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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 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: 75,257

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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    Woo Hoo! Thank you for the party! I needed it. Good job keeping with the program. Party on!
    2 days ago
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    WOrking out is our answer to Plastic SUrgery - getting in shape naturally, by hard work!

    How bad do you want this???? COngrats on being in the top five for team fitness minutes this week. Keep on moving!! I know you can do this because you already are!!!

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    3 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
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    I never get them either don't get the walking ones they told me it could be the virus setting on my computer.
    4 days ago
  • v MAMACHAE74
    Nice bio and the last line is so very true.
    5 days ago
    Thank you Kathryn. The Banner on my page is West Lake, Sand Banks, where my family have always vacationed. My son has his trailer less than five minutes from these Sand Banks and goes fishing in his boat daily, he's there till end of Sept!

    This pic shows the height of the sand banks and they are one mile across to Lake Ontario and five miles long. We used to go over in our boat and would walk over to Lake Ontario to swim in that always choppy water, fun days!

    Thank you Kathryn, talking about this to you have brought back many happy memories for me.
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    6 days ago
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