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September 2011, not happy

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Hello and welcome to my page. I started out here on SP weighing 210 in September 2011. I needed to lose 75 pounds. I lost 50 pounds with adding exercising, eating more fruits, vegetables and eating way less fast food.

June 2016 hubby fall and broke his neck, with the stress of him in the hospital and care homes for 7 months I put back on some weight but still wear the same size jeans. Before Spark People I wore size 20, I now wear 10.

I am married to a very supportive man who with his help I think I can do this. I love to cook and he inspires me to make healthy low calorie 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.

Member Since: 9/18/2011

Fitness Minutes: 97,558

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

My Program:
I am doing the Every Other Day Diet by eating 500 calories every other day. I love fresh fruit and raw vegetables. I eat mainly chicken, whole grains and vegetables, with a little cheese.

I exercise by walking almost every where I go. I also am going to an exercise class once a month

Personal Information:
I live in Sacramento Ca with my hubby of 12+ years.

2015-Hubby is also working to lose weight and is helping me stay on track.

2017-after hubby's fall he lost weight while in care homes, he went from 230 to 177 at 6'2". He would only eat a few bites of the meals he was served and also got sick with C-Diff. On coming home, with the help of his VA doctor I got him over C-Diff and he started eating good home cooked meals. He has put back on some weight but is still thin.

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

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  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Its hump day all ready Racey and I have been out working in the yard already this morning . the yard is now finished finished will the hedge is and everything is back in place . i put a picture up on my page to show how i get my 120 +++ minutes yesterday

    Life has two rules:

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    Life has two rules:
    #1--Never Quit
    #2--Always Remember rule #1

    the patio is covered in ants this morning must be from the hedge clippings i left their over night so this quote came to mind

    Ants never quit. If they're going somewhere you stop them or block their path, they'll look for another way.
    Up, down, all around.
    How long will they keep looking?
    Till they find another way. ~Jim Rohn~

    mine ended in the green green trash can at least part of them !
    Happy hump day emoticon

    14 hours ago
    Hi Kathryn thanks for stopping by my page and leaving a Goodie. Hope you are feeling better now and having a great week yourself...Hang in there...

    20 hours ago
    So happy you stopped by my page and join the party emoticon Thank you for the goodie emoticon
    I'm so sorry for the pain you suffered. I hope you're feeling better today emoticon emoticon Glad the caretakers are assisting you. Your fasting day was well planned. Be careful doing the upper body exercises, any twisting and you may further hurt your sciatica nerve. I know how we need to do something! We can't stay still too much, right?
    1 day ago
    I love your name and what u fight for!!!🐺🐈
    2 days ago
    From your quote, I surely hope so!

    I'm glad you're taking the opportunity of being around the house while healing to do very productive things. emoticon Those fast days do have a way! emoticon emoticon

    Yesterday, I went to an 80 y.o. birthday party of one of my mom's sisters. A long way, almost two hours one way and then back. I was happy to be there for her, but it was boring! Glad I went though. The food was not good which, as a matter of fact, was a good thing.
    3 days ago
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