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Welcome to my Spark-Page! I'm glad you've decided to take the time to come visit with me. I've been on Spark People on & off for quite some time and know that the information, tracking and motivation I gain here definitely aides me on my journey.

I'm a 48 yr old, work-at-home Mom of 2 girls, Ages 17 & 13 yrs old, married for 21 years and struggled with eating healthy and exercising regularly most of my life. Lacking energy does not help with motivation. I had digestive issues for the past 8 years ( I've NEVER had digestive issues in my entire life!) and was diagnosed as IBS...which was totally wrong. October 30, 2017 I went in for a scheduled laparoscopic hysterectomy and it turned into a 5 hour surgery because there was endometriosis everywhere. My fallopian tubes were as large as my intestines and I believe this is what was causing my digestive issues. Four days in the hospital, many months of healing, dealing with menopausal symptoms, and a weight gain of 15 lbs in 6 months.....all way too much for my 5'1 frame.

I'm going to try a low-carb diet and limit sugar. I plan to do more exercise, but differently than I have in the past. Yoga and Pilates are the recommendation from my gyn to start with and I will continue to do my elliptical & walking for cardio as well as lifting weights to gain muscle mass.

I know it was difficult for me to lose weight before (in my 30's and early 40's) but what I'm up against now is the ULTIMATE challenge.....menopause, lack of hormones and a non-existent metabolism. For me, this feels like the FINAL test. I have to do this for my body's joints, my well-being and to once again have some kind of self-esteem. Where I am now is approaching rock bottom and I don't like it one bit!!!

Eating healthier, exercising and focusing on my goals must be made a priority in my life . Motivation is a key factor for me, so I look to you, my Spark-mates for help in this area. I know I am responsible for getting FIT & one else can do it for me, however, I know that encouragement from others that are going through the same thing will help me along this journey.

Thanks for reading about me and feel free to add me as a Spark friend! Best Wishes for a healthier YOU!
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Member Since: 10/4/2007

Fitness Minutes: 36,713

My Goals:
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~Drink (8) 8oz. glasses water (64 ozs)
~Take Vitamins
~Exercise DAILY : Aime for 10K steps (FitBit started 12/26/19)
~Strength Training is Important!
~Increase Flexibility
~Eat healthier: Aiming for Low Carb
~Get more sleep!

My Program:
*Drink more water
*Eat less sugar
*MOVE more!

I believe losing weight has a lot to do with your attitude and your mindset. When I am not focusing on what I want to accomplish and just 'let' myself eat whatever, that is how I end up out of control all over again.

Personal Information:
-48 Years Old
- 2 daughters, 3 sisters, married 21 years
-Caffeine, Sugar & Chocolate are NOT my friends! :-(

Other Information:
I enjoy reading, crafting, watching movies, the beach and being with my family.

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    So glad "The Spark" is motivating to you! I was honored to be featured in the book and am happy to share my story with everyone!

    No matter how much weight you have to lose, it is still a struggle sometimes. But if you remain positive AND consistent, and enjoy the whole process, you will be successful!

    I, too, volunteered at my church's VBS this past week. I'M EXHAUSTED! lol

    3768 days ago
    Hi! Thank you so much for the kind words!! Never feel ashamed. Even if it's 5lbs you want to lose, it's still a struggle, LOL. Keep up the hard work and success will be inevitable.
    3769 days ago
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