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GETTING TO KNOW THIS NEW ME

MY BODY IS CHANGING AND NOW MY MIND HAS TO CATCH UP. MY EATING HABITS ARE IMPROVING AND I TRY NOT TO PUT A CARB IN MY MOUTH UNLESS IT'S A HEALTHY ONE. I STOP AND ASK MYSELF, "WHY DID I LOOSE SO MUCH WEIGHT OVER THE PAST YEARS, JUST TO PUT IT BACK ON AGAIN," I DIDN'T CHANGE MY HABITS OR THE WAY I WAS THINKING. I WAS PROTECTING MYSELF FROM BEING WHO I REALLY WAS. HOW DARE I BE THE FREE SPIRIT I WAS BORN TO BE. MY MOTHER DRILLED THAT INTO ME. I WAS MARRIED AND DEVORICED 3 TIMES BEFORE I WAS 25 ...
MY BODY IS CHANGING AND NOW MY MIND HAS TO CATCH UP. MY EATING HABITS ARE IMPROVING AND I TRY NOT TO PUT A CARB IN MY MOUTH UNLESS IT'S A HEALTHY ONE. I STOP AND ASK MYSELF, "WHY DID I LOOSE SO MUCH WEIGHT OVER THE PAST YEARS, JUST TO PUT IT BACK ON AGAIN," I DIDN'T CHANGE MY HABITS OR THE WAY I WAS THINKING. I WAS PROTECTING MYSELF FROM BEING WHO I REALLY WAS. HOW DARE I BE THE FREE SPIRIT I WAS BORN TO BE. MY MOTHER DRILLED THAT INTO ME. I WAS MARRIED AND DEVORICED 3 TIMES BEFORE I WAS 25 YRS OLD. WELL I DON'T NEED TO BE MARRIED TO BE SUCCESFULL. I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A STRONG ,OPIONATED WOMAN. I WAS THE FIRST WOMAN TO WORK IN CROWN OIL REFINERY AND THE ONLY ONE FOR 2 1/2 YRS AND I WORKED THERE FOR 16 YRS. BOY THE MEN RESENTED THAT, BUT I DID IT. I PAVED THE WAY FOR OTHER WOMEN. I THINK THAT IS SOMETHING TO BE PROUD OF, BUT IT CAME AT A BIG PRICE. I HAD TO ENDURE THE UGLEYNESS THAT CAME FROM THE MEN I WORKED WITH. I WASN'T TRYING TO CHANGE THEIR LIFE, I WAS TRYING TO MAKE A LIVING. SO THE WEIGHT HELPED TO INSULATE ME AND THE FOOD MADE ME FEEL BETTER FOR AWHILE. I NO LONGER NEED THAT FAT TO PROTECT ME. I NO LONGER HAVE TO LISTEN TO THE OPINONS OF OTHERS, I AM MY OWN PERSON AND THE ONLY ONE THAT MATTERS. I AM GETTING TO LIKE THIS NEW ME AND ALL THE WEIGHT I'M GETTING RID OF IS GONE FOREVER, NEVER TO RETURN.
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Member Since: 8/5/2012

SparkPoints: 7,948

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My Goals:
Get this weight off by staying on my program and try to get another 100 lbs off by December 2014

My Program:
Going to the gym 3 times a week and working in the pool. Trying to put only healthy carbs in my diet. That means staying away from starches, sugar, sat. fats, and salt . Drink at least 8 glasses of water. Walking as much as possible.

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I live in Houston,Texas. I live alone with my three dogs. I had 1 son who passed away 2 1/2 yrs ago. I am on facebook under the name of Patsy Keef, my email is patsykeef@yahoo.com

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WALKSINLIGHT
1/26/2015 3:49:58 PM

Thanks for dropping by and letting me know your latest news. emoticon

How long have you had this latest caregiver? I really hope that she stays with you and does not change.

I gained about 15 pounds last year as well and am really struggling to get rid of it but I am back home with my Spark friends and inspiration as well now - the last farewell party as is a lot of food from the pantry and freezer. Hopefully this will help. I have also bought myself a Spark Activity Tracker which really does inspire me to move more.

We are excited about the move because we are going to San Antonio and I think that will be good for getting us out and back to a healthier lifestyle than what we slipped into. The decision to move was made when someone offered to buy our house (which was not even on the market), so we knew that the time had come to start the next adventure in our life journey. Since we both work from home over the computer, we can pretty much live where we like. This move is part of a downsize ready for retirement in a few years, so it is great packing because my husband is a packrat and I am a minimalist and he is actually excitedly getting rid of 'stuff' finally.

Stay active, stay positive keep fighting the good fight.
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BECCABOO127
1/15/2015 11:50:03 PM

Just dropping by to say hi, Pat! Hope your holidays were good. Hope to see you around soon! Take care sweetie. hugs, Becca



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CHEBBA
1/13/2015 6:32:23 PM

This is sooo weird! Yesterday, whilst cleaning the bird cages, I suddenly thought of you (don't ask me why that should have made me think of you!) and realised I hadn't seen any evidence of you for a while. I meant to email you today but JUST this minute noticed you had sent me a goodie a week ago! I think you must have been sending me silent messages and nudging me to check my home page, which I hadn't done for a while; I've just been going straight to my tracker.

Sooo, thank you so much for the goodie - and thank you for 'coming home' to where you belong. Don't worry about the weight gain, it's nothing which can't be sorted out and we're all in this together, OK?

For some reason I still can't get past your home page, but I think it's because you haven't actually formally added me as a Friend, even though we are Friends in practice. Perhaps if you hit the button to add me as a Friend, all will be resolved.

It's late here and I need to complete my tracker in the next 30 minutes, so will get back to you when I've a little more time, In the meantime, it's GOOOOOD to have you home!

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MARYANN2323
1/7/2015 2:53:45 AM

YES Pat!! This will be our year! Here's to less of us! emoticon



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MARYANN2323
9/27/2014 5:14:40 PM

Hey Pat! Haven't heard from you in a while. Hope all is OK. emoticon



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