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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: 37,711

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
    While the road may be difficult and obstacles spring up in our way, we must keep our eye on the goal of living out our life’s purpose Joel Comm
    *♥ -:¦Think positive because thoughts are like the steering wheel
    that moves our life in the right direction.
    ~ Unknown ~

    2 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    "Nobody can go back and start a new beginning
    but anyone can start today and make
    a new ending."
    ~Maria Robinson~

    9 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    SHIRLEY try adding a table spoon of milk at a time till its semi soft . hope this helps
    29 days ago
    HI Shirley-
    Don't know if you remember me or not- but I was on the Emerald Gems for a long while..
    How are you doing?

    I pray all is well.

    I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for introducing me to Barb Raveling website....



    41 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Look Up !!.. to your next goal and reward. What do you need to do in order to meet or exceed that goal?

    Water water its Thursday don’t make it thirsty remember the poem Water water every where and not a drop to drink and all the boards did shrink glad we have our bottles of water

    Wake Up !! Make the choice to have a good day and live a healthier lifestyle! Unknown

    Dress Up !! The best way to dress up is to put on a smile. A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks. Unknown
    Have a good one

    51 days ago
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