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It's now January 2018 and I'm not where I want to be but I am here..... I was able to keep the lbs off for 5 years then in 2015 I let work take center stage and I put on 30lbs. Then last year I had a benign brain tumor that was removed just this past August 2017. The recovery time put the last 30lbs that I took off in 2010 back on.

But here I am still.

It's now 2018:
- I'm exercising every day, at least 30 minutes 'cause that's how I do life.
-Work is not my priority -- but work, life, exercise balance
- I'm tracking my food
And I'm being kind to myself

Wish me luck

In October 2010 I made the decision to get healthy. I was able to join Kaiser Permanente's Weightloss Management Program, that allowed me to use shakes, soups and bars to take the stress out of choices for eating. And Kaiser isn't even my healthcare provider (LOL) Blue Cross is and they took me in the program (amen).

At the same time, it helped cure me of food addictions (scones & other sweets) as well as food I'm allergic to that is bad for my health (wheat, corn, milk, gluten, etc).

I'm now eating 'regular' food and am quite successful thanks to the support and tools found on SparkPeople. I tell everyone about this site.

SparkPeople has helped me track my progress and all the posts, blogs, articles have provided such great motivation. Thank you to everyone that contributes to this site and my success. I was/am lucky I had the Kaiser Program as my jumpstart but major kudos to all of you that just made the mindset I'm doing it. You are all an inspiration to me.

Thank you again!

Member Since: 1/2/2011

Fitness Minutes: 177,883

My Goals:

My Program:
- Began eating Keto on 5/5/18 & what a great decision
- I walk between 2-5 miles each day with my two rescue dogs (Sari & Momo)

Personal Information:
I have found there are no magic bullets. It takes daily movement (exercise) and conscious choices as to the food to eat and drink.

I'm all about slow, easy progress. While the number stays the same, the body composition shows another story. Lean muscle has replaced the fat -- so don't let the number rule you.

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    Congrats on your success with keto thus far and so happy to hear your tumor was benign. That must have been a very stressful time for you. Your a strong woman!!
    715 days ago
    Thanks for your comment on my post...yes we are loving the Keto lifestyle...nothing but progress since we started!
    717 days ago
    Thanks a bunch for the pinata goodie! I hope you're having a healthy week!
    2695 days ago
    emoticon and emoticon on your progress! Love your pics. emoticon
    2892 days ago
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    Many thanks for the Spark Goodie and the kind words with it. I do appreciate it.

    I hope you (as well as anyone and everyone reading this) will consider joining the 100 Days of Summer Challenge team here on Spark.


    Set-up and member invitations continue through the 1st half of May. I welcome suggestions, input, co-leadership. I hope you will join.

    Also please feel free to check my page and and particularly my February 5th blog. There is no such thing as too big of a Caravan and if you elect to join (add me) I would be honored & add back (as time allows - ill-deserved Sparky fame brings with it the challenge of a jam-packed in-box).

    Thanks again for your support and keep on Sparking!
    2950 days ago
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