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Well, here I go again. I'm one of those yo-yo dieters. Last time I lost 65 pounds and kept it off for almost 2 years.

I'm a teacher, a mom of 3 girls, and a gramma of 5;
three grandsons and two granddaughters currently.

I've been living in Las Vegas for ,WOW, 8 years now. Time sure does fly. The move has been very good for me except that I have neglected my food and fitness. Sadly, once again, I have gained back most of what I had lost before I got here.

Well, NOW is the time to start over. I need to get back on track, check in at SP every day, and get up off the couch. Right now I am tired and my body aches. I want to change that FAST! So, here I go again.

I KNOW that using this sight will help me focus on my weight loss and physical training goals. I used to be a competitive sport fencer at a national level and I want to do it again! My ultimate goal is to compete in a World Cup fencing tournament in PARIS!!

Member Since: 4/9/2008

Fitness Minutes: 1,990

My Goals:
My most immediate goal is to get to 250 pounds. After that, I'll work for th magic number of 199. The ultimate goal is hitting between 150-160. Even though that is slightly more than my "ideal weight," It would be less than I weighed when I got married and started having kids.

My Program:
I am taking my time with this weight loss thing by changing one or two things at a time. First, I joined Sparks. Then, I started to follow the food plan provided. As the pounds have drop off I will add a little more exercise each week. I am also practicing my positive "self talk" so that my attitude reagarding myself is changing .

Personal Information:
Moved into Las Vegas on June 21, 2008. I hope to meet some of you R/T.

Other Information:
Favorite books of all time since the second grade: The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. Love the Disney version of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Felt like Disney took too many liberties with Prince Caspian.

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    Hi Dama.
    I understand you have frozen shoulder. I am really sorry to hear that. I had to have both my shoulder manipulated in April as I had both shoulders frozen. I had cortizone shots put in the first of June after several months of therapy. I can now play pool again and can lift my ggson. I know that mine was probably caused when I fell at work and broke both of my arms. I certainly don't envy you . I hope that you will go and see an orthepedic Dr.
    I have you in my prayers i know that it can be taken care of but it is a very long process. Good luck hon.
    4370 days ago
    Hello Dama,
    I am wondering if you can use outdated vitamins, like by a couple of months. If so maybe the drug stores and grocery stores will give you thiers. I belief there still good if they can be used let me know and i will check here and see what my drugstore and grocery does with thiers. If this will work let me know and we can get some sent to you. I can buy some but this is a better source if they can be used. Please let me know.
    Is it possible to sent them to you while your in Mexico?
    4418 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/14/2009 8:38:36 AM
    Saw your post---we miss you---but know how busy being a teacher can be.
    4450 days ago
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    Hi, I too have been AOL for a while and 6 pounds heavier. Now that we are back let's get those pounds to be in for the fight of their lives. And we both know they will loose because we are Spark People and have the knowledge and support we need to defeat them. Welcome back.

    Carol (rufree4t)
    4549 days ago
    Come back on the thread and talk to us. We are there for you if you need help. We have some new challenges that might interest you and just talking with all of us might help you along.

    Party tonight in the social lounge. We are celebrating three January birthdays.

    Keep smiling Dolly!

    4549 days ago
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