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I celebrated my 6 year anniversary with Spark 11/11/13. I put an extra 20 lbs on my frame in fall 2007 -when I was immobilized after breaking my leg, and I'm close to getting the rest of it off now. I'm done with the inital baby steps now, and its time to ramp it up this coming year. Watch me go!
I am trying to learn about the South Beach style of diet now. Trying now to encourage my daughter to get on Spark. (She has just hit 300 lbs. and thinks her only option is gastric bypass surgery, I told her take exercise and diet one step at a time, a 5 lb. weight loss at a time). Hope that my daughter starts working out with me.

Personal growth is the process of responding positively to change.
It involves risk as you step from the known to the unknown.
All your growth will depend on your activity.
Your strength and growth will come only through continuous
effort and struggle.
There will be no development without effort.

Trouble is the common denominator of living.
It is the great equalizer of life.
Your trials, your sorrows and your grief's will develop you.
When good or bad fortune comes your way,
you must give it meaning and transform it into something of value.

What happens to you is not as important
as your reaction to what is happening.

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Member Since: 11/16/2007

Fitness Minutes: 2,829

My Goals:
My starting BMI was 41.9. As of 11/09/09: BMI is now 38.5. I want to get out of the obese range. My first goal is to lose 10 pounds, after that I would like to continue until I have lost at least 55 pounds. I would also like to get a handle on my emotional eating habits.
1/7/09: 247 lbs.
3/7/09: 243 lbs.
3/28/09: 242 lbs.
4/09/09: 241 lbs.
5/07/09: 240 lbs.
5/21/09: 239 lbs.
6/02/09: 238 lbs.
7/05/09: 237 lbs.
7/22/09: 236 lbs.
8/08/09: 235 lbs.
10/21/09: 234 lbs.
11/14/09: 233 lbs.
12/01/09: 232 lbs.
5/21/11: 225 lbs.
5/21/13: 218 lbs.

My Program:
For now I am recording what I eat in the Spark Nutrition counter. I attended diabetes education recently, and am trying to count carbs and watch my sugar. Adding vegetables/fruit to my diet is a goal. I drink 8 glasses H20 daily. I do leg strengthening exercises and walk daily.

Personal Information:
Hi, I'm a lifetime Maryland resident. I love to travel, particularly to the Caribbean and the 50 US states. I have a daughter who has gained weight herself. I have lost 16 lbs. prior to starting with Sparkpeople. My sister has lost over 70 lbs with diet and exercise.

Other Information:
I'm a Lost Fan -fond of Sawyer, Locke and Sayeed. I collect mermaid objects and I love Betty Boop's positive energy.

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    emoticon Your Bichon's name is...? My Bichon/Maltese mix is Oliver, who turned 7 this month.

    Now that you have your leg back, what's the plan during these hotter months? I hope a variety of activities can get you moving and agile and motivated.

    You know what to do.
    dale the p tiger
    2478 days ago
    Coach Nancy says:
    Trust the process. As long as you are embracing healthy habits, changes are happening within you.

    Keep Loving your kidneys.
    2818 days ago
    emoticon for the friend add. I have added you also. I look forward to continuing on this journey with you.
    2831 days ago
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    2831 days ago
    Hi Leyla, great to hear from you! Thanks for the Spark Goodie. I bet you'll have a great time in FL. Be ready for the heat though. It's been in the 90's and feels like the 100's with plenty of humidity. Don't bring too many clothes! Karen
    2891 days ago
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