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Hi I am Sarah.

I am the new Team Leader of the new team Tidying Up with Marie Kondo! Anyone who is interesting in organizing or organizing tips can join!!! I would appreciate new members!

1/12020 Doing the Winter 2020 5% Challenge that starts on January 11th. Excited to meet new friends and learn about stuff! I am hoping I meet the goal of around 174 pounds or so. Woo hoo part of the Shooting Stars Team!

8/2/2019: Thought I would start my most recent information up first. I am back to exercising as a beginning and right now doing 15 to 20 minutes of Leslie Sansone Youtube a day! Am not using the nutrition tracker at the moment but when I am less busy I may have to add it to lose the weight. I am not sure about that though. Trying to reach a 10 lb loss and I might as well aim for 177 again! Seems to be an important number to me.

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I started Weight Watchers on 11/22/2014 and so far have lost 12 lbs. I love it and really think it works. I am excited about what I might weigh this April! The weight has really crept on in the last few years. I couldn't believe when I started weight watchers that I weighed 207 lbs. I cannot wait to get to 177. That is my first goal! Then I can start losing from there. It was 2 years ago that I weighed 177 and have it recorded in my diary. It's hard to believe I've gained so much weight in such a short amount of time. I am going to use both Sparkpeople and Weight Watchers. I am not leaving Sparkpeople. I like it better than WW because after all it is free so it might be good. Although I might now be a lifetime member of WW. Depends on how things turn out. But I do horribly without points. Points have totally saved me and my sanity!!!!

3/15/15 Update: Okay to update whatever I was blabbering about before! LOL. I have gotten over my weight watchers thing and am using spark people full time because I cannot afford weight watchers. I am loving the transition to the mobile app from WW's mobile app. So much better and it is FREE! I must say WW probably did help me figure out calories and how much I could have in a day so that did help and it is now easier to transition into just doing the calories and I did lose 17 lbs with WW. That said I am thrilled to be using spark people so much and I have increased my points to like 1000 from before just by downloading apps. I also have added fitness back in because there is something about using the Spark that makes you want to exercise. I was only recording my exercise before now that I realize there is so much more I am thrilled.

3/22/15 Updated: I am looking over my old blogs and realizing that I was at a decent weight at 175 being my lowest. I never went lower but this time I am really going to try. Right now at 188 I can't wait to get down to 175. I also realize looking at my old blogs I was in denial possibly and not really doing anything much about my weight. I mean I wasn't tracking the foods that I ate which is a big part of the whole thing. HUGE I would even say!

7/29/15 Updated: I am surpassing my goal at 174.2! I feel great and fit my clothes great. Can't wait to lose more!

10/25/15: Updated: Seem to be in a plateau but holding strong around 170. I got on the scale tonight and it was 170.2. I have to work extra hard now to get results. Slow but sure I know and thankfully there are inspiring stories out there. Also had my 6 year sparkaversary!

2/27/16: Updated: I am starting to track weighing every week by average so I will have my weight for each week and then an average next to it. You will see that next week. My new weight loss goal is to get to 155 and show a normal weigh on my BMI.

7/25/17: I'm back and addicted to Spark again! I have now discovered the Vegan diet and I am trying to follow it. Or as it is called by Joel Fuhrman, the Nutritarian Diet. I'm reading a book called The End of Heart Disease by Joel and am almost done it. I have lost 5 lbs so far and have started to track my weight and blog again. I am very happy with that accomplishment. My goal is to reach 150 lbs and be normal weight!!!

7/22/18: I'm back and trying to get motivated to clean, exercise and live a good life. I guess my goal has always been to reach a normal weight. LOL. I guess I can look back and laugh. Right now my goal is 177. I am just aiming for a good weight which I think is around that number for me. Right now I am 10 lbs (at least) over it. I will be on here pushing again with the nutrition tracker as soon as I figure it all out again.

9/19/18: Have lowered my "normal" weight goal from 150 to 165 or so for now. Am in the mid 180s now and hope to reach my goal or maintain if I can.

3/2/19: Doing well with losing 2 lbs again. I was at 188 and now I am at 186.2 this week! I have only been tracking food but hope to get down to a better weight and I am also hoping to add in exercise again. Started a new Spark Team about Marie Kondo who inspires me. I thought there was a need for it and hope I am right. She is very popular in my area! I do sense a weight pattern! I keep coming back after gaining 10 lbs and then losing the same 10 lbs all over again. I have to work on that.



Member Since: 10/15/2009

Fitness Minutes: 16,615

My Goals:
Weight 164 lbs. and reach "normal" weight. 11/2014: Start weight of 207. 4/3/15: Weigh 186.2 and lost 10% of my weight since starting.


