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I have reached my destination regarding a healthier lifestyle and my weight loss goals. It took me longer, but I have found that slow and steady keeps you on course and helps avoid detours, you can not have an all or nothing attitude (I have maintained my weight within my goal range over 12 years).

This is my advise to others who are beginning their healthier lifestyle journey: SparkPeople really works, but the key is you and consistency. Create a SparkPage and have it set so members can see it (I didn't want to do this at first either, but if you commit to this go all the way, we also would like to get to know you better, no strangers here, just friends you have never met). Find and join SparkTeams that fit your interests and needs (best place to talk to your new friends, and get all the support and motivation you will need). Stay active on your teams by joining in the challenges and post frequently. Track your food; drink at least 8 glasses of water a day (challenge yourself to work your way up to it if you are finding this difficult). Add different exercises to your day (start off slowly and increase the amount of exercise over time). Take baby steps, and before you know it those baby steps become giant leaps.

SparkPeople is free, but the rewards are priceless.


Member Since: 5/7/2007

Fitness Minutes: 256,125

My Goals:
Now that I have reached my goal weight. My goal is to maintain it. I will do this by portion control and saying no to seconds, and cut back on alcoholic beverages during weekend get togethers. Drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day.

My Program:
Alternate between strenth training and aerobics.

Keeping track of my calories and staying under 2000 calories a day.

Personal Information:
My name is Sonia, I am a single mother of a 23 year old son. I live in Surrey, BC in the north area of the great community called Whalley (Bridgeview to be precise).

When I am not working as an Accounting Specialist, I am busy as a community activist that is trying to create positive changes in my neighborhood, and educate people on environmental issues that affect all. The last few years I have embraced the soccer culture and working with others to make it a safer place for all.

Other Information:
"Obstacles are those frightening things that become visible when we take our eyes off our goals."
--Henry Ford

"Failure is the only opportunity to begin again more intelligently."
-- Henry Ford

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
-- Dr. Seuss

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  • v JIBBIE49
    Thanks. Yes, several young men didn't make it during the six months Nathan was being treated. Chemo takes hrs as it has to be done slowly & for 5 days at a stretch, plus lots of return check-ups in-between. A couple of young men went to Texas for Bone M. Transplants, but still didn't pull through. He was lucky to have listened to me and kept insurance at that time. During that six months and even after, we didn't know if he'd make it.
    18 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    Thank you for the support on my brother's passing. He had gotten down to 124# because he couldn't eat hardly anything and they put in a Kangaroo feeder so he got back to 150# and then had the surgery, but it failed after a week, so he had to go back to the hospital Oct. 8th 2020 and he never came back home, but was in ICU, rehab, nursing home, repeat 4 times, and with Covid we weren't able to visit him. He was so upset because he couldn't even drink water as his stomach was disconnected.

    I had read up on acid reflux several years ago and kept telling him not to eat or drink past 5 pm, and to elevate the bed or buy a wedge, etc. And to stop smoking, but he didn't do that. AR can get into your sinus and into the lungs, so it is really bad.
    56 days ago
    First of all - Congratulations on reaching your goal. That is fantastic! What is even more fantastic though - is your ability to maintain that loss! That feat is even more difficult than losing the weight - as you need to stay motivated without "a payoff" of losing weight each week. Thank you for stopping my blog too. I don't know how you found me but I'm glad you did! Thank you for your support and inspiration! emoticon emoticon
    74 days ago
  • v LPORTER2015
    Today is a day of happiness and peace. I am grounded and centered. I am grateful for my beautiful life that is filled with so many blessings. I move through my day with consciousness, grace, and love.
    151 days ago
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    “Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.” – John Barrymore


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