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January 2007 - 214 pounds, morbidly obese. I almost fell off my chair that day. I fought and struggled with my weight and life. I lost 75 pounds here getting down to 139 pounds. What I didn't do was deal with my emotional well being. Life has thrown me many challenges and I never took the time to grieve, time to heal and move past the intense guilt over circumstances that were completely out of my control. Without tending to my emotional well being, I regained 40 of those 75 pounds. So here I am...... been there, done that and back for more but differently. I've dealt with my demons, I'm finally at peace with horrific events in my life and am ready to become one of the 5% (those who keep the weight off). I accept there will be bad days in with the good, I accept that I am a work in progress but most importantly I accept who I am today. So, that's me in the nutshell, not perfect, just human, trying my best and placing one foot in front of the other in my personal 1000 mile journey. _________________________________
_______ Exerpt from Spark Peoples Healthy Reflection: "Sails are made with cloth for a reason. When they're stiff, winds beat against them until they tear. But if the sails are relaxed and workable, the wind can take you to places you've never been before".

Member Since: 2/5/2007

Fitness Minutes: 20,401

My Goals:
214 pounds 1/1/07 All time highest non-pregnancy weight. Refused to wear clothes with sizes :(

181 pounds 7-15-2012 returned to Spark after several years away and off my program. Size 16

171 pounds 8-15-12 Size 14

164.4 pounds 9-15-12 Size 12

160.4 pounds 10-15-12 size 10-12 Not bad for having a bad sprain 3 of the 4 weeks :)

157.4 pounds 11-15-12 size 10. Beginning to think the sprain may be something more serious

143 pounds 12-18-2013

Long Term Goals. Maintain a healthy lifestyle at a weight of 120-130 which allows for 5 pounds under and 5 pounds over my goal weight of 125, exactly the middle point for a healthy BMI

My Program:
Portion control and exercise

Removed over-processed starches..white bread, white pasta, white rice etc., eating whole wheat or whole grains.

Removed prepackaged/processed convienence foods when possible

Eating natural foods which includes fruits and vegetables, healthy fats, dairy and lean meats/proteins.

Removed artificial sweetners when possible

Taming the sweet tooth

Daily Nutrition Goals
2 waters
3 f/v daily

Weekly Goals
Exercise 20 min 4x week.

Stay within calorie range 5x week.

Personal Information:
I'm 49, live in Riverside, CA but will be moving to Rio Rancho NM the first of July. I am married and am a stay at home mom of a 9 year old son, who was diagnosed with Autism and ADHD at the age of 8. Purple is his favorite color, therefore I proudly display purple as a reminder that anything is possible. My son is my hero, he's a fighter and if I can face my personal challenges half as well as he has faced his I can do anything I set my mind to.

Hobbies: Scuba diving, snorkeling, hiking, flower gardening, fishing, boating, creative outlets: photography, crafts, graphic design and web design.

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Founding mommy of the Late in Life Mommies spark team, come make new friends, share your experiences and reach your goals!

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    Michael is actually thriving out here, he enjoys his new school and his teacher has aspergers so he understands his students in a way no book learning could ever teach. Life out here is different and my personal style is much more accepted here then it was in Maine so I'm freer to be me :) It's also easy to exercise outside as we're not dealing with sub zero temps :)

    Still much to do to completely settle in (like a large number of boxes to unpack) but it's going well.

    Happy New Years to all my spark friends keep up the hard work and make this the best year yet
    2708 days ago
    Tracy, I agree with Jennifer aka JKPonygirl. California has done wonders for you.

    How has the move been on Michael?
    2709 days ago
    Tracy is that you?!?! Wow! You look amazing! Looks like California agrees with you! emoticon Happy New Year!
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