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Visit from my Mom from AZ. first time she had seen me since I started my weight loss journey!

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Me with my Mom and Step Father . . . Good Bye,until we visit again !

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I finally decided it is time to be healthy for me!

UPDATE 2019!
highlights of the year so far:
concussion and recovery....... done :)
post concussion syndrome.... currently in healing process
Pool therapy...... rocking it
cervical nerve ablation left side.... fully healed and pain free
1 week ago today cervical nerve ablation right side..... no head ache and in 4- 6 weeks full recovery with no pain in head or neck!
I have moved into a 2 bedroom apartment and have a fitness/ art room now!!!
this year I am now looking at a new me as I wave goodbye to 200 and say hello to onederland!
this month marks 6 years with Sparkpeople and I am 3 pounds away from my weight loss goal!!!

update: 2018
This month marks 5 years with Sparkpeople!
5 years later, I still continue on my journey for a healthy lifestyle for ME. I am becoming healthier for ME not because society, health professionals and scales tell me I need to.

This lifestyle change to become a happier, healthier, slimmer ME, has been an adventure. The adventure has become a journey. My weight loss Journey has had ups, downs, twists, turns, and outright roadblocks. One thing I have learned is never give up!

I continue to live a healthy lifestyle! A modified exercise program
of core strengthening and walking along with healthy food choices has helped manage my chronic pain and Fibromyalgia.

This past week I graduated from a lengthy 4 month therapy program that helped me learn exercises and techniques to manage/ maintain my Balance and mobility.
Research and education has taught me new ideas and recipes to keep free from food allergies.

My sparkpeople journey has been a wonderful adventure full of education, inspiration, motivation and some great people along the way.

I am 70 pounds lighter and Thanks to sparkspeople have maintained my weight for the past 5 years.
This year, 2018, I see the finish line of my ultimate weight loss goal. step by step the end is near, first comes 1derland than the finish line a total loss of 100 pounds!!

Member Since: 3/22/2013

Fitness Minutes: 155,944

My Goals:
I have daily goals in my weight - loss journey.
1. Eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day!
2. Drink 8 or more glasses of water a day.
3. Move my body every day!
4. Finding, and celebrating a victory everyday!

My Program:
Even if I have a day when I have an off day with my plan, I track my food intake every day.
Right now, I am trying to be a mindful eater.

Personal Information:
I've been fighting medical challenges for as long as I can remember.
now, I'm exploring and trying different ways to get fit and be healthy.

Other Information:
I love to laugh!!!!

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