YICHE12   235,491
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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: 235,491

Fitness Minutes: 191,939

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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CANDOK1260
1/16/2016 12:34:50 PM

congrats on crossing 189,250 fitness minutes!



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Thank you for replying to my post about my thyroid issues! Hope you have a great day emoticon



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1/13/2016 10:09:43 PM

Thanks! Lise.
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1/11/2016 7:28:36 PM

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