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My name is Marie, I'm 55, with approximately 40 more pounds to lose. I started at 261 pounds. I lost 20 pounds before I started at this website 3 months ago. I'm only 5'3". I have high blood pressure & high cholesterol. I do not have diabetes. I lost my mother to diabetes. I also lost my younger 42 year old brother to Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). My father died of SCA. I have one living brother who has both diabetes and heart disease. With this record and being so obese, it wouldn't be long for be to become a diabetic. I had many health scares. The last one was an ultrasound result, which stated my left carotid artery was totally occluded. I took an arteriogram and the test reslts came back stating there wasn't any occlusions. I felt so lucky and happy, I slowly started changing my eating habits to only healthy ones. As the story goes, I found this wonderful website. I couldn't ask for more. I just did a search one day and there it was. The lord knew I was serious and my desire was greater than any unhealthly food. This is how I arrived here at Sparkpeople.

Member Since: 5/10/2006

Fitness Minutes: 32,482

My Goals:
To Lose another32 pounds. To be Happy, Healthy and Enjoy Life!

My Program:
I use the meal tracker, journal, sparkpoints, articles, etc. I keep coming back to sparkpeople which is truly a gift.

Personal Information:
I from Henryville (Northeastern, Pocono Mountains) Pennsylvania. I am married, mother of two adult children and have four wonderful grandchildren. I rescue stray cats through the Human Society. Yes, that makes me a cat lover. I am Civil Servant and have another 7 years to retirement. When I get there I intend to do more charity work, which is something I love. Perhaps working with the ederly (Meals on Wheels).

Other Information:
My two faviorte diet books are The Sonoma Diet by Dr Connie Guttersen, PHD and Suzanne Somer''s, Eat Great, Lose Weight. My favorite weight loss website is "Sparkpeople!"

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  • v MONY924
    Just wanted to let you know that you're doing great.

    I'm sorry for the losses in your family, but it's so good that you are changing your eating habits now, so that you can be healthy & happy!

    You go girl & keep it up!

    5258 days ago
  • v MELBIE
    WAY TO GO!!! It is people like you that make this whole experience so much easier! I admire you greatly for what you have accomplished! There is absolutely no excuse for me not to lose the weight that I need to. Thanks for the encouragement and support! Keep up the good work.
    5259 days ago
    Hey, I justed wanted to say that the pictures of your kitties are sooooo cute. Congrats on you loss so far!!!
    5271 days ago
  • v RENE54
    Marie, Just wanted to say that I think that you are amzazing. You have accomplished so much on your journey. I know that you will reach your goal. You are an inspiration to me! Good luck!
    5278 days ago
    Met alot of wonderful people on the same journey!
    5280 days ago
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