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September 2011, not happy

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Hello and welcome to my page. I started out here on SP weighing 210 in September 2011. I needed to lose 75 pounds. I lost 50 pounds with adding exercising, eating more fruits, vegetables and eating way less fast food. June 2016 hubby fall and broke his neck, with the stress of him in the hospital and care homes for 7 months I put back on some weight. I am married to a very supportive man who with his help I think I can do this. I love to cook and he inspires me to mauke healthy low calorie meals. We fallow together a plan of 4 step, 1. Eat when hungry, 2. Eat what your body wants and is calling for, 3. Be mindful of what you eat, 4. Stop eating when full. Simple formula to follow I can do it so can you I have learned to love exercising. I walk most every day. I like walking and walk at least one mile in my morning walk. Many times that turns in to 2 or 3 miles I just enjoy it so much. I also do Spark workout videos those are really fun too. I do mostly the strength training ones as strength training is very important. I look forward to learning more things every year to be a good role model to others on this journey.

Member Since: 9/18/2011

Fitness Minutes: 106,672

My Goals:
I wear size 10 jeans and I want to wear size 8.

My Program:
I am doing the Every Other Day Diet by eating 500 calories every other day. I love fresh fruit and raw vegetables. I eat mainly chicken, whole grains and vegetables, with a little cheese.

I exercise by walking almost every where I go. I also am going to an exercise class once a month

Personal Information:
I live in Sacramento Ca with my hubby of 12+ years.

2015-Hubby is also working to lose weight and is helping me stay on track.

2017-after hubby's fall he lost weight while in care homes, he went from 230 to 177 at 6'2". He would only eat a few bites of the meals he was served and also got sick with C-Diff. On coming home, with the help of his VA doctor I got him over C-Diff and he started eating good home cooked meals. He has put back on some weight but is still thin.

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"She thought she could so she did!!!!!"

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  • v CGWALKER2012
    How is your journey going. I lost lots of weight in 2012 and 2013 but gradually gained, ignored exercising, and ate the wrong food. But I am back to start tracking my food. Just this week! Next week I will start walking again.

    Nice to meet you.
    6 hours ago
    Thanks for adding me as a friend, this starting all over doesn't make me happy, but it's what I had to do. I also added you to my friends, in fact you are the first one from the team. Took DH out for his Father's Day lunch today at Applebee's,, all the places will be too busy on Sunday.

    4 days ago
    emoticon You are so cute, your blue dumbbell is your signature look! I love it! I have added you as well, let's cheer each other to goal. Have a great weekend!
    4 days ago
    emoticon emoticon We are going to be working side by side! Love it!
    11 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Being happy or sad, gloomy or excited, moody or stableā€¦ are options that are presented to you every morning. You just have to make the right choice.
    Some days you just have to create your own sunshine. Good morning!

    12 days ago
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