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Hi my name is Laverne. Sometimes I am called Vernie. I live in Sun City Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nevada.

I recently joined OA after realizing that between my short legs, fat butt and round belly that when I drove my car, the steering wheel was just about grazing my stomach. Another 1/4 inch and the steering wheel would not be able to turn because my stomach would have stopped it.

I think OA is the place for me to learn control of my eating by teaching me how to get in touch with my physical, emotional and spiritual self. The people there are loving, accepting and have done amazing things in/with their lives and I want to do the same...I will do the same.

At age 61 and 4 feet 9 inches the fat finds me an easy target. Could it be because I love to eat in mass quantities...mostly carbs? Sweets don't do the trick, bring on the chips, bread, pasta, crackers, etc. I really am having a very difficult time gaining control of my eating habits. So here I am looking for, wanting and needing help because I can't seem to lose the weight on my own. HELP!!!

Member Since: 2/17/2008

My Goals:
I am going to lose 42 pounds... have more energy...feel better physically and into and look good in and out of clothes...ooh and ahh at myself in the mirror.

My Program:
My program plan is to exercise...go for walks, use my gazelle, and do T-Tapp exercises and continue with belly dancing class. I plan on eating natural, "whole foods" and to stay away from man-made/processed foods.

Personal Information:
I am living in Las Vegas, Nevada (Sun City Summerlin). I have lived in So. Calif., Redding, Calif., San Angelo, Tx. and St. George, Ut. I have 2 sons and 4 grandchildren.

Other Information:
I enjoy making silver jewelry, doing lapidary work and doing glass fusion. I crochet, read (mostly mysterys...Kellerman, Patterson type books), and do a little quilting and needlework. Cooking and creating recipes is fun and I love the outdoors and fishing and traveling. Taking care of people with heath issues is important to me. I collect "Wizard of OZ" items. Most of all, I love to eat!

I have 2 sons and 4 grand children.

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  • v MS.ELENI
    Thanks for viewing my vblog.Glad you liked it
    3508 days ago
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I HAD to come and visit. I don't think I could post pictures of the fat me on the fridge! I would die of mortification every time someone came to visit!!! I don't EVER get around in the top I had the photo in for good reason and ONLY use it to stop my boobs hitting me in the head when I run "O))))) Also wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS on your fantastic weight loss- you are going so well!!! Hope you don't mind me adding you as a sparkfriend "O) Lovely to "meet" you!
    3533 days ago
    Hi Laverne. Thanks for adding me as a friend. Its nice to have a friend online and in real life as well.
    3794 days ago
  • v JUKEBOX2
    Thank you so much for adding in your friends circle!
    3991 days ago
  • v EDWARDS1411
    Wow - thank you so much for the very nice comments you left on my SparkPage - you motivate me to do better. And I see by your ticker that you've done pretty darn good yourself - congratulations!!! If I can be of any help at all, please let me know - we can do this together!!!
    3993 days ago
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