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In my studio (notice how the turtleneck covers my 'chins' LOL)

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Me and my 'boy' Finley. 2002 ...Weight in this pic was around 200 lbs

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Paul and I several years ago. We were about the same weight - He has lost since, I ended up gaining

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"Commitment leads to action. Action brings your dream closer."

After a promising start here at SP in 2009, I lost my way a bit, ignored this site, came back, and then left again..I am now back for the third time and this time plan to stay! Third time is the charm!

I live in Ontario, Canada with my hubby, cat and dog. Our two daughters have just recently moved out. I work out of a studio in my house and sculpt multimedia fantasy and other figures. I have gained weight steadily since my youngest (now 25) was born, tried many methods to lose, and am determined that this will be the answer!

I'm going to start listing some quotes here that I feel are excellent:

"I answer to myself and no one else. The person looking back at you in the mirror is the one you have to answer to every day." Dr. Wayne Dyer

"Don't let an old person move into your body" - Wayne W. Dyer

UPDATE July 23, 2015....Oh boy! Six years since I started here at SP. I've lost and gained, lost and gained and important to note, for the last three years I haven't really been here. Kind of tells a story doesn't it?

Well, long story short - I am back and totally pumped to get this extra poundage (110 lbs) off for once and all. So thankful I had SP to return to!

Member Since: 6/28/2009

Fitness Minutes: 17,869

My Goals:
Started back again on SP (3rd? 4th? time) on July 23, 2015

SW: 270
GW: 160

Short Term Goal: Lose at least 20 lbs over the months of August and September 2015...

Lose a further 25 lbs by Dec. 2015

Be in 'onederland' by my birthday, May 2015 - hoping this can be done, but it may be too ambitious.

Reach goal weight of 160 by November 1, 2016 for a total loss of 110 lbs.

270 - start 7/23/15

110 lbs down -

Long Term Goal: A trip to Holland with my sister once I have reached goal weight. Also to get off insulin injections.

Exercise - to increase mobility and improve balance issues by walking, slow steps at first

Health - get blood sugars under control, improve mobility issues, regain general feeling of well-being

My Program:
Watching calorie, sodium and carb intake.
Attending weekly TOPS meetings for weigh-ins and support

Slowly getting back to walking outside and with Leslie Sanson vids

Personal Information:
My name is Sue, I live with my hubby of 42 years in a quaint little town just NE of Toronto, ON.

We have two daughters. One lives in Toronto and the other lives here at home with her boyfriend. Also at home with us, are our cat and dog, plus our daughter's dog and two cats.

I work from the home as an artist, sculpting OOAK art dolls, primarily in the fantasy (faerie, elfs, etc) genre.

Other Information:
I also collect vintage clothing and textiles and have a passion for antique trims and lace.

Love to attend estate auctions and browse through thrift stores.

Enjoy a wide range of music (except for country and opera).

Love to read, just about any of the popular fiction books - romance, mystery, medical thrillers, vamp books.

Also love nonfiction books on art, history, costume - especially if they are full of pics!

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    Thank you, my friend. I was so tickled when I saw you were still active here. I love that we can connect here!! I love a world with you in it. *HUGS* and much love!!
    2193 days ago
  • v TEDYBEAR2838
    Thanks for your note Susan. I am no longer a member of TOPS.
    It's a great organization and helps many people reach their goals & give support along the way. I think it's one of the best, along with SparkPeople.

    I joined originally in 1981. I was with them till after I moved to Florida in 1987. Stayed with them in several places around Florida. I finally dropped out for quite a few year. recently I tried it again. It just did not fit my lifestyle. Loved it years ago. The group I went to recently last year was very nice. Great people, great support etc, but like I said, it just no longer fits my life style.

    Enjoy, I know WE CAN DO IT!
    2194 days ago
    Just dropping by to say Hi! I've been out of the loop.
    Hope you and yours are well! emoticon emoticon
    2659 days ago
  • v JUSTYNA7
    I am still writing every day... just a "check in" with myself to see what I need, what I think I should be doing (apparently if you write that enough times you will be more likely to do it eventually), and trying to eat clean. The big thing for me right now is not feeding my food monster crap. I'm trying not to snack at night either. No diet still. Probably never that.. just cutting out the bad behaviours. You will figure things out.
    2784 days ago
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    ⋯ ◯ ⋯ Take time to enjoy the small*´¯`.¸¸.☆
    ⋰ ⋮ ⋱ blessings in life.*´¯`.¸¸.☆
    Happy Thanksgiving to all my Sparkling Friends.

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    in loving kindness, Linda
    2799 days ago
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