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.where I was; where I am and marching forward.

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.that's why i do it.

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.my beautiful granddaughter at 8 months old.


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UPDATE: 8/12/13: This is the last time I begin again. No more stopping; no more backsliding. I may have a bad day, no, I will have a bad day, but as crappy as I feel now and remembering how good it felt to be strong and healthy and fit....nah, I'm not going back again. The scale is on the way down; the fitness level is on the way up and Bailee Graves is on her way back. Watch out world!!! UPDATE: 11/24/12: I'll write much more in the days ahead. For now let's just say I'm back and ready to kick this thing once and for all!! Our internet service won't be restored until mid-week and I don't do this well on a phone so it will be hit and miss until then. But after out!! Hi friends! Yes, it's me. Bailee_Graves but back as a whole new me for lots of reasons. First I needed to decide to really get serious about meeting my goals. I had long since stopped using Spark for Spark purposes and had been using it more as a social network. The result was I wasn't losing the weight I needed to and I wasn't make the lifestyle changes I needed to. I became too involved in posting witty blogs; gaining friends and being a Spark Motivator. I thought being popular on Spark would help me meet my goals and it really did just the opposite. It put up road blocks. If you were one of my friends, please know and don't interpret that to me I in ANY WAY blame you. It was my own fault for getting off track. My hope and prayer is now that I'm back, I've got my mind in the right place and I can once again see the success I saw my first year on Spark. NOW....let's get busy Sparking!

Member Since: 11/19/2011

Fitness Minutes: 806

My Goals:
While I think overall we're all quick to say our goal is to get healthy and live a more active lifestyle....and that certainly is a major goal; my main objective is to lose weight. I've been the fat girl all my life and I just want those days to be behind me!

My Program:
We recently bought a Wii and have just a couple games that came with it but my hope is to buy a Wii Fit and use that. In addition I love to walk and will be doing that at lunch and in the evenings. Finally, my biggest weakness is strength training and I need to incorporate more of that into my fitness routine.

Personal Information:
My name is Teresa. I live in the mountains of Western, NC and couldn't think of a better place to live. Except Ireland. Or Fiji!! I've been happily married (most of the time) for almost 29 years. We have 2 adult children and a beagle named Rebel. I'm a country girl at heart and would rather be in blue jeans and boots than in satin and pearls. I love Jesus, Elvis and Conway Twitty. I am my families number one fan and would do anything to make sure they're happy!

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Please don't add me as a Spark friend just to add numbers to your page. If we're going to be friends, it's because we want to get to know each other and help each other on this journey. Let's work together to make Spark work for us!!

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    Thank you for your support! I appreciate it so much!

    The stress is taking a toll on me, I can tell. I am just not sleeping well and my BP must be rising. I see my cardiologist on 1/31 - the same day that they are supposed to walk out the salary employees. I plan on talking with my boss a day or so before to make sure I don't need to clean out my cube the night before my appointment. I want to be at my best when I see my doc. UGH.
    2848 days ago
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    Hi Teresa, welcome back!!! I love your background...sweat is fat crying...quite funny! Looking forward to being in touch with you again! Kathy emoticon
    2861 days ago
    Thanks for the goodie! I am hoping that this cold is short! Thanks for thinking of me!
    2876 days ago
    O! How wonderful to see your li'l bundle of joy! *hugs* She is precious indeed and it's easy to see why you are so in love, Teresa. Congratulations, dear heart~ *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2891 days ago
    Congratulations on your beautiful new granddaughter!

    I am so glad to see you back! Take numbers and names baby! You can do this! I have missed you!

    2893 days ago
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