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Update: April 13, 2019. It has been almost 3 years since I have used Spark. My weight has climbed to almost 270. I believe I was about 140 in the picture. My life has spun out of control. The last 3 months have been hell. 4 family deaths already, my daughter and grandson moved out of the area, found out one of my children is addicted to drugs, one child and child-in-law arrested due to last circumstances, my hours at work were cut resulting in a $400 (take home) pay cut, aguy playing mind games, etc. Regardless to say I had a mental breakdown and spent 72 hours in bed sleeping and crying/crying and sleeping. When I "came back to life" I knew changes had to be made. So I am back and committed to Spark again.

I am so thrilled and excited to be a part of this world!!! Schooling is finished for me and I now carry a MBA!!! Now its time to get living by putting my body in action and filling it with nutritous foods and water. Job hunting is a pain but I will succeed!!! I updated my profile picture to remind me of how I look on this day (June 1, 2016) and how I do not want to look one year from now!!!

Member Since: 9/1/2011

Fitness Minutes: 21,597

My Goals:
My long term goal is to leave behind 96 lbs.

My medium term goal is to lose 52 lbs. This will put me in "onederland" with a BMI of 29.7.

I will work on losing weight by changing my eating and exercise habits.

Starting 12/27/2012-drink 8 glasses of water and doing at least 15 minutes of exercise.

My Program:
30 minutes of cardio at least 5 days a week.

Cardio will include walking, bike riding, swimming, or videos.

Do strength training at least 2 X per week.

Strength training will include exercise bands, dumbbells, or total body gym.

Watch portion sizes.

Incorporate at least 5 servings of fruits/vegies daily.

Drink at least 8 glasses of water daily.

Track all food that is eaten.

Weigh in day is Monday!

Personal Information:
I currently live in Central Oregon.

I have three grown children (one son and two daughters). Nine grandchildren and four greats!

I have four grandsons.

I would love to have more spark friends!!!

Other Information:
I have many hobbies including reading, gardening, sewing, quilting, counted cross stitch, crocheting, fishing, hiking, and camping.

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