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Hello all Sparks! I'm so happy to have found you. I am a mother of 3 adult boys and one adopted handicapped 17 yr. old girl.
I am 55 yrs. old and about 200 lbs. over weight.... for now!
I have had my first weigh in and lost 17lbs. and believe me I can feel the difference already. It's a great start to a long road, but with the help of SP site and all you Sparky people I believe I can make it.
April 1st 2012 I quit smoking... and 4 weeks later decided I best get back on the changing of eating habits again also. I started WW at that time. I'm about 10 weeks into it and have lost 37.6 lbs.
Stopping smoking has made a BIG difference in how I feel. I actually can breathe well enough that I 'can' get out of my chair without over exerting myself, lol. I have tried so many new foods, some that sounded and looked really discouraging and found them surprisingly good. I get excited going to the grocery store now.... how sad is that! I have found so many new foods to help with my weight loss I'm just amazed. I still really enjoy eating even though it's not what I'm used to, and that makes me happy.
My hubby and daughter are both very thin. Hubby has gotten better about being supportive and trying to give me a bit more attention to encourage me.
I think I'll have to remember each day how much easier it is to get out of my chair, run a vacuum, and walk up and down the stairs and those things should help me stay encouraged. I also look forward to the help of this awesome group and getting into the recipes to see what new things I can find. Please feel free to hollar at me. I sure hope to be around for a long time - and getting thinner all the time. Good luck to each of you, and 'see ya on the boards'.

Member Since: 10/6/2009

Fitness Minutes: 121

My Goals:
To be healthier, get my cholesterol under control, and be comfortable with myself again.

My Program:
I am following the nutrition tracker and doing my best to stay under the calorie count. The best way for me to do that seems to be fill up on water, water, and more water.....

Personal Information:
I have been a foster parent for 12 yrs. and retired from it in April 08.
I have been gaining weight for the last 20 yrs and it's time to take it off.
I look forward to getting to know each of you, and seeing you reach your goals.

I love to be on line........ I play alot with graphics to make signature tags and such.

Other Information:
I love sitting on my Deck looking at the lake and watching friends come in and out of our community.
Home Burlington, Iowa
age 52
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New Motto:
I'd rather waste it than waist it!

SW 355.0 10/08/09 - started Spark people
11/16/09 321.5 Down 33.5 lbs
11/23/09 315.8 Down 39.2 lbs
11/30/09 315.2 Down 39.8
12/7/09 312.8 Down 42.2 lbs
12/14/09 308.8 Down 46.2
12/21/09 306.4 Down 48.6 lbs
12/28/09 304.4 Down 2 lbs. Lost 50.6 lbs
1/4/10 302.0 Down 53. lbs
1/11/10 300.9 Down 54.1 lbs
1/18/10 300.3 Down 54.7 lbs
1/25/10 297.0 Down 58.0 lbs
went off wagon ---
2/8/10 305.8 UP 8.8 lbs!
3/15/10 304.4
3/22/10 293.9

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