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John and I in Alaska many years ago

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I joined Spark People in December of 2007 - so I have been here a while.

I struggle with weight issues and have for many years. In September of 2015 I was admitted into a weight loss clinic run by our local hospital. I learned that I am severely insulin resistant and was able to lose 60 lbs over the course of the Optifast program which I attended until March 2016.

Now I need to continue my weight loss through diet and exercise. The Optifast program proved that I can lose weight successfully, so I need to acknowledge that and follow through. Spark people give me the support and tools I need to be successful. Besides which my darling daughter, who is the best diet buddy ever, is also on Sparks so we can keep in touch and spur each other on!

Member Since: 12/11/2007

Fitness Minutes: 46,730

My Goals:
My long-term weight goal is to get to a healthy weight of 140.
My short-term goal is to be under 240 lbs by June 2017
My exercise goal is to exercise every day for a minimum of 30 min.
My stay active goal is to do hard active work (either out or in) for a minimum of 1 hour 5x/week

My Program:
I am keeping a 1200-1600 cal/day range depending on my physical activity.
I am logging my food each day.
I am using WATP for cardio, and using free-weights, bench and ball for strength 3x/wk

Personal Information:
I have been happily married for over 30 years to the one guy in the world who is totally perfect for me. We lost our eldest son on March 13th, 2016 and two remaining awesome adult children.

Other Information:
I love reading, playing spider solitaire, and cooking.

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    Hi Shirley - my name is Jenna and I'm from Victoria, BC and am the co-leader of the Calling All Canadians Forum. I would like to welcome you to SparkPeople and assure you that this can be done. Since joining I've lost 140 pounds and am now working on keeping it off and training for a Triathalon! Welcome Aboard! Jenna
    4606 days ago
  • v SIS293
    Thanks for the encouraging words on my blog!! I am also a homeschooling mom!

    Have a very merry Christmas!!
    4606 days ago
  • v NAN71486
    Hi Shirley: Hope your husband helps you with the pictures soon. I love taking pictures of my family! Now that I'm starting to lose weight, I don't mind getting in the pictures as bad!!!!! LOL

    4607 days ago
    Hi Shirley, you will love the challenge and meet a lot of new friends and get a lot of support. My 3 daughters are 23, 21 and 18. I have been married almost 24 years. I live in Southern On in the London area.
    4609 days ago
  • v NAN71486
    Shirley: Thanks for the laugh! You definitely have a way with words!

    4610 days ago
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