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Hi, I'm Jeanette from Charlotte, NC. I joined Sparks in June 2008 and have enjoyed the journey. I love GOD, family, animals and flowers. God is the center of my life and health is my motivation for weight loss. Since losing some of my weight, my blood pressure is consistently reported as on target. My cholesterol is also in good range. My better diet and exercise have already changed my life.

FALL 2015 - now down to 173--WOOHOO slowly getting there.

Jan. 2014--after seeing that scale down in the 168 target, I'm up to 180 I go AGAIN--TALK ABOUT YO-YO. But I'll never give up trying to be healthier. See my GOALS for my plan.

EDIT 9-17-12: A New Start AGAIN - Now at 180 AGAIN--i have more wt. to lose to get to my goal of 165. I've re-joined FIRECRACKERS 5 % team and will do all I can to lose at least that 5 % which will be 9lbs approximately. A lot in 8 weeks, but I CAN do this. I WILL DO THIS. I will go to Curves 3x / week, eat right and drink my water. These are the tools to get me where I need to be.

EDIT-3-1-2010: On Jan 1 this year I had 2 mini strokes, each ending up leaving 2 spots of placque in my retinal eye, which have left me with vision impairment. It has been very difficult to adjust to my new way of life which include major diet changes, but I am extremely grateful that the plaque fragments went to my eye and not to my brain, which could have caused major loss of the use of other parts of my body. I think God was directing in that instance and kept me from major handicap. The question I now ask myself is: Why did God leave me here, and what does He want me to do for Him? I want to do His work daily.

I'm in this thing of weight loss for the long haul, until I'm at goal and will not give up till I get there. I'm looking at 165 but WW tells me 150 is goal wt. I don't know if that's a good target. I'll aim for the 165 now, and if I get there, I'll see what my body says.

(edit:3/11/10 - I'm at 170.1 and still going WOOHOO) I lose slowly but surely and that's ok, just so I keep on the down slope!

I am a positive thinker so would rather think of the pounds lost than the pounds to go :0)

WHATEVER IT TAKES is my motto. I am willing to give it my all to get healthy. I've done enough damage to this 70 yo body. Now it's time to take care of it.

So --I'm in this to lose and already have lost...70.5 lbs


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ADDED FEB. 4, 2010
Tomorrow is Feb.5, my 71st birthday. I am healthier today than I was 2 years ago. Weight loss and exercise is the reason why.

Jan. 2010 started in the hospital for me...facing the reality that my bad eating habits had caught up with me: I was having TIA - mini stroke, pieces of plaque from my carotid arteries flaked off and lodged in the retinal artery, causing partial vision loss in one eye. Considering that it could have gone to my brain and caused loss of any number of bodily functions, I thank God it was not worse.
I also face the reality that I MUST MAKE SOME MAJOR CHANGES IN MY LIFE: beginning with diet and moving to exercise--does that sound familiar??
Both areas are the main things Spark zeroes in on.
SOoo I will be eating a large percentage of raw fruits and vegetables to get the fiber and minerals which will help my heart health, I will be spending more time at my choice of exercise which is Curves-the total body workout in strength training, cardio and aerobics. I will be eliminating as much sodium/salt, trans fats and cholesterol from my diet as possible.
These precautions will both help my heart health and promote weight loss.
AT 175.5 I have now lost 68.5 pounds. My personal goal is 165 which means I only have 10.5 pounds to go. These last pounds are coming off slowly so I will have to be very consistent in my resolve to stick to the above goals.

Member Since: 6/27/2008

My Goals:
5% Challenge-fitness goals:
1. get to Curves 3 days a week (at least)
2. walk using SPARK TRACKER increasing steps daily
3. on 2 days ex. at home w/ Spark videos
My primary goal is to become as healthy as I can be so that I will live long enough to see my GREAT. and--grand --children grow up. Family is extremely important to me and I am convinced that Grandmom is important to family, so, I MUST have a healthy body which means lower BMI -- I couldn't believe I was classified OBESE!!!! I WILL NOT STOP UNTIL I AM DOWN IN THE NORMAL RANGE OF BMI.'
So, Goal #1 - lower BMI to normal
2. Weight to normal for my height
3. Have better health, BP,cholesterol

My Program:
With the help of God I will meet my goals by healthy eating and daily exercise. I use the CurvesSmart program to give my body a precise workout.

Personal Information:
I am an open book so everything about me is open to you. I am a lady from North Carolina, lived in MD until 1994, then moved to PA until 2007 when we moved to NC. Have 2 daughters in their 50s, and bonus son age 40. Grands are 35
, 29, 26, and 20, plus 2 new great grands 3 and 1.
I am Loving life but wanting to see 'less of me' in my body. Have lost 75 lbs as of 4/1/2010 and hope to be down to 165 soon.

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My favorite book would be the Bible since I read it daily. It is my strength in times of weakness.

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    Good day, Firecracker. emoticon

    In case you didn't know, we took second place last week! emoticon and if we pull together as a team... we can do it AGAIN! If you exercised and haven't posted those numbers in yet, please take a few minutes to do so As Soon As Possible. Your team is counting on you.

    For those who have been logging in your numbers emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Let's go Firecrackers! If there's any time we need to get our fire crack'n... it's now!!
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    5 days ago
    Endurance isn't just the ability to bear a hard thing but to turn it into glory. - W. Barclay

    We're almost at the halfway point on the 5% challenge and a couple days till we begin racing towards St. Louis, Missouri. Let's stay focused and continue being the fabulous Firecrackers that we are! Have a healthy weekend and a great weigh in.

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    9 days ago
    Not sure why some of my teams are NOT SHOWING UP on my Spark Teams slot on my SPARK PAGE--they just didn't make it to this page. You are there somewhere.
    11 days ago
    Cheers to a great weigh in, considering your situation! To a new week of healthy choices and sustainable progress. We can do this! emoticon

    ps... sending good wishes and vibes for both you and your husband. emoticon
    12 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Attention FIRECRACKERS!!

    Less than HALF the team have logged their numbers in over the weekend and just in case some of you have forgotten... part of the 5% challenge is a race combining our exercise minutes as a team to reach our current destination which is Russia.

    Last week WE landed in third place emoticon emoticon and TOGETHER we can do it again BUT, we've got to get those numbers in PRONTO! We're less than 1/3 of the way to Russia and teams will start landing between tomorrow and Tuesday.

    If you haven't logged your numbers in yet, PLEASE DO SO! And to those team mates who have been been logging in your numbers and also exercising more than usual for the team.... FREAKEN AWESOME!! emoticon

    Let's go FIRECRACKERS! emoticon emoticon
    13 days ago
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