Opening day of Shotgun Season 2006, John and nephew both got a buck
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I've been 'trying' to lose weight for years now, and have failed at attempts thru paid programs such as 'Thin & Healthy' and 'South Beach (on-line). Close to 10 years ago I was at 140 and told I looked HOT! - I was very proud of my 29" waist. I am tired of being fat & not able to wear cute clothes anymore! I try to avoid mirrors at all costs. I want the skinny me to re-emerge. I'm hoping for Spark People to be my last (& successful) stop! I'm not getting any younger!
I am tired of being fat and looking fat! I want to look better and be healthier. I want to look good in clothes of a smaller size, and have lower blood pressure without meds -permanently! I also want (to enhance the skinny body) to be toned & firm.
trying to get motivated again!
10/15/07 Joined Curves
2/5/08 - have been doing Curves since 10/15/07 and love it! I'm finally noticing changes in/on my body and it's so exciting..and I love watching the scale go down!!!
My name is Debbi, I live in Southern Lorain County, OH. I have a wonderful boyfriend I have been living with for 8+ years. He was (& still is) attracted to me even though I am heavy (& have gained since we have been together) but he is no lightweight either. I would love to improve my appearance weight-wise to impress him too.
I love to cook, read, shop, make candles, surf the web, hang with friends. I am still learning, but do enjoy going deer-hunting with the old man. I love road trips, Amish markets and Craft shows - both shopping at and participating by selling my candles.
A motto that I picked up on a previous diet program.. ''Nothing tastes as good as thin feels!''
Getting thin & healthy is feeling real good now!!
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| current weight: 203.0
Hey there! Just saw your comment on the thread about emergency dinner ideas. You were asking about black beans? Here's what I do: Drain and rinse some canned black beans. Add to whatever I'm cooking - but not at the beginning, add towards the end of the cooking time just so the beans get heated through.
If I'm cooking just for me I'll add about 3 Tablespoons of black beans to my meal. I have a tiny little colander that I dump the beans into, then I rinse them off. Because that leaves a lot of beans still in the can, I will add a little cold water to the can and put it in the fridge.
I love adding black beans to all kinds of meals - they go good in chili (of course!), or in stews or as a skillet dinner. (For a skillet dinner I will use cooked chicken or beef, add veggies, add something with a tomato base like marinara or salsa, add beans, then top with cheese. I stay away from pasta just because, you know, the carbs....)
Hope this helps!!!
1243 days ago
Welcome to the Journey to a New You! Spark Team! Come visit our team and introduce yourself. Good luck on your journey to a healthier body and lifestyle!
1768 days ago
Comment edited on: 1/30/2012 9:16:44 PM
to Sparks !
to the Girlies Ditching a+100 Pounds Team !
So glad to have you join us, you will find that Sparks is an excellent site, with its tools and support. Check-out the team and the members, I have added-you as friend please do the same and stop by my page.
We can do this, my name is Josée I co-lead the Girlies Team with two other members please check out their pages also. I am looking forward of reading your posts, blogs. My motto is the following: "If you can move, then you can groove and lose ! ".
Have a great week, Josée
1769 days ago
Follow Your Dream
by: Amanda Bradley
Follow your dream.
Take one step at a time and don't settle for less,
Just continue to climb.
Follow your dream.
If you stumble, don't stop and lose sight of your goal
Press to the top.
For only on top can we see the whole view,
Can we see what we've done and what we can do;
Can we then have the vision to seek something new,
Follow your dream.
Have a truly great day my Spark-tastic friend!
2776 days ago
WOW! That IS motivational indeed! Wonder if I can convince hubby we REALLY need one? At the very least I will be high-tailing it over to my BFF house and using hers on 1/7/09... THANK YOU!!!
2942 days ago