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Christmas 2014 (ugly sweater day) ...I've put all the weight back on. Time to start over!

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I've been on and off of Spark since 2008. At first, I did really well and stuck to tracking my food and exercise. The past six years though have been a different story as you can see by my picture timeline!

Now it is November, 2016 and I am starting over yet again! When I looked at the pictures from my son's wedding in October, I had a big wake up call. I need to do this for me and get serious.

Below are some of my favorite quotes...

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
~Carl Jung

I used to say, I sure hope things will change. Then I learned that the only way things are going to change for me is when I change.
~Jim Rohn

We don't accomplish anything in this world alone... and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something.
~Sandra Day O'Connor

Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.
~Groucho Marx

The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you're willing to work.
~Oprah Winfrey

Member Since: 4/20/2008

Fitness Minutes: 45,275

My Goals:
My goals are to be healthy, reach 50 (it's coming up fast!), be around till 80. I am trying to exercise daily, even if it's only walking a few miles.

My Program:
Eat right, log everything that goes in my mouth, and get my body moving.

Personal Information:
I lived in Southern New Jersey and was always a total beach bum until March, 2013 when I moved to VT. We traded in the beach for mountains and snow! We spent 2.5 years in VT and tried out SC for a brief 6 months. That made me realize I'm not a Southerner! Now we are settled back in New England and living in CT.

Other Information:
I am an avid reader and am always looking for a new book.

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    Hi and welcome to the "I Hate Exercise" team. They are fantastic group to belong to. Everyone on the team is so kind, caring, supportive, and motivating. Everything we need when trying to drop the pounds. They will have you feeling like family from day one!

    We have a daily check in thread where you can stop in and see what's going on with everyone or hopefully what's going "off" everyone (weight, inches, fat, etc...). We have several other threads too including my personal favorite, the venting thread. For those days that you just feel like choking someone!! So jump right in and join us. I look forward to getting to know you better!!

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    4534 days ago
    I know what you mean about after getting married and for some reason we add on the pounds. I have a great husband now that is supporting me but points out that he doesn't want me to do it for him, I am doing it for myself. Girl you can do this and we are hear for you!!!!

    4538 days ago
    You can do it! Welcome to Sparkpeople! There's definitely LOTS of info here, that's for sure.
    4539 days ago
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