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September 2011, not happy

Hubby looking good after losing 20 pounds

September 2015, 44 pounds off


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Hello and welcome to my page. I started out here on SP weighing 210 in September 2011. I wanted to lose 60 in a year. Well I lost 20 pounds by the end of 2011 with adding exercising, eating more fruits, vegetables and eating way less fast food. By changing how and what I eat I have gone on to lose over 50 pounds by Aug. 2016.

I am married to a very supportive man who is also losing weight and with his help I think I can do this. I love to cook and he inspires me to make low cal meals.

I challenge myself to make better choices to become stronger healthier and a better person. I find that pushing myself to be healthier every day is practical. I use steaks to motivate myself and count my calories.

I have learned to love exercising. I walk most every day. I like joining exercise challenges and testing myself to be stronger and healthier

I look forward to learning more things every year to be a good role model to others on this journey.

3/25/16 Positive quote-If you focus on results, you will never see change. If you focus on change you will get results.

Member Since: 9/18/2011

Fitness Minutes: 84,373

My Goals:
I wear size 10 jeans and I want to wear size 8.

My Program:
I do things my way- I eat 3 meals a day, no snacks, no seconds and no sweets except on days that Start with S like Saturday, Sunday and special days like holidays and birthdays of family and close friends, the NO-S-DIET. I love fresh fruit and raw vegetables. I eat mainly chicken, fish and vegetables, with a little cheese and yogurt throw in. I exercise 6 days a week by walking.

Personal Information:
I live in Sacramento Ca with my hubby of 11+ years. He is also working to lose weight and is helping me stay on track.

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"She thought she could so she did!!!!!"

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  • v SPARKFRAN514
    I am home and back to my normal Spark routine missed everyone but had a great vacation and took we both took over a two hundred pictures but know a lot will be tossed.
    Trying to get my self back into the gym routine .
    Need to get to the store and restock the cupboards. And get my wash caught up and watering done sunny we are still watering on the last day of Sept.

    9 hours ago
    COngrats on being in the top five for team fitness minutes this week! emoticon emoticon
    This month I have been doing a Small changes challenge to kickstart myself. SOmetimes we need to take stock and reboot! Every day make a choice to forge ahead to you goals! emoticon

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    5 days ago
    Back to basics is the best, emoticon Let's do this the right way emoticon
    6 days ago
    Kathryn, those are awesome news from you DH!! How nice it all turns out when people taking care of the patient make a difference. So happy for you and for Ron. The idea of a person coming to help you at home is excellent. I hope, as things start settling down, you are going to make a great come back into the healthy eating wagon. I know emoticon It's been quite an ordeal for you. emoticon
    7 days ago
    I loved the team. They are most kind and wonderful people, I just don't have the time to commit. Every time I join a team, I feel it as a commitment where I want to be an active part of it. If I cannot fulfill this, I rather quit, which is why I did it. I'm committed with my 5% challengers as a motivational leader, so I need to focus on them.

    We will manage to keep in touch! I'm sorry about this specially stressful time you're having.

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    7 days ago
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