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Okay, I have let the pounds creep up and now here Ii am shopping for a MOB dress for my daughter's wedding. I am not happy about dress shopping because I have put on weight and do not like the way I look. My daughter's wedding is in February, so while there may not be time for miracles, there is time to do something. I want to be happy with the way I look as I watch my daughter marry the man she loves.

Update 10/26/12
Time flies when you are having fun. I actually had two daughters get married within about 18 months. I followed Spark pretty faithfully and did get down to 144 which is a good weight for me.

Fast forward two years and I have put the weight I lost back on and a few more. My girls are both happily married now and we are waiting for two babies! I want to get back down to where I was at the girls' weddings. Getting dressed was so much more fun when I could wear all of the clothes in my closet. I am going to make another run at it again.

Member Since: 6/27/2005

Fitness Minutes: 28,647

My Goals:
I would like to loose 20 pounds so that I look better and can wear ALL of my clothes comfortably.

My Program:
I am doing Sparks. I am watching calories and staying active. I try to do something active every day. I am still working and some days it is hard to find the energy.

Personal Information:
Carol, Chicago area. Married for the second time for twelve years to a great guy. No kids living at home, but 2 that live fairly close by.

Other Information:
My favorite hobby is cooking. I love to cook for my family and friends. I read cook books like others read novels. I truly love cooking. I look forward to coming home to my kitchen after a day at work. I know I have created my own monster!

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  • v TLPSR523
    Thanks for the comment. Keep up the good work. I'm glad to see that I am not the only one who likes to read cook books.
    3307 days ago
    Hey, WiseGirl! Thanks for the wise comment on my blog! I'm going to use your tips to get through my trip. I agree: success will be coming back at least not having gained anything. Best wishes! "Fit"Mary
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    3309 days ago
    Hi Carol! Thanks for leaving the comment on my blog! I appreciate every bit of encourgement. Good luck to you, too, and have a great time in Florida!
    3320 days ago
  • v no profile image DOXIELADY52
    Thank you for stopping by and your kind words. I see you like to cook...personally I love to bake but right now that won't be bothering me. My wonderfully not so gifted husband tried to remove a light bulb from the oven that had seperated from the metal end. He forgot to unplug the stove however and blew himself back on to the door. He also needs to lose weight. Well now the door is broken and I can't use the oven. Know what he said to me? Look honey the light works again. Unfortunately, since the door won't shut the light stays on continuously unless you unplug the stove. What a world!! emoticon
    3660 days ago
    Hello Carol!
    Thanks for the Spark mail message. I'm so glad you are feeling better! Take excellent care of yourself. When we care for ourselves first, then we are better able to care for others.

    You are really enjoying this time with your daughter. I can identify with that, having a grown daughter (and a son). So great you had some 'girl' time together. I agree with you -- it is wonderful to see our children happy and fulfilled ... and making progress in their lives.

    All the best to you, my dear. I'll be looking for you on the team challenge -- so watch those cals in and cals out! LOL! It's so great to be working on this challenge together! Baby steps in the right direction count.
    3664 days ago
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