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Me and my nephew in Aug 2005. I was around 360lbs. My nephew is now 4 inches taller than me!

Me in Aug 2005.


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Hi. I am a 43 and live in North Texas. I started my journy to freedom on December 1, 2007.

Some of the things that help me on my journey:

1. A loving and supportive family. I couldn't do it without them.

2. SparkPeople - what a great community.

3. www.susanpowteronline.com - Eat, Breathe, Move, Think - and modify for your fitness level all the way!

4. Dr. Mehmet Oz - Reading his books are real eye openers. Visit www.realage.com and find out what your real age is versus your chronological age.

5. Jorge Cruz's 8 minute workout. Very easy to do excerises in small bite size pieces that helped me get started with my excercise plan. No equipment needed.

6. Clean Eating Cookbook by Tosca Reno. Lots of healthy receipes.

7. When I just want to smile:

Some of the things that motivate me on my journey:

1. Wanting to feel good and look good.

2. Wanting to be around long enough and be healthy enough to help take care of parents if they need it (they don't yet).

3. Wanting clothes that stay on my hangers and not fall off because they are so big.

4. Wanting to walk into a regular clothing store and buy something off the rack.

5. Wanting to be able to walk into a restaurant and not worry if the chairs are too small or the booths are too tight.

6. Wanting to be out in public and not feel like people are staring at me and making judgements.

7. Wanting to be able to get on a plane and fly home to California and see my brother for the first time in 10 years.

8. Wanting to be able to get back on a horse.

9. No wanting to hide when I run into someone I haven't seen in a while because I am so embarassed by the way I look.

10. Wanting to have control of the food in my life and not having the food control me.

Member Since: 1/6/2008

Fitness Minutes: 2,821

My Goals:
My goal is to lose 158lbs and weigh 180lbs by my 45th birthday on May 10, 2009.

(I'ld really like to be closer to 140, but I am trying to be responsible. I didn't gain this weight over night, I cannot expect to lose it overnight.)

My Program:
1. Eating healthy foods like whole grains, nuts, fresh fruits and veggies.

2. Eliminate as much pre-prepared, pre-packaged, ready made anything as possible.

3. Eat a good breakfast and then eat every few hours during the day to keep hunger at bay.

4. Excercise every day. Something! Move every day. Work towards longer, more intense excersice.

Personal Information:
I am originally from Southern California, but I have lived in North Texas since Oct 2006. I really miss home.

Other Information:
Some favorite things:

Baseball (Go Angels!)
True Crime Shows
My Pets (Lillie, Sarah, JC, and Gilley)
John Grisham Books

Things I dislike aren't really worth the time and effort to think about and list.

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    Just checking in! You ARE doing fabulous!! How about a current picture?
    3391 days ago
  • v THIN4HIM5
    Never Never Never Give UP!! You have done FANTASTIC here with Spark! Congratulations on your success so far.

    Have a blessed day,
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    3479 days ago
  • v CINCIN65
    congrats on your weight loss! You have done a fabulous job. I would love to see a new picture of you.
    3525 days ago
    You have got to get a new pic up. You are doing a great job. I'm so happy for you!!!! I completely stalled out the whole month of July and kept losing the same 3 lbs over and over but I'm back in the game now. You are an inspiration. Keep up the good work and write back when you can.
    3548 days ago
    Girl - it is time for new pictures. You are doing a emoticon job. I don't know how you do it. Could it be that you never have time to rest. NO - just good old HARD work. You go girl.

    3557 days ago
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