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I am a wife and mother of five children. Two are still at home. I love to exercise, but am struggling to keep my weight down as I age. I am concerned about becoming a diabetic since it runs in my family. I know keeping my weight down will reduce my chances of getting this disease. My relationship with food has been a struggle most of my life.
2017--I think I wrote the above over 5 years ago. I am 55 this year and struggle with weight and low energy. I am not terribly overweight, but I want to be my best self. I was 147lbs in this pic and today I am 153. Two years ago I got to 139 and felt amazing. I miss that feeling and want to go there again. Back in the saddle.

Member Since: 5/28/2008

Fitness Minutes: 15,680

My Goals:
I would like to eat healthier and stop eating my emotions. I would like to have a more normal relationship with food if that is possible for me. I would like to lose about 25 lbs.

My Program:
I am doing my food and nutrition tracker. I also am trying to write in my journal each day. One of my goals is not to eat while watching TV which is something I love to do.

Personal Information:
My name is Rene and I live in Fairfax, VA. I have five children and am the oldest of eight. I love to exercise and have done so religiously for the past 20 + years. People say I look great for having 5 children. I just want to hear I look great minus the 'for having 5 children' part. I think I have tried to protect myself with a layer of fat for most of my life. I feel ready to let that go.

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Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.....Albert Einstein

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    Hello and Welcome to SparkPeople!

    I started Sparking in June of 2007. By using Spark and some self discovery along the way, I'm down 50 pounds, and am holding steady at a healthy weight. Spark is a massive site, you'll be discovering new and exciting things for months to come!
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    Welcome back to Spark!!

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    Congrats on taking the first step into changing your life to a more healthier one by joining the site. Spark is filled with amazing people that will motivate, support and encourage you on your journey. There is so much to learn and discover here, take this one day at a time. A couple of things I would like to suggestion to make you Spark experience a great one.

    1. Make goals for yourself. Each month I make a list of what I want to accomplish that month and break them down to smaller goals to work with week by week. This way the BIG picture doesn't seem so big.

    2. Join Spark teams. There are tons of teams here and you will be able to find ones that fit to what you like or want in a team.

    The key to success here is to be active and you've already started by joining. You will find that everyone is willing to help you out if you need it. Spark friends are here for support, motivation and encouragement. Good luck on your journey to a healthier lifestyle! Again, welcome to the SP family!
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