YICHE12   194,387
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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, 2014, I celebrated five years on this journey. I did start out at 183.7 lbs in 2009 and am presently 161.26 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 ...
On April 30, 2014, I celebrated five years on this journey. I did start out at 183.7 lbs in 2009 and am presently 161.26 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 many ups and downs on 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 do not want to 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 65 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: 194,387

Fitness Minutes: 162,527

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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SUBMOM2
2/16/2015 11:08:44 AM

Thanks for stopping by my page. I enjoyed my Daisy Day yesterday, and I'm really enjoying being a part of this team. Thanks for all that you do for us, and have a great day!!

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2/16/2015 11:03:20 AM

Thank you for your well wishes. I am doing better with this Challenge with the help of a friend and the Daisies team. emoticon



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2/15/2015 2:05:43 PM

I hope you enjoyed your Daisy Day yesterday. Thanks so much for being an awesome leader! Have a great weekend!!



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2/14/2015 11:35:49 PM

Congratulations for being DAISY OF THE DAY! You are indeed a "Lovely Leader!"

Thanks to you and our other leaders for the great jobs you do ... and for being so patient with us (especially me)!

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PS: I love our ice-covered daisies! Where did you take / get the picture for your background?

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Happy Daisy of the Day to our leader!! Thanks for all you do!!!



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