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April 2009 at daughter's wedding

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Dear Son's wedding party with his sister at the far left

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Dear Daughter's Florida wedding

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I've been on a constant battle with weight pretty much all my life. . . and after losing 60 pounds with the help of Sparkpeople and becoming a gym rat, I ended up needing surgery on both of my knees. I did get through both my children's weddings before the surgery and the surgery's ended up being 6 months apart. Now I've had a year to recover and gain back 40 lbs, and it's time I got back to a regular exercise routine. After stationary biking since the beginning of December, I finally feel like my knees can take some pounding so that I can get back to walking and the treadmill. I did go the Nutrisystem route for 3 months last summer, and lost 15 lbs, but that food is really tiring after awhile! So I'm ready to get back to life, counting calories, exercising and eating right!! Yay!!

Member Since: 1/2/2007

Fitness Minutes: 51,931

My Goals:
To be a better me! I want to feel better physically ( and mentally! ) and hopefully add a few years to my life!

My Program:
I need to keep going with my exercise goals each day and keep my calories in line. I'm not in this to deprive myself of my favorites, because I know that is not life. I'm learning how to judge what I need to do to make the best me that I can!

Personal Information:
I work at a desk on the phone all day - not good for much activity! I have two adult children who inspire me and a wonderful husband that I've been married to for 31years!

Other Information:
My husband and I love our vacation time and travel in our RV when we can. A couple of my hobbies are gardening, and scrapbooking - and spending time with my family.

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    Hi, Deb! I'm doing the April 10th discussion activity, the part where you tell someone they really inspire you and here I am! I've known you for quite a while here at Spark and I'm thrilled to see your slow and very steady progress. I think that is the perfect way to do things! I tend to get too competitive, rush to see a change, quit when I get frustrated, and end up worse off than before. Thanks for being here and being my friend!!!

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    How's the wedding coming along? Hugs to you, soon to be mil!
    4477 days ago
    Just stopping by to let you know you are thought of today. I hope you have a wonderful week!
    4482 days ago
    Just hopping by to wish you a Happy Easter! emoticon
    4489 days ago
    Thank you so much. That means a lot to me and I also appreciate your comment on my spark page.

    You keep inspiring me ok? I will do the same. It sure does help.

    I am amazed at all of us on that team that have gone through so much and many of us some of the same things just in different degrees. We are a strong group and together we can all do this.,

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    4490 days ago
    Ya know it! I've already been enjoying the chocolate, just keeping everyone else away so there's more for me! :p
    4490 days ago
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