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I am going through some very difficult times in my life. I lost my father to Cancer in February He was my hero and I miss him very much. I got into some very bad eating habits because I'm a stress eater I will be getting married soon to the most wonderful man. He is totally supportive of all of my goals. He stands by me and is my biggest fan. It makes doing this so much easier. I want to get back to a healthy weight and feel good about myself again.

Member Since: 8/29/2011

Fitness Minutes: 5,378

My Goals:
My Goals:
Highest Weight: 260.8
Spark Re-Start 7-26-19

:Reach 125 Goal weight!
: Excercise more often
: Walk/run 5k

:Be able to lose enough weight before my wedding (December 2013)

:To look good in my clothes
Size 20 -Now
Size 18 -
Size 16 -
Size 14 -
Size 12 -
Size 10
Size 08
(goal size 06)

: To help others reach their health and fitness goals

My Program:
My Program:
Pray for Strength

Pay attention to portions
Eat quality foods
Eat more fresh vegetables and fruit'
and leans meats and proteins.
Cut way back on sugar and carbs!!!!
Cut back on the junk (hide the potato chips!!!)

Try to establish a workout routine I can stick with
Walk at least 1 mile a day to start

Plan my workouts and meals and keep track on tracker

Get involved in groups on Spark

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Personal Information:
SparkPeople has been a Godsend to me. I have friends that help me to reach my goals one day at a time. Appreciating every new day, and enjoying what I've been given. Taking time for me .... smile

September 27, 2013

My beloved companion Sammy has disappeared, and I am filled with so much sadness, I am having a hard time coping with this right now. I ask for prayers so h will find his way home safely.

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I am blessed to have the strength and wisdom of God in my life.

I love my fiance Matt, he is an inspiration to me. His encouragement and support is endless

I love to meet new people and share personal experiences

I love to read
I love to cook
I love to listen to music
I love to learn
I love old sappy romance movies
I love to encourage others
I love to help people whenever they need me
I love to laugh
I love my dog Sammy

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    Just thought I would stop by and see your page. Glad you have joined us in the 55+ Ladies group and hope to see you there often. I live next door to you in Indiana so we can commiserate on the weather as we trudge through the winter!


    2975 days ago
    emoticon Welcome to Spark!
    I've been here since Nov. 9, 2009 and have really learned a lot about myself, food, and exercising. I truly feel joining Spark was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I've managed to lose over 100 pounds in that time, but I need to be honest and admit that I’ve regained 20 of those pounds the past few months. I was not consistent in tracking my food and exercising daily and it really made a difference! I’m back on track now and hope to reach the 100 pounds gone mark again by my second year Spark anniversary in November.
    One of the best tools is the nutrition tracker. You will be shocked when you enter a typical day's food! Try to track everything you eat and stay within your limits. Don’t panic if you slip - we all do! Just put it behind you, you can’t change it, and move on. One of the main concepts at Spark is to take two steps forward for each step back!
    The fitness tracker is also a great tool. You can track your steps, mileage, cardio exercise, and strength exercises. It will tell you how many calories you have burned.
    Take time to make lots of Friends and tell them when you reach a goal or are having a hard time. They are here with praise and support all the time! Don't be afraid to ask any question, no matter how silly you think it is.
    Take time to explore Spark. Read and respond to message boards, blogs, and other members' pages. Join challenges on teams. The help, support, inspiration, motivation, encouragement, and friendship you will receive is awesome!
    The site can be confusing at times but just keep looking around. There is really a lot of valuable information here!
    emoticon Feel free to contact me if I can help you in any way. Drop by my page to say hi.
    Stay focused, determined, and positive - you will be successful!

    3055 days ago
    I'm very excited to be here so far it has been very helpful. I'm learning that I'm not alone and there is support out there if I get overwhelmed. My big day is December 10, 2011. I hope that I can get to my goal or beyond.


    "Life is not about the number of breaths that you take .... it's about the moments that take your breath away."
    3065 days ago
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