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We control how we respond to life. You choose to appreciate what you have and sail forward or you focus on what is behind and drown. I am a realist who has decided that for the rest of my journey, I am going to enjoy all the humor life has to offer. Because the world has gone nuts. I believe positive people bring a little sanity into this CRAZY world. And the only antidote for the madness, is to have some good laughs along the way.

Got a wake up call when I hit a high ...
We control how we respond to life. You choose to appreciate what you have and sail forward or you focus on what is behind and drown. I am a realist who has decided that for the rest of my journey, I am going to enjoy all the humor life has to offer. Because the world has gone nuts. I believe positive people bring a little sanity into this CRAZY world. And the only antidote for the madness, is to have some good laughs along the way.

Got a wake up call when I hit a high of 285 in Nov 2007. OMG! Years of DENIAL suddenly caught up. I panicked, went on an ultra strict diet, immediately took off 35 pounds, and stopped being scared. Things went back to ‘normal’ and I had false sense of security. …… I stayed there for a 2 years.

The reality is that I remained OBESE and the danger is very much, STILL THERE lurking quietly. So the intelligent part of me knows that this is not acceptable. I need to change my lifestyle and my attitude towards myself. Staying where I am is not an option.

Balance is everything. Spark keeps me honest. The nutrition journal keeps me real. And you could not ask for a more supportive community of people.

Over the last 3 years I've struggled to lose and hit long plateaus that would have previously seen me quit trying. With the help of my Spark friends I managed to hang in there. Having a slower metabolism didn't help, but I tried to stay the course. I went with the traditional balanced diet and ate around 1200-1300 cal/a day, but I saw my progress stall and stop. I went to eating lots more veggies with beans and brown/parboiled rice..but the progress was still painfully slow. I finally decided to try low-carb...NO STARCHES/NO SUGAR...and it's working again. I eat more non-starchy veggies than ever, and I am loving it. When something stops working ... don't just stay with the same old strategy....use common sense. Do a little research and find what works for you.

I’m keeping it REAL. This isn't a drag race; It's a journey to good health. It's all about learning how to LIVE RIGHT. My ultimate goal is obvious, the normal weight range. But I'm also setting small doable goals with a timetable, along the way. I've got to go down to 210 just to be considered OVERWEIGHT. So I'm setting milestone goals and taking it one step at a time.

This is MY 'change of life'.
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Member Since: 11/4/2009

SparkPoints: 37,068

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My Goals:
get to normal weight, ingrain a healthy lifestyle, and enjoy life in the present, get back in shape, and make as many friends as I can. Target Milestone for Winter ...lose 12 lbs.

My Program:
whole foods aiming for 7 servings of veggies and fruit, low carb,
low salt, and limited processed foods. Daily goals = 1200-1500 cals, exercise plan-- SparkPeople Videos, Dancing, and Total Gym Strength Train

Personal Information:
single, sexygenarian,
Height 5'11" (minus .5")
Oh Great...now even more to lose.
Always struggled with weight. Escaped from New York City. Need a GPS to help me find my mind. Looking for the 'perfect' man, someone who doesn't have a criminal record, doesn't talk to people who aren't there, and isn't on drugs, or make others want to take drugs while with him.

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We Live In A Crazy World Where Life Doesn’t Make Sense Half The Time. Humor Is A Coping Mechanism And Seeing The Glass Half Full Is A Choice. Remember ... We are the stuff stars are made of. Hope We Can Share A Smile.

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SHARON10002
4/18/2014 6:23:56 PM

emoticon H - Have some chocolate today.
emoticon A -All work and no play can make you a basket case.
emoticon P - Putting all of your eggs in one basket is never a good idea.
emoticon P - Paws and reflect on how green your grass actually is.
emoticon Y - You have to break out of your shell to find out who you really are.

emoticon E - Every bunny loves somebunny some time . . .
emoticon A - A cute little Easter bonnet can tame the wildest hare.
emoticon S - Some (chocolate) bunny is waiting for you.
emoticon T - There’s no such thing as too much chocolate!
emoticon E - Everybunny needs a friend who is all ears.
emoticon R - Remember to keep your paws off of other people’s jellybeans or chocolate.



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4/18/2014 10:10:13 AM

Wishing your day is colorful, bright and cheerful. Have a Happy Easter Weekend!
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CHERIRIDDELL
4/14/2014 4:14:55 PM

You started out right losing weight !Keep up the momentum ! hugs,Cheri



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