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Well, here we are. Again. I love the SP programs and know that they work. I just need to do MY part to MAKE them work.

Not much has changed since I re-joined about a year ago. I HAVE lost 22 pounds, but have noticed that I'm slowly sneaking back to some old habits. I have yo-yo dieted for so many years, my body is in limbo and doesn't know WHAT to think. Instead of diving head-on into some "plan", I'm going to, once again, track my foods and activity here on SparkPeople for the rest of the year and January and be accountable. To myself.

I have three great kids. One married, one headed to grad school next fall and one hopefully headed to college next fall. I want to be around to thoroughly enjoy them more )and maybe some grandkids in the future!). I also don't want to be a burden to them; being too large to do things for myself, or too disabled to get around on my own. I was also diagnosed with arthritis in my lower back, pelvis, right hip and right knee; mild situational depression; as well as vascular insufficiency in my lower legs - this is actually improving with moving around more and drinking GALLONS of water. I'm too young for support hose!! Not really, but I need to make the changes that will make these diagnoses less severe.

The fridge gets cleaned out on Sunday and I start by replacing some old favorites with some new, healthier things that I hope will become favorites. I plan to plan ahead and stick to the plan. I want to cook on the weekends and have lots of homemade meals instead of fast foods.

My 17 year old daughter has some chronic health issues that may benefit from a healthier eating style. She's on board with me and excited to try some new foods and recipes. She will be home-schooled this last semester of high school due to her illnesses.

I'm also headed back to college. I'm working toward my Master's in Christian Counseling. I'm very excited - and a bit nervous - about this new endeavor, but i know that it is His plan for my future.

Member Since: 1/11/2011

Fitness Minutes: 37,152

My Goals:
Immediate goals: Better health, mobility and vitality.

Short term: 50 pounds lost

Long term: Lose ALL the excess weight and ward off any future disease.

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Divorced mom of 3 great kiddos. Also mom to 3 fur-babies; 2 canine, 1 feline. I play the piano for all the choirs at our high school. I am also the Worship Coordinator at my church; playing keyboard and singing on the Worship Team. I'm heading back to college to get my degree in Christian counseling.

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    Looking for a Fun Challenge this Summer? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle. If yes, then consider joining the BL Challenge that starts early June. Each week 11 teams of 24 Active, do fun nutritional and fitness challenges. The challenges promote a healthy lifestyle and If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For Spring we had Gardening Time, Help Fill Peter Rabbit’s Basket and Bingo. If you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Summer challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon, or copy and paste the link below, or let me know and I can send you an invite. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Chit Chat.

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    I hope life is treating you well and you are making progress on your journey!

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    Thanks for the "thanks" and "thanks again" comments. Feedback is a good thing! If you need to bounce a thought off someone, I'll be a spark away!

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    emoticon Are you still Sparking???????
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