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My profile photo is hiding a big secret (which I've been hiding from myself as well). I teetered for a very long time at the outer limits of "overweight," but I have now gone over the line into "obese." I'm shocked and my feelings are hurt, but in a way it's refreshing to hear the truth. You would think that at age 57 (and a half), I would have overcome my problems with food, but alas it hasn't happened. So I'm here today to make some changes and learn to live right!
My profile photo is hiding a big secret (which I've been hiding from myself as well). I teetered for a very long time at the outer limits of "overweight," but I have now gone over the line into "obese." I'm shocked and my feelings are hurt, but in a way it's refreshing to hear the truth. You would think that at age 57 (and a half), I would have overcome my problems with food, but alas it hasn't happened. So I'm here today to make some changes and learn to live right!


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Member Since: 5/25/2010

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My Goals:
My main goal is to be healthy in body and spirit so that I can live the right kind of life. For mental health, my goal is to become free of food obsessions, to stop feeling guilty for every single mistake, and to stop using food as a way to avoid what's important. Instead, I want to use food as a means to become healthy and to enjoy precious time with my family.

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I'm looking for inspiration on everybody's SparkPage. It's fun and educational and takes my mind off food! I really love reading other people's stories.

Personal Information:
I'm from a tiny town in Georgia (with no traffic lights), but now I live in Japan. I'm happy to have become active in the SparkPeople community, which feels a lot like home.

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After a year of making excuses (I'm too old, my knees hurt, etc.), I have started exercising again. I feel better already!

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KANOE10
7/26/2014 10:58:05 AM

Those people I quoted are some of my favorite people on Spark. They are all excellent writers. I have been through that fear of failure and the fear of regaining. The more I identify my life as a maintainer, the stronger I feel. I know you will reach your goals. Thanks for you kind words on my blog.



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SPARKASAURUS
7/26/2014 12:18:00 AM

Wow. That is weird! There must be millions of people here! Honestly though- if anyone's your friend on here I'm sure I'd like them too. I should just add ALL your friends emoticon

But you were my first emoticon

Except for that sparkguy who never talks to me emoticon



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TWESTEN1
7/25/2014 10:59:13 PM

I hope that your daughter is okay.
Don't feel bad about not getting to the video. Taking care of your daughter was much more important. I really wanted to get my walk in tonight but my hubby asked me to go with him & my son to the range... and I chose them instead ( and actually was glad that I did! ). However, tomorrow morning I'll be lacing up my sneakers!!!
Any good plans for the weekend? Hope you'll be doing something FUN!



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SPARKASAURUS
7/25/2014 12:16:06 AM

I like my gyoza grass-free, thanks very much! lol

I looked it up as I've never heard of it, and it looks like grass I had in Texas (where I'm from). I'm all about this clean eating, but I'm not going to the yard to graze. yet. emoticon

but seriously...they call pot stickers that too here sometimes. But at two dollars and change for a huge bag, I'm going to keep buying them. Yours sound delicious though!

Thanks again for your comments. You have not failed to make me smile every day I've been here!

eta: and yes, I ate with chopsticks, which genetics should make easy, but reality does in fact, not. emoticon

I'm thinking of starting a book "The Chopstick Diet", because if you don't use them well, it takes waaaay longer to eat your food and you don't end up eating as much before you're full. lol

Comment edited on: 7/25/2014 8:42:02 AM

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KEEPITUP62
7/24/2014 10:46:21 PM

Taking time "to smell the roses" is what my plans on for now. I think making changes slowly and steadily will result in permanent changes for the good.

Thank you for commenting on my BLOG about change. I'm certain that if you follow the "slow but steady wins the race" theory, you too will be very happy with the results.

All the best to you. Have an awesome weekend. Living in Japan must be so beautiful. My cousin lives with his wife and son n Taiwan and some of the pictures of places they have been are just breath taking.



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