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me and my best friend hamming it up

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me, Codybear and honey bunny - on Cody's last day with us


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I am 44 this year in June and I've been struggling with my weight since I was 20ish. Use to party hard, eat hard and play hard and now I'm at my heaviest 205 and have been trying to get it off for the past 5yrs. Unfortunately whatever I lose I've gained it all back again thanks to my laziness. Got engaged over the xmas holiday in 2005 to a wonderful man I met while I was learning to scuba dive, both of which I never thought I'd ever do.
Honey bunny and I started Bernsteins in January 2007 and I lost 38lbs, but again gained back over summer when I started eating again.
I am today, glad to be here, and trying to make a better me for life.
To fix my midlife crisis I bought a horse..of course. I've dreamed of one since I was 6 and it took me until 40 but I finally got one.
Nobody did this but me, and I give credit where credit is due - don't need a figment of my imagination to "guide me" through it.

Member Since: 8/25/2006

Fitness Minutes: 4,880

My Goals:
`well some new have fun, try to save some money, be kind, enjoy life and all that OH YEAH! AND LOSE THIS BLASTED WEIGHT

~To feel better about myself; to be able to look at myself in the changing room mirror and actually not break into tears
~To stop blaming myself for the accident and other things in my life that I can't or couldn't control

My Program:
~Portion control, keep it small and manageable - it works best for my IBS and watch those triggers

~To think positive of myself once a day if not more

Personal Information:
I live in Ontario Canada just outside of St. Catharines, and I work in Niagara Falls.

I''m 44, 5'7", a Gemini, I have a fiance and a horse Who needs kids right!!!

Other Information:
gimme sushi...gimmee sushi NOW

I'm an Xbox junkie, just in case anyone else plays my gamertag is Skywench
I know I'm too old and a chick but its just so much darned fun to pummel a teen age boy into the dust in Gears of War LOL I have no shame!
Gears of War rocks!

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  • v no profile image REDHAWKWOMAN
    Hey girl! Thank you for the kind comment on my page. I am (obviously) new here but hope to find good fellowship with others who are health-conscious such as you!

    On exercise: I do so in spurts. I'll workout (weights, walking, etc) for a few weeks, something will throw me off like schedule change, going out of town, injury, illness, etc. and it takes me a long time to get back in the groove.

    I WISH I were more disciplined. Sometimes, I'll just do leg lifts, crunches, and push-ups if nothing else...and stretch.

    I drink Herbalife's tea every day & have for the past 13 years. It is NOT FOR weight loss by itself, but it increases metabolism, gives natural energy, and helps me a lot with my ADHD.

    I also try to make myself drink a lot of water. I can tell when I don't --- I feel sluggish & am bloated by the end of the day. That's good bec. it gauges my water intake for me!

    Stay in touch!!
    Have a blessed, and LONG, weekend!
    5012 days ago
    Hi, Maggie.

    I came here to thank you for posting that 'Spicy Scallops' recipe. It is now one of my favorite recipes of all time!

    Of course, since I stopped in, I took the time to read about you and your life. I was so sorry to learn about your first fiance', hon. And I can certainly understand the tailspin you went into for those 3 years afterwards.

    What a wonderful turnaround you've experienced . . . with such a beautiful future unfolding that it has your eyes just sparkling! Best wishes to you on your journey (your sense of humor in intact, I see--in your stated goals-LOL!) with the weight loss and with your marriage to your 'honey bunny'!


    P.S. My 'Herckle' is 13 and going strong, too!

    5017 days ago
  • v ROLOHA
    Maggie - I just stopped by to check out your page after seeing your post in the WW Friends thread. I think it's great you've overcome personal tragedy to find happiness and love. I wish you lots of success with your weight loss journey and with your art! I think you will find lots of support here on SP and especially as a participant in our team! Robin
    5026 days ago
    Hi Maggie,

    Welcome to the golf team:) Your a busy lady, that's good. Taking up to great past times, golf and diving. May you have many enjoyable years with both.

    5067 days ago

    I was just browsing the site, and came across your page.
    I wanted to take this oportunity to invite you to our team. It is called "OVERCOMING OBSTACLES".
    It is a forum that my wife (ticklemepink-aka Carol) formed. At first, it was for people with a disabitliy,
    but now it's expanded to everyone..disability or no disability. As a matter of fact, more then 1/2
    of the group do not have a disability.

    The link is located on my sparkpage, and the main discussion room is still named "disabiltiies group".
    I was noticing some successes here on your page, and that is what the forum is all about.
    People post their successes in life, their personal stories, motivation to succeed, advice, and there's even a thread for jokes.

    I was hoping that you will click the link, join the group, and come to post in the main room, & maybe share some of your own successes, etc..for us to all get aquainted,better. As you read some of the posts in there, you will see some amazing accomplishments, before and after joining sparkpeople. Spark coach Jen is a member of our team, also, and is willing to help everyone.

    We hope to welcome you! (Please feel freeee to invite your friends in with you..I know they'll be almost as delighted as we are to welcome you to the" place where people congregate"!! )
    I hope you will click the tab that says "sparkmail" if you need any questions answerred, and either sparkmail myself, or Carol. We are willing to help.

    5101 days ago
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