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Our church wedding..weighed in 1 day later at 133. No where near now. This is my dream and than some.

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Hello my name is Ginette. I am 39 and Diabetic. I was in a head on collision, July 1, 2009, and am out of work in recovery, and not able to return. I am no longer able to do the job I did for 15+ years. Since the accident I have learned more than ever that I love to cook and love to eat!!! My diabetic doctor last visit was unhappy with my weight and pretty much told me to do something about it. I am concerned he will send me to a nutritionalist. I am not good with people controlling my food or routines. I know I can do this. I have done it before on weight watchers. I was down to 17 over my goal. I joined because a friend said this was good and interesting. I am hoping to meet others with similar goals, needs and motivation. Maybe even local to my area for exercise groups or something!

Since joining I have meant many motivating people and learned that support here is huge. My friend was underestimating when she talked me into joining. There is a huge amount of people with great knowledge here, so many connections. I was so impressed I was motivated to start a team and bring people over from one I sponsored. Anyone is welcome to join! I love the team. We have motivation talk, each month we have a 30 days to something, we have individual calorie burn challenges, virtual challenges as split groups and individualized, we have a nice support system going. The team has taught me a lot. I never meant a more varied group. We are all into various things. People have even gotten others in the group to try there routines! We now have 3 or 4 couch25k people, physical therapy exercisers, walkers, runners and wii fitters. I am having a great time here. Spark has really kept me going and motivated. Good luck to us all on this long journey! We can do this.

The best motivation always comes from within first. Dig deep and it is always there. Failures will do what is tension relieving while winners do what is goal achieving. COME BE A WINNER WITH ME! Get that body moving. Love spark!

Member Since: 3/31/2010

Fitness Minutes: 10,057

My Goals:
I would like to eventually get down to 110 lbs. This one I have set for Feb 28, 2011. Update, I am probably going to have to move this further out. :(

I would love to see a size 5 on my body again. (what are single digits?)

I would love to weigh 32.5lbs less by August 2, 2011, so I look as wonderful than as I did 3 years ago in that wedding dress.

I would like to see exercise become a more consistent and desired thing in my life again, but safely. (explain later)

I want to learn to be happy with myself, both in and out.

I want to learn to enjoy various things in life.

I would like to back track and see what I did when I was losing here, and what I was doing when I wasn't. I want to get back on track with my weight watchers and stay in my point range there and calorie range here.

I want to try to burn a minimum of 350 calories per day.

My Program:
I am on the weight watchers point program. I measure my food portions, I calculate the points based on fiber, calories and fat. I need to get back into this. Currently I've been trying to stay in calorie range here on Spark.

Diabetically, I calculate my carbs and calories per day.

I am starting to become consistent walking at least 3 times a week.

I want to get back into my Wii Fit exercises again!!

I am going to do my physical therapy exercises here at home.

Personal Information:
My name is Ginette. I live in NJ.

I am on facebook, playing games and talking to old friends.

I am married for a third time, yes third, to a better man than I've picked before. We bought our first home March 27, 2009.

I have a very energetic miniature long haired dachshund named Ozzy Cooper, born August 2, 2009. Lol. We were looking for a dog born around my surgery on my arm to name him after Cooper medical center. Instead we found Ozzy born on our church wedding day, 2 years later. Hence Ozzy from a singer we enjoy, mostly me I think lol, and Cooper from the Hospital as a reminder to me of things I should find important in my life! Or if you want to make it Ozzy Osbourne and Alice Cooper so be it we like that too. We have a Sun Conure named Sunny, and a Cockatiel named Pavlovia, (was Pavlov until she laid eggs, lol)
Before the accident I use to be very passionate about proving that I could do anything I put my mind to, even if I felt discouraged.

Other Information:
My Ozzy keeps me on my toes and knows where his leash is. He can make me walk even when I don't want to.
I love various music, Ozzy, Metallica, Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas, Billy Joel, Elton John, Daughtry, Adam Lambert just to name a minimal few. lol.
Since the accident I don't focus as well reading, but I am showing improvement. I am in a book club! I love Nicholas Sparks, VC Andrews, Stephen King, Harlan Coben. Wide array more.

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  • v SAX_88
    I really hope you are doing well...... cheers!
    2299 days ago
    Hello Ginette, Thanks for stopping by and leaving a message for me. It's been a struggle lately, but doing my best to keep on track. Some days, as you are well aware, are easier than others for us. I left my hoarder husband this summer and am living on my own again. I have some very serious financial problems, but I am determined to work with God to try to follow His plan for me. Right now looks like bankruptcy is my only option. I have requested a payee in order to keep my head above water now and stay on track with ordinary expenses of living. This is working out very good for me. Overall I get extremely lonely but try to keep busy so I don't get too depressed about it.

    Sorry to hear you have more problems now but also feeling good that you are trying to get your groove back. I remember what a cheerleader you for me when I first started. I am hoping in the next 12 weeks to reach my goal set forth from starting this program of 165 pounds and be able to fit nicely into a size 16.

    I'll say a prayer for you when I do my praying shortly. May God richly bless you and provide whatever it takes to get you up and going better. I'm celebrating being 10 years cancer free as well as losing nearly 100 pounds in the last 3-4 years.

    I'll try to stay in touch me any time you feel like talking.

    Big, big hugs headed your way.
    3245 days ago
    Hello, Ginette
    How R U? I'll talk more later
    3248 days ago
    A four-year-old child, whose next door
    neighbor was an elderly gentleman, who had recently lost his
    wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old
    Gentleman's' yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there.
    When his mother asked him what he had
    said to the neighbor, the little boy just said, 'Nothing, I just
    Helped him cry.'
    3514 days ago
    Dearest Ginette,

    I belong to a daily healthy challenge site and if you look at Appetite Avengers today you will see what I did for that challenge today.

    I just want to take a moment right now to say "Thank YOU" for being such a good friend, one who shoves hard when needed, and one who inspires me frequently. You are truly appreciated.

    Keep on keeping on. We love you.

    Juanita emoticon
    3671 days ago
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