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GOAL From 288 to 170!! It took me 10 YEARS!



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I reported all 7 days of exer/water!! WOOHOO first week 5% Challenge


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WOOHOO GONE 118 LBS!!

It's taken me over 10 years to reach this point!! WELL ACTUALLY I DID HIT this weight about 4 years ago, but I wasn't ready to accept it!!

In my mind I WANTED to be thinner!! BUT yet I can do such AMAZING THINGS I NEVER THOUGHT I'd EVER DO AGAIN!!

I've gone from 288 lbs and using a power chair 97% of the time to being able to walk 3 PLUS MILES!!

Lately health problems AGAIN are TRYING TO STOP ME, but!! Though I have to walk at a slower pace, I'm learning "OH WELL I CAN STILL DO MY WALKS!!" My smile can not be stolen from me!! My heart may be in failure, but I AM NOT!! Though in congestive heart failure, many may not realize just how much can and IS being done in this AMAZING field now!! SO MUCH!! I was so VERY SCARED When I learned of this on Feb 19th this year. But, now better educated, and THANKS TO THE MANY on SPARKS who read my blogs, and helped me to see how this is very doable!! You've encouraged me in words I can't begin to express.

I've made sudden changes to help myself along the way. I DID quit my job at the grocery store (I was part time) the income was nice, but it was extra money, more so the FUN I HAD well that was PRICELESS!! But MOST OF ALL? It was a DREAM to go back there "SOMEDAY" and I GOT TO DO EXACTLY THAT!! My weight loss, was enhanced by YOU ALL and the 5% Challenge, I also belonged to the Biggest Loser, both teams work so well together!!

Today was another surprise day of health and it's also the day I decided (3/12/2021) that I DO NOT NEED to lose any more weight. NO instead I am so pleased with all I've done it's time to just ENJOY being where I am at without any added pressure.

SUCH A RELIEF.


Member Since: 7/7/2011

Fitness Minutes: 210,604

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Exercise 40 to 90 mins a day as I can. Somedays I'll do more, a few days less. I've learned to listen to my body, it'll treat me very well as I do it. After all my body is ME!

Stay in my calorie range using SPARKS guidelines, which works so well for me. I had asked my Dr who agreed SPARKPEOPLE Is RIGHT ON with what they set for my calorie range.

Watch my sodium level at 2000 max.



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WEIRDLY my cat is also in Heart Failure, hers is enlarged. Imagine how strange this is. You can learn A LOT from pets!!! Izzy has NOT been upset by this news, indeed she plays daily (A LOT!) her most favorite spot is my LAP causing me to slow down and ENJOY the simple things. I NEED that and she needs my lap. A WIN WIN!!


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  • v MISS_STELLA1
    Thank you so very much for the instructions on how to access Zoom, I will give this a try tomorrow as the instructions are so totally easy even I can understand them. You are indeed awesome.
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  • v DEBBY4576
    🥰😘 great names. Really like Oakley
    1 day ago
  • v MISS_STELLA1
    Hello my friend -

    Thank you for the comment on my spark page. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your friend, it is so hard to say good by and even though I truly believe that we see them again just not having them in our physical lives is the worst feeling ever. My thoughts and prayers and emoticon come to you with this message. My Spark name came from two different places, my very bestie in the whole world came with the name Stella (Frances, I always teased her about her 2nd name) and from the sweetest cat in the world also named Stella so I honored them both by continuing to use their name. I am glad that I make you smile and hope that I can continue to do so at least once every day. You are strong enough to keep us all motivated and we are all blessed to have you at the helm. Thank you for being you!!!!!
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  • v IOWAGRAMMA
    Mmmm!! What a wonderful treat!! emoticon
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