My Program:
Weigh myself every week and exercise 15 minutes every day or so. Skipping for reasons beyond my control.



Personal Information:
Name: Sarah Brooks Age: 44 Start Weight: 207 Height: 5 feet 6 inches I have 2 daughters. Michelle age 14 years and Megan age 11 years. I have major depression so it is hard to keep me motivated on an exercise program.


Other Information:
I love to read and am reading to fight my depression. It is working. I like to blog and write in my journal. I love spending time with my daughters. I love General Hospital, NCIS, and This Is US.




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  • v no profile image HARRIETT14
    Thank you Sarah for the goodie. I enjoy each and everyone of you on our team. All you leaders do such a wonderful job getting all the Stars to shine so brightly.
    10 days ago
  • v BARBIE176
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    Be your own best friend.
    Love Yourself.
    Fight for Yourself.
    Take care of yourself.
    Make yourself happy.
    And chase after what you want.
    Happy Valentine’s Day
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    11 days ago
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    Happy Friday! Love is in the air! They say "love is a many splendored thing", and so I thought it might be a-propose for some Valentine giggles about marriage to get ourselves in the right frame of mind for the weekend ahead. Believe me, this was no half-hearted project for me; I put my whole heart into it! I know you're getting excited, and can heartly wait, so let's get pumpin' . . .

    emoticon After a quarrel, a wife said to her husband, 'You know, I was a fool when I married you.”
    The husband replied, 'Yes, dear, but I was in love and didn't even notice.”

    emoticon A man inserted an ad in the classifieds: It read: “Wife wanted”.
    The next day he received hundreds of letters.
    They all said the same thing: 'You can have mine.”

    emoticon If a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.

    emoticon "I married Miss Right. I just didn't realize her first name was Always."

    emoticon A husband said to his wife, "No, I don't hate your relatives. In fact, I like your mother-in-law better than I like mine."

    emoticon A woman turns to her husband on their silver wedding anniversary and says, Honey, will you still love me when my hair turns grey?"
    Her husband replies, "Why not? I stuck with you through the other six shades."


    emoticon After finishing our Chinese food, my husband and I cracked open our fortune cookies.
    "You go first", he said.
    Mine read, “Be quiet for a little while.”
    "Now it's your turn", I said.
    His read, “Talk while you have a chance.”

    emoticon My wife just nudged me and said, "You weren't even listening, were you?".
    I thought, That's a strange way to start a conversation. . .

    emoticon An interviewer asked a married couple what their secret was to their long and happy marriage.
    The husband chimed in, "My wife and I always compromise."
    "I admit I'm wrong, and she agrees with me."


    emoticon Shortly before our 25th wedding anniversary, my husband sent 25 long-stemmed yellow roses to me at my office.
    A few days later, I plucked all the petals and dried them. On the night of our anniversary, I spread the petals over the bed and lay on top of them, wearing only a negligee.
    As I’d hoped, I got a reaction from my husband.
    When he saw me, he shouted, “Are those potato chips?”

    I hope some of these made you laugh wholeheartedly! emoticon

    I heartily wish each of you a very Happy Valentine's Day! Enjoy your weekend!
    14 days ago
  • v BARBIE176
    emoticon the spark goodie and for sharing in my day in the Star Light! It was an emoticon day with everyone stopping by to make my day. emoticon emoticon “Today, I choose to live with gratitude for the love that fills my heart, the peace that rests within my spirit, and the voice of hope that says all things are possible.”— Anonymous emoticon emoticon
    16 days ago
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    emoticon F - Forgive yourself for your mistakes, and take the next step.
    emoticon E - Eat like you love yourself.
    emoticon B - Believe you are beautiful - inside and out.
    emoticon R - Rise each morning with a positive attitude that it's a new day with new opportunities.
    emoticon U - Unless you move, the place where you are is the place you will stay.
    emoticon A - Accept your flaws - everyone has them, and be gentle with yourself in spite of them.
    emoticon R - Remember you are loved by many others.
    emoticon Y - You deserve your own love more than anyone else.


    emoticon F – Focus on the present moment for that is really all there is.
    emoticon O - Only when you are kind to yourself, can you show kindness to others.
    emoticon C – Calm your mind, breathe, go within, and discover your true beauty.
    emoticon U – Under every circumstance, do your best – for that is ALL you can do.
    emoticon S – Self love is not selfish.

    Happy February! Let this month's focus on LOVE begin with YOU!
    Be kind and gentle with yourself.
    Remember to do this by getting into your heart, and follow your heart more when it concerns you.

    Thanks for stopping by!
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    22 days ago
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