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A couple years ago, at ~155.

From about 210 to about 145 - most of that in two years and most of it kept off for five years.


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I'm a workaholic teacher, but when I find time for myself, I love playing softball, playing softball, playing softball, running, sewing, painting, playing piano and other musical instruments, spending time with my honey, of course, and playing softball.

I lost and kept off over 60 pounds and SparkPeople was a major factor in doing so. Now I'd like to complete my goal, becoming more fit, healthy, and slim. I want to be fit because I LOVE doing physical stuff and I want my body to be my ally in this, not my nemesis. I want to be healthy to improve my asthma, and to prevent illness and health conditions. Exercise and healthy food are paramount to living a healthy life; fat around the middle is a precursor to many health conditions.

Member Since: 7/19/2011

Fitness Minutes: 3,080

My Goals:
*I will have less than 34" in diameter around my belly by August, 2014.

*I will attend three group classes per week by June 20, 2014.

*I will be able to run a 10-minute mile for three miles straight by August, 2014.

*GOAL MET! I will maintain involvement with a social physical activity at least 4 out of 7 days each week.

My Program:
*Work with my physical trainer four times per week.

*Play softball three times per week.

*Group Exercise Classes: Weight Loss on Tuesdays and Thursdays, plus one other of choice.

*Track my steps with Fitbit Zip.

*Eat a small dinner, no later than 6:00 p.m.

*Prepare all of my week's meals on Sunday.

*Only eat additional sugar on Fridays.

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I grew up in a big family, on a small farm in rural Ohio. I lived in San Francisco for ten years and Tucson for seven.

I've just gotten out of an eleven-year relationship and am learning to do things on my own again.

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    Thanks for connecting with me on SparkPeople. I hope the others on Facebook Hopefuls/UAE connect with us here. Take care.
    904 days ago
  • v MINNIE
    wow, you summed up most diet books
    1066 days ago
    I wish you the best on your journey toward health and recovery! emoticon
    1494 days ago
  • v PATTIE441
    Thank you for your awesome support on my blog. I really appreciate it and I really appreciate you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1530 days ago
    Hi, I saw your comment on the spark coach team introduction. You are more than just your body, and although loosing the weight will help it's not going to fix everything - referring to your body being a wall preventing you from accessing the paradise of a happy fun life. It looks like spark coach will be addressing that - especially with todays' message and the blog from Dean Anderson. I can relate to what you said, you have to work on your own self acceptance - beyond weight - and believe it or not that is almost harder than loosing the weight. I'm still working on that, and I lost most of mine a couple of years ago. Still trying to loose the last 20. But even more so, trying to learn to like myself. Good Luck and Best wishes.
    1577 days ago
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