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I'm a teacher, wife, mom, grandmother of the most perfect little baby girl as of June 2012... And I am updating this... since (early January 2012) I've lost 90or so. I've maintained with 2-3 pound fluctuations for about 6 months. I love my Fitbit.. It keeps me accountable and MINDFUL that I must get up and move. Every day. No matter what. I used to resent the time spent taking walks.. Now I consciously think "Wow, I'm lucky, I'm ABLE to walk!" My mom consigned herself to bed for the last ...
I'm a teacher, wife, mom, grandmother of the most perfect little baby girl as of June 2012... And I am updating this... since (early January 2012) I've lost 90or so. I've maintained with 2-3 pound fluctuations for about 6 months. I love my Fitbit.. It keeps me accountable and MINDFUL that I must get up and move. Every day. No matter what. I used to resent the time spent taking walks.. Now I consciously think "Wow, I'm lucky, I'm ABLE to walk!" My mom consigned herself to bed for the last 8 or 10 years of her life even though she could have been active... I will not allow myself that pattern of self-destructive behavior.
My resting heart rate has gone from the high 80's to the high 50's since last October. Cholesterol was fine, the good fats were good... and blood sugar was absolutely normal, where it had been borderline a year before. My doctor actually asked me for advice on how to improve health so dramatically! And wrote down sparkpeople's web address. So I feel much fitter, and now it's time to lose the other 50 pounds.

Next goals.... continue to eat healthily and add more regular and demanding physical activity. I have 40 more pounds to lose and think I can manage that during this school year. This is my last year teaching (sob, sniffle, it's okay) and I want to "graduate" at a healthy and attractive weight!~

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Member Since: 5/22/2009

SparkPoints: 46,161

Fitness Minutes: 62,229

My Goals:
Goals:
*Move from the size 16 to a 12 by spring.
* end or reduce blood pressure meds
* get physically stronger




My Program:
Eating mindfully; planning meals rather than just winging it.
Writing down every morsel
Walking every day
Taking time to take care of health
Working out with weight machines at the gym

Personal Information:
Barb Williams
Sierra Vista, AZ
bswms@cox.net

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I'm a high school teacher: history, geography, philosophy. I also teach at our community college

Married 43 years; we spent 20 of those moving as my husband was an Army officer. Lived in 7 different states, plus Turkey and Germany.

Two grown, married sons. First granddaughter was born in June 2012 and is such a joy I cannot express my love for her.

Love to travel, to read, to write. History, geography, philosophy are passions.

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SALAM4545
7/15/2014 4:38:47 PM

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LISAN0415
7/10/2014 2:20:42 AM

So sorry I have been away from spark. I was excited and blessed to get pregnant last summer, I had some chalenges and setbacks with my weight loss journey BUT it has turned out for the best- I posted a blog about my pregnancy, crazy birth story and my re-start in May..

How have you been doing? Are you still following a healthy Lifestyle plan?

I am happy to restart on this healthy lifestyle journey. I just restarted May 22nd, and I am already seeing some results, but I have more to go.

Please keep in touch and update me on how you are doing!

-Lisa



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6/12/2014 12:47:02 AM

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MBTEPP
2/14/2014 10:56:56 AM

Barb, I hope you are way above the water by now. What's up?

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