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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: 179,736

Fitness Minutes: 152,832

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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2BFREE2LIVE
10/21/2014 12:19:45 AM

emoticon so much for visiting my Spark page and leaving such wonderful comments on the photo's in my
gallery.
I know how you feel when you say you don't want to be an overweight older person. I was the same way, I was at 275 at my heaviest and if I can do this so can you. By the way
my 64th birthday is on Thursday so we are close in age.
Keep on tracking and exercising make healthy choices and you will reach your goal.
Sandy



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10/20/2014 5:38:53 PM

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APROMISE4ME
10/19/2014 7:16:17 AM

Very inspirational page , I've added you as a sparkfriend I'm quite new to SP, and currently trying to make a few friends to help me get through. Hope you're having a great day !

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BARBIE176
10/18/2014 2:37:44 PM

emoticon Good morning and Happy Weekend.. Today's inspiration comes from Kurdish Saying:

The root of all health is in the brain. The trunk of it is in emotion. The branches and leaves are the body. The flower of health blooms when all parts work together.

So here's hoping your flowers of health bloom brightly! Have an emoticon Saturday, weekend and journey into healthy living! emoticon emoticon



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10/16/2014 7:45:26 PM

♥´¯) ¸.☆´¯) Just stopping by to say hi and to thank you for
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