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I have always been an energenic, spontaneous, fun-loving person...until I managed to pack on 165 extra pounds. I gained it slowly and it crept up on me. I tried to be happy with myself in between various diet 'ups and downs'. I never learned to eat differently and I always ended up a higher weight than before.

In January 2006, I discovered SparkPeople. My life will never be the same. ( Thank goodness! )
I am now getting back the part of me that I love...and shedding the bad habits, the negative attitudes and the unhealthy pounds that were killing me (literally).

With this gradual weight loss, I see that I will lose some weeks, and stay the same on other weeks...but it is all adding up to pounds lost. With each mini goal of ten pounds lost, I experience profound differences in how I feel. With every twenty pounds, almost a whole dress size.

I have to thank SparkPeople, my family, and my 'Posse' (you BG's) and 'Power of Seven' for traveling with me to our goals.

UPDATE: August 2006- I get to brag now...my husband reached his goal at the end of July 2006. SparkPeople has told his 'story' under "Patrick" under 'Success Stories'.

I am looking forward to joining him there in the future.

UPDATE: I slid into some bad habits, and started sliding up the scale again. I started to get that old feeling of feeling castrophobic in my own body. NOT ok. So, I decided to work with mini goals, and be perfectly happy with gradual weight loss of a pound a week.

Member Since: 1/1/2006

My Goals:
I want to be alive for as long as possible. I love life, I love my family and I want to be here on this green earth for years to come.

I want to ride a horse again. I want to ride my bike with ease and I want to feel my hair blowing in the wind. My goal is 150. Then "I''m gonna go buy me a pair of chaps".

My Program:
1. Logging in everything I eat has taught me SO much. (It''s KEY, I am convinced)

2. I''m am keeping my kitchen successful with more planning. Bad stuff out, and a clean refrigerator with enough healthy choices.

3. I eat often now. A good breakfast (which I never used to eat) and I include two ''nutrient dense'' snacks a day. I have WAY more energy.

4. 7-11-11
I now realize that just getting out for a walk, is important to start immediately...it's just too easy to not 'move'. Keep it simple and it will build upon itself.

Personal Information:
I live in Colorado. I am married with grown children and four grandchildren.

Our whole family has been losing weight together.
Our family total weight loss is -250 pounds so far.
7-11-11 It's been up and down...we're focusing on health again.
Health. plain and simple.

Other Information:
hummmm...Led Head.

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    Looking for a Fun Challenge this Fall? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle. If yes, then consider joining the BL Challenge that starts early September. Each week 11 teams of 24 Active, do fun nutritional and fitness challenges. The challenges promote a healthy lifestyle and If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For Summer Fitness Tune up, Hopscotch and Bowling. I hope that you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Fall challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon, or copy and paste the link below, or let me know and I can send you an invite. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Chit Chat.
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    I noticed that you haven't changed your Status in 2582 days, which is a little over 7 years, so I hope you are still doing well. I hope Patrick is doing well, too.
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