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So this is what 10 stone looks like! 46 poounds lighter than when I returned to Spark People!

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The jester's hat I knitted for a friend. Think it will put a smile on her face.

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- I'm a reborn Sparker after discovering I need the support of teammates to continue eating properly and maintain motivation to exercise.
- Last time round I had no Spark page, no Spark friends, and although I documented my food & exercise, I may just as well have been doing it myself. Didn't work. I need support of others going through the same experience.
- This time I blogged, friended, joined teams (now I'm co-leading two!) and its made all the difference. Mutual support works!
- I achieved my revised goal weight today - March 7, 2011, as I have now been able to fit back into the size 12 which I previously thought an impossible task, since before returning to Spark People I was struggling to fit into even really loosely cut size 20 clothing.

Member Since: 5/1/2009

Fitness Minutes: 20,504

My Goals:
- eat wisely and well each day, with adequate hydration.
- reach goal weight and remain there.
- increase fitness & endurance.
- treat each day as a gift, not a right.
- a balanced, happy life.
- tread lightly on the earth.

My Program:
- follow Spark People guidelines.
- walk at least 30 minutes daily.
-30 minutes cardio daily.
- blog daily.
- make time for daily meditation.
- continue to be active on Spark Teams.
- admit to my mistakes and celebrate my victories.

Personal Information:
- born October 14, '53.
- divorced mother and grandmother.
- live Stawell, Victoria, Australia.
- studying for Cert.3 in Aged Care in 2011.
- share my life with 2 dogs, 1.5 cats.
- hoping to have time soon to get some good garden loam so I can make another start on my veggie garden - soil is just no good, despite everything I've added.

Other Information:
- enjoy knitting.
- spend too much time on the computer.
- enjoy gardening, limited by finances.
- owe my weightloss, my enthusiasm for life, my self confidence to Spark People, specially my wonderful Spark Friends.

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    Thank you for my hug. I have just spotted it! I really do thank you for adding me as a friend and I see where Jeannie has been talking to you also! I would really love to have you on both teams then we would be double buddies emoticon ! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4020 days ago
    Hello, Chris, and welcome back to SP. I just dropped in to say Hi and let you know how much I like your screen name. I also heartily agree with your statement that Spark will be a part of your Life forever. I can't imagine a day with No Sparking. I even paid for computer time at an internet café while we were on vacation just so I could log on here every day at least for a little while.

    Have you checked out the Turtles Over 50 Reaching Their Goals Team? It is kind of small, but they are VERY Friendly and supportive, not to mention FUN! We would love to have you join our little Herd of Turtles if it looks like something you would enjoy.
    4021 days ago
    Thanks Chris for adding me as your friend I need all th help I can get! emoticon emoticon
    4021 days ago
    I have added you as a Spark friend! I hope you do not mind since we are on the same team! I am so glad that you have joined the Tigger team! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    emoticon on the 5 pound loss!
    4023 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/4/2010 12:30:06 AM

    Welcome to Finding and Loving Your Inner Tigger! We are a wonderfully supportive and active team. We hope to see you on the message boards and get to know you better! Remember if you set your e-mail settings for our team you can be notified whenever a new thread is started and therefore you won't miss any of our challenges! Wishing you a wonderfully successful May in all that you do!

    4024 days ago
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