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I took time today to view my Sparkpage. I realized that I haven't updated this portion of the page in almost two years. Too much has happened to recount so I am looking forward to what I can achieve in the future.

Losing weight is no longer something I might just like to do, it is a have to do. My health and being here for my family depended upon it. In June the Dr. told me that I was a full blown diabetic. My legs were suffering because of this and the lack of care I have been giving myself. I found it rather interesting that instead of being emotional and being upset over this news it was just what I needed to get back with the program to get healthy again. Now it is not a choice but a must and this seems to have changed my ability to stay focuses.

The journey will not be an easy one because I have walked this path before. I always have stumbled in the past. I have left markers at those points and I do remember what side tracked me. I will pay close attention to those markers as I pass them this time. I will remember what caused the stumble and make plans to avoid the stumble the next time. When I fall I will get back up this time. I have to - I want to live.

In a year I will celebrate a healthier me. I will have overcome the health issues that are pulling me down now. I will!

I will be celebrating my 2 year anniversary on January 12th. In those two years I have lost 34 lbs. While I would have liked to have seen a much larger loss, I also know that the loss in itself is a victory for me. Without Sparks I would have gone the other direction. It is through the friends that I have met here that I know I will continue to experience weight loss and success in taking control of many areas of my life.

This is a new year and I am setting new goals. The most important one is to make healthier choices all the way around. Not only in my food consumption but in exercise and life choices.

I want to encourage everyone to join me this year is dedicating themselves to living a healthier life. Making the choices that will allow us to live longer and enjoy life on a higher plane. Start with the smaller choices and work your way up to the bigger choices.


It is a new year and I once again am starting over. But this time I have a new sense of direction. While I do need to lose a lot of weight, what I really need to do is get healthy. So that is my focus. The lost weight will be a big side benefit. A new year, a new focus, and new successes. Hope everyone joins me as we work together to get healthy.
I have done this before. But I can't seem to find the right combination this time and need help. I am stepping out in faith believing that I can do this one step at a time. I am a stay at home grandma that has her grandbaby with her 24/7. It has been hard going back in time to raise her. She is a good little girl but she has changed my life in ways I wasn't prepared for. A New begining for a New Year.

Member Since: 1/12/2008

Fitness Minutes: 8,912

My Goals:
My first goal is to reach the 300 lbs. mark. I am not setting a date because I always get tripped up.

Then my next goal will be 10% of that 300 lbs. I will continue to do the 10% until I have reached a reasonable goal weight which has not yet been determined.

300 lbs. - 9/12/11
270 lbs. 2/24/12
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My Program:
For now I am trying to follow the plan set forth by this site. I have made some changes but for the most part I stick fairly close.

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I am a 55 year old mother of three grown children. I have four grandchildren. I live in a rural part of Idaho and enjoy the wide open spaces. Most of my time is spent caring for the people that God places in my life on a daily basis. I am a crafty person and enjoy just about any thing I can do with my hands.

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    It's me, Sue from UK emoticon
    2188 days ago
    Friday Weekend Warm-up: If you think, “ It’s not fair I can’t be spontaneous with my eating on weekends,” remind yourself, “ I can still be spontaneous in many other non-food ways. Besides, all the benefits of weight loss feel so much BETTER, and for so much LONGER, than any one spontaneous decision to eat.” “Like” our status today if you’re making the commitment to stay on track this weekend!
    2189 days ago
    TY for comming by and commenting on my page :}
    I look forward to haveing you as a friend along the way......
    2193 days ago
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    Thank you for the welcome to the team Every Day is a New Day - Make it a Positive One team. i have enjoyed meeting my team mates as well. I have not been here long and was looking for active teammates so we can help us down thre spark trail. we don't have to go fast just as long as we are Sparking is all that matters baby steps and one foot in front of the other.
    Hope you had a great week end and enjoyed some sun shine. I noticed you live in Idaho they said on the new it was mostly sunny in Idaho
    emoticon have a great week looking forward to seeing you on the Message boards

    2194 days ago
    Thank you for stopping by my page and welcoming me to the group!
    It looks like a very awesome group. I know it will be perfect for me.
    2194 days ago
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