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Ready to make 2010 my healthiest year YET!

June 28, 2010---UPDATE

Staying on the healthy path and trying to keep it fresh. I have decided to try to lose in 10% mini-goals so my first goal is 25 lbs. I am feeling strong and healthy! I am now 27 lbs down from my highest weight (which means I've gained 16 lbs in the last 6 months or so). It's all good and I am DETERMINED to be healthy even if I have to be a healthy 250 lb woman! LOL! Let's keep sparking, ya'll!!!

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I define 2008 as ...
June 28, 2010---UPDATE

Staying on the healthy path and trying to keep it fresh. I have decided to try to lose in 10% mini-goals so my first goal is 25 lbs. I am feeling strong and healthy! I am now 27 lbs down from my highest weight (which means I've gained 16 lbs in the last 6 months or so). It's all good and I am DETERMINED to be healthy even if I have to be a healthy 250 lb woman! LOL! Let's keep sparking, ya'll!!!

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I define 2008 as the year that I "grouped my poop" and got it together. Since June 18, 2008, I have lost 35-40 pounds (depends on when you weigh me!) and I have gained energy and confidence. 2009 has turned out to be less eventful than I hoped with the whole weight-loss thing, but there are many good things that happened.

I am much, much, much healthier. I have decreased my diabetes medication down to 2 pills a day (I was taking 5!). My A1C is down below 7 and I am working very hard to cut sugar out of my diet. I've gotten past "needing" sugar to feeling like I don't want the stuff in my body. I know you don't know me personally, but if you did you would know that this is HUGE! I used to prefer spending time shopping in CANDY STORES instead of CLOTHING STORES.

People who haven't seen me in a while say they can tell I've lost a little weight. That doesn't bother me! My focus is to be healthy and if I get thin as a side effect of that--GREAT. Let me say that again. My FOCUS is to be HEALTHY. I don't need to be skinny, I am comfortable in my own skin.

I am a teacher by trade, but feel like I need to model healthy eating--not preach about it. I am going to stop reading OTHER PEOPLE'S food labels until I can do it without making comments! LOL!

I love SPARKING and would love to have even more Spark-friends! Feel free to stop by and say "Hi."
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Member Since: 6/18/2008

SparkPoints: 1,474

Fitness Minutes: 140

My Goals:
Limit my sugar intake to 15g a DAY.

Find "family friendly" recipes that contain less sugar but are tasty enough that my family won't even notice.

Continue to work out. Strength train MORE.

Believe in myself.


My Program:
Focus on protein and veggies.

Keep sugar under 15g and carbs under 120g.

Make carb choices that are whole grain.

At least 8 glasses of water.

Some sort of aerobic activity at least 30 minutes daily.

Personal Information:
I am married and have one son, Sam, who is 14. We also have an "adopted" grandbaby named Tristan. Even though we are not related by blood, I couldn't love him any more if I had given birth to him myself. I think he looks like us, don't you?

I am currently the Praise and Worship leader at my church. I play piano and sing. I LOVE WORSHIP. God is SOOOOO awesome!!



Other Information:
If you live near Charleston, WV, let me know. I need a workout buddy!

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NOTABOUTHEFACE
10/1/2012 9:11:27 PM

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KIBAISREADY
7/1/2011 10:48:52 AM

Thanks for the add. I added you as well. Wishing you success and happiness. emoticon emoticon



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LORRAANN77
6/9/2011 2:27:07 AM

Lisa!! Welcome back! Hope your school year was a great one. Doing all right here. Excited for the summer and all. Look forward to talking with you again.



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NEWSTART127
3/20/2011 2:10:14 PM

Haven't heard from you in a while - how are things going? Happy Spring!



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Thankful for many blessings including you, my dear friend. The holiday is not just about the bountiful harvest and food. It also is best if savored-- taking a walk, playing games, sharing with friends and family at home and away.

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