CHANGING-TURTLE
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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: 99,423

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
    "There's the whole world at your feet."
    — Bert, Mary Poppins
    — Lets take time to enjoy
    "Life is a journey
    to be experienced,
    not a problem to be solved." — unknown

    2 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Come dance with the west wind and touch on the mountain tops, sail o'er the canyons and up to the stars.
    And reach for the heavens and hope for the future
    and all that we can be, and not what we are..."
    ~ "The Eagle and The Hawk" John Denver
    today is the anniversary of his death

    Skipping is just a dancing walk, or if you prefer, a walking dance.
    ~Terri Guillemets
    :*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:

    Never under estimate the power of listening to your favorite music on full blast and dancing around the room emoticon
    "Sometimes you dance with a partner, and sometimes you dance alone. emoticon
    Tomorrow is Friday so lets enjoy doing the happy
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    Dance even if you have to Work on Sat .I know not everyone has the week end off
    4 days ago
  • v HOMEBODY4EVER
    emoticon TO ....Coffee Tea and "Me" Team

    You will LOVE THIS TEAM! It's amazingly positive and supportive. The members here are always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. They have done it for me and they will do the same for you!! We are here to support and encourage you on your journey to success. We would love to have you join us on the Forums for some fun and challenges.

    Leader
    HOMEBODY4EVER
    Marj.
    4 days ago
  • v PATRICIA-CR
    Kathryn, I definitely was thinking about you and the fires. So sorry for all the destruction and killings they have cause. I'm very glad you are safe.
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    Good to know you have what works for your foot. I love flip flops and it's excellent you found a pair the helps your foot. I keep battling with my plantar fascitis of my left foot. Rolling a tennis ball has relieved the pain a lot. Haven't stopped walking though. Did you mention Starbucks?! emoticon
    4 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.”
    ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
    “It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.” ~Old Chinese Proverb
    “Let go of what’s gone.” ~Jules

    A stumble may prevent a fall.” ~English Proverb

    “Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.” ~Chinese Proverb

    Here we come Thursday and we are not going to let you be a thirsty one to help us remember
    Here are a few glasses to get us going.
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    5 days ago
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