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January 2007 - 214 pounds, morbidly obese. I almost fell off my chair that day. I fought and struggled with my weight and life. I lost 75 pounds here getting down to 139 pounds. What I didn't do was deal with my emotional well being. Life has thrown me many challenges and I never took the time to grieve, time to heal and move past the intense guilt over circumstances that were completely out of my control. Without tending to my emotional well being, I regained 40 of those 75 pounds. So here I am...... been there, done that and back for more but differently. I've dealt with my demons, I'm finally at peace with horrific events in my life and am ready to become one of the 5% (those who keep the weight off). I accept there will be bad days in with the good, I accept that I am a work in progress but most importantly I accept who I am today. So, that's me in the nutshell, not perfect, just human, trying my best and placing one foot in front of the other in my personal 1000 mile journey. _________________________________
_______ Exerpt from Spark Peoples Healthy Reflection: "Sails are made with cloth for a reason. When they're stiff, winds beat against them until they tear. But if the sails are relaxed and workable, the wind can take you to places you've never been before".

Member Since: 2/5/2007

Fitness Minutes: 20,401

My Goals:
214 pounds 1/1/07 All time highest non-pregnancy weight. Refused to wear clothes with sizes :(

181 pounds 7-15-2012 returned to Spark after several years away and off my program. Size 16

171 pounds 8-15-12 Size 14

164.4 pounds 9-15-12 Size 12

160.4 pounds 10-15-12 size 10-12 Not bad for having a bad sprain 3 of the 4 weeks :)

157.4 pounds 11-15-12 size 10. Beginning to think the sprain may be something more serious

143 pounds 12-18-2013

Long Term Goals. Maintain a healthy lifestyle at a weight of 120-130 which allows for 5 pounds under and 5 pounds over my goal weight of 125, exactly the middle point for a healthy BMI

My Program:
Portion control and exercise

Removed over-processed starches..white bread, white pasta, white rice etc., eating whole wheat or whole grains.

Removed prepackaged/processed convienence foods when possible

Eating natural foods which includes fruits and vegetables, healthy fats, dairy and lean meats/proteins.

Removed artificial sweetners when possible

Taming the sweet tooth

Daily Nutrition Goals
2 waters
3 f/v daily

Weekly Goals
Exercise 20 min 4x week.

Stay within calorie range 5x week.

Personal Information:
I'm 49, live in Riverside, CA but will be moving to Rio Rancho NM the first of July. I am married and am a stay at home mom of a 9 year old son, who was diagnosed with Autism and ADHD at the age of 8. Purple is his favorite color, therefore I proudly display purple as a reminder that anything is possible. My son is my hero, he's a fighter and if I can face my personal challenges half as well as he has faced his I can do anything I set my mind to.

Hobbies: Scuba diving, snorkeling, hiking, flower gardening, fishing, boating, creative outlets: photography, crafts, graphic design and web design.

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Founding mommy of the Late in Life Mommies spark team, come make new friends, share your experiences and reach your goals!

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    Hello, SparkFriend,
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    I realize you have teams that work and teams that don't. Sometimes trying out a new team finds a fit.

    Today, I am going through my SparkFriend's list, on my SparkPage and sending out an invitation. Please come check out our HOGWARTS Winter*Term Owl*Mail team (located as my 1st team under my teams). It is set up for a waiting list to the upcoming winter*term. We have a 12 wk challenge (multiple choices) designed for your own personal 'fit' and, Challengers of HOGWARTS winter*term 2, is coming up, on December 1st. It is a private team, so you need to join the owl*mail team if you want to be Sorted.

    I created a blog about it, today, so please stop in and read it. If you're looking for a really refreshing new way to focus on your goals and form new friendships plus join in the celebrations of the seasons in a *fun* virtual online wizarding world ... please come.

    Join me for a whole new adventure.
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    2807 days ago
    Lord make me an instrument of your peace,
    Where there is hatred let me sow love.
    Where there is injury, pardon.
    Where there is doubt, faith.
    Where there is despair, hope.
    Where there is darkness, light.
    And where there is sadness, joy.

    O divine master grant that I may
    not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
    to be understood as to understand;
    To be loved as to love
    For it is in giving that we receive-
    it is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
    And it's in dying that we are born to eternal life.
    - St Francis' prayer
    2814 days ago
    wow! good luck with the move emoticon
    2873 days ago
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    Big news in my world, we're moving to sunny southern California, planning on being out there by the end of this month.
    2915 days ago
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    A friend is sweet when friendship's *new*
    Even sweeter when friendship's *true*
    Though sweetest friends are friends like *you*
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    2925 days ago
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