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6/14/13 Day 1 - I've been overweight since the age of 11. I gained 25 pounds as a kid in the 5th grade when my parents divorced. 7 years of stress and unhappiness followed and overeating became a lifelong habit and way to cure stress and numb pain...so I thought. All along it only created more. At the age of 51, I reached my highest weight ever. Thankfully at 53, I have lost 22 pounds but it is just he beginning. I need to do this for me first and for my wonderful family so I am healthy ...
6/14/13 Day 1 - I've been overweight since the age of 11. I gained 25 pounds as a kid in the 5th grade when my parents divorced. 7 years of stress and unhappiness followed and overeating became a lifelong habit and way to cure stress and numb pain...so I thought. All along it only created more. At the age of 51, I reached my highest weight ever. Thankfully at 53, I have lost 22 pounds but it is just he beginning. I need to do this for me first and for my wonderful family so I am healthy and there for them. I'm ready, I can do this...once and for all!
Update 7/29/13 - I've lost 15.2 pounds! Exciting!
Update 8/10/13 - 18.2 Slowly but surely!
Update 8/30/13 - 23 even!
Update 9/12/13 - 25.0, one quarter down!
Update 9/27/13 - 31.6 - Whoo Hoo, passed the 30 mark!
Update 10/4/13 - 33.2 - Worked hard for vacation
Update 1/15/14 - 20.0 - Our 30th wedding vacation in October took a toll; having trouble getting back on track.
Update 4/1 /14 - 18.2 - going backwards; this needs to be a change for a lifestyle!
Update 12/11/14 - I've regained everything back over the past year..ugh...BUT today I started a Biggest Loser Challenge. I hope this is the turnaround I need!!
Update 1/16/15 - I'm back on track and losing; it feels great!
Update 2/19/15 - I have lost 15.3 pounds and earned the title Biggest Loser on my BL challenge!
4/9/15 - 21 pounds!
5/26/15 - I've been up and down and up and down and find myself today at the exact same weight as I was back on 4/9. Time for the YoYo to stop and to see that scale go down! Looking forward to the BL Summer Challenge!
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Member Since: 7/7/2011

SparkPoints: 14,647

Fitness Minutes: 366

My Goals:
Most Important Goal:
Get healthy so I am around for my family

What Losing Weight Will Do For ME
* Gain confidence and
self-esteem!
* Look better!
* Feel better!
* Be happier!
* More energy!

My Program:
I re-started Spark in June 2013. Right now I am just keeping my calories in range. I am TRYING incorporate exercise and am planning to hop on my treadmill now that I moved it to the new den and it won't be used as a closet anymore!!

Personal Information:
My name is Teri ~ I live on the west coast of the state of Washington, in the beautiful Pacific NW. We live 30 miles from the beach and go at every opportunity, it's my favorite thing! I've been married to my wonderful DH 31 years and have two awesome kids, Dane 28 and Lindsay 24. I am truly blessed!

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I love music, interior decorating, gardening, anything artistic and kitties!

I could watch DIY network and HGTV all day long!

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Did I say I LOVE THE BEACH! :)

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SEATTLE58
5/6/2015 4:26:00 PM

Thank you for you sweet, uplifting note! I love it every time you come and visit me on my page and smile because of it too! You are so special to have here on SP! Hope is doing really pretty good. You can tell that she's a little more scared in the evening and wants to be with us more, which is ok with us. Also, we notice that when she jumps up in the pick-up to go to town, she hesitates, but gets up there with the perfect jump! I suppose her neck is still sensitive. My DH took out the stitches instead of the expense from the Vet and her wound looks pretty good. Will still heal for time to come I suppose. Yes, I've been trying to walk more and get back on my recumbent bike too. Yesterday I put 20 min. on it and the day before 27, so it's coming back to me of how I lost the last time. I know that I need to feel how it felt last time and I'm getting there. I think I ate to much at the Pizza Ranch today, but ate thin crust pizza slices and took the breading off the chicken and had a yummy lettuce salad with no dressing, so I could've done worse like the olden days. We're learning little by little! Your new job sounds fun, so good for you. Enjoy! Happy Mother's Day to you! You deserve the best. Lovingly, Karen



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DETERMINEDJANET
4/30/2015 5:26:28 PM

Saw your note regarding the weigh-in. I am fine with you posting tomorrow...I'll probably gather the numbers in the afternoon anyway!



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SEATTLE58
4/19/2015 5:15:17 PM

Thanks for all your concern. Hope is doing really well we feel. She acts like she's back to normal, except she likes to cling to us more especially when she's outside. Which stands to reason! She loves being by my husband's side while he's milking the cows in the evening, which is nice, because we know where she is then. Otherwise, she just likes being in the house with me. Have I told you that several are thinking that it could've been a cougar that attacked her. Ugh! She'll get her stitches out this week. You know it was just one week ago tonight that it happened. It seems like it's been forever for how hurt she was. We're just so happy that our baby going to be ok!! emoticon

Wow, it sounds like you've gotten alot of yardwork done. Oh, that is such a good feeling for sure! I'm sure your yard looks lovely and the planting of flowers is always so rewarding. Our time here for planting in the pots, will be more in May and then we play it by ear. We've been having some warmer weather, like the 70's the last couple of days, but it's soon to get cooler they say. It's around 44 degrees out there now and the 30's and 20's will be the low for the nights, and this is so normal, so it's stands to reason that we must wait out turn for planting.

I hope you have a great week ahead.

Love and hugs to you too,
Karen

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You can't cheat on it, and expect it to work.

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