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Hi I'm Jami Welcom to my page.

For me this weight loss started the day I was born. I have always struggled with my weight. With the exception of age 14-25. After I had my two boys, I never lost the weight and have been adding to it every day, month and year.
In 2001, I found myself weighing a whopping 351 lbs. I had gone to WVA. to visit my husbands family. And oh yeah they were taking pictures.
When I saw the pictures of me, I was mortified. All this time I kept thinking, I look okay. It's just because I had children.
When I got home I put myself in check . Just doing the basics. I outlawed fast food, unless it was Subway or a salad.
I stopped eating mayonaise, cheese,sweets and limited my intake of sugar free soda..
This worked and I went down to 262 lbs. But I gained it right back because, I thought I was in control of food.
What a joke, food once again controlled me and my life.
In 2007 I panicked again when I saw the scale tip at 308!
So, back on my program I went, I did really well. I went back down to 260 and I peeked at 259.
But, then came the Holidays. And once again I made the mistake of thinking I could control the food. (I'm talking about all the goodies) No way, one bite and I was history.
One led to another and another and another until.....
291. As you may have guessed I did not stop with the holidays . I knew I was gaining weight, but I kept telling myself, okay I'll just have this and then I 'll start tomorrow.
Yep, tomorrow never comes. Until, you get another eyeopener. For me, it was spending all night and day in the UVA ER. Chest pains, breathlessness, sweating . I am so very lucky it was stress and anxiety and not the real thing.
I have been given yet another chance to do what I have vowed to do for so long.

This time :

I will stay with sparks
I will exercise as much as I am able
I will drink water
I will weigh myself
I will use self contol
I will pick my self up, every time I fall down
I will learn to love and laugh at myself.
I will make permant changes
I will not ever think I am in control of foods that I know I have problems with.
I will learn to ask for help
I have a new outlook on how to approach my new life.
baby steps, one step at a time.
I wish everyone who reads this Love, Life and Success.
God bless

Member Since: 6/22/2008

Fitness Minutes: 958

My Goals:
My Goals are not just about losing weight. I would also like to make other changes in my life.

1. Stay on the Sparks diet.
2. Get my diebetes under control.
3. Remember to take all my medicine every day.
4. Exercise even if it hurts.
5. Drink all my water.
6. Take time for myself.
7. Learn to say no in all aspects of my life.
8. Lose 50lbs, by December 2008.
9. Love myself for who I am.
10. Go on a vacation with my husband, just us , even if it is only over night or for the weekend.
11. Manage my finances better than I have.
12. Get my house organized.
13. Contact people I haven't talked to lately.
14. Start and keep a savings account that nobody knows about. So if emergencies come up I have the savings to fall back on.
15. Do everything in my power to lose this weight and really mean it this time.

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Personal Information:
I live in Orange, Virginia. It's very beautiful here. My husband and I love it.
I have 5 children and 6 grandchildren, who I love very much.
I have 1 sister deceased, and my other sister lives in Northern Virginia. I have 1 brother who lives in Spotsylvania.
Numerous neices and nephews and grands too. I love crafting. I just learned how to sew. I started quilting and have made 3 baby quilts and making more ....eventually. I have to work around my health issues. But thats part of why I am here. I am determined to take control of my life.

Other Information:
favorite books:
Harry Potter

favorite movies
Harry Potter
I like scary movies

I am interested in the paranormal.

But at the same time I don't want to offend our Lord. Because I am a believer.

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    You have not been checking in on the Reunion page so I came to check on you! :) I hope all is well and when you have time-stop by the team page, we are doing weekly challenges to try to get our "get up and go" back - LOL So far its me, Toni and Neraus with Lori having checked in but like you went MIA again, so I'm going to drop by her page and check in too. Don't know about you but if I have 1 team of really close friends on here that is all I really check in on and its perfect! Take care and hope to "see" you soon! - Kerrie
    2167 days ago
    Hey star so glad you dropped by my page! Jules is right we all kept getting over run on the 40 something chit chat so a bunch of us branched off so its a smaller group and so motivational. Besides we know a lot about each other by now :) Hope all is well with you and hope to "see" you soon on the reunion chit chat!!

    3896 days ago
    Hey, Star!! Great to see you! Just thought I'd let you know that we have a 40-something Reunion group with some of us oldtimers - Toni is there as well as many others. I don't think we're a private team, so search for us. If you can't find it, let me know and I'll try to figure out how to send you an invite.
    3898 days ago
    Good Morning Star!
    Thank you so much for the soup. I can really use it. I am not eating as much being sick, so I guess that is one good thing...
    How have you been? It is good to see you. Have a fantastic day.
    4166 days ago
  • v FANTASTIC731
    Since I'm taking today for "me" - thought I'd run by everyone's profile & see what was new - say hello & let you know that I'm loving the hard work you put in !

    Have a terrific day

    4199 days ago
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