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This is my only before pic I could find right now. I am the second one from left together with all my sisters. The next post is where I am after 2 years with Spark! Lost 50 lbs!

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Me at 147 lbs!

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Ravenna, Ohio. Age 58. Mommy of 7! Oh, and one dog! I am a married woman with 4 grown kids and my hubby has 3 grown kids of his own, so we are a "blended" family! We couldn't be happier together!
My dog's name is Dax and she is 6 yr old mix of Rottweiler, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and Bull Mastiff! And she is the sweetest, smartest, and quietest dog I have ever known!

I love biking, hiking, and walking outdoors, to garden, especially flowers but I also grow some veggies myself.
I love Thomas Kinkade art, making my own decorated door wreaths, and baking/cooking myself.

I have come to Spark People in September 2014 at a whopping' 189 lbs.! I knew I had to change. I had trouble most of my adult life with my weight and never even gave what I ate a second thought.
All that has changed now, and I feel better than ever! Loads more energy, stamina, endurance, you name it!
My wake up call was when I went to Walmart to get a new nightgown for sleeping and had to look at my whole body in the dressing room mirror (at home we just had torso head to chest mirrors lol). What a view! I knew I was in trouble, had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and now high BMI in the obese category.
I stumbled on Spark people online and haven't looked back since. I had lost a total of almost 55 lbs., gained back 15 lbs. and am working that off now. Stopped biting my nails after 45 or more years of biting them since I was a little girl, stopped smoking 4 years ago. So, yeah, life's looking pretty good right now. Keep sparking' on people! And NEVER give up!

Member Since: 9/9/2014

Fitness Minutes: 123,053

My Goals:
Look better, feel better, love better!

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Portion control, food tracking, and exercise!

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I live in Ravenna, Ohio, which is about 25 minutes north east of Akron, Ohio.

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    Heyyy! Thanks for commenting on my salad prep post! My spinach leaves and tomatoes stay fresh for the week. I cut the cucumbers and put inside lunch bags, because they then to not stay fresh as long, and I don’t want them to ruin my spinach leaves.
    427 days ago
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    630 days ago
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    ANNIEMELB, I think just the cardio relieved enough of the stress to stop biting them after 45 years. Been 4 1/2 years now. Thx btw!
    727 days ago
    Wow when a great story! I’ve been biting my Nails for about 30 years... feel like I’ve tried everything which I Imagine u had too... what did it in the end??
    727 days ago
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    Thanks! It is so hard to not only lose weight during menopause lol but also to watch your sodium levels too!
    769 days ago
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