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Update: April 13, 2019. It has been almost 3 years since I have used Spark. My weight has climbed to almost 270. I believe I was about 140 in the picture. My life has spun out of control. The last 3 months have been hell. 4 family deaths already, my daughter and grandson moved out of the area, found out one of my children is addicted to drugs, one child and child-in-law arrested due to last circumstances, my hours at work were cut resulting in a $400 (take home) pay cut, aguy playing mind games, etc. Regardless to say I had a mental breakdown and spent 72 hours in bed sleeping and crying/crying and sleeping. When I "came back to life" I knew changes had to be made. So I am back and committed to Spark again.

I am so thrilled and excited to be a part of this world!!! Schooling is finished for me and I now carry a MBA!!! Now its time to get living by putting my body in action and filling it with nutritous foods and water. Job hunting is a pain but I will succeed!!! I updated my profile picture to remind me of how I look on this day (June 1, 2016) and how I do not want to look one year from now!!!

Member Since: 9/1/2011

Fitness Minutes: 21,894

My Goals:
My long term goal is to leave behind 96 lbs.

My medium term goal is to lose 52 lbs. This will put me in "onederland" with a BMI of 29.7.

I will work on losing weight by changing my eating and exercise habits.

Starting 12/27/2012-drink 8 glasses of water and doing at least 15 minutes of exercise.

My Program:
30 minutes of cardio at least 5 days a week.

Cardio will include walking, bike riding, swimming, or videos.

Do strength training at least 2 X per week.

Strength training will include exercise bands, dumbbells, or total body gym.

Watch portion sizes.

Incorporate at least 5 servings of fruits/vegies daily.

Drink at least 8 glasses of water daily.

Track all food that is eaten.

Weigh in day is Monday!

Personal Information:
I currently live in Central Oregon.

I have three grown children (one son and two daughters). Nine grandchildren and four greats!

I have four grandsons.

I would love to have more spark friends!!!

Other Information:
I have many hobbies including reading, gardening, sewing, quilting, counted cross stitch, crocheting, fishing, hiking, and camping.

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    The Spark 5% challenges happen four times per year. We virtually travel to healthy locations around the world - exercise minutes = air miles. The Summer challenge will start June sometime. It is a fun experience! The challenges really keep me focused on healthy habits and fitness. Hope you will want to join! Let me know, I'll keep you posted for the Summer. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    823 days ago
    emoticon Happy Easter Sunday! Added you as a friend. Where in EO do you live? I currently reside in Umatilla. Have a good day. emoticon
    825 days ago
    Are you interested in a Challenge?

    The Biggest Loser goes for 10 weeks. It consists of 10 teams participating in weekly Fitness and Nutrition challenges. The Spring challenge will be getting started the beginning of March. It consists of fitness and nutrition challenges that are often in a form of a game. 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 Winter we had Help Santa Fill His Sleigh, Run Rudolf Run and Super Bowl. If you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Spring challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the Blue Biggest Loser Icon, 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 Frosted Fitness Fun Chit Thread.

    1262 days ago
    ☆.¸¸.♥´ THE SECRET TO SUCCESS ☆.¸¸.♥´♥

    S – smile at yourself
    E – encourage those around you and you will be encouraged
    C – celebrate your life every day.
    R – relax the criticism of yourself. You are beautiful and do not forget it!
    E – enjoy every minute of your life and make the most of it.
    T – treat yourself better. Take time for you!

    Let's meet or exceed our February aspirations!


    *I copied this from a comment on my Spark Page from the wonderful 1HAPPYSPIRIT. Sharing it with those of you not lucky enough to be on her mailing list!!

    2355 days ago
    emoticon A = Always strive for a combined mind, body and soul balance!
    emoticon P = Plan variety in nutrition, fitness and well-being goals!
    emoticon R = Relax and have fun! Enjoy your journey to being a healthier you!
    emoticon I = Inspire others by sharing your success!
    emoticon L = Live a healthy lifestyle because no one can replace you!

    The old adage "April Showers Bring May Flowers" makes me think we can train in the rain to bloom in May! Let's rain down our enthusiasm with "We CAN DO IT" commitment, dedication and perseverance toward our combined health, nutrition, fitness and inner well-being goals for the whole month!

    2671 days ago
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