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I joined Spark People in December of 2007 - so I have been here a while.

I struggle with weight issues and have for many years. In September of 2015 I was admitted into a weight loss clinic run by our local hospital. I learned that I am severely insulin resistant and was able to lose 60 lbs over the course of the Optifast program which I attended until March 2016.

Now I need to continue my weight loss through diet and exercise. The Optifast program proved that I can lose weight successfully, so I need to acknowledge that and follow through. Spark people give me the support and tools I need to be successful. Besides which my darling daughter, who is the best diet buddy ever, is also on Sparks so we can keep in touch and spur each other on!

Member Since: 12/11/2007

Fitness Minutes: 37,038

My Goals:
My long-term weight goal is to get to a healthy weight of 140.
My short-term goal is to be under 240 lbs by June 2017
My exercise goal is to exercise every day for a minimum of 30 min.
My stay active goal is to do hard active work (either out or in) for a minimum of 1 hour 5x/week

My Program:
I am keeping a 1200-1600 cal/day range depending on my physical activity.
I am logging my food each day.
I am using WATP for cardio, and using free-weights, bench and ball for strength 3x/wk

Personal Information:
I have been happily married for over 30 years to the one guy in the world who is totally perfect for me. We lost our eldest son on March 13th, 2016 and two remaining awesome adult children.

Other Information:
I love reading, playing spider solitaire, and cooking.

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  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Coffee and friends make the perfect blend
    "Friends are the sunshine in life." ~John Hay~
    14 hours ago

    Comment edited on: 3/24/2017 1:49:16 PM
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Life is like a camera... FOCUS emoticon on what's important, CAPTURE the good times emoticon DEVELOP from the negatives
    and if things don't work out, TAKE ANOTHER SHOT."
    Just keep filming!!
    Be a pineapple. Stand tall, wear a crown and be sweet on the inside
    "Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world.

    Life is about using the whole box of crayons
    can you still get out and use your snow shoes?
    2 days ago
    Thank you for your comment on my blog.
    You're right.... emoticon
    2 days ago
    Thank you for the nice words about my page. The photo on your page - looks like you are sitting in the dining room at The El Tovar in the Grand Canyon! We just stayed there in January and loved it. emoticon
    4 days ago
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    "Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!'"
    — Robin Williams

    "Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush."
    — Doug Larson

    "In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt."
    — Margaret Atwood

    Spring is when life's alive in everything.

    Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!
    Wallace Stevens

    Spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soil.
    Bishop Reginald Heber

    Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.
    Virgil A. Kraft

    4 days ago
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