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Me at 212# Dec 2017 Kauai HI Kristy and I. The trip that sealed my return to SparkPeople.

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May 2009, down 65#

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‘What's worth the prize is always worth the fight
Every second counts 'cause there's no second try
So live like you'll never live it twice
Don't take the free ride in your own life’ Chad Kroeger


I didn’t know it then, but when I found SparkPeople in September 2008, I was beginning a transition. The obvious, was that I was here to lose weight. What I found is that I can write my life as I wish it to be.

“The most important thing about goals is having one.” Geoffry F. Abert

And so, each day I am writing the next chapter of my life. After I lost most of the weight I intended, I earned a degree in Exercise and Movement Science. I spent a brief time utilizing my degree, hoping to help others reach their fitness goals. What I learned reinforced my belief that the only one who can change your life is you. So many people came to me wanting to change their ways and their lives but they weren't willing do put in the work. You have to put in the work!


"Ability is what you're capable of doing.
Motivation determines what you do.
Attitude determines how well you do it." Lou Holtz

Thank you for visiting my page! As of this update, I have been a Sparker (off and on) for nine years. I'm all about honesty and am not good at flowering it up. So, I'm here to tell you there's only one person who can make this happen, and that's YOU!

In a nutshell, you gotta burn up more energy than you take in. Simply modifying your nutritional intake can create this change.

How you do it is your own thing, but I highly recommend you change how you look at food. You must realize that food is to your body what gas is to your car. If you try to put too much gas in the tank, it's only going to spill out. And my guess is, that is what you did with food, so here you are spilling out your own britches, trying to clean up the mess you made.

It can be done. That's the good news! It does require work, though, so take time to learn about proper nutrition and make quality choices in your meal options. This is where the majority of your success will come from. Fortunately, there is tons of information right here on SparkPeople. You've come to the right place!

Regular exercise is another factor to improving your health. Among other things, it reduces stress, improves circulation and boosts mental clarity, not to mention shaping, toning and facilitating weight loss. SparkPeople also offers tons of information and hundreds of free exercise demonstrations and videos to help you jump-start your fitness routine.

The last component is the key to permanence. According to Nutritionist Tanya Zuckerbrot, "If you're doing it temporarily, the results are temporary." So, whatever changes you make, must be something you can live with...for life! It makes perfect sense, really.


I have been overweight most of my life though in good health until I reached my 40's. My BP crept up to hypertension and my cholesterol is too high. I don't want to rely on pills to keep me alive. I want to live. That is why I have decided to change my ways.

Having never been petite, I've always been self-conscious about my size. The time came when it became more difficult to do daily tasks, tying my shoes, clipping my toenails, getting up from the couch. Over the last few years I had become ashamed and embarrassed.

My goals are not unlike others; I want to feel better, look better and live a more active, happy life. I've been overweight all of my life and while I could blame it on a multitude of reasons, the fact is I simply have not been proactive in my nutrition program and I have lacked the motivation to get active and stay active.


"Do or do not; there is no 'try'." Yoda


One of my favorite qualities about myself (besides the 'hottiness' factor) is my sense of humor. In making this new commitment to myself, to become fit and healthy, I had to step up and embrace that quality, more than ever. If I didn't, the shame and embarrassment would continue to control me. Instead, I am in control.

I blog and make fun of things that irritate or please me as they come up. I make fun of my personal experiences. If you can relate and get a good laugh along the way, we'll both be smiling! Of course, there are realizations, and at times, I find myself LMAO as I write. For me this is great therapy. I hope you will enjoy the journey with me.

“For want of a nail, the shoe was lost. For want of a shoe, the horse was lost. For want of a horse, the battle was lost.” Unknown


Last updated: 20 June 2014

Member Since: 9/15/2008

Fitness Minutes: 80,859

My Goals:
* Tuck my shirt in
* Need a belt
* Regain my confidence
* Look good naked
* Lower my BP
* Lower my cholesterol
* Have more energy
* Be physically active
* Find a career/job I love to do
* Be the beast that I know I am.

For a few years, I had achieved these goals.
Today, I find myself working my way back to them.

I picked 150 as my goal weight because it is a number on the right side of the ticker. This is a weight I have not seen since high school. More than anything, though, my goal is to be healthy, fit and haaaawt!

My Program:
-This is my first focus. Through this process I have gravitated to clean-eating for 85-90% of my intake.

-I drink 8 glasses of water, minimum, per day.

-I always warm-up before I begin working out.
-My routine begins with 10 min. of lite cardio or full-body foam-rolling to warm up, then on to weights.
-Strength training on Monday, Wednesday, Friday
-After ST, I do 15-30 min. of cardio, followed by 5-10 min. of streching.
-Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday are cardio only, for 45-60 minutes.


-On off days, I usually putter in the yard or with home projects or do a bit of hiking or biking.
-Currently, I document food and exercise about 3-4 days/week using SP trackers and a Fit Bit.

Personal Information:
My name is Tammy. I am a native Oregonian and I've lived in Eugene for over 25 years, though I consider LaPine to be my hometown.

I have a partner of 23+ years. We were recently legally married - so are "newlyweds" again. We have 3 grown sons who are starting their own careers now.


My current background picture is of my back yard at our dream home.

Other Information:
* watching my boys grow into men
* growing with my wife
* common sense
* sushi
* football
* 4-wheeling
* fishing
* working
* being with family
* quiet moments
* laughing
* the smell of pine trees
* connecting
* my dogs (I have 3)
* puttering
* the intricacy of nature

* cruelty
* stupidity
* lying
* laziness
* oppression
* excuses
* potato salad

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    Yep, I am an "aholic" - in more ways than one I suspect. I am hoping that you (and others) will keep me honest, and make me face and then combat my demons. And I promise to do the same for you. As for kicking your butt, wait until the weekend rolls around. That is when Scott has horsie duty and I don't, so it will be sooooo tempting to kick back and do nothing....but now that I know that you are lurking out there (walking 3 to 5 miles per day has got to count for some exercise!) I guess I will have to get up off of my (well-padded) butt and do something! emoticon

    Thanks for being there for me, and thanks for inviting me back to sanity!
    1420 days ago
    I'm in! Keep my feet to the fire!!

    1422 days ago
    Looking forward to achieving amazing things with you again! Hope that Hawaii energized and refreshed you!
    1423 days ago
    emoticon I AM HERE!
    1423 days ago
    Hey, Buddy! I'm in and getting everything slowly on track. I'm too cheap to buy bigger clothes, so this extra weight has got to go!

    1424 days ago
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