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Hi, My name is Shannon

I am a work in progress!!! And let me tell you....I need a lot of work! I am determined to get this weight gone. So....I am going to put my head up and my feet down and get er' done. HERE I GO!!! Seems to be really hard to get the weight off, I keep going the wrong direction. I CAN DO THIS!!!

I love anything sweet especially chocolate and ice cream. I am having a really hard time getting control over all of those sweet teeth getting in my way. Can we say BIG struggle! I need to develop those will power skills that I hear so much about, is it possible?

I want to lose weight for my health; health of my knees, my back, my hips and my mind, not to mention the rest of me. I am doing this for myself; HECK! we all need to be selfish once in a while, don't we?

10 reasons I want to lose this weight

1. Because I AM WORTH IT!!!
2. Keep cholesterol in control without medication
3. To look and feel pretty to both my hubby and myself
4. To no longer be in so much pain; knees, back, ankles, hips
5. To feel comfortable in my own body
6. To have CONTROL over my eating
7. To get back into my smaller clothes that have been sitting in my closet for way to long.
8. To be an inspiration to others.
9. To be able to take care of others without feeling exhausted.
10. General Health.

Knuckle down. Buckle down. Do it! Do it! Do it!

Member Since: 8/20/2009

Fitness Minutes: 71,119

My Goals:
My goals:
To find my groove again.
To FOCUS on my health.
To do the best that I can.

My Program:
Nutrition plan:
watch calorie intake and stay within my range of 1200-1500 per day.
nothing is off limits.
moderation is key.
Work on eating less sugar and junk food.
Work on eating more fruits and veggies.

Activity plan:
To walk at least 2 days a week.
Get on the treadmill, even if it is for only 10 minutes at a time.

Personal Information:
My name is Shannon, I am 51 years young. I live in Brownsville Oregon with my husband Bret. We have no kids and no pets. And we have a great life together, well most of the time anyway.

I love walking with my friends, being out in my garden and spending time with my family.

Other Information:
I will be forever working at this


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    83 days ago
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    88 days ago
    Yes, That is the one.. I am going to have to give it a try then. Because it feels like that is all I want lately. I have been eating baby petite carrots sticks or green grapes when I get the craving. It works and the fact that I have to have help getting it since I cannot walk across the linoleum floors to get it. And I have mentioned it to those that help me with that so between the carrots, green grapes and letting others know my intentions it seems to be working some. When it hasn't I have had very small amounts.

    I am also working on giving up the 2 sodas a week that I unfortunately started when I first got laid up. It will be easier since we have all decided no more soda in the house. Duane & Jeremy drink things that I hate or that have caffeine in them, Melissa has a few Dr. Pepper's a week but then again that has caffeine in them as well. I just can't have any caffeine otherwise I will spend the day in the lady's room. So I have been getting Sprite so I have I think 4 bottles left and I will take then when we go out again and they will be finished.

    Do you have any other ideas on how to make the eating more healthy and still getting that occasional sweet fix like maybe twice a week? I am also taking Brad's suggestion. Today has been hard but so far successful. I have noticed it gets worse in the very late evenings when everyone has gone to bed but me. I am often stressed out about my pain that is really bad at night and often our budget issues that we currently have going on. Sucks to be an emotional eater. I am filling out a gratitude journal when these things get to me listing at least 3 item or things that I am grateful for in that day. I have a app on my phone that has a ton of awesome guided meditations so I have done some of those as well.

    Any suggestions are much appreciated.

    How is your feet doing? How are you doing? I know that you have been working a lot. Is Karen finding someone to help her with her care or are you going to be leaving your job to be her caregiver?

    Hugs and laughter,

    91 days ago
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    Thanks for the birthday well wishes. It was a great day!
    93 days ago
    Shannon my friend. I too have been wanting ice cream all the time. I found some super yummy lemon ice cream limited edition by Meadow Gold. I kind of wished that I never found it as I want to eat the whole thing which is not good. I couldn't do that anyway since my gastri by pass over 36 years ago all dairy makes me very nauseated. So when we do find it I eat a very small amount as I don't want to be nauseated all night or day long.

    I was going through all of my Spark saved exercises and recipes and found this one for hand made ice cream. You will probably have to copy and paste this into your search box
    ail.asp?recipe=711002 I think it would be fun to just make a serving while watching TV or just chilling (no pun intended) in the kitchen. Let me know if you try it? I need to get some splenda to give it a try I ran out last week when we were having some strawberries. I like to sprinkle some on them when eating them if they are not fully ripe.

    93 days ago
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