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Welcome! Thank you for stopping by my page.
I joined SparkPeople in June, 2006, but didn't become an active member until the beginning of 2010.

MY WEIGHT HISTORY:
I've been in the "obese" category since age 8. It was very, very difficult being in school and being "the fat kid".
I spent years "yo-yo dieting". I lost & gained several hundred pounds many times over. My clothing sizes varied from size 28 to a size 6.

Sometime after my 39th birthday, weighing 290 +,
I started losing weight, without deprivation.
I am 50 years young now and happy to have kept that weight off! I weigh 194 pounds and am in a size 16. My "goal" would be to wear a size 8.

I was a very heavy smoker and am thrilled to say that I stopped smoking 7 & 1/2 years ago : ) !
I was vegetarian for most of my life and now I'm VERY happily vegan : )! That transition happened here with SP.

I look forward to continuing my journey here at Spark People : ) !

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** My favorite quotes **

~~ "Always do what you are afraid to do" ~~

~~ "We are always getting ready to live, but never living" ~~
*Ralph Waldo Emerson*

~~"When we are mindful, deeply in touch with the present moment, our understanding of what is going on deepens, and we begin to be filled with acceptance, joy, peace and love."~~
*Thich Nhat Hanh*









Member Since: 6/17/2006

Fitness Minutes: 21,936

My Goals:
I will continue on my journey to become healthier, more energetic and FIT : )

I would love to get off some BP meds.

I love cycling - A LOT!

Years ago, ('04/'05, I was terrified of bike riding on the road -- I just rode around in parking lots.
I was heavier then, and I did not want to be seen riding in public.
I am so very, very grateful that I pushed through my fears and went out on the road -- there really is nothing like it!! : ) : ) !


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Personal Information:
Massachusetts

I stopped smoking in April, 2004 and I am VERY, VERY GRATEFUL!


Other Information:
"Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight"

~Albert Schweitzer ~~






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  • v SPARKLE2011
    Hi Denise~

    Welcome to Just Do It! emoticon

    I see by your introduction that you want/need to get active again... I'm with you on that. It feels so good when you are exercising, but getting back on track is so challenging!

    Well, I'm here to tell you that YOU CAN DO IT! And, we're here for you at Just Do It! emoticon

    Hope you will join in the weekly challenge... it's a great way to set your own goals and stay accountable.

    Welcome to the team!

    Tues
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    4194 days ago
  • v HDHAWK
    emoticon to Just Do It! We're glad you joined us! It looks like you're off ot a good start. Check out our weekly challenge. A new one starts every Monday and you can set your own goals. Let us know how we can help you!

    Kim
    4197 days ago
  • v NEEDPEOPLE
    Happy Easter to you my dear spark friend! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    4253 days ago
  • v HALLALUYAH
    Denise....."I am divorcing Unhealthy and I need your advice"....please visit my blog to help......Luyah emoticon
    4260 days ago
  • v ECLIPSED
    Hi Denise! Welcome to the Fit by Fifty team! We are a great bunch who are looking to be in the best shape of our lives before we hit the big 5-0! Join us on the message boards for chatting, information, games and challenges. We’re here for you if you need any inspiration or motivation! Love your kitties!

    Trish

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    4267 days ago
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