SHORTLAURABETH
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Christmas party 2012...over 50 lbs lost.




Turkey Dash 2013...she did whole mile and I did 5k.




This is me after loosing 50 pounds. Love to ride. Want a short light road bike but this one will do for now...extra exercise riding it. Use the bag for intown rides. We ride with the Houston Bicycle Club in town and out in the country rides. Try us!


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Turned 62 on St. Patrick's Day, March 17th, 2013. My goal is to start getting ready to do a Triathlon eventually. Put on hold because watching a now 2+ year old is time consuming!!!

Finally have some thinner pictures of me..the short one that doesn't need to eat much being so small but have the appetite of a 6 foot person Being so short at 4'10", I have always battled weight! Off and on Weight Watchers. After getting real sick with Ulcerative Colitus, I'm LIVING because of my illeostomy that used to depress me for 2 years after.

Have 2 children in their 20's and been married for since '83.

I love Gardening, working out at Bally's and bicycle riding before operation...HAVE FINALLY FIT THAT BACK IN! I have started to lose finally in 2009, mainly by more exercise and eating clean. My top weight was 170lbs...too much on short body.

Finished the 1/2 Marathon Jan 13th, '08 @ 3 hrs-52minutes! Now I love the long bike rides more...get a breeze and can coast better than walking. Got my J-pouch that has changed things for the better being so active. Got rid of the 5" hernia and no more poop bag. It is not symptom free being tied to the 'pot' more than normal, but almost like having a colon again.
So glad I found Dr. Joel Fuhrman and his books on CDs! Becoming a Nutritarian and it is helping me loose weight even with nuts and avacados!!!


Member Since: 7/1/2007

Fitness Minutes: 53,405

My Goals:
My main goal now is to saty at goal and see if need to loose more. Want to have a ton of muscle to rev up my short old metabolism. Got my hormones and thyroid all in check with Dr. Hotze.com



My Program:
I go to Weight Watchers with my husband monthly now who had to get a stent put in and needed to loose also! HE LOST 60 LBS ALSO! (I love my WW leader Kimberly, who had to move...) We are lifetime. I use my treadmill and go to the great Katy YMCA for weights, yoga, swimming, and SPINNING!
I trained 6 months to walk the 1/2 Marathon in Houston with KATYFIT.COM. Training groups with USAfit make it easy! Now I can run again with the lbs off...did a 5k on May 22nd, and came in second fastest 60+ group. Can't run as much as i want to because need to keep knee in good shape.

Doing Spinning classes and long rides in the Texas country and interesting in town rides in Houston. RIDE WITH HOUSTON BICYCLE CLUB! Riding with a bike club makes the time and mile fly by. We do at least 30 miles a weekend in town and more out in the country.



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Always battle with food, weight and appetite. Got WW Lifetime in 1969 and up and down long periods of time. Getting so sick with Ulcerative Colitus had thrown me for a loop & pounds! Predisone and not eating like starvation then led to gain after I could finally eat. DID stop the upward direction back in 2009. But I had to get rid of the sugars and refined carbs for good! With help from Dr. Joel Fuhrman. Read Eat To Live. And read Wheat Belly...both have groups on spark. IT HELPS! See the Eat Clean group to.


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Love getting movies from Netflix....so many options.

I love my now two dogs, Rusty & Baby Bella, both miniature long hair dachshunds that are so loving and cute! Also the 3 wonderful funny cats.

Have done several bike rides at least 30 miles up to 50 miles.

Love gardening...almost too hot in Houston. (even as a native Houstonian)

Have to limit computer time or will not exercise!

Love the Mac/Apple computers! Hate the PC.




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  • v NANCYANNE55
    That teaches me to share my story about depression in a general forum. Was thinking I'd help someone, but I guess I'll keep it to private conversations from now on. emoticon
    964 days ago
  • v CAT-IN-CJ
    Thanks for the smoothie! I love them too. If it were possible I would have worn out my VitaMix making them!

    Congrats on your accomplishment! Let's encourage one another as we continue our Spark journey.
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    1028 days ago
  • v MICKEYH
    Hi Laurabeth, thanks for stopping by my page and your Congrts on my new smoothie machine. I am loving it. I heard so many good things about your's.
    Also thanks for the add. Yes, I am one of the shorty here in SP. Lol))
    Congrats on your accomplishment of your health journey. You are in my dream weight. (*^^*) I lost good amount of weight as well. But last few pounds of weight is a very tough to lose. I hope this ETL will carry me thru.
    Have a nice rest of your week. (^O^)/ Mickey.
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    1087 days ago
  • v BRAVELUTE
    Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless. –Jamie Paolinetti
    1091 days ago
  • v LINDASB12
    Thanks for suggesting I add you here on SP. it motivated me to make my profile page!
    1109 days ago
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