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I have enjoyed the benefits of this site for over ten years. I have made many wonderful (cyber) friends and enjoy all the tips and advice. I hope to be the best that I can be in this lifetime. I thank GOD for all of my blessings.

Looking back, I have slowly gained weight over many years. I have to find a program that will work for me so that I can reverse this trend, take off the weight and keep it off. I do NOT want something that is a quick fix such as a pill or meal kit program diet. I was prescribed pills about 20 years ago that took off the weight but I gained it back plus much more when I quit taking them.

I was a skinny child but overweight almost all of my adult life. Other than my weight and thyroid, which is controlled with medication, I am healthy.

Member Since: 7/27/2009

My Goals:
I really need to put more focus on myself and getting into shape. I have to feel better about myself and be able to look at myself in pictures without wanting to cry.

Goal 1 - lose 10 lbs
Take it one baby step at a time adding a goal after each is met

Ultimate Goal: feel comfortable in my own skin.

My Program:
Incorporate exercise in everyday activities as much as possible
Eat 6 or more servings of fruits and vegetables every day
Limit sweets - and eat clean
Drink at least 10 glasses of water each day
Get at least 7 hours of sleep each night

Personal Information:
My name is April and I have been married to my loving husband for almost 36 years. We have two beautiful daughters who have grown into beautiful, successful young ladies and one son-in-law. We live in the country on a few acres of land with our dogs who love to run and explore.

Other Information:
I love exercise and feel great when I've accomplished a challenge.
My biggest challenge is eating. I'm not a binge eater but I have a hard time staying on track. It's too easy for me to eat out with friends or family and fall back into the same routine that got me into this shape. I'm trying very hard to limit portions and make healthy choices.

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    Thanks for the post. Keeping track definately helps to stay focused. Good luck with your goals, too emoticon
    4259 days ago
    Hi Girl! Sorry I haven't replied. I've been working 60-70 hours a week and it's been insane. I haven't had time to even track so, although I've been only eating foods that are good for me, I've been eating more. Even too much of a good food can have side effects of weight gain. Thankfully, I've only gained a pound from my last weigh in but still, I've delayed my 60 pound goal a little while longer.

    We all "fall off the wagon" occasionally. I'm going to work very hard to make sure I keep track of my food on SP again and stay in my goals. I wish you the best in keeping track and meeting your goals too.

    We'll do it!
    4259 days ago
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    Thanks for the comments on my recent blogs. While trying to find my motivation and change my attitude I have come across some quotes that I would like to share with you.

    Always remember the power of positive thinking . . .

    “It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive & thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.” ~ Robert H. Schuller

    I will also leave you with some encouragement:
    “When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place.” ~ Author Unknown


    “Instead of giving yourself reasons why you can’t, give yourself reasons why you can!” ~ Author Unknown.

    Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

    ♥«´¨`•* Patricia *•´¨`»♥

    4270 days ago
    Hi and emoticon to SparkPeople! My name is Elizabeth and I just wanted to pop by and say Hello! You've come to the right place to be inspired, motivated and supported emoticon

    I am married w/ 3 kids and am from North Alabama. I am a team member of several groups, but would love it if you stopped by: Done Being the Fat Girl - the support and motivation shared by this group has been instrumental in helping me to get to where I am today!

    We'd love to have you! I look forward to getting to know you! If there's anything, I can do to help, please me know! emoticon

    Have an awesome week! emoticon emoticon emoticon

    4281 days ago
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    Welcome to SparkPeople!!!

    You will find tons of motivation and tools here to help you on your weight loss journey!

    Remember to stay focused and you will reach your goals in time. Remember to drink at least 8 cups of water, stay within your calories, stay active, and get involved with your teams, you will succeed.

    Be sure to check the SparkTeams listed on my page and all the features of SparkPeople!

    Good Luck & See ya around the great Spark Teams! If you need anything, just as, I’m always here!

    Feel free to add me as a friend; I am always up for motivating and supporting other SparkPeople! Check out the SparkTeams on my page, we would love to have you join us!

    You CAN do it! You WILL be FINE in 2009!!!


    4281 days ago
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