See this image larger
Cheesing in 2004

See this image larger
On my way to speak at the Indiana Statehouse, 2005

See this image larger
Me in 2006 at 38

go to goodies page
go to goodies page
Best Wishes
go to goodies page
Best Wishes

Interact with SHYFEMMEKAT
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment Recent Message
Board Posts

Hello, fellow Sparkers! Welcome to my page!

I'm here to lose weight for my health. I am dealing with several issues that have made it important: fibromyalgia, relapsing-remitting MS, and most recently Type II diabetes.

Throughout the years my weight has gone up and down; from 127 pounds, as a freshman in high school, to my peak weight of 354 pounds around the first week of January 2014. I'd been making very poor food choices and I'd also been covering up other issues with food as well.

Now I'm eating fewer carbs, drinking lots of water and improving the quality of the food I eat. I use the Spark-D plan to keep track of everything. I test my blood sugar 2-3 times a day.

I'm taking each day as it comes, and striving to do the best I can. I am working to be a more optimistic person, to emphasize the good and minimize the negative in life. I am taking control of my well-being.
I want to venture out into the world with more confidence. I want to free myself from fear and I want to be the best woman I can.

I am learning each day. I can make a positive change with each choice I make.

If God takes me to it He will get me through it!

Member Since: 10/22/2007

Fitness Minutes: 2,217

My Goals:
I started at 354. Still working out my goal speed.

340 lb
330 lb
320 lb
310 lb
300 lb
290 lb
280 lb
270 lb
260 lb
250 lb
240 lb
230 lb
220 lb
210 lb
200 lb
190 lb
180 lb
170 lb
160 lb
150 lb
140 lb -- GOAL!

**Rewards along the way. :-)

My Program:
The plan is lots of water, more fruits and vegetables, and protein Plenty of fiber and whole grains. Gentle exercise due to the MS.

Personal Information:

I live in a rural area. Really enjoy the small joys of living here.

I love cats and am owned by a few. :-)

Some interests: simpler living, bargain hunting, collecting miniatures, encouraging others, decluttering, FLYlady, reading, listening to music, prayer, movies, organic gardening.

Random things I love: playing rummy; pink carnations; a fire in the wood stove.

Other Information:
My essentials:

Honesty, family, faith in God, nature, humor, love, laughter, cats, books and music.

Read More About SHYFEMMEKAT - Profile Information moved here. (Updated November 24)

Shown if member clicks "Read More"

(Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
My Ticker:
 Pounds lost: 20.4 
Login to Leave Comment
    I don't understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine's Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon. ~Unknown emoticon

    May your life be filled with Happiness emoticon Laughter emoticon Love emoticon Friends emoticon and Surprises emoticon .

    Happy Valentine's Day emoticon
    2240 days ago
  • v LINDA!
    I hope you are doing well and having a good January. emoticon
    2266 days ago
    I made myself a snowball,
    As perfect as could be,
    I thought I'd keep it as a pet,
    And let it sleep with me.
    I made it some pajamas,
    And a pillow for its head,
    Then last night it ran away,
    But first - it wet the bed!
    emoticon emoticon
    2291 days ago
  • v LINDA!
    Have a fantastic Friday emoticon !
    2310 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    This is a brand new week, as well as a new start. What we think and how we see things determines how much we enjoy our life or dislike our life. Today, right now, you can make a choice..."this week will be magnificent not cause someone says so, but cause I choose to see it as such." Go for it and have an extraordinary week. I am cheering you on. emoticon emoticon
    2328 days ago
Member Comments (341):  < Previous12345Next >Last >>