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Just like many other people, I've lost weight and regained it. More recently, I've tried out Intermittent Fasting and I feel that I can do this.
I'm a wife and mother, and tend to put others before me but not this time. I've learned to value myself and to understand that I will not benefit my family by not taking care of myself. So, here I am!

Member Since: 3/27/2006

Fitness Minutes: 140

My Goals:
I am starting at 269.3 lbs (34.4 BMI) on 22 Sep 2016.
Short term weight goal: 239 lbs by 22 Dec 2016.
Long term weight goal: 199 lbs by birthday 20 Apr 2017.
Short term exercise goal presently: Treadmill 30 mins for minimum of 3 days/week
Long term exercise goal start by 22 Oct 2016: Treadmill 30 mins for minimum of 5 days/week and hiking with family at least 1X/month

My Program:
I will continue to do Intermittent Fasting with a 4-6 hour eating window ending before 6 pm and eat LCHF and optimize the health benefits of vegetables.
Short term nutrition goal: Prepare my own meals from scratch
Long term nutrition goal: Batch cooking by 22 Oct 2016

I'm ready to move forward! 60 will be my best year!

Personal Information:
Originally, I'm from Brooklyn, NY. Currently, I live in Virginia Beach, VA. Just moved to Hampton Roads the summer of 2013. Not liking it much here, but will make the best of it.
I'm a wife of 37 years and a mother to 7 children. I still have 2 teens at home, a 15 yo son and a 14 yo daughter. I have 6 beautiful grandchildren. Three granddaughters and three grandsons. They're growing so quickly. I want to be healthier so I can take them on walks, be able to carry them without getting tired. My grandchildren and my children deserve an active mom ;)

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I have a small online business and am trying to continue to grow it. Better health = more energy for my business, too. Stop by for a visit: . If you want a customized shirt, contact me. I'd be happy to make it for you, at no additional cost. In fact, if you mention that we're friends on SparkPeople, I'll give you my friends & family discount.

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    Hi Brenda, I saw your post on LDS Ladies, and hope that you find lots of support there and on SP! It has changed my life for the good. Congrats on 34 years of marriage, woot woot! We're almost to 31. Hope to get to know you better! emoticon emoticon
    1572 days ago
    Hi, BeeSparkle!

    Thanks for helping me out with my page. I've made the changes you suggested to receive a goodie. Don't know what that is yet, but I'm sure I'll find out.

    In my picture is my husband of 34 years. We celebrated our anniversary on November 2nd.

    Of my 7 kids, only 2 are minors. The rest are adults and on their own.

    1578 days ago
    Tried to give you a goodie.

    check mark in your edit and save it.

    Email me when I receive a comment (on my page, a photo, or blog), SparkGoodie or Trophy
    1578 days ago
    Hi Brenda,
    Glad you got it working.

    Who is the nice looking man in your top picture.

    So glad you have joined us.

    if I can help in any way.

    You know where I am.

    I am new here like my third week I think.

    Wow alot of children.

    That will keep you busy.

    Your a very pretty lady.

    Have a good Sunday.

    1578 days ago
    Hello and welcome to SP, I was reading thru some post in emotional eatting and seen yours. I wanted to drop in and say congrat's on your new beginning and I'm sure you will be successful, just remember that we all fall and we have to continue getting back up.
    3990 days ago
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