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The three Lights of my life. My Babies. Momma, Big Boy, and Girly Girl

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My name is Jym. This is my welcome. Jambo is the swahili word for welcome. My-Jambo My welcome to my page. Stop in and leave me a message. I am returning to SP after quite a long "off the wagon" relapse. I am going to need a lot of help getting back to a routine that is healthy and good for me. SP is awesome. If you use it, it can be a phenomenal advantage in the fight to get fit, loose weight, get positive and curb those detrimental tendancies that bring you down.

I have been sharing with so many people at work the experiences that I have had with SP it is crazy. I am excited. It is amazing with all the despair that I have had to deal with over the past year. My partner passed away to CANCER. I weighed 267.5 pounds. I had a heart attack back in January 2008. I was at 240 pounds. The weight loss was a result of depression and grief. I had another episode of Hospitalization in March with my Gall Bladder and that was when I started SP. I weighed 235 pounds then. I have always had to deal with my wieght as an issue. It won't be an issue anymore. I am going to loose the weight and get healthy. I lost my 7 year old Sheltie in May, he was way to young to go. But through all of this trial and tribulation, I will succeed. Over the past two years I had reached an all time low weight of 211. I have gained 26 pounds back and I am feeling it on my back and neck. I have to get back to basics and loose that weight and work towards reaching my goal weight of 190.

I will continue to be a Sparkie and look to the greater populace to inspire me to greatness. You all rock out there. You can do it, as I have been able to do it. You just need to keep the focus on you and the betterment of your own physical being and mental health.

Visit my page and see what you all have done for me.

Have a Great Day! JAMBO

Member Since: 1/30/2008

Fitness Minutes: 6,904

My Goals:

Quit smoking and not replace it with binge eating.

I have quit smoking, but the first two weeks I did gain a pound or two.


Increase my intake of green vegetables and eliminate fats.

Loose the weight that is causing health issues.

Increase my good Cholesterol. My last screening put my total cholesteral at 103.
LDL 72
HDL 31
Triglycerides 113

Start walking with my dogs on a daily basis.

My Program:
I am currently keeping a Daily Journal that I carry with me everywhere to record eating patterns and what I am consuming. It allows me to alway be conscious of what I am eating, and questioning if what I am eating is good for me.

I am drinking a lot more water daily. The only downside to that are the numerous trips to the bathroom.

Personal Information:
I'm from the Great White North, but had to move south. Can't stand the cold anymore. Tampa Bay area, watch out.

Other Information:
I Love to cook for other people. I am now thinking of how I can cook healthier foods for my friends and co-workers on POT-LUCK Day. I am in the Iron Chef Competition at work. I Won the January, and the April Competitions. I wasn't eligible again for another two months. I am looking forward to July. I wonder what the ingredient will be then. Something all American, perhaps Apples.

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    welcome & hello Jym
    It's good to see and meet you here on Spark teams.....( Love To Cook) Good luck on your goal(s) and I'm here if you need help on this site. Take care and talk to you soon. Stay focused and have a positive attitude will help. I'm here to keep you encouraged and to be supportive.

    1) come in and read the posts
    2) read and join any teams that you think you like
    3) get it know the people
    4) read some articles
    5) most of all :: have fun and enjoy yourself
    You are doing great, making progress every time you come in.

    If there is anything that I can do to help, give me a holler. If I do not know the answer, I will find it. Our leaders are really great and help when you need it too. So don't hesitate to ask. That is why we are here... Always, ERNA
    4510 days ago
    Good to see you are still in the NOPE Jym, great new avatar pic too! =)
    4628 days ago
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    4652 days ago
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    Hi Honey - I MISS YOU!! I hope you are okay.
    4706 days ago
    Stopping by to see how you are doing. Haven't seen you post in a while. Hope things are on track and life is treating you well.
    4721 days ago
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