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John and I in Alaska many years ago

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I joined Spark People in December of 2007 - so I have been here a while.

I struggle with weight issues and have for many years. In September of 2015 I was admitted into a weight loss clinic run by our local hospital. I learned that I am severely insulin resistant and was able to lose 60 lbs over the course of the Optifast program which I attended until March 2016.

Now I need to continue my weight loss through diet and exercise. The Optifast program proved that I can lose weight successfully, so I need to acknowledge that and follow through. Spark people give me the support and tools I need to be successful. Besides which my darling daughter, who is the best diet buddy ever, is also on Sparks so we can keep in touch and spur each other on!

Member Since: 12/11/2007

Fitness Minutes: 48,183

My Goals:
My long-term weight goal is to get to a healthy weight of 140.
My short-term goal is to be under 240 lbs by June 2017
My exercise goal is to exercise every day for a minimum of 30 min.
My stay active goal is to do hard active work (either out or in) for a minimum of 1 hour 5x/week

My Program:
I am keeping a 1200-1600 cal/day range depending on my physical activity.
I am logging my food each day.
I am using WATP for cardio, and using free-weights, bench and ball for strength 3x/wk

Personal Information:
I have been happily married for over 30 years to the one guy in the world who is totally perfect for me. We lost our eldest son on March 13th, 2016 and two remaining awesome adult children.

Other Information:
I love reading, playing spider solitaire, and cooking.

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  • v SANDY_49
    Hello and welcome to the team. I have so much faith in you girl and I'm your Sparkseriend. I really going to be a dedicated weight loser this year. I want to be thinner and healthier to we are going to be shinning stars together we will succeed.Let's show them our stuff. If you a kind word of encouragement or a pat on the back and congradulations for a job well done or just someone to talk I'm here for you.
    4716 days ago
    glad to have you here
    4716 days ago
    Happy New Year to a skinnier you. Remember God is Alway’s with you where ever you are along your journey in life. Always remember to be Strong, and have Faith. We will always be here when you need some one to lean on.
    4716 days ago
    Shirley, thanks for stopping by my page. I'm really new here. I also homeschool my daughter. Believe it or not, I heard about SparkPeople from a class I was taking for gastric bypass surgery. I'd really rather succeed without the surgery, so I'm hoping SP will help me.

    Like you, I'm the only immediate family member with a weight problem. My family "tries" to be supportive, but they can't understand it the way people in the same boat, can. Good luck. (My name's Carol, but I go by CJ)
    4717 days ago
    Hi SHIRLEYX, and Happy New Year! One of the best things about SparkPeople for me has been the support and encouragement I get from other members, and your comment on my blog page certainly did that. Don't hesitate to ask for help with the new online environment, and have fun with your journey to a new healthy lifestyle! Peace.
    4717 days ago