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In my second (2011) attempt I have decided to focus more on being healthy by exercising and eating healthy. As you can see from my site I have been an on again off again dieter. I hope to stick to this longer this time.
1st attempt 2008 :I've been working on changing (eliminating) a lot of bad habits and have finally started losing weight in a healthy maintainable way. I recently discovered sparkpeople and decide to join so I can hopefully keep on track for the long haul. I started at 251 lbs Jan 16, 08 and I've lost 17 lbs on my own but it's been lonely and I've done too many diet attempts in the past by my self, not to know that it is too easy to quit when you hit a rough spot, if your not getting outside encouragement from others who are going down the same road. I'm currently at 234.2 lbs (232.4 this morning)and hope to reach 135 by my 45th birthday in Feb next year. On second thought, 145 by 45 does sound better doesn't it. And if I exceed my goal? Oh Well! You won't hear me complaining.

Member Since: 3/7/2008

Fitness Minutes: 12,913

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2nd attempt: Try to get as healthy and active as I can with out concerning my self about the weight. Hopefully the weight will come off as I improve my health

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May 29th I am currently working out 2-3 hours a day 6 days a week. Mainly to prove I can and to see what happens
April 30th: I joined WW's for about 6 months and that helped for awhile until I plateaued and gave up. I went from 249 down to 201 lbs and have regained 29 lbs. So now I have a YMCA membership and am trying to exercise at least 1.5 hours 5 times a week while watching my food intake.

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I live in Idaho, have 2 adult children and a wonderful husband of 28 years.

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Inspiring people are food for our spirits. They come in all kinds of disguises and descriptions. If you open your heart to being inspired, they will appear.

Food is fuel, not 'comfort' for when I'm stressed, not 'entertainment' for when I'm bored, and not 'distraction' for when I need a break.

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    Hello there, Idahoseashell! I didn't see where in Idaho you are?!
    I am Edie Bush, in Arbon Valley, (near Pocatello.)
    2514 days ago
    Thanks for the sweet comment on my Big Picture blog!( and it really WAS a WONDERFUL comment!) I am SO glad you liked it!

    2546 days ago
  • v TIGGER2094
    Thank you so much for the encouragement! We are trying to work things out...

    Meanwhile, good luck on the restart! I am also re-starting the diet thing for the upteenth time now lol hopefully this time it'll stick!
    2547 days ago
    Just checking in on you and maken sure everything is okay.
    3630 days ago
  • v MOMMA_BEAR_69
    I was reading some older emails and saw that you had joined our Cholesterol Support Group so I thought I would stop by, say hi, and welcome you to the team...better late than not at all. You will receive lots of support and encouragement from everyone. Remember to just take one day at a time on this journey of a lifetime. This journey consists of many small steps, a few speed bumps and pot holes, and a lot of fun. I will be here for you and try to help you on this journey to your goals.
    You have come to the right place. Take advantage of what Spark has to offer. I want to see you accomplish your goal(s). Stay focused and keep a positive attitude as this will be a great help to you in your daily life!!! Smile although sometimes that is the hardest, but it really helps!!! And, if nothing else, it makes people wonder what you're up to.
    CONGRATULATIONS on your 7 pound weight loss and your loss previous to joining SP. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!! WAY TO GO!
    It's good to meet and have you with us.
    Remember to judge your success not by your financial gain or the numbers on your scales, but by the degree to which you are enjoying health, peace, love, and life!
    God's blessings to you as you travel your journey to a healthier you.

    "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift."

    "If you planted hope in a heart today in any hopeless heart,
    If someone's burden was lighter because you did your part,
    If you caused a laugh that chased a tear away,
    If tonight your name is mentioned when someone kneels to pray,
    Then your day was well spent."

    3648 days ago
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