EMILY0724

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I have been sparking for 2 years now. I'm a single mom with 3 grown children and 1 1/2 grandsons. I am constantly evolving and growing (mentally and emotionally) BUT I am also shrinking--physically.

I lived most of my life as a size 7 or 9. I was that woman others hated because I was thin and they weren't. Then about 12 years ago, I began emotional eating and gained---drum roll----60-70 pounds. I hated it! I spent the first year on SP losing 40 pounds. I spent the past year gaining and losing 15 pounds. I could kick myself in the rear. I now weigh what I did a year ago (which happens to be what I weighed when I delivered my last child) Now it's time to really move forward. I have re-committed myself to this program whole-heartedly.

One of my life changing sayings---I can't remember where I found this, but I didn't create it:

Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
Love the people who treat you right.
Forget about the ones who don't.
Believe everything happens for a reason.
If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands.
If it changes your life, let it.
Nobody said life would be easy.
They just promised it would be worth it.


Member Since: 6/21/2011

Fitness Minutes: 20,411

My Goals:
right now, I just want to get back to doing all of the healthy things I was doing 2 months ago!


My Program:
I will achieve my goals by continuing to trust God, eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and never stop learning new ways to improve.



Personal Information:
I live in a rural area a little north of Memphis, TN. I have become a healthy lifestyle advocate by teaching those close to me everything I learn about food production, whole foods, and healthy eating. I recycle, reunse, and try to make my carbon footprint as small as possible.


Other Information:
I love kitties!

I think I'm actually beginning to understand bacterial genetics. And that's a little scary!




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  • v TURTLERASKIN
    Thanks for the comment on my blog -- I'm becoming a fan of Goodwill now!
    3105 days ago
  • v LECATES
    Thanks for adding me as a friend---hope to get to know you better on the team--great bunch of girls there---very supportive.
    3105 days ago
  • v WORKOUTWITHPAM
    Hi Emily,
    Keep up the GREAT work, and we will soon be reading about you in the SparkPeople Success Stories. BEST WISHES in reaching all of your goals.

    Oh, I see you've figured out how to send goodies. THANK YOU for the goodie and the sweet note that you wrote.

    HUGS
    Pam
    3108 days ago
  • v HARVESTMOM
    thanks for your positive comment on my blog!! sounds like you are making some great changes in your own life! love your "new woman" page info. -it's really inspiring to see!
    3110 days ago
  • v WORKOUTWITHPAM
    Hi EMILY,

    Welcome to SparkPeople and to the Dealing With Depression Team. It is great to have you here with us. If I had to choose one word to describe this site, I would probably say, "AWESOME!" When I say, "AWESOME," that includes all of the following:
    ENCOURAGING
    MOTIVATING
    SUPPORTIVE
    FRIENDLY
    CARING...
    and the list could go on and on. One can find probably everything here that is known on the topics of fitness, health, and nutrition. It is just "AWESOME!"

    BEST WISHES in reaching all of your goals.

    HUGS
    Pam

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    3133 days ago
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