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Me on Sept 9 -- got to learn to suck it in !

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Last January, I really needed to decide to take control of my life. I started SparkPeople on January 2nd, 2007 and have never looked back.

Member Since: 12/29/2006

Fitness Minutes: 7,205

My Goals:
I initially just wanted to lose weight, but I discovered that the weight loss was a part of the bigger life picture that I needed to change.

This was really important for me in order to overcome Depression (yes with a capital "D")

Spark People helps me "feel good".

My Program:
I am tracking all my intake using the marvellous food tracking facet of SP -- thank you -- it is amazing. I keep adding more things to monitor. As of late, I've been using the QuickTrack lately. Since I went back to teaching in September (yeah!) I just don't have the time on the computer. I also don't have a computer on my desk at work either. I may have to put my own there!

I am no longer the Computer Site Administrator. There's a technician doing that part now.

It's been a monkey off my back and I didn't even know it.

I was going to aquafit 3 times a week & doing the strengthening exercises at home! That is a real battle. I now have a membership at "Good Life" and really like the facilities. I do miss the pool.

I am looking at doing everything more healthy too.

- My posture
- Parking further from the door so I can do more walking.
- Walking instead of driving
- going up & down the stairs is not a drudgery, but helps

Personal Information:
I'm a computer science teacher/accountant/Computer Site Administrator -- I love computers!

I'm from St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada

My personal email address I keep secret unless I get a message from someone via the SP mail.

Other Information:
I tell everyone about SparkPeople.

I like being able to share why I've lost weight & about my goals.

When I went back to school the students & teachers were so surprized at my weight loss. It's a good opener to sparking them.

One of the teachers overheard the students talking about Mrs. Laney (me). How she was off on sickleave.. How she came back so skinny.. One said, "Yeah, I even heard she had Pilates!!" That is so funny. I will have to submit it to Readers Digest.

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  • v TLIEN2
    Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out."

    3794 days ago

    Today is "Show Some Love Saturday" on the (((( Sending SKINNY Vibes! )))) Team!


    I am sprinkling your page with hugs, smiles, and positivity!


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    3992 days ago
    Hi Linda-
    I am from London Ontario..looking for some sparkers to get together in June for the big Show your Spark weekend. Let me know if you are interested..
    emoticon Jo
    4402 days ago
  • v COOKIE502
    Nice to meet you, Linda! Thanks for your kind welcome to the Menopause team. You all are so inspiring - showing me that it is possible to deal with the CHANGE, and have success with getting fit and healthy at the same time. Enjoyed reading your page, and look forward to chatting. emoticon
    4479 days ago
    Hi Linda and don't think that I don't appreciate Oprah I think she's great , it's just that I sometimes get frustrated with the fads.
    4524 days ago
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