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On my way to speak at the Indiana Statehouse, 2005

Me in 2006 at 38


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Hello, fellow Sparkers! Welcome to my page!

I'm here to lose weight for my health. I am dealing with several issues that have made it important: fibromyalgia, relapsing-remitting MS, and most recently Type II diabetes.

Throughout the years my weight has gone up and down; from 127 pounds, as a freshman in high school, to my peak weight of 354 pounds around the first week of January 2014. I'd been making very poor food choices and I'd also been covering up other issues with food as well.

Now I'm eating fewer carbs, drinking lots of water and improving the quality of the food I eat. I use the Spark-D plan to keep track of everything. I test my blood sugar 2-3 times a day.

I'm taking each day as it comes, and striving to do the best I can. I am working to be a more optimistic person, to emphasize the good and minimize the negative in life. I am taking control of my well-being.
I want to venture out into the world with more confidence. I want to free myself from fear and I want to be the best woman I can.

I am learning each day. I can make a positive change with each choice I make.

If God takes me to it He will get me through it!

Member Since: 10/22/2007

Fitness Minutes: 2,217

My Goals:
I started at 354. Still working out my goal speed.

340 lb
330 lb
320 lb
310 lb
300 lb
290 lb
280 lb
270 lb
260 lb
250 lb
240 lb
230 lb
220 lb
210 lb
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190 lb
180 lb
170 lb
160 lb
150 lb
140 lb -- GOAL!

**Rewards along the way. :-)

My Program:
The plan is lots of water, more fruits and vegetables, and protein Plenty of fiber and whole grains. Gentle exercise due to the MS.

Personal Information:

I live in a rural area. Really enjoy the small joys of living here.

I love cats and am owned by a few. :-)

Some interests: simpler living, bargain hunting, collecting miniatures, encouraging others, decluttering, FLYlady, reading, listening to music, prayer, movies, organic gardening.

Random things I love: playing rummy; pink carnations; a fire in the wood stove.

Other Information:
My essentials:

Honesty, family, faith in God, nature, humor, love, laughter, cats, books and music.

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