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September 2013 - 256 lbs.

The Wonderful Man who loves, supports and encourages me. I love you Hubby :)

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My husband discovered Spark and encouraged me to sign up, which I did in July 2012. I used SP off and on, lost about 20 lbs., but petered out (and of course gained the weight back plus some). By the end of 2013, I reached my highest ever weight: 256 lbs.

More about me for those who may be interested:

I struggled with an eating disorder for nearly 16 years; though I was helped to recover, I never really adopted healthy eating habits and continued to use food for the wrong reasons. Initially (at 27) I weighed 135 lbs, but my weight steadily climbed 120 lbs. (I am 5'7") I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1999 at the age of 25, and have found living a healthy lifestyle a real challenge. The ups & downs have made it nearly impossible to maintain a healthy routine, and honestly, I wanted to give up.

My goal weight is 156 lbs, which I'd like to reach by September 2016, in time for our 15th wedding anniversary. My husband and I plan to travel to Japan, but first I'd like to get fit & healthy. I turned 40 in 2014, and am experiencing arthritis, chronic back pain, and other health problems exacerbated by the extra weight I'm carrying. I want to see, possibly for the first time in my life, what being healthy feels like.

Member Since: 7/20/2012

Fitness Minutes: 3,971

My Goals:
To show respect for the gift of life.


To donate all my 'fat clothes' to a local charity.

To easily paint my own toenails!

My Program:
To begin:

SPARK each day.

Walk for 20-30 minutes each day.

Save my treats for 'Faturdays' (once each week).

Personal Information:
Married to a Caring, Patient and Supportive Husband, and don't know what I'd do without him ♡

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"It takes 3500 calories to gain 1 pound. Surely there's not 3500 calories in this box of cookies?"

Here's to leaving all my sad excuses behind me!

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    I wanted to thank you for giving me the thank you card. I want to also welcome you to the Calling All Canadians team and encourage you to visit the message boards and join in the forum discussions and get to know the other team members. I hope you will find the support that you need here in order to achieve your personal goals. Keep in touch often.
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    Thank you for the goodie! Made my day!
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    Stopping by to say hi! Hope you are doing good!! :)
    1621 days ago
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    I just wanted to say hi and tell you that even though I've been away from SP for the past several months (bogged down with work and stress) I am looking forward to ending the mighty-year-of-challenges that has plagued me this past year and start fresh soon... I may be still a bit scarce around here for the next little while but I did want to let you know that I've been thinking of you and hope you are doing well in life, in happiness, and in your journey.
    1941 days ago
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    Thanks for the goodie!!!! Hope you are having a great weekend!
    2084 days ago
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