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Hi. Thanks for checking out my Spark Page. I'm Eileen and people call me Ei or IRISH. I live in Ohio!

I went to Weight Watchers for several years off and on and did lose, 25 #'s, but then put it back on when I stopped going.
In September 2010 when I discovered Spark People and read the book, it really got me motivated to make a decision. I decided I wanted a healhier lifestyle and knew I needed to make a change. I needed to do this on my OWN.
Spark got me going and kicked in and I realized it was up to me to be STRONG and FOCUSED. Motivation is great on this site.

Last Summer - July 21, 2015 I began a New program on a Mediterranean diet and lifestyle. I went to a dietician and wellness doctor. They encouraged me to eat whole grain and healthier meals.
That program was the best so far for me to lose weight. I lost 25# in 7 months with this program. It was very filling and satisfying.

May 16, 2016 - I decided to go back to WW. Have always had good luck when I was going to meeting and being weighed. The program works if you work it. After I had been sick for 5 weeks in Feb.and early March, I was having trouble getting back on track due to some prednisone I had to take for 15 days. So now, with WW's help, I am losing weight again and eating well and very determined to lose the weight I need to, to get to my goal.
I do have some health issues, so sometimes I cannot do some forms of exercise or housework, due to this, but do the best I can and try not to ask for help unless necessary. I am positive and
strong natured person and love life. I will challenge myself and I
will never quit.
Thanks for stopping by and reading my page. Spark friends are really great motivators. I know I can do this. I am stronger now making better choices and so glad I am aware of how important it is to be healthy. I want to be trim and fit and look really sexy in my bathing suit. LOL......I need to get rid of my tire, which I never had before. "The BEST is yet to come."

Member Since: 9/2/2010

Fitness Minutes: 59,862

My Goals:
To lose the weight needed to be healthier and fit for Lifetime following a plan each day.
I want to enjoy my grandchildren and look fit and trim so they are proud of me.
Plan to get to maintenance and then keep control of the weight once a month with staying on top and being
weighed. Life is short, but Life is good. The older I get the more I realize what it is all about. I am now doing this for me and plan to succeed.

My Program:
Following the WW plan
Eating whole grains
Track all meals and portion control daily.
Exercising 5 days a week
Drink 8 glasses of water daily.
Eat at least 3 fruits and 3 vegetables a day.
Always remembering, to Pray and Thank God for His love and guidance in my journey every day!

Personal Information:
I live in Ohio, a suburb on the west side of Cleveland.
I have three adult children, two son- in- laws and three precious grandchildren.
I have many wonderful friends.
My faith and my family are very important to me.
I babysit when I can to help my kids out and enjoy it.
I am active in my church, volunteering in many groups.

I belong to the YMCA and my Recreation center and 5 days a week go to classes and use the other benefits they provide.

I love to read, do the daily crossword puzzle, love music, walking outdoors and on a track.

I enjoy cooking, trying out new healthy recipes, and spending time with close friends.

I try to laugh at myself each day and not take things too seriously.
" Life isn't fair, but it is still good." Regina Brett

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"Become the best version of yourself"
Matthew Kelly

"Be, Boldy, The Real You" Jim Smith
"Happiness is a mode of travel, not a destination. Enjoy the ride." Jim Smith

"Read the Psalms. No matter what your faith, they cover every human emotion." Regina Brett

"Do something nice for someone else---and don't tell anyone about it." Richard

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  • v SURVIVOR61
    Belly, Buns & Thighs Oh my!! Spark up those workouts by firing up your sneakers, walk inside or out and burn, baby burn those calories!!
    5 hours ago
  • v MOM1014
    You are so sweet. Ei. thanks. Sciatica gone and just my usual stuff. I am fine.
    3 days ago
    Thank you for the support on my page...I appreciate you! Hope you are having a fun and healthy weekend. Stay cool!
    4 days ago
  • v SURVIVOR61
    Fire up those Sneakers and Fall in Love with Walking and You Can Walk Your Way to a Healthier, Slimmer You!!
    5 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/23/2016 9:42:23 PM
  • v KAREN2LOSE55
    Yes, I am enjoying Summer, Ei! I don't even want to think of how it used to be without a/c in this farmhouse. Oh my, it makes this place quite the oasis! In fact, when our dogs come in from outside, when it's so hot and humid, they plop down on the linoleum and just crash, and take good naps. When I'm doing laundry in the basement, where it's even cooler with that concrete floor, Ruger loves to plop down on that floor too! So both our dogs are an example of how hot this Summer has been! Putrid at times, but we're surviving. I move around quite a bit. Either doing housework and laundry or yardwork and running errands and shopping. I keep busy. With my pain being better, I tend to over-do and then suffer, but I'm also doing something, and I love that! Yesterday my DH mowed the lawn, and there was one spot that really needed raking, so I did it, and I really didn't feel that bad afterwards, so I am lots better! Our daughter's home for the weekend, so that's greater than great! We cleaned the house together and now she's making cookies and then we'll sweep and mop. It always feels so good to do that too. I haven't been doing a whole lot of exercising than all that, and I'm tired every day, so I must be doing something. Oh, and my sprained wrist is almost all better. It gets really swollen if I really use it a lot, so I try to take it easy with it. Still about the same in pounds, but are eating low carb and I feel so much better. I've gone down a couple of pounds, which helps me to know, that it truly helps to eat this way. How are you doing? And Bill?

    Thanks for being such a good girlfriend! emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Hugs, Karen
    5 days ago
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