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I'm Sue, a 56 year old mom to two teenage boys. I never struggled with my weight when I was younger, but since getting married and having kids it seems to be a constant battle. I joined SparkPeople to get the extra support I need to get to my health and fitness goals.

I make and sell home-made jams and jellies. Many of them are without added sugar so they fit better in a healthy life-style. One of my favorite places to sell them is at a local Farmer's Market. I'm also looking for other outlets to sell the jam.


I saw this sign outside a Day Spa yesterday and decided it would be a good thing to remember:

Start where you are
Use what you have
Do what you can

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
- Melody Beattie


Member Since: 6/6/2007

Fitness Minutes: 99,399

My Goals:
My current short-term goal is to re-tool my eating. I'm still eating way too much junk. My long-term goals include getting my thyroid balanced out and actually feeling fit for the first time in my life.


My Program:
I'm on the process of re-working my fitness plan, again. I aim for 5-6 days of cardio a week alternating between walking, my exercise bike and various DVDs. I do yoga once a week. I'm trying to get myself back into strength training 3 days a week, something I've been slacking on lately.

I still have some issues with portion control, but I'm getting better.



Personal Information:
I'm married with 2 boys. I live in Southwestern IL - about 30 min. from St. Louis.

I spent 20+ years in various medical research labs, before leaving to spend more time with my kids.


Other Information:
I'm an avid reader - Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings are my all time favorites. I also like to garden, cross stitch and crochet.




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  • v LPORTER2015
    Congrats for your recent weight loss!

    The best view comes after the hardest climb. - Unknown Author
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    1 day ago
  • v KURTZIE1998
    We are on our 3rd week, wishing you a successful week and success doing the WEC:

    “Don't Just

    Don't just learn, experience.
    Don't just read, absorb.
    Don't just change, transform.
    Don't just relate, advocate.
    Don't just promise, prove.
    Don't just criticize, encourage.
    Don't just think, ponder.
    Don't just take, give.
    Don't just see, feel.
    Don’t just dream, do.
    Don't just hear, listen.
    Don't just talk, act.
    Don't just tell, show.
    Don't just exist, live.”

    ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
    25 days ago
  • v LPORTER2015
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    Happy New Year! Here's to renewed hope, new opportunities, new adventures, new ways to give and love! May this be your best year ever! Peace and blessings!
    48 days ago
  • v KURTZIE1998
    Stopping by to wish you a very Happy New Year. emoticon

    "Approach the New Year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day." — Michael Josephson
    49 days ago
  • v LPORTER2015
    Best wishes for the Holidays, and for health and happiness throughout the coming year.
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    57 days ago
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