CAT-IN-CJ
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Since beginning my SparkJourney in 2012, I've been doing the yoyo.... down and up, up and down, mostly up, up, up, again.
.... December 2018 I hit my all time high weight. That's when I started low carb (Keto, if you will, though I do not track the macros, etc.) My aim was and is 20 net carbs each day.
.... The target weight given by my Primary Care Physician seemed to mock me from miles away! But as the weeks and months ticked by, so did the pounds.
.... In September 2019, that seemingly-impossible-to-reach goal weight finally showed up when I stepped on my scale! And I've hovered below it ever since.
..... The secret to success, along with my awesome SparkFriends and Teams, has been replacing the stuff I loved to eat with low carb alternative recipe that satisfy my "must haves" like chocolate, pancakes, morning mocha, cakes, etc.

When I saw my Primary Care Physician in December 2019, he said my numbers (weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar) looked great . . . and so did I. Woohoo!
.... Now comes the rest-of-my-lifetime goal of maintaining. . . or maybe losing some more.

Feb 2020: Still on it, but Adjusting my food intake, not adding extra carbs, binging, etc., has also increased my calories.... and added a few extra pounds. Maintaining is a delicate balance. But I can do it!


Member Since: 10/2/2012

Fitness Minutes: 116,356

My Goals:
Remember that I am doing this for me.
I want to have quality of life as well as quantity of life.


My Program:
Working at my good low carb program.



Personal Information:
I love living in the beautiful forested Siskiyou Mountains of Southern Oregon.

Married to my best friend. Still newlyweds after 10 years. We do everything together. God definitely saved the best for last.

I'm mom to three...yes, three! spunky Yorkshire Terriers (Yorkies) . . . one is 14 year old, 6 pounds of love and cuddles named Bad Leroy Brown; and 3 year old Buster Brown, who keeps us on our toes . . . and in stitches. And our newest addition “Charlie Brown” is 10 months old.... What a bunch of crazy characters!

They also push me to get outside. We have one fenced acre (inside the 5 acres) with paths around where we walk and romp. Every day.

I love making jewelry, especially copper and am learning metalsmithing, etching, wire working, etc. I have three Etsy shops.... CatManDoStudio and TheISawBigfootShop. Stop by and see if anything rings your bell.

Still hoping my shoulder issues are resolved so I can ride my motorcycle again!


Other Information:
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather skidding in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming 'WOW, what a ride!' "

"It's never to late to live happily ever after."

The best is yet to come!




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