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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: 21,453

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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    Happy Fall!! emoticon

    And thanks for the pumpkin! I love Halloween emoticon

    paula emoticon
    3482 days ago
  • v PJMOGG
    I hope your weekend was spark-filled and wonderful..

    Now, on to a new week!!! emoticon

    3487 days ago
  • v PJMOGG
    Hi !!

    Just wanted to say Hello! I have been on the missing list for 5 days, so busy, and I actually was surprised at how much I missed the site and touching base with all my friends...

    Thanks for adding me, and thank you for reading my blog on Spark Girlfriends...I think we can all relate, and friendship is an important element for women. What an amazing place to meet like-minded people all walking in the same shoes..

    Congrats on your recent 1st son's Bday too...and a special congrats on your weight loss.. emoticon

    Keep it up!!

    emoticon paula
    3490 days ago
  • v PJMOGG
    emoticon Hi there!

    I am a spark buddy from your SP class, and we joined the same day...

    I hope you are enjoying sparking as much as I am!! I have received incredible support and encouragement...and if I like someone's blog, they have said something that I like, has inspired me, or they need a helping hand I add them as a friend and you should too emoticon

    We are all walking in the same shoes, and no one can ever have too many friends on this journey...please add me too if you like!

    emoticon paula
    3496 days ago
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