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Okay, here I am . . . . 5 years of Sparking. I have learned, and UN-learned, so much. I am not where I want to be . . . yet. But i am still on my way. And I know I WILL get there!

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Keepin my eyes on the prize . . . and that prize is the gift of good health.

No more DIE-IT for me!!! This is my LIVE-IT plan!
I'm half way to my goal and I'm loving my LIVE-IT plan.

Like so many other SparkPeople, when I first joined in 2012, I started out with a blast, and before I realized it, I had achieved my goal! Within 3 months, I was where where I wanted to be....

I maintained that original loss for a few months . . . but before I knew it, one pound at a time, the old habits were right there to take me back into that vicious circle where I had been all my life . . .

The scale went up and down, down and up, again. One step forward, two steps back. . . but rather than inching down, the scale kept inching back up . . . and so did my waist, and hips, and . . .

And then it happened --- I was busting my all-time high weight record. . . . and sailed right on by it. . . . on my way to a NEW all-time high.

Besides the horror of setting a new, all-time-high-weight record, what was even worse that that, I had failed myself again.

It took me a while to get the courage to try again. But on December 26, 2015, I'd had it with myself. I was sick of myself and all the excuses. It was time to just do it.

While the number on the scale does not define me, it is a good indicator to my all-over health . . . and I knew that the risk for diabetes, osteoporosis, etc, etc. . . . was just waiting to bite me.

I have already proven that I can lose the pounds . . . I just haven't been able to keep them off.

If I want a to have a healthy life, I have to start living it.

The fact is, there are no quick, easy fixes.

If I want it, I have to work for it.

I have to move, if I want to keep moving.

I have to eat healthy if I want to be healthy.

So, I have determined that at this point in my life, I can do it if I really want to.

I have also determined that I don't want another 'bandaid' . . . I want to make good choices, and I want to keep on making good choices.

I don't want to start something that I am not prepared to continue for the rest of my life. One day at a time. This is a life-style change. A 'forever' program.

For example, if I thought I had to give up eating chocolate or peanut butter, I already know I would be setting myself up to fail.

I am learning how to incorporate the things I like into my 'forever' program. Definitely not to the regularity and magnitude that I used to consume them . . . but in some form or fashion that will not cause me to suffer withdrawals and send me into a feeding frenzy.

So, since that disgusting weigh-in on December 26, I am now 10 pounds down . . . back to where I started when I 'started over' the last time.

Time will tell if I want it badly enough. . . . but way down in my heart of hearts, I know I can do it.

One good decision at a time.

I've made it half way . . . I can do this!


Member Since: 10/2/2012

Fitness Minutes: 90,401

My Goals:
My Dr said "You're doing good . . . you can kick it up a notch."

Remember that I am doing this for me.

I want to be the best that I can be.

I want to have quality of life as well as quantity of life.


My Program:
Stick with the good program.

Track my food . . . if it goes in my mouth, it gets tracked.

Minimum, 6,000 steps per day.



Personal Information:
I love living in the beautiful forested Siskiyou Mountains of Southern Oregon.

Married to my best friend. Still newlyweds after 8 years. We do everything together. God definitely saved the best for last.

I'm mom to two spunky Yorkshire Terriers (Yorkies) . . . one is 11 year old, 6 pounds of love and cuddles named Bad Leroy Brown; and our baby, 9 month old Buster Brown who keeps us on our toes . . . and in stitches. What a couple characters!

I love making jewelry, especially copper and am learning metalsmithing, etching, wire working, etc.

I love artsy/craftsy stuff; to read; take walks & hikes.
I love music; and I really love to ride those tight twisty roads on Lil Red, my Can Am Spyder.



Other Information:
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather skidding in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming 'WOW, what a ride!' "

"It's never to late to live happily ever after."

The best is yet to come!




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