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Me 3/5/2017


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One step at a time.

Member Since: 8/24/2008

My Goals:
At my heaviest, I weighed 290 lbs. I've lost and gained back the same weight over and over again. Right now I'm climbing out of a hole that left me near the starting point again on my weight loss path, but I've never given up trying to be healthy.

My Program:
---limit portions
---continually build up my exercise time
---get rid of aspartame from my diet and replace it with stevia
---choose fresh unprocessed food when possible
---exercise regularly
---stretch everyday for mobility and flexibility
---be aggressively thankful for everything

Personal Information:
I am a 40-ish, happily divorced Texan who is shy, quirky, spiritual, and working on being a more confident me. I am getting more comfortable with who I am, accepting my faults and celebrating my successes. I do medical billing for a living and I work in a cubicle, which fits my personality perfectly because I am an introvert and can listen to the radio all day (I listen to local talk radio, various programs on Truth Frequency Network, Wretched Radio, or music on my mp3 player.) I have a very simple life, which I am thankful for, I've had enough drama in my past to last me forever so simple is good.

Other Information:
I love to read anything from self-help books to Stephen King. I am interested in politics and social issues. I love animals and have a calico cat and am proud to be a crazy cat lady who feeds and shelters any stray cat passing through. Life can be so difficult and ugly so I appreciate funny people who can find the humor in things and don't take themselves too seriously. I love scary movies (the gorier the better!), playing on Facebook, listening to political/religious podcasts, listening to music (all kinds but classic rock is my favorite), working sudoku and crossword puzzles, playing solitaire and mah-jong, and watching tv (I like The Walking Dead, Big Brother and Survivor, Orange is the New Black, Ray Donovan, and a lot of others.)

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    Happy Spotlight day! I stayed on the 13th floor at Circus Circus in Las Vegas and I am convinced that floor is haunted. There are several areas on the floor where it gets very cold and the hair all over your body stands on end. My sister and I only lasted one night and we didn't sleep at all. Good luck on your challenge. emoticon
    740 days ago
  • v REDROBIN47
    Jen, I hope you enjoyed your day in the Clover Spotlight. I am happy to have you as a teammate on the Clovers. I love your dog Yoshi. I'm sure he is very good company for you. Good luck with your 5% Challenge goal. With consistency and determination emoticon

    741 days ago
    Hope you enjoy your emoticon in the spot emoticon I don't think I could stayed in that hotel all night. I don't believe in ghosts, but staying in that hotel might have changed my mind. emoticon Your 10/3 blog is so true but painful and heartfelt. emoticon This is why I love SP even though we have to do it ourselves, learn to love ourselves, we have lots of support to keep us going and headed in the right direction.
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    741 days ago
    Hope you've had a wonderful day in the emoticon spotlight. I like your idea of money in the jar for exercising. That would work better for me than for weight lost. emoticon
    It may be slow but emoticon
    741 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/3/2017 9:24:23 PM
  • v PAGE2015
    I like what you said about no one can lose the weight for me or make me happy. I have to do it myself and I am really working on this. Thanks for the reminder. emoticon and emoticon by encouraging each other.
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    741 days ago
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