SHIRLEYX
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John and I in Alaska many years ago


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I joined Spark People in December of 2007 - so I have been here a while.

I struggle with weight issues and have for many years. In September of 2015 I was admitted into a weight loss clinic run by our local hospital. I learned that I am severely insulin resistant and was able to lose 60 lbs over the course of the Optifast program which I attended until March 2016.

Now I need to continue my weight loss through diet and exercise. The Optifast program proved that I can lose weight successfully, so I need to acknowledge that and follow through. Spark people give me the support and tools I need to be successful. Besides which my darling daughter, who is the best diet buddy ever, is also on Sparks so we can keep in touch and spur each other on!


Member Since: 12/11/2007

Fitness Minutes: 37,804

My Goals:
My long-term weight goal is to get to a healthy weight of 140.
My short-term goal is to be under 240 lbs by June 2017
My exercise goal is to exercise every day for a minimum of 30 min.
My stay active goal is to do hard active work (either out or in) for a minimum of 1 hour 5x/week


My Program:
I am keeping a 1200-1600 cal/day range depending on my physical activity.
I am logging my food each day.
I am using WATP for cardio, and using free-weights, bench and ball for strength 3x/wk



Personal Information:
I have been happily married for over 30 years to the one guy in the world who is totally perfect for me. We lost our eldest son on March 13th, 2016 and two remaining awesome adult children.


Other Information:
I love reading, playing spider solitaire, and cooking.




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  • v SPARKFRAN514
    “A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.” – Wade Boggs

    “Life is like a sewer… what you get out of it depends on what you put into it” – Tom Lehrer
    “A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure” – Unknown
    “Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.” – Voltaire
    1 day ago
  • v OKBACK2MEAGAIN
    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.
    www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_indiv
    idual.asp?gid=25339

    3 days ago
  • v MSJENNIFERVT48
    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
    55 days ago
  • v MSJENNIFERVT48
    Today I am doing some lovely guided meditation MBSR= Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction! And I love it!

    I am also doing the 21 Guided Meditation Challenge put on by Oprah and Deepak Chopra... It is very relaxing... It's Called Shedding the Weight- Not just in the body- but of the mind too... It is an eye-opener! I can't let past experiences weigh me down anymore. the past is the past- I control my present and future... I can write about and try to understand WHY I am effected by past circumstances, events, situations , let downs, etc... But They hold no power over my present situation- and if they do- it's time to take back the reigns... A LITTLE Confidence along with persistence! Right?

    65 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    While the road may be difficult and obstacles spring up in our way, we must keep our eye on the goal of living out our life’s purpose Joel Comm
    *♥ -:¦Think positive because thoughts are like the steering wheel
    that moves our life in the right direction.
    ~ Unknown ~

    71 days ago
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