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Kaleb and his Stars and Moon quilt. He is 3 months old now. 8/07

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I like this photo of myself and my grandchild (at 18 days old) May, 2007 Kaleb is now 6 yrs old.

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Andrew's first suit and shoes!(11 weeks old I think)

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Weight issues have been part of my life since I was little. It was hard to be a curvy teen when Twiggy was the model of the day! I always seem to find my favorite clothing stops one size below whatever I am able to wear.

SO...I am working on bad habits need to become good ones. My blood sugars need to be back under control.

Update 2011 ~ My scale is not showing progress, and it is not the fault of the scale. Today I will reset my tracker. I AM healthier and more knowledgeable than I was when I started. I MUST recommit though if I am going to achieve my goals. So, FRESH START today.

Update, September 13, 2015. As of this morning, the first day after a 12 day vacation, I have lost 3 more pounds and surpassed my original goal. What a shock to realize that. I have reset my goal for another ten pounds. I am not in a hurry, but am pleased with my progress.

Update November 11, 2017
I am walking at least a minimum of 12000 steps a day including 10 flights of stairs. I am astonished to find myself bouncing around at and just below the goal set for me by Weight Watchers around 1973! Got there but couldn't stay there. NEVER expected to see those numbers again! Other than my problematic blood sugars, I am in excellent health, staying active EVERY day and am one HAPPY girl!

Member Since: 2/21/2007

Fitness Minutes: 273,763

My Goals:
1) Better health..lower blood sugar

2) fit clothing better..lower dress size and perhaps, fit my 40 yr old wedding gown! [2017 update} Dress is now way too big. I never did get to even try it on when weight was close...sailed right by.]

3) Feel good, like how I look

My Program:
1. Take it one day at a time
2. Do the absolute best I can
3. Don't be afraid to ask for help.

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    Hi Asta. I`m baaack! Along with a few MORE pounds than when I left! emoticon Anyhow trying to get back on track. Hope you and your family are faring well. I've gained more extra pounds since COVID19. A combination of stress eating and being homebound so very little exercise. so now it`s emoticon
    69 days ago
    I grew up in the days of Twiggy, too. My sister’s favorite model was Colleen Corby. There was another model called Lisa Palmer who had brown hair and freckles like I did, but all of them were much slimmer (skinny).
    Thank you for leading this team. Hope to spend more time with you all. emoticon

    81 days ago
    Thanks sis!
    I'm super excited about it.
    We're in North Alabama, so we may not be far from you... we get quite a few congregations from Tennessee at our conventions. It would be so cool if we'd seen each other before lol!
    107 days ago
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    emoticon That is a long time to be in the hospital, so I hope you will get completely well soon.
    I;m 70 so I remember Twiggy. My favorite model was Colleen Corby (and her sister Molly), but Colleen had black hair like I did. She was on OPRAH once with Cheryl Tiegs and Beverly Johnson (the Goddess, who was Vogue's first black cover girl.) Cheryl was everywhere, but the California girl that I didn't identify with. Jean Shrimpton and Veruschka (who was actually a German Princess) were two others. OPRAH told Colleen that she identified most with her as a teen as she had black hair. She was on the first issue of American Girl (the Scouts mag.) in 1959 at age 11. She said "I was only 5'7", so today I wouldn't even model.", but she was just so beautiful.
    139 days ago

    Ready for a challenge this Summer? The BL Challenge is there for you! We have ten teams that compete with each other in Fitness and Nutrition Challenges designed your promote positive lifestyle changes, and of course weight loss. There are different challenges each week for the duration of the challenge. Support and encouragement are a important aspect of the smaller individual teams. The larger team also gives you a chance to congratulate and get to know members from other teams. After all we are all in this together and together we are stronger. emoticon To join the challenge you can click on my username and then either click on the Blue Biggest Loser Icon, or leave me a message, or use this URL
    _individual.asp?gid=25339 or use the search and search for “Biggest Loser Spring Challenge ALL Teams”. Once there join and add your name to the waitlist that is one the thread below the Spring into Fitness ~ Chit Chat thread.

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    143 days ago
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