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7/28/10 8:48 P

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Hi Sonja!!! LOVE YOUR 40's!!! I will be 46 in November and this is the ME decade! I got married three years ago and between my hubby and I we have five kids between the ages of 18 and 23, with a grand baby on the way.

So, the kids are fairly grown (probably like yours must be, too) so it is time to focus on ME and get healthy and fit and get out of the crazy rat race.

I hope you continue your awesome success! It's great to have you as our fearless co-leader.

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Hello Sonja!

Thanks for being a co-leader of this team. Congrats on your weight loss success!! I'm sure you will be a great inspiration to all of us newbies.

~*~ Dolores ~*~

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Thanks for the great intro! So, who is your favorite NASCAR driver so I know whether or not we can be friends?

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I am so excited to have the privilege of getting to know all of you, and help you get started on your journey w/ Sparkpeople! My name is Sonja, and I just hit the "big 4-0" last summer. Rather than being upset about this milestone as so many are, I'm actually excited... because I am healthier & happier now than I have ever been in my life before!

I have fought my weight since high school. I graduated from HS a size 16-18, was married a year later as a plus size 18, and was pregnant within a couple months @ the age of 20. At my first pre-natal appt., I weighed in at 201 lbs., and spent the next 17 yrs. fighting a never-ending "battle of the bulge". I've lost the same 50 lbs. at least 5 times over my lifetime, and each time I not only regained the weight, but also seemed to find a few extra lbs. to pack on with it!

In Sept. 2007, I weighed in at my heaviest: 272 lbs. I decided to finally take control of my life, once and for all. The first part of my "journey" started w/ Nutrisystem. I used it for 9 months to help myself get control of my eating (which was seriously outta whack)... and in the process lost about 70 lbs. Due to some health issues, I stopped it and tried to maintain my weight over the next 6 months. While I didn't put all the weight back on I had lost, I did regain about 20 of them.

That's when I saw an ad for Sparkpeople in a health magazine... and this site has been the key for me! It hasn't been a perfect journey... I've had my up's & down's... but SP has kept me going, gotten me through the plateaus (and bad decisions), and gotten me back to "ONE"derland... for the first time in 20 years!!!

I know how much SP has changed and improved my life... and I am sure it can do the same for all of you as well... and I look forward to being a part of that!

Sonja
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