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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: 35,562

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
    Hoping you are surrounded by love and warmth this holiday season
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    May songs of joy fill your home with warmth and your heart with happiness this holiday
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    May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter, and every window open to great possibility
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    May the magic and the wonder of the holiday season stay with you throughout the coming year
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    Oops, it double posted.
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    For our Gem Gift Challenge, I challenge you to give a hug to someone you love. Let me know when you do and I'll give you your gift.

    23 days ago
    In order to receive your Gem Gift you must sing a Christmas carol with your family. Once you have done this, let me know (I'd like to know what you sang too!) and your gift will be on the way.

    Then you are to leave a challenge for another Gem to keep the gifts going!

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