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Once and For All!

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. Now I find myself at 52, at my highest weight ever. 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!
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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. Now I find myself at 52, at my highest weight ever. 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!
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Member Since: 7/7/2011

SparkPoints: 13,439

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!

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

I could watch DIY network and HGTV all day long!

I love going to concerts and go as often as I can.

Did I say I LOVE THE BEACH! :)

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BARBIEE52
3/11/2015 9:07:39 PM

~~~~~~~~~~TYPES OF PEOPLE YOU MAY KNOW~~~~~~~~~~

emoticon GREAT people talk about IDEAS emoticon
emoticon AVERAGE people talk about THINGS emoticon
emoticon SMALL people talk about OTHER PEOPLE emoticon
~~~~~~~~~~Are these people you might know?~~~~~~~~~~

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KIM22211
3/11/2015 1:03:20 AM

how are you doing!



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BARBIEE52
3/9/2015 7:38:25 PM

I had sent this quite awhile ago, but I felt it was worthy enough to send it again. Hope you enjoy it!!

*****************TRAIN OF LIFE***********************

Some folks ride the train of life, Looking out the rear.
Watching miles of life roll by, And marking every year.
They sit in sad remembrance, Of wasted days gone by.
And curse their life for what it was, And hang their head and cry.

But I don't concern myself with that, I took a different vent.
I look forward to what life holds, And not what has been spent.
So strap me to the engine, As securely as can be.
I want to be out on the front, To see what I can see.

I want to feel the winds of change, Blowing in my face.
I want to see what life unfolds, As I move from place to place.
I want to see whats coming up. No looking at the past.
Life's too short for yesterday, It moves along too fast.

So if the ride gets bumpy, While you are looking back.
Go up front, and you may find, Your life has jumped the track.
Its all right to remember, That's part of history.
But up front's where its happening. There's so much mystery.

The enjoyment of living, Is not where we have been,
It's looking ever forward, To another year and ten.
It's searching all the byways, Never should you refrain.
For if you want to live your life, You gotta drive the train.
---Marv Hardin~~~

As I read this, I realized, I cannot live in the past, and I cannot foresee the future,
But I can live for every second, and every minute of today.
""""Enjoy today, and everyday of your life."""""
Barb---(((HUGS)))



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KIM22211
3/8/2015 11:25:05 PM

hey there!



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BARBIEE52
3/6/2015 8:35:52 PM

Most touching line said by a friend:

"When I die, don't come near my body,
because my hand might not be able to wipe your tears anymore."

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