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Hi there! Edit to the post I made below in 2019. Now I need to lose 250 pounds. Not going to happen by my 50th birthday but it will happen. I joined Spark People in 2011 and I am looking forward to talking to some like-minded people on a similar path. I've fallen off the wagon more than a few times and I keep watching the number on the scale get higher and higher. Hopefully, 2018 is the year. Well, I'm back's now February 2019 and I just got a hell of a scare at the doctor's office. My blood pressure was 180/140!! Surprisingly the doctor (specialist for the non-heart-related issue) didn't mention it but his nurse sure was concerned! I'm not going on meds so I'm now the proud owner of a blood pressure monitor and it's time to get serious. I have a 9-year-old. What is wrong with my head?!? I'm 47 and my goal is to be in my best health on my 50th birthday! I need to lose over 200 will be tough but well worth it!

Member Since: 2/14/2011

Fitness Minutes: 1,459

My Goals:
My goal weight is 150 pounds. I have a long way to go to reach it but I know at a couple of pounds per week I can reach it in just 2 years. It seems like a long time but considering I took 20 years to put it on, two is manageable.

By the time I turn 50, in July 2021, I want to be in prime physical and mental health!

My Program:
Gaining a proper eating lifestyle. I can't diet. It has to be a lifestyle change.
Proper sleeping patterns to help with energy levels.
Walking....exercise regimen isn't an option today but it will be. For now walking is the easiest on my joints.

Personal Information:
Over the years I have found that, like many, I'm an emotional eater. I've dedicated a great deal of time to learning how to reduce the stress in my life. I thoroughly enjoy meditating, journeying, reiki and many other modalities.

Other Information:
The support of my family will make all things possible.

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  • v SHARON10002
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    Happy Friday! Love is in the air! They say "love is a many splendored thing", and so I thought it might be a-propose for some Valentine giggles about marriage to get ourselves in the right frame of mind for the weekend ahead. Believe me, this was no half-hearted project for me; I put my whole heart into it! I know you're getting excited, and can heartly wait, so let's get pumpin' . . .

    emoticon After a quarrel, a wife said to her husband, 'You know, I was a fool when I married you.”
    The husband replied, 'Yes, dear, but I was in love and didn't even notice.”

    emoticon A man inserted an ad in the classifieds: It read: “Wife wanted”.
    The next day he received hundreds of letters.
    They all said the same thing: 'You can have mine.”

    emoticon If a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.

    emoticon "I married Miss Right. I just didn't realize her first name was Always."

    emoticon A husband said to his wife, "No, I don't hate your relatives. In fact, I like your mother-in-law better than I like mine."

    emoticon A woman turns to her husband on their silver wedding anniversary and says, Honey, will you still love me when my hair turns grey?"
    Her husband replies, "Why not? I stuck with you through the other six shades."

    emoticon After finishing our Chinese food, my husband and I cracked open our fortune cookies.
    "You go first", he said.
    Mine read, “Be quiet for a little while.”
    "Now it's your turn", I said.
    His read, “Talk while you have a chance.”

    emoticon My wife just nudged me and said, "You weren't even listening, were you?".
    I thought, That's a strange way to start a conversation. . .

    emoticon An interviewer asked a married couple what their secret was to their long and happy marriage.
    The husband chimed in, "My wife and I always compromise."
    "I admit I'm wrong, and she agrees with me."

    emoticon Shortly before our 25th wedding anniversary, my husband sent 25 long-stemmed yellow roses to me at my office.
    A few days later, I plucked all the petals and dried them. On the night of our anniversary, I spread the petals over the bed and lay on top of them, wearing only a negligee.
    As I’d hoped, I got a reaction from my husband.
    When he saw me, he shouted, “Are those potato chips?”

    I hope some of these made you laugh wholeheartedly! emoticon

    I heartily wish each of you a very Happy Valentine's Day! Enjoy your weekend!
    88 days ago
    Wishing you great success on your journey. Sounds like January was amazing!
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    98 days ago
  • v SHARON10002
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    It's Friday, and with much of the country having snow this week, I thought you might appreciate some winter jokes. For those of you who live in the Northern states, I know that winter is snow problem for you.
    By now, all of you snow how this works - You read . . . you laugh. However, if you don't like them, please don't give me the cold shoulder.

    Why do bees stay in their hives during the winter months?

    A wife texts her husband at work on a very cold and icy morning. . .
    "Windows frozen, won't open."
    Her husband types back:
    "Gently pour some lukewarm water over it."
    Wife texts back five minutes later:
    "Computer is really screwed up now."

    What do you call a hacker stuck in his house during a winter blizzard?
    Edward Snowed-in

    Yup, ol' man winter paid us a visit. This morning I had to scrape the ice and snow off my windshield. I used my supermarket's loyalty card. I only got 10% off.

    Knock, knock.
    Who's there?
    Icy who?
    Icy another snowstorm coming!

    Knock, knock.
    Who's there?
    Accordion who?
    Accordion to the weather report it's going to snow again tomorrow.

    How do snowmen get their email?
    On the winternet.

    Knock, knock.
    Who's there?
    Noah who?
    Noah good joke about snow?

    And finally . . . Thought for today
    East or West, home is best.
    There's snow place like home . . .
    Especially when it's snowing!

    Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your weekend, and stay cool!
    102 days ago
  • v JACQUELINE2010
    Thank you for the encouragement on my blog
    475 days ago
    Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my page and make such wonderful comments. I used walking, but mostly stationary bikes for my 100 minutes. I do some aerobic dance tapes as well to mix it up. What type of exercise do you like to do? Are you interested in a 100 minute challenge group?

    1535 days ago
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