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I am at my top weight. This is unfortunate because 10 years ago, I was at my goal.
I have my reasons, my excuses that is.
I had a devastating loss when my mother passed away suddenly, exactly ten years ago tomorrow. She would have been 72.
She lived with me and my two boys.
My aunt had just had a stroke and was spending time with us also. She never did recover physically or mentally after that stroke. She had just lost her husband.
Those three people were important in my life.
I slept unduly much on the couch after my mother passed. I really think I became depressed...and food and losing myself in it reappeared. I lost the movement in my shoulders and exercise became less habitual.
Then my house flooded. I spent 18 months at a friend's house out of my routine.
Then I lost my job and was out of work for over a year.
Today I have a job and a retirement and things are better for me, but I am at my top weight.
This year I am going to go back to exercising and getting back on track. It is harder than ever because I am sooo out of shape.
My goal is to lose 55 pounds this year.
Please send me some love. Tell me I am going to DO it and let me know how you are succeeding, because I want to know it can be done.

Member Since: 10/11/2007

Fitness Minutes: 3,082

My Goals:
I have a weight loss goal of 50 pounds.

I have a fitness goal of getting stronger and stronger.

I have a goal of finding more joy in life.

My Program:
I am using a balanced diet plan and trying to stay within 1200-1400 calories a day.

I'm adding green coffee supplement.

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I live in the metro Atlanta area and have always lived here.

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Elizabeth Berg is one of my favorite authors.

I hope to have read all the books on the list of 100 Books Everyone Should Read that is posted on Amazon before the year 2018.

I have been to Costa Rica and have had many day trips along the Appalachian Trail along its beginning foothills and day hikes in Georgia.

I like Contra Dancing.

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    Woah, this is a real delayed reaction to your sweet encouraging "goodie". Thanks for your support. It's also nice that someone would recommend me as a friend prospect. I feel that I'm not too engaged with my SP friends in recent months. It was taking a lot of my time and even though it's fun to reach out and meet people here, it's a bit of a luxury I can't seem to afford at the moment. Anyway, I'm still strongly on the program. It's the only way to go, but the social aspects of the site are on the back burner. I wanted to manage your expectations of this new friend . . . . emoticon

    Take care and most of all, enjoy the journey . . . . emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1761 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/18/2013 12:16:28 PM
    *All Please read!* Join Me! Let's all do this together! You can do it!!! Just say "Yes"!

    I am so excited! I just posted my first challenge as a team leader! It is something we all can do! It's fun, doable, and we have 'plenty' of time to all be successful on it! It is called the "christmas time challenge- lose 12 by 12/12/12" It is in the motivation area of our team page. Ck it out, sign up! We can all achieve this challenge together! HOpe to see you all say "count me in for christmas" today!

    You can find this challenge:
    on my spark team:50+members w/10-24 pds to lose. (on my sparkpage)
    or on the msg boards under the sparks challenges! (if you are not 50 yet!) ck out the blog it will help you get there!

    Join me Laura!!!

    1991 days ago
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    Thanks for reading my blog the other day and your kind comments! I hope this finds you well...we will do this!
    2007 days ago
    Love the bellydancing pics! Wow that is awsome, shows what some good sparkin can do! woohoo. Thanks for the ice cream, I have to say when I saw the cone, I got excited, I "love" ice cream cones! Keep doing what you are doing girl. To find the blog I wrote click on my spage and click under the blogs. You will find it. Your name is in print!! ~Maci~
    2288 days ago
    I came across the following quote while "googling around" the internet a few days ago and think it's message is so important that I want to share it with my friends!

    "All of life is a journey; which paths we take, what we look back on, and what we look forward to is up to us. We determine our destination, what kind of road we will take to get there, and how happy we are when we get there." From A Little Book of Happiness

    2291 days ago
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