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Mom, Adam, Matthew and me - NY's eve 2008


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2011/11/04 -- this is me starting over. The last 10 months have not been my finest. I broke my arm, quit WW's, all but stopped working out and gained 20 lbs.!! Well, NO MORE. It's time to give my head a shake, to pull my head out of the sand and do what it takes to get back in shape and healthy. And I will!

My weight loss journey is now in it's 4th year and so far I've lost 61 lbs. with Weight Watchers and Exercise. The last year and a half has been brutal for weight loss but excellent for activity. I haven't lost any weight but did maintain AND I did my first 1/2 marathon in 2009. That was such a huge accomplishment for me.

The Spark community has really helped me keep focused and on track. I've made only a few friends on here, but they are the best! And everyone else has been so supportive too. The first couple of years I was doing it was my friend, but she quit. It would have been so easy for me to quit too. But I didn't. I worked out even more at the gym and stayed focus. Thanks to this community I never felt like I was doing this alone.

But I know I'm still not at my weight goal and this will be the year that that happens. I've proven to myself that I can maintain a weight loss, so now I got to get to my goal, which is only 10 lbs away, and do what I've been doing to maintain it!

Member Since: 7/18/2008

Fitness Minutes: 44,980

My Goals:
According to WW - 141, but I would like to be 135.

Also, to continue my work outs at the gym and aerobics classes.

My Program:
Weight Watchers' meetings.

Exercise including aerobics, weights, cardio and walking.

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    957 days ago
    I haven't stopped thinking of you & wishing you the best. I had an arthoscopic surgery & recovery, so haven't been on SP too much.

    Trying to get back on the wagon & get the knee working.

    If you're checking in now and then, I'm still cheering you on & hoping you're on your way back to good health.

    Big Hugs to a special friend!
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    2692 days ago
    I'm thinking of you every day and hope things are going OK and your health is improving.
    I wish I could be of help and I am so grateful that you are blessed with a caring sister and many friends nearby. And hope your mom is OK as you face these serious challenges.

    Keep up your courage and know that your friends care very much about you!
    2757 days ago
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    "I believe that we are who we choose to be.
    Nobody's going to come and save you. You've got to save yourself.
    Nobody's going to give you anything. You've got to go out and fight for it.
    Nobody knows what you want except for you.
    And nobody will be as sorry as you if you don't get it.
    So don't give up on your dreams."
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    Just stopping by to encourage you to keep doing your best, Sparkfriend! You don't have to be perfect in order to make progress. Be your own hero today and every day, and keep fighting to reach your goals. It isn't easy, but you are worth the effort!
    2757 days ago
    I've been absent, but I haven't stopped thinking of you and your medical circumstances

    I hope things are going well and progress is being made.

    I've overwhelmed trying to computerize my volunteer job & hundreds of clients records. My exercise came to a screeching halt when the Dr. slapped a knee brace on my knee after stirring up the pain during a hike yesterday! It should get better in a few days & I sure have plenty of passive work to do on the computer. Ick!

    I'm cheerin you on...and grateful that your sister & friends are helping you through this difficult time.
    2786 days ago
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