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This is my only before pic I could find right now. I am the second one from left together with all my sisters. The next post is where I am after 2 years with Spark! Lost 50 lbs!

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Me at 147 lbs!

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Ravenna, Ohio. Age 57. Mommy of 7! Oh, and one dog! I am a married woman with 4 grown kids and my hubby has 3 grown kids of his own, so we are a "blended" family! We couldn't be happier together! My dog's name is Dax and she is 5 yr old mix of Rottweiler, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and Bull Mastiff! And she is the sweetest, smartest, and quietest dog I have ever known! I love biking, hiking, and walking outdoors, to garden, especially flowers but I also grow some veggies myself. I love Thomas Kinkade art, making my own decorated door wreaths, and baking/cooking myself. I have come to Spark People in September 2014 at a whoppin' 189 lbs! I knew I had to change. I had trouble most of my adult life with my weight and never even gave what I ate a second thought. All that has changed now, and I feel better than ever! Loads more energy, stamina, endurance, you name it! My wake up call was when I went to Walmart to get a new nightgown for sleeping and had to look at my whole body in the dressing room mirror (at home we just had torso head to chest mirrors lol). What a view! I knew I was in trouble, had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and now high BMI in the obese category. I stumbled on Spark people online and haven't looked back since. I had lost a total of almost 55 lbs, gained back 15 lbs and am working that off now. Stopped biting my nails after 45 or more years of biting them since I was a little girl, stopped smoking 3 years ago. So, yeah, life's lookin' pretty good right now. Keep sparkin' on people! And NEVER give up!

Member Since: 9/9/2014

Fitness Minutes: 110,428

My Goals:
Look better, feel better, love better!

My Program:
Portion control and exercise!

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I live in Ravenna, Ohio, which is about 25 minutes north east of Akron, Ohio.

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    Hello fellow Ohioian.....the sodium content in that turkey meatloaf was 690 mg...hope that helps!
    497 days ago
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    Thanks for commenting on my blog. I hope to be as slim as you again one day, buyt slow and steady wins the race.
    608 days ago
    It’s cold outside, but Spring is coming! Are you ready to join a Challenge? The Biggest Loser Challenge is looking for members for it’s next Challenge starting the first week of March. The challenge consists of 11 Teams, that participate in 10 weeks of Nutritional and Fitness Challenges. These challenges can be modified to fit individual needs, allowing members of all abilities and dietary needs to participate.

    Here are some of the members comments written on a Survey Monkey poll:

    “The ITCs help me find new ways to add healthy choices to my life. “
    “I like the variety, novelty, and ingenuity of the weekly challenges. They push us out of our comfort zone. And get us to try something new. “

    “Participating in the challenges helps me stay on track better and I enjoy a little friendly competition. I also enjoy working on common goals with other members.”

    If you would like to be a member of this challenge you can copy and paste the the link below, or click on my username and leave me a message or click on the BLUE BIGGEST LOSER Icon on my page. Join the team and sign up for the next challenge on the Spring Waitlist thread.

    635 days ago
    I just saw your from Ravenna, Ohio, after I sent you a private message. LOL I though your page was private too. Dummy me ! Hope we'll see you on the Camping SP's team page, we miss you !
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    638 days ago
    Yes soft egg, but what is shown in the pic is a solid top...
    663 days ago
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