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Hello, and welcome to my page. It''s a work in progress. I recently started with SP and there is a LOT of stuff to learn.
So, a little about me. I''m 49 and I''m about 100 lbs. overweight. With the exception of a few years, I''ve been overweight my entire life. This isn''t the heaviest I''ve been but it''s pretty darn close and I''m sick of it! I don''t want to live the last half of my life sitting in a chair eating and wishing things were different. As far as I''m concerned, the focus of a life well-lived shouldn''t be on what and when I''m going to eat again.

Member Since: 8/5/2015

Fitness Minutes: 1,666

My Goals:
Lose 103 lbs, get married before I'm 52, climb Half-Dome in the summer of 2016, walk a marathon in the fall of 2016...and not necessarily in that order.

My Program:
I don't believe dieting will produce long-term results. So I'm doing what I believe is true for me. I do not track calories, fat grams, carbohydrates, etc. Instead, I focus on eating when I am physically hungry, stopping eating before I'm physically full, and staying in the present by eating mindfully. I exercise for enjoyment rather than outcome and I've learned that "No" is a complete sentence.

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Favorite serious quote:
"Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn, or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude." ~ Denis Waitley

Favorite funny quote:
"Happiness is like peeing your pants. Everyone can see it but only you can feel its warmth." ~ Author unknown

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  • v -RUBIES-
    Hey there! Your questions isn't dumb at all. I suppose a number of people don't know. Here is what you do: Go to your "Start" page, go down to "Step 3", click "Spark America Team Bonus Points", click the flag for our team name.
    2134 days ago
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    Hi there new friend and team member! Thanks for the add. I look forward to getting to know you and seeing you on the team.

    Don't forget to give points to the team today!
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    2135 days ago
  • v BLACKCROW517
    Hello there! I have looked at your page because you are in the group 40 with 100 to lose! I am right there with ya ...I have been up and down and never the even close to the right weight my whole life and like you I am SICK of it and really working on getting my junk together this time!! I hope we can chat some and help each other out!! Hope you have a great day ..stay focused and believe in yourself ....WE CAN DO THIS!!!
    2135 days ago