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Howdy!

I'm a 48 yr. old wife and a mother of three (all grown now!). It's been a while since I have been on Spark People, but now I'm back and hoping to make a new start! My daughter and my neice have been encouraging me and some of my other family members to be a group on Spark People, and it's been very motivating and encouraging.

About 12 years ago, I lost close to 150 pounds. Through calorie counting, healthy eating, much exercise, and a lot of support from my family, I went from 275 pounds to 126 pounds. I was able to keep the weight off for a long time. Then I developed a knee injury from running and arthritis in my back. This has limited my ability to exercise and I have gained some weight back over the past few yrs. Although I've been able to keep about a hundred lbs off, I am hoping to lose some of the weight I've gained back by having a healthier diet and reasonable exercise.

I've been trying out a plant based vegan low fat diet and it has been working very well for me. I have also been doing strength training, low impact aerobics, and yoga.

I don't want to gain back all the weight that I worked so hard to take off, so I'm going to try to stay consistent and stick with it this time. I hope it works!


Member Since: 5/5/2009

Fitness Minutes: 9,683

My Goals:
My goals are to get to a healthier weight and get into better shape despite my setbacks. I plan on getting more control over my diet and lose 45 pounds, and to do strengh training, light cardio, and yoga in a smart way in order to be able to keep up an exercise routine without pain.


My Program:
DIET:
Vegan
Gluten free
Low calorie
No sugar
More whole grains
Low fat
Lots of veggies
Eat fruit everyday
Drink water

EXERCISE:
Strength training
Light Cardio
Stretching/Yoga

KEEP ACTIVE:
Walk dogs
Gardening
Yardwork




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Other Information:
My favorite hobby is organic gardening and my backyard poultry flock (chickens and geese). I love drawing, craft projects, and reading (mysteries are my favorite). I also have 5 cats--plus a pitbull/border collie mix and two corgis that help me to walk every day!





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  • v LINDA!
    Welcome to the Emotional Eaters team. emoticon
    4260 days ago
  • v BUTTERFLYEMERGE
    I'm so very glad that you've joined the Emotional Eaters Team. The team is a place where you can vent. And where you will receive some awesome support. Of course, I am biased ... it's a great team! I hope you find exactly what you are looking for! Welcome to the team!

    Be sure to ask questions if you have them ... someone will likely have the answer. Use the tools SparkPeople provides. They are invaluable. If you feel an emotional eating attack coming on, come to the boards first. Write about it instead of pushing the feelings away with food. We're here for you!

    Eat well, journey well,
    Cathy emoticon
    4260 days ago
  • v SPARKLINJEWELLS
    Welcome to the EE team!!

    I’ve belonged to a lot of teams here on spark-- i really do believe that the Emotional Eaters team is one of the very best, it’s a great group of people- very supportive and encouraging-- and it is very refreshing to talk with people who "get" what you're going through!!

    Check out the main page of the EE team- there are “stickied” topics you may be interested in to get involved- a buddy thread, a place to introduce yourself, weigh-in challenge, a birthday post.

    Spark has a lot of great tools, and you will learn which ones work best for you. The best tools are the people tho, always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. I’ve been here for over a year now, and I still am overwhelmed, every day, by the kindness and goodness of others on this team!! That has made a world of difference for me. I hope you have the same success!

    ~~best of luck to you on all of your goals!!!
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    4260 days ago
  • v SHE_RA_75
    Howdy!!! Glad you made it!! Love the page, and the background is beautiful! I hope you like it here, I know I love it!! emoticon
    4261 days ago
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