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Welcome to my page.

I'm trying to lose weight and get into shape, but it has been a journey! I started on May 1, 2010, and since then have found some pelvic issues (related to my hysterectomy) that prevented serious exercise for a few months but are now under control, and I've also dealt with several hormonal and health issues (low estrogen, low vitamins B & D, low thyroid -- geez, do I have anything in me except fat?!).

While I've lost nearly 30 pounds, it's a SLOW ...
Welcome to my page.

I'm trying to lose weight and get into shape, but it has been a journey! I started on May 1, 2010, and since then have found some pelvic issues (related to my hysterectomy) that prevented serious exercise for a few months but are now under control, and I've also dealt with several hormonal and health issues (low estrogen, low vitamins B & D, low thyroid -- geez, do I have anything in me except fat?!).

While I've lost nearly 30 pounds, it's a SLOW 30 pounds, less than a pound lost per month. :( It's a big change from the last time I lost 30 pounds in about 5 months -- with far, far less effort (and I had kept most of those 30 pounds off up until Nov., 2009).

I originally described myself as a veritable couch potato, but I can now say that I'm becoming a gym rat! My husband and I joined a gym in October, 2012. I'm lifting weights three times a week, doing core classes twice a week, cycling classes twice a week, another yoga or body sculpting class each week, and at least 2 other cardio workouts each week. I also run outside and enjoy riding my road bicycle with my husband, son, and son-in-law.

There's probably nothing earth shattering (or even remotely interesting) for most people to read, but keeping up with the Spark website keeps my hands busy (and therefore not snacking!), and it's a great place to have a plethora of data points telling me that I'm on track (or not). I kinda need that big brother giving me non-judgmental feedback.
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Member Since: 10/19/2009

SparkPoints: 48,997

Fitness Minutes: 39,785

My Goals:
I'd like to feel better about myself. I'd like to lose weight and look better; lose weight to feel like I can be more active; and exercise to feel better.

My Program:
Small, incremental changes to ensure that this is a lifestyle change. Adding a little exercise and slowly reining in the food tends to work for me. I've already lost 30 pounds and kept it off for 5 years, and now I want to tackle the next 30.

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KATHY830
5/2/2011 10:16:22 AM

6,000 fitness minutes. Way to go!!!!! You are an inspiration. Thanks again for showing me this site. I just invited my sister to join.

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KATHY830
4/30/2011 11:15:31 AM

Well, i am here. timidly. Thanks TONS for reaching out. i'm a first timer being dragged by my fearless sister-in-law not only into the world of diet sharing, but into the world of on-line anything.



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BETHIE_BOO
3/29/2011 8:52:26 AM

Good morning! Aside from a couple of comments on blogs, I haven't heard from you much...How's life treating you these days? How is your mother doing? Let me hear from you! :o)



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BETHIE_BOO
2/26/2011 9:25:59 PM

DELLA I have been worrying about you! I know I've been deluging you with messages but last I heard you were sick, and your momma was sick. I hope you guys are all feeling better! Take care and thanks for check on me...I'm optimistic again, doing that 5K gave me such a confidence boost :o) Thanks for being there and listening to me and educating me. I really appreciate it.



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BETHIE_BOO
1/13/2011 8:10:06 PM

I just responded to your message but forgot to say: what about stress, and the rise in cortisol, as a factor? I'm very anxious, don't sleep well, grind my teeth and clench my jaw, and I've wondered if treating my anxiety and thus lowering my cortisol level would help. Something to ask my doctor about...



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