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Feb 18,2014
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Nov. 3 2011
I guess this is part 3 ! I am yet again saying "this is it, I will lose this weight", proof is in the pudding that I won't ea.t I have had a number of "moments" that have made me so fed up with being....fat! I let this happen, and now am undoing all of this damage. I have a great support system this go around, besides my Sparkfriends that I hope to reconnect with! HEREWEGO!!!

Jan. 2011
My story has 2 parts. This is my 2nd go around with changing my lifestyle...I started Sparkpeople in 2008, was going along great, and (I am raising my hand for letting down the team!) got in the way, and I didn't keep going, I have now gained back a bunch in a real short amount of time...(back to a all time high) I am working with 2 Dr.'s, and have the support of my family. Soooooooo, HEREWEGO! .....again!

August 12, 2010
I am back, it may take a bit to get back into the swing of things, but I need this for my life!

A little over a year ago I had lost 51 plus lbs, and I hit a wall suddenly, and thought I was just not handling the whole empty nest thing.... I just found out in June my thyroid has not been working for about a as a result the weight came back on, and I felt so poorly it has been indescribable! Also I have had a certain diagnosis of Ulcerative Colitis. For years I thought I had Crones. Everything has gone haywire, my blood sugars went sky high, and I am in stage 1 of liver disease. My esophagus was severely burned...I had a infection, and currently have the bacteria in my colin very elevated. Chronic diarrhea.... 10-15 times a day. In other words, it's been a real domino effect of bad health, I have been given a second chance to add years to my life. I lose weight, and control the diabetes the bad fat cells in the liver will go away, and I can stop the progress of the liver disease. The cells that are dead, are lost, but to get things back as healthy as it needs to be, over 140 lbs needs to come off.

I am telling you this, to possibly help someone else. It is very serious the whole weight thing, and I choose life, so I am hoping for the support of my friends. I am very relieved that I can do something about my condition. I was told yesterday to come in to talk to them about all of my tests results, and it would be a good idea to bring my Husband..... wow, what would you think? I thought they were going to tell me I had cancer, or I was in the last stages of liver disease.... I am lucky for now, but it won't be good news if I don't take it seriously.

I thought I would need to apply for disability, and quit doing hair.... I haven't been able to even bend over to sweep up my clients hair, or have the energy to handle being at work for any extended time, what a wake up call!

October 13, 2010
Good news from the Dr. my blood pressure, thyroid, and cholesterol are normal! My blood sugars are 2 pts from being in the normal range! I'm having trouble with my knees, and left ankle. I got a series of strength exercises from my Dr. that should get the left knee to stop sliding out of place...Nothing that losing the rest of this weight wouldn't solve!

Jan. 5, 2011 A lot has changed since Oct...Just had my 2nd follow up with my Dr's I wanted to be around 200-220 by now, but...that didn't happen! I am a mess, you would think with my health scares last year that would be incentive enough to get my weight off.... We are starting a new approach with some different meds, and I am making baby step goals..(AGAIN) Augh!!!! I need to sleep better at night, that is huge, and not sleeping has helped me become huge! I have been unknowingly eating at night...that sure packs it on! (really, that can happen with some sleep drugs) ; 0, oh yes it can.... Depression is worse, foot and knee pain is off the hook! Little everyday things are sure hard when your this heavy!

Jan. 5, 2011
I ordered the Zumba collection last week......making new goals for 2011!!! (It hasen't arrived yet...)

Jan.7, 2011
Ok, starting today I am tracking everything that goes into my "pie hole"! I have printed out the Sparkpeople shopping list, and meal plans for the week. Kick starting myself with "slim fast" 2 *'s a day for awhile. Moving more, So, each day I will add more steps on my pedometer (I where everyday), increase in 500 step increments daily. The goal to be at a consistant 10,000 daily. I will get on my ellipitical 2 times a week, or more!

Now this is the beginning.....

My name is Jill. I have been married 32 years, to a great man. I have 2 amazing children, and a adorable granddaughter, and a beautiful daughter-in -law, and a great Son-in-law. My home is in Utah, just north of Salt Lake City. We were in Wyoming from Jan 2007 to Feb of 2010. We were there for my husbands work. I am a hairdresser; I really love working with people and being creative; I started back part time; May 2010, in the same salon I was in before the Wyoming days. I have felt numb in so many areas of my life, and I hope to get that "spark" back. : }

June 2008, This was my "wake up call", I shaved and biced my head for my DIL, and it was so much more apparent, I am FAT... I want to be healthy!

August 2008, Started Sparkpeople...... an adventure to follow......

Nov. 2008, I have been able to go OFF one of my meds, Glipizide, this is sweet!!

Dec. 2008, I didn't think I would see a difference yet, with my clothing size, I am down 2 full sizes!!! I really don't know what my top weight was, (close to 290(ish)..., I think....) I was in major denial, it's amazing what things in life can wake you up!!! I needed to face just who I had let myself become, I don't like her at all!!

Dec. 5, 2008, I am excited to get to my goal, I can visualize next year at this time, it will be actually fun to get new clothes!! My Daughter and Husband hadn't seen me in over a month, my Daughter said she had to take a double take when she saw me!! I needed to hear that!! I can paint my own toenails now, and I can kneel easier, it's amazing, that gives me the desire to keep up with this, it's all positive!!

Dec. 20, 2008, The holidays are so hard!!! I haven't been on my plan so strictly, and I do feel a difference. But I do know, I will not let the weight back on, it's not worth it!!

Jan. 4, 2009, Putting myself out there for a push for another 30 lbs.... in 12 weeks

Jan. 6, 2009, I just came back from shopping with my Daughter....I bought a 22w, I am down from a 28w!!! I can actually zip them up, and they don't' hurt!! My size 10 is a long way off, but I can feel it........ :}

Jan. 14, 2009, It is the day that I will start my quest, Nothing magic here....just a lot of hard work!!!

