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September 2011, not happy

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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 40 pounds by December 2015.

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: 79,793

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 and one snack a day never letting myself get hungry. 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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    emoticon Hi Kathryn! PB&J had been an option for me tonight too . . great minds think alike, lol. But then I decided to cook one hamburg patty in microwave and make a burger. Was fast and good.

    Be careful in that heat tomorrow.
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    In my neck of the woods we are in a heat wave. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    There's nothing better than working up a good sweat. Jennie Finch
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    WHen I first started working out at the gym, I hated sweating. NOw I find it rewarding. How about you?
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    Congratulations for sweating this week and being in the too five for team fitness minutes.
    You are amazing!!!

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    I like your positive quotes. Thank you for the add. I have added you too. Have a great day, and week. I hope it's not to hot where you are, and if so, stay hydrated!!
    29 days ago
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    Next weekend is my son's wedding is here at my house. We have been working for over a year getting things ready.
    It reminds me of my SPark journey. It takes having a plan and working towards goals. How wonderful will it be to experience the result of the hard work and determination!
    I hope you are feeling on your way to your goals as you are in the top five for team fitness minutes this week! Stay Strong and Keep on moving forward!

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    32 days ago
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