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Hi all you fabulous Spark People!

Like many, I spent much of my life not paying particular attention to my weight or fitness. I was lucky enough to be thin and healthy for a long time. Then things started creeping up on me over the years...things being pounds mostly. I found myself in my early 50s with 50+ extra pounds and a way too sedentary lifestyle.

I started my new health routine and SparkPeople life in early April 2008. I'm happy to share that I've lost 60 pounds and am regularly exercising now. Slowly but surely I am getting closer to the fitness level I want, and perhaps more importantly, I am more active and just plain old feel better.

Good luck to all of you in reaching and/or maintaining your goals!

I am now (as of early 2012) honored to be an official SparkPeople employee. I work part-time in support and love helping Spark members with questions or issues. This has given me another view into this great SparkPeople organization; from the top down, they all truly care about helping the members reach our goals. I feel blessed to be even a small part of it.

If I can ever help you along the way, just let me know. Many Sparkers helped me and I am ready to return the favor whenever possible. I try to let people know when they have helped, inspired and motivated me along the way; but, I know that I have not always done that & am trying to be better about doing so. There have been days when the only reason I got up the gumption to workout is because of the teams I lead and belong to and their wonderful members. I hate having to report to my SP friends that I did not complete a challenge or didn't do as much exercise as I should I pull myself off the couch and do it, while at the same time I think how lucky I am to have the friends here that inspire this new healthy behavior. THANK YOU, one and all!!!

Member Since: 4/13/2008

Fitness Minutes: 200,384

My Goals:
My original goal was to lose 50 pounds. Wow, I still find it hard to believe I was that much overweight. But, it is what it is. Losing 50 put me at a good weight for me; but still in the upper half of the range for my height. Once I got there, I took a good hard look and decided to go for a few more. Now, with 61 lbs gone forever, I'm moving to maintenance mode.

Of course I want to look better and to feel better about myself again. But primarily I really am after the improved health benefits.

My Program:
Tracking all my food.

Keeping within SP recommended calories every day.

Doing SP videos and joining every workshop challenge they create.
I've built out my home gym: elliptical, treadmill, exercise bike, Wii Fit and other Wii exercise discs, mini trampoline, dumbbells, foam roller. (Many of these goodies were gifts. Yay!)

Finding small ways to get in just a little more exercise: things like walking in the yard a bit more with the dog, going upstairs a few extra times during the day instead of combining trips, Doing some leg / ankle exercises while watching TV. All little but it adds up.

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  • v ON_A_DIET
    emoticon for stopping by my blog!

    Yes, prepping makes things much easier, even making the veggies more attractive by placing in separate storage bags instead of leaving them the way they were bought.

    Have a super Sunday. I am spending the day making a scrap fabric wreath for a friend, but might be on Sparkpeople every-so-often.

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    3 days ago
  • v ON_A_DIET
    emoticon young Sparkpeople lady!

    How are you? We have not talked in forever!

    How has work been? Do you have a gym there?

    Finally good weather. I didn't think Winter was going to let go! Let's just pray for a lengthy Summer!

    Have a super week!

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    9 days ago
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    Thank you for thinking of me!

    I am happy you are good. You are so lucky working for Sparkpeople. I wish I could even just write articles for Sparkpeople. I have experience in writing and editing while doing so by telecommuting. A couple of times, I have e-mailed Alicia Capetillo with article suggestions, but never received a reply.

    The weather is insane.

    Have a super evening and keep in touch!

    36 days ago
    Today is a Good Day! Make sure you have a exceptional day! You are in control of the Wheel. Spend time with friends and family and fur babies. Pray... For everyone. As time marches on-so doesn't health.. make sure to appreciate, be grateful and take advantage of what you've got while you've got it! Sparkhugs, Jen
    54 days ago
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    emoticon for stopping by my blog!

    I am glad you liked it.

    I catch myself loathing my naked body in the mirror. Then I think, well why don't you do something about it? My body knows I hate what I look like and this self-loathing is going to make it worse. My poor body. I think it's time for a little lov'n, huh? When I was younger, I loved my body...and weighed 94 pounds.

    Anyways, thank you.

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    59 days ago
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