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I am 49 and I am have been very happily married for 26 years to my Husband Randy and we have one son Jason and one daughter Jami. We moved to California from Oregon and we hope to go back there someday. I am so excited about losing this weight and so far I have lost 27 lbs and 25-1/2 inches since June 10th.
I lost my Father on August 13th 2005 and this has been the hardest thing for me because my Dad was the best Dad in the world and I miss him so much so I was under lots of stress and I gained weight then lost some, then just a roller coaster and I am tired of the roller coaster and I am ready to truely stick to this and do this for me. I need all the help I can get and all of you guys out there are awesome people and we all have our own challenges and we will get there because we will encourage and support everyone that is trying to make this change in their life.
It bothers me when I do not stay on a program and I let other things get in the way and I do not want to do it this time. I am determined and highly motivated to do this but I cannot do this alone we all are here to help each other master this in our lives.
Just remember one thing we have all been there whether we are at our goal or just started, or just maintaining we all need the extra push to keep on keeping on and not just with weight that could mean anything in our life that we need to work on to better ourselves.
I wanted to thank everyone for all their support and encouragement on my behalf because this truely means so much to me. All the encouraging e-mails and comments I appreciate so much.
With God's help and all of you out there I can do this and I can feel good about myself again.
My husband is losing weight also and this will be great for him due to his diabetes and high blood pressure problems. We both want to lose weight and be healthy and live a long life together.
I encourage all of you to not give up. Keep on keeping on. It is worth it. We are all worth it.
We can do this together.
I am enjoying Spark People so much because it is showing me how to eat healthy and how to choose your foods wisely. I hope all of you enjoy it as much as my husband and I do.
Sparkpeople has changed our lives.
Feel free to e-mail me at or you can make a comment on this page.
May God bless all of you in your everyday endeavers.

Member Since: 7/26/2006

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My Goals:
I want to be down to 185 by June 14th 2007. This is my 50th Birthday and I want to look great and possibly take a trip with jut my husband and myself.

My Program:
I have cut down my proportions and I am excercising using Turbo Jam and also push ups and leg lifts, and I walk on the treadmill at the base when I can, and use the Elliptical Trainer and lift weights.
I am drinking tons of water and I am realizing I do not need to snack everytime I go to the kitchen. Ha.
I am also finding out that everytime I go to the store now I take longer because I have to check all the calories and fat content in all the items. I really enjoy it too.

Personal Information:
I am in California now. My husband and I came from Oregon and moved to California so I could be closer to my parents and take care of them during some trying health issues with both of them, and then my Dad died August 13th 2005 and this has been very hard on me but I am getting through it.
I know now what it is like to lose a parent and it isn''t a good feeling especially when you lose someone as special as my Dad.
You know as far as I am concerned there just are not too many Dad''s out there like the one I had. He would of gave his right arm for us kids if he had too. Him and Mom would of done anything to help us if we truely needed it.
My Dad was a minister for the Church of Christ and he helped so many people and he had the best reputation. I hope when it is my time for me to leave this world that God will say to me "Well done thou good and faithful servant" I know he has with my Dad.

Other Information:
My favorite scripture in the Bible is Phil. 4:13. I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength and I also like John 17:17 and John 3:16.

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    Hi Shari!! It's been a while girl. How have you been? I've been off of Sparks for a long time, but I'm back with a vengeance!!! You have a beautiful granddaughter.
    3947 days ago
    Hi Shari, just stopped in to say hello. I am back and ready to roll. I am sending congrats to you. Your tracker is looking good! I hope to make progress as well.

    Good Job, you encourage me..

    Have a good night

    4297 days ago
    Hi Shari - I remember you! I knew you at the 40 Something team that Mary used to run. I've had you on my page as a friend for a while now so no need to do it again. emoticon How are you?
    4338 days ago
    Thank you Shari for adding me to your friends.
    Congratulations on the weight loss, you are doing very well, keep up the great job. Hugs Rosalyn

    4339 days ago
  • v KATRINIA17

    I am sending out a personal invite to all my spark to The Rocky Summer Challenge, a challenge that is designed to help you build strength in your core, upper body and lower body along with building up your endurance in cardio while also combining the fun of “The Biggest Loser” weight loss idea. This challenge starts on June 1st and will last 4 weeks. Sign up are on my team, “The Challenge” which is located on my sparks page. (The thread is in the introduce yourself forum). More info is included there too (you don’t have to join in order to see the info) and you can email me a request for more details before joining.

    We have done this challenge before (before the team was started) and it was a huge success. The request from spark buddies, who took part in this last time, has been tremendous so it’s coming back!!!

    I encourage you all to invite a buddy to the team (everything is more fun with a friend) and if you do so, I’ll be pairing you both (or how ever many) onto the same team together. Remember the more the merrier!


    4375 days ago
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