8,500-9,999 SparkPoints 9,885

My belated "after" picture - I'm well on my way!

My "before" pic. Somehow I could not evade the camera that day - but not for lack of trying! :D

My boss X Cat - he is a slave driver. He says: "Get off Sparkpeople and start writing!!"


Stability Ball

High Five

Welcome Banner
Challenged by A...

Shared Food & Fitness Trackers
Interact with OREGONFAERIE
Add as SparkFriend Leave Comment Recent Message
Board Posts

Shown if member clicks "Read More"
My Goals:

My Program:

Personal Information:

Other Information:

Personal Signature: (Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
My Ticker:
 current weight: 184.0 
Login to Leave Comment
  • v CODYG123
    Thank you for commenting on my blog. And welcome back! Hope you rock your day. emoticon
    2138 days ago
    Howdy! I'm in beautiful and chilly Portland also. Sea Dame emoticon
    2695 days ago
    I love your motivation idea for your 50th birthday. I have doing the same thing for my upcoming birthday at the end of Jan. I am turning 40 and recently lost enough weight to hit my original goal of 50 pounds. I am now the same weight I was at 25 and it feels amazing.

    Good luck on your six month journey. I know you will do it.

    2697 days ago
  • v HOPE2BE
    Welcome to Challenged by Arthritis. We're glad to have you on the team. Feel free to post in the forums and chat room. We have lots of hints and tips. Hope emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2699 days ago
    emoticon Greetings and emoticon

    I'm glad you're getting active with SparkPeople - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support.

    In my experience, SparkPeople is like a emoticon in some ways - it's lots of fun and easy to make friends because we're all in this together. I like the way a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is emphasized instead of a 'quick fix wonder diet' - it's about waaaaaay more than 'just' losing weight so you have definitely come to the right place!


    If you ever need any help using features of the site, there are tutorial videos under the HELP section that can show you how to use the features of the site. You can also find them on the START page and several other places on the site.


    If you haven't discovered The Spark book and/or the SparkDiet linked at the bottom of the START page, check them out - the program is simple but extremely effective. There is a TON of information on this site - so much it might even seem overwhelming but fortunately we don't have to 'digest' everything at once! The FastBreak program is a good way to start.


    Another nice thing about SparkPeople is that we have permission to be human - we don't have to change everything at once or be in a hurry to reach our goals. Take a few baby steps and then a few more and before you know it, you'll have completed a long journey - I hope you enjoy this community as much as I do - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!


    2733 days ago
Member Comments (7):  12Next >