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September 2011, not happy

Hubby home and happy 2-4-17

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: 90,912

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

My Program:
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 adding your quotes to my motivation box .
    Only look back to see how far you have come emoticon emoticon
    Life is a journey to be experienced not a problem to solved emoticon
    1 day ago
    Thank you for inviting me to the Find 10 challenge. I have a few more days left on the fiber challenge, but after that I will rejoin the find 10.
    Hope you have a great day, Kathryn and that you are safe and sound with all that rain,out your way.
    2 days ago
    So glad you have the caregiver coming tomorrow and already plan in going out no matter the weather. Best of all, that Ron is already better emoticon That good night sleep makes wonders in both of you. I do think is time for us to get back on track!
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    3 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/19/2017 7:07:06 PM
    I'm so sorry to hear about Ron. That was a lot of stress on you emoticon That was pretty scary. Glad he's back home and well medicated. You are Ron's life! emoticon Don't you forget to take time for yourself ASAP. We wouldn't want both of you sick.

    I had the two grandkids here and couldn't do good either, used comfort food as well. My normal routine was gone and suffered a few panic attacks. So glad they are back with their parents. It was our first and last shot at caring for both of them for so long. Whew! Next time we are asked to take care for them, I will send them to you (at least in dreams) emoticon

    Big supportive hugs, my friend, emoticon
    4 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/19/2017 7:07:23 PM
    Challenge accepted!!! Getting back on track for the next three weeks. Let's see what we can accomplish emoticon Let's emoticon
    10 days ago
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