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I'm Lis and I joined in 2008 needing to lose those last 10 pounds again. I'd lost 35 pounds in 2005, another 11 in 2006, gained some back and I was in the 141-145 range for a few years.
Late 2009 we moved to Mexico, and over the years the weight crept up, getting over 150 a few times but in January 2013 I found a way of eating that works for me and I am back around 135 since March 2013 and the focus has shifted to maintenance in the 134-139 range.
My favorite activities are yoga, pickleball, walking and sea kayaking.
August 2015 I started taking a Pilates class twice a week and I love it.
March 2016 I participated in a pickleball tournament and won the bronze in the 3.0 women's double and the silver in the 3.0 mixed doubles!
I have come a long way from the couch potato I used to be!!

Member Since: 1/12/2008

Fitness Minutes: 390,485

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The end of March 2005 I started the Michael Thurmond 6 week body make-over. Finally something worked! I lost 35 pounds in 5 months. Over the next 9 months I lost another 11, down to 134. That was hard to maintain.

Jan 2008 - The weight crept back up to 145 over the last 8 months - now it's time to lose those 10 pounds again.

July 2010 - went below 140 for the first time in over 3 years!!

November 2010 - I'm back up in my "comfy" range 141-145

January 2013 - gained a few (!) over the last years to 151 but back with the program!
February 2013 - back below 140 :)
March 31st 2013 - at goal! 135
July 2013 - 134, back to my old low and then DD came to visit for a few months..
Fall 2013: 140 goal to get to or below 135 again
February 2014: back on The Plan
September 2014: new low 133

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After living in beautiful SW Colorado, near Pagosa Springs for 13 years, we are now living in San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico.
2009/2010 was our first winter in San Carlos - great to be out of the snow! It is a great place to live for most of the year and it is nice to visit Colorado for part of the summer. Summer 2014 we didn't go north and had a wonderful time staying in Mexico and even experiencing a hurricane.

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  • v MEXGAL1
    Thanks so much for welcoming simpsca2000 to sparks. I encouraged her to join and told her how wonderful the people are here. Gosh some of you I have known for like 10 years! I told her that I gave a "shout out" to all of you to welcome her and as always am brought to tears with the love and support of all of you! Thank you again and have a terrific day!
    BTW, I wouldn't be leaving Mexico if it were up to me. There are still more wonderful people here verses the crooked bad people. I think I will blog about that today. hope all is well with you and your DH and pretty daughter.
    19 hours ago
  • v EILEEN828
    Thanks for reading my blog Lis, I always really appreciate your support. emoticon
    3 days ago
    Thank you so much for your encouragement on my blog. I really appreciate the time you took.

    I love your sparkpage. I'll bet you have wonderful stories to tell.

    Have a wonderful day and a happy healthy weekend.
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    5 days ago
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    Happy 30th Anniversary! I hope you and your honey have a wonderful day!
    Hugs and love, xoxo

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    9 days ago
  • v EILEEN828
    You know Lis, you may be right about the cheese sitting out too long because that was true. However the method of the episode followed the same path as the other ones. Pain starting in my upper back, then spreading everywhere, then finally getting nauseous and vomiting. Food poisoning that I've had in the past didn't really act that way that I can remember. Then again its been a really long time since that happened, so maybe I've forgotten. anyhow thanks for reading my blog. I hope you "survive" your US trip. Here's to happy eating!
    14 days ago
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