Jan. 26, 2009, I am going OFF another medication, the Avantia, my count is staying around 6.5!! It's so nice, I also don't have, low blood sugar crashes anymore!!

Feb. 6, 2009, Okay, I bought a pair of jeans that were on sale, I didn't try them on, thinking they would be for incentive....they fit!!! 20W!!!!!!

March 7, 2009, I went shopping with my Daughter today, we went into the same dressing room, at the same store!!! I got some 18 jeans, not quite there yet....I am at that ever so popular, in between size!!! I got a couple of shirts, and now I am even more determined to do this!!

May 14, 2009, I am mad at myself, I had a rough patch, and gained some of my weight back, but, I am not giving up, and am back on my program. I did start another BL challenge.

June 7, 2009, I have a goal with my Doctor to weigh 225 by my Daughter's wedding Aug 15th..... I really want to do this!!!

March 3rd, 2010.... sad to say, I gained it back, but, I am here!!!

Member Since: 8/6/2008

Fitness Minutes: 9,470

My Goals:
To feel in control of myself, and being healthier is formost. I want to feel sheer joy, that comes thru comfort in one's own skin. Time management is huge too, and portion control! : { I want to get into smaller sizes...I DO NOT want to be so self conscience about my mid-section anymore... I have been working on my *bucket List*, now that is a eye opener!

My Program:
I have started by becoming more aware of what I am eating, moving more, and the most important thing; showing my children and Grandchildren, "What NOT to let themselves get like!!

Personal Information:
I am 5'8", will turn 56 in November...I didn't have any weight issues until I was in my late 20's. I danced ballet, did some modeling, and used to crave working out!! (what happened??) I still love rock music, going to concerts, and being with my kids, and family. I love to cook, and have found way too much solace in eating!! Reading a good book is wonderful too! I love to draw also, I would love to take an offical "art" class to really find what my medium is... My favorite color is...RED!!!

Other Information:
Plugging away at this quest for a better me. Making commitments all along the way.
There is a time and a season for everything....

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  • v WYOBZM
    See you came back earlier than me this time. Good luck! emoticon
    3452 days ago
    Hey, my dear friend! I'm baaaccckkk. Crap, really? I'm praying this time I'll actually stick around and throw out this stupid weight for good! I think of you often. Sounds like you are in the same boat as me! Love you, girl!
    3457 days ago
  • v WYOBZM
    emoticon Well a hectic life has kept me from checking in with my SPARK friends! Hope you are happy, healthy, and on target with your goals. emoticon

    emoticon I completed the Casper marathon on June 5th and was a little slower than I predicted due to the heat. All in all it was a good race and I was happy that I set that goal for myself.

    I decided I needed to detox my body - never tried it before. I am using the Fasttrack Detox method by nutritionist Ann Louise. I will consume liver loving and colon cleansing food for 7 days, fast a day and finish with a three day phase. It is short enough not to get bored and I love the rational behind it. I will be posting a daily blog as I go. I haven't seen a new thread or team on this one since 2009.

    emoticon Summer is going by so quickly. The days are getting shorter. The good new is my garden is really taking hold and I have enjoyed many fresh greens and herbs, strawberries, and onions. Time for the real veggies to appear. emoticon emoticon

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Take care and stay focused. My each day a happy wonderful one!
    3630 days ago
  • v WYOBZM
    emoticon Happy June!
    emoticon Been away from SPARK for awhile due to life's busy chores.
    In the last three weeks I have:
    emoticon gardened, gardened, gardened. the rainy weather made the grass grow so much, I had 8 new rose bushes, annuals and perennials to fool with and weeds, weeds, weeds.
    emoticon My Son graduated from high school and ALL the family came in. I did ALL the cooking for a whole week which meant groceries, cooking, cleaning, and starting all over again. Plus, the house needed to be in tip top shape. Have I made you tired yet?
    emoticon Training for that marathon was a priority. I kept up with it and the big day is Sunday. 26.2 here I come. emoticon
    emoticon SPent the last two weekends up at the cabin. Boy is there snow and no internet. Trying to fit in laundry and household while working during the week makes it hard.
    emoticon Now that I have are you doing? emoticon I hope all has been going great and you are on track with all you goals, dreams, desires, and plans. I hope to go back through your blogs and reward your success. Take Care and thanks for being my friend! emoticon
    3671 days ago
  • v WYOBZM
    Every year it seems to me I hear complaints about spring. It is either
    "late" or "unusually cold," "abnormally dry" or "fantastically wet,"
    for no one is ever willing to admit that there is no such thing as a normal spring.
    - Thalassa Crusso

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Well is April is half over and I think over the last 15 days we have had everything from 70 degrees sunshine to 2 inches of snow on the ground. Yesterday was so blustery, I felt I was in the Hundred Acre Wood with hufflelumps and woozles.

    So dear friends in honor of April, I present to you the following quotes:

    April showers bring May flowers.

    April is half March, half May.

    April weather: rain and sunshine both together.

    April weather is more capricious than winter.

    April weather likes to repeat the April Fool's Day.

    April showers bring Spring flowers.

    Don't ever bet on April weather.

    April wet, good wheat.

    A cold April brings us bread and wine.

    emoticon Remember that is WINE not WHINE...which I appear to be doing.HaHa.

    emoticon Hope you have a happy, healthy, joyous week. Keep me posted on your successes...except the number of SPARK points you get. How come so many of my friends are so lucky? Love you all and may you gain strength and lose pounds! emoticon emoticon
    3715 days ago
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