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July 2006 The first picture in over 3 years that I feel good about. Thank you Spark People!

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Our Wedding Day - and the picture that made me start to think about my unhealthy weight gain.

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Over the past few years, I've encountered stumbling blocks on my weight-loss journey, but my Spark buddies have kept me motivated through the thick and thin.

For the past two years, a long commute prevented me from exercising or planning meals to the extent that I need to in order to lose (or even maintain) weight. Now I am working close to home and am seeing progress toward my health goals again.

My current routine means making a DAILY choice to eat well and to exercise. I know only too well that "just one day" is a slippery slope for me, just like "just one drink" is to a recovering alcoholic.

Member Since: 4/21/2006

Fitness Minutes: 30,130

My Goals:
To have more energy and reduce unhealthy fat.

To fix my cholesterol levels without medication.

To be patient and energetic all the time so I can inspire my students.

My Program:
Yoga every morning.

Gym at least 5 times a week -- exercise at least 10 minutes a day.

Watch calories - especially fat calories and make sure I eat enough protein.

Water, water and more water!

Avoid sodium - it makes me LAZY!

Personal Information:
Hedi from South Carolina

Other Information:
Avid reader, gardener and hiker

Favorite quotes:

"Life is a daring adventure, or nothing." Helen Keller

"My life is my message." Mohandas K. Gandhi

"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing." George Bernard Shaw

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You, too? Thought I was the only one. C.S. Lewis

"The measure of a man is what happens when nothing works and you got the guts to go on." - Tex Cobb, boxer and actor.

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  • v JAVAGAL47
    We have been on Spark together since '06!! I have wanted to say Hi for some time but forget as I continue reading my mail. Hope you are well glad you have more time for yoursefl now. I do wish I could exercise, have not lost much but still working at it. An OLD friend, Betty emoticon emoticon

    3041 days ago
  • v GREASE31
    Hi MRS_HBE,

    I've just found/read your sparkpage, i like it it looks good, i've just looked through your photographs 2, i like them they look good 2, i wud like you to be my sparkfriend, if you dont mind. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3159 days ago
  • v NABIRYE2
    Hello, I just wanted to say thank you for your welcoming spirit and for answering my question. I will go to that link and see what I can do to upload my pic. Good luck to you too! : )
    3611 days ago
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    No matter how difficult, every step taken is one pace closer to the goal!
    ~When it is dark enough, you can see the STARS! ~Charles Beard
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    3748 days ago
  • v JAYCEE77
    "Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out"

    3792 days ago
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