A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse." -Stephen Dolley Jr.

Updated 7/23/2017:

Back in 2006 I started a Spark-journey that was an incredible ride. I lost 114 lbs, felt healthy and good about my life (because it affected everything, not just the scale or my pants size!) and even decided to gain a little bit of it back on purpose to be healthier. I made some lifelong friends and even was in a couple magazines. I maintained my new weight for over 3 years and then, little by little, I started paying less attention to my goals. FORTUNATELY, a LOT of the habits and lifestyle changes I made using SparkPeople and my attitude about myself and my weight stuck with me!

Unlike with past weight loss journeys, I haven't "gained it all back and then some." I have gained back more than I would like and more than I intend to let stay with me, but I needed to focus on other things besides myself for a while and that was the price I've paid. Now, however, I am ready to put myself first again and get back to a healthier state.

Member Since: 11/14/2006

My Goals:
Phase I:
Track my food intake, get at least 7 hours sleep per night, and get out and walk (wander even!) at least 3 times a week, time and distance not important.

My Program:
Remember to focus on LIFESTYLE changes... NOT dieting!

Personal Information:
I am 53 and live in both Walsenburg and Denver, Colorado - the former with my husband and dog, and the latter with my 21-year old daughter and for work reasons. My 17-year old son lives with his dad in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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My favorite quotes:

"A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse."
-Stephen Dolley Jr.

"We don't beat the reaper by living longer; we beat the reaper by living well and living fully."
-Dr. Randy Pausch

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
-Theodore Roosevelt

"Do, or do not. There is no try."

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