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I have struggled with my weight for most of my life and it gets harder as I get older. A few years ago, my Aunt suffered a stroke and her life changed overnight. She went from an active 70 year old with her own home, car and independence to someone who could no longer fend for herself and had to go into a care home. I made up my mind then, to do something drastic about my health to try and avoid the same thing happening to me. A picture of me holding my baby niece and looking like a fat old lady also spurred me on to do something drastic.

At the time, I was in my early 40s and weighed 19 stone and 7lbs (273lbs) and was very unfit. I joined a gym and went on a low fat diet and lost 9 stone 8lbs (133lbs) over 18 months. Trouble is I got complacent and I am now back up to 16 stone 7 lbs (231lbs). I gave up going to the gym and my eating has gone sadly awry so I am looking for inspiration and support and hope that all you Spark People will be able to help me.

Member Since: 1/24/2009

Fitness Minutes: 8,026

My Goals:
I would dearly love to get down to a weight of 175 lbs which is high for my height but a lot lighter than I am!

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I am known by my family as Janey and I live in the UK with my husband Matt. We were childhood sweethearts and have been happily married 42 years

I love travelling and most types of animals. My 2 dogs Bonny & Brandy are my "kids".

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Favourite actor Richard Gere and favourite film "An Officer and a Gentleman"

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    2201 days ago
    Hello and Welcome back!

    SP is a wonderfully supportive community. Members are so helpful and knowledgeable.
    Using the all the tips and tools here will help you reach your goals.
    Also, being active on your Spark Teams will help keep you accountable. Plus, you will meet other members with similar interests.

    Best of luck to you!

    2202 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/8/2014 9:01:15 PM

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    2215 days ago
  • v KERRYG155
    Thanks for commenting on my blog. We do have a habit of thinking there is always another day with our family and friends and that's not always true. I know we would all get tired of mom's phone calls every day or even more than once a day but you never know which call is the last you'll get.
    2215 days ago
  • v FOSTER1001
    How are you doing? Don't get discouraged and take it one day at a time - I know WE can do this!!
    2217 days ago
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