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I joined Spark People in December of 2007 - so I have been here a while.

I struggle with weight issues and have for many years. In September of 2015 I was admitted into a weight loss clinic run by our local hospital. I learned that I am severely insulin resistant and was able to lose 60 lbs over the course of the Optifast program which I attended until March 2016.

Now I need to continue my weight loss through diet and exercise. The Optifast program proved that I can lose weight successfully, so I need to acknowledge that and follow through. Spark people give me the support and tools I need to be successful. Besides which my darling daughter, who is the best diet buddy ever, is also on Sparks so we can keep in touch and spur each other on!

Member Since: 12/11/2007

Fitness Minutes: 48,813

My Goals:
My long-term weight goal is to get to a healthy weight of 140.
My short-term goal is to be under 240 lbs by June 2017
My exercise goal is to exercise every day for a minimum of 30 min.
My stay active goal is to do hard active work (either out or in) for a minimum of 1 hour 5x/week

My Program:
I am keeping a 1200-1600 cal/day range depending on my physical activity.
I am logging my food each day.
I am using WATP for cardio, and using free-weights, bench and ball for strength 3x/wk

Personal Information:
I have been happily married for over 30 years to the one guy in the world who is totally perfect for me. We lost our eldest son on March 13th, 2016 and two remaining awesome adult children.

Other Information:
I love reading, playing spider solitaire, and cooking.

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    Thanks for your comments! First time I've had them and now I know how painful they are. I'm being referred to a Urologist now because there are two more in my left kidney, larger than the one I passed, & a smaller one in my right one. I guess they will have to "blast" the larger ones. (Sounds like fun). I was looking at your pictures on your SP and what a beautiful spot you have. Not sure just where you guys live but it sure looks nice. Have a great weekend!!
    4841 days ago
  • v MGMSWIFE1999
    Hey there! Thanks for the comment on my page. I am a homeschooling mom as well--my children are 6 and 4. We're just starting out, but I wouldn't have it any other way! I envy your school room! How nice! I wish you well on your weight loss journey. I believe in you and know that you can do it!
    4842 days ago
    We have a shepard too and your photo brought me to your your pictures of your home ;-) welcome to spark!
    4843 days ago
  • v MARYKA2T
    HI ShirleyX, Thanks for the comments you left on my blog. I appreciate all the support I can get. I have tried to leave a comment on your blog, but it does not seem to go through so I will try this way. I hope your ankle heals quickly. You are an inspiration to everyone for continuing to exercise even with a broken ankle. Just be careful. I love your page - your pictures are awesome. What beautiful children you have- and your home and property is gorgeous. Your children are lucky to have grown up around such beauty. You are doing a great job with your weight loss. I hope I can do as well. I sure am going to try !! Have a great day !!
    4844 days ago
    I hope you get things in order at home. It seems to be a full time job for me. Cheryl
    4844 days ago