YICHE12   235,697
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Me in December 2008. This is what I call a full figure.





Off to a New Year's party (Dec. 31, 2008). Don't I look like a happy camper?








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On April 30, 2016, it will have been seven beautiful years on Spark People. I did start out at 183.7 lbs in 2009 and am presently 152.9 lbs. Over the years, Spark People has helped me with the following:

- I have become more aware of the importance of eating well and leaving junk food out of my diet.
- Exercise has become a routine for me.
- The need to sleep a minimum of seven to eight hours a night.
- The importance of staying active online because I am ...
On April 30, 2016, it will have been seven beautiful years on Spark People. I did start out at 183.7 lbs in 2009 and am presently 152.9 lbs. Over the years, Spark People has helped me with the following:

- I have become more aware of the importance of eating well and leaving junk food out of my diet.
- Exercise has become a routine for me.
- The need to sleep a minimum of seven to eight hours a night.
- The importance of staying active online because I am positive that I would have regained my weight if I had not continued on SP.
- The importance of food tracking on a daily basis.
- Soft drinks are no longer drunk in the household.
- Desserts are made for guests only and we don't miss it.
etc. (the list goes on)

Like many of you, I have had ups and downs over the course of this journey. I am presently overweight as per the BMI scale and I will continue my journey to reach my healthy weight.

The truth is that with the weight that I 'have' lost, I have found my self-esteem again and my willingness to continue this struggle. I even look forward to going out more and dressing up again because I can actually look better in the clothes that I have. That is a nice feeling... Truly, I will not go upwards again as I know what that feels like. Yes, with the weight on, I could still do a lot but my cholesterol was high and my BMI was on the obese side -- who's kidding who here?

I am 67 y.o. and never did envision myself being a heavy senior citizen. Looking at my December 2008 picture beside, it was obvious to me that it was time that I got myself moving again and by doing so, it has proven to be beneficial all-round.
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Member Since: 4/30/2009

SparkPoints: 235,697

Fitness Minutes: 192,100

My Goals:
My goal is to lose the excess weight I have accumulated and get my BMI and cholesterol to healthier levels. I want to be a role model for my daughters and grand-children.

My Program:
I am watching and marking down EVERYTHING that I eat. I am exercising on a regular basis. Initially, I had scheduled one day off and now I find myself doing something on that day too!!!

Personal Information:
Originally from Canada, I have resided in West Africa since 1975 (during my entire adult life). I do get a chance to go and visit my family frequently but miss them a lot. Thanks to my MagicJack, Viber, Talkatone, Skype, I can communicate even more now with everybody.

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One of my favorite saying is: "We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do". Mother Teresa



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HOMEBODY67
2/9/2016 10:43:57 AM

emoticon to....CALLING ALL SPARKPEOPLE MOTIVATORS TEAM


You will LOVE THIS TEAM! It's amazingly positive and supportive. The members here are always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. They have done it for me and they will do the same for you!! We are here to support and encourage you on your journey to success. All the best to you on reaching your goals.

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HONEY323
2/4/2016 6:30:37 PM

Thank you so much. emoticon emoticon



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DETERMINEDJANET
1/31/2016 5:43:01 PM

Daisy of the Day came at a very good time. My dad passed away this morning.



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COLOR-BLUE
1/28/2016 6:25:24 PM

Lise, thank you for covering for me. Wouldn't you know it, Daisy of the Day, and I am not able to dance, right now, but I can HOLLER! Blessings!



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DIANNEMT
1/23/2016 12:55:11 PM

Thank you for the good wishes! We are about 10 miles inland and UP from the river so no flooding is likely--we'd need a tsunami but then everyone is in trouble. there are people who had to evacuate and likely more that should have!



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