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Hi...my name is Mary Clark and I've been a member of Sparkpeople off and on for a couple of years. I love this site and find it to be very informative and supportive!

I have been on the roller coaster ride of yo-yo dieting for years and decided this year (2010) to drastically change my life by having gastric bypass surgery. My family including aunts, uncles, and 1st cousins, have a huge amount of kidney cancer, kidney disease...some resulting in death. Breast cancer is very prominent as well. Both of my parents when living were diabetic. So I felt that I didn't have another year to try to lose the weight before my weight came back to bite me in the butt. I'm basically very healthy except for my weight so I felt it was in my best interest to have this surgery. I have studied all of the weight loss surgeries for years so this was not a decision I made on a whim. It took me 3+ years to make the decision and I am so glad that I did. It has been the easiest surgery I've ever had. No pain...no nausea. I have really been blessed with my results so far. Now I basically eat like a diabetic but thank God I may have escaped actually having diabetes. God is good and I am so happy with my decision!


Member Since: 8/8/2008

Fitness Minutes: 355

My Goals:
Lose weight

Exercise Regularly

Eat healthy



My Program:
I recently had gastric bypass surgery (November 9, 2010) and I am tracking my weight loss through Sparkpeople. Even though I had this major weight loss surgery I still have to change my eating habits. I'm excited about this new life changing journey!~



Personal Information:
I am have been married 28 years. I have two boys ages 27 and soon to be 23. My newest adventure is that after losing 86.2 lbs. I am now training for the Marine Corp. Marathon in Washington, DC on October 28,2012. I've never run in anything and now I'm doing something that I would have never done on my own. We are walking and running so it's very do-able for me. I'm excite about this and I hope it's something that will inspire me to keep on running.


Other Information:
I have two dogs, Winston, a black lab, and Jack a half Weimraner/half chocolate lab! They are our children!
We love them!




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  • v VICKIADAY
    Mary – the snow reappeared on Wednesday which caught everyone out. But since Thursday morning it has rained nonstop.
    We have a visitor who arrived Wednesday night from Scotland she is actually from Orange County California – so her idea of winter clothes in California is not suitable for a frozen Scotland – she was staying in Aberdeen was cut off by the snow for around 7 days.
    So we are going out this weekend regardless of the weather as I now have cabin fever – it’s been tax season so I’m fed up of doing my accounts and gathering tax information...... I hate this time of year as it’s cold, wet and taxes so I have been planning what holidays I fancy in France just to cheer me up – make me think of sunshine.
    Have a good weekend with your “motivational “DVD

    4066 days ago
  • v VICKIADAY
    Mary how is your groove today emoticon
    4066 days ago
  • v VIRGINIA68
    Hello, Fabulous Lady!

    THIS IS A TOAST TO US (because we are AWESOME!):

    FOR THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE US, THE LOSERS WHO HAD US, AND THE LUCKY PEOPLE WHO WILL MEET US!!


    You have been hit. You have been considered one of the 10 most fabulous ladies on my friends list. Once you have been hit, you have to hit 10 fabulous ladies. If you get hit again you know you're really fabulous. If you fail to forward this, you'll have ugliness for 10 years. So hit 10 fab ladies on your friends list and let them know they are truly fabulous.

    SEND THIS TO 10 AMAZING LADIES , INCLUDING THE ONE WHO SENT IT TO YOU

    4067 days ago
  • v VHALL89
    LOL!!!!!

    YOU"RE RIGHT! We just knew you were having lunch and we just wanted to remind you that we're watching you (oooh thats creepy!).

    One day at a time MC!!!! One day!
    4067 days ago
  • v VHALL89
    Hello, Fabulous Lady!

    THIS IS A TOAST TO US (because we are AWESOME!):

    FOR THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE US, THE LOSERS WHO HAD US, AND THE LUCKY PEOPLE WHO WILL MEET US!!


    You have been hit. You have been considered one of the 10 most fabulous ladies on my friends list. Once you have been hit, you have to hit 10 fabulous ladies. If you get hit again you know you're really fabulous. If you fail to forward this, you'll have ugliness for 10 years. So hit 10 fab ladies on your friends list and let them know they are truly fabulous.

    SEND THIS TO 10 AMAZING LADIES , INCLUDING THE ONE WHO SENT IT TO YOU


    4067 days ago
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