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Paul the SparkPeople programmer says:
Some days I don't have a positive attitude about working out. On those days I work out without a chipper attitude.

I feel way thinner than I look, I'm shocked when I see pictures of myself.

I'm seeking:
* HEALTH* Longevity* Wellbeing* Confidence* Sex Appeal

You must be careful how you walk and where you go, for there are those following you who will set their feet where yours are set.
- Robert E. Lee, Civil War General

Goals accomplished so far:
I shop regular sizes. I can walk up the stairs at the hockey arena easily. I have lost 27 pounds & gone from size 18 to size 12. I am 54% of the way towards my goal weight. My son & I eat much more healthfully.

Member Since: 1/30/2011

Fitness Minutes: 29,918

My Goals:
To lose 5% of my body weight in the Winter Challenge!
To Run a 5k race in 2012
-done Oct. 2012
To Run a 10 km race in 2013 -I've signed up.
To break into the 150s.

I'm seeking:
* Longevity
* Well being, both physical & emotional
* Confidence
* Sex Appeal

My Program:
- Take it bit by bit, not all at once.
- Track my food intake.
- Learn positive self talk.
- Walk the dog 1-2x daily.
- Attend Pilates weekly.
- Keep nutritious food at home.
- Eat at least 5 freggies per day.
- Keep my eyes on the prize- to be at a healthy BMI.

Personal Information:
Hi, I'm Gail:

When I joined Spark People, I weighed 194 lbs & was a size 18.
(About 4 years before that, I weighed 206 lbs.)
In 2011, with SP, I have lost 27 lbs. I am overweight, not obese & I'm now size 12.

I have been in Mommy mode for a long time & now I'm starting to take good care of me!

Other Information:
My favorite things:
- book club,
- community gardening,
- skiing,
- camping,
- neighbours,
- friends.

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    Hey Gail, are you still around. How is your life? emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1483 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/9/2019 9:41:36 AM
    Hey Gail, hope to see you coming back. Call me sometime. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1483 days ago
    emoticon Please, give yourself grace. You did it once, you can do it again. I believe in you!

    On one stretch I lost almost 30 lbs. It took six long months to do that. Then I was put on some medication, plus ended up with diverticuloses. I put 20+ of those pounds back on in a month.

    I was heartbroken and gave up for quite awhile. You know what? I came back to SP and got the support I needed, and love, too. Slow and steady I go, like a little emoticon . I still have about 25 lbs to go.

    I'm here whenever you need a shoulder, emoticon or a emoticon . You can do this.

    Hope your vacation goes well and you come back refreshed and raring to go. -Bri
    2423 days ago
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    If you get a chance to stop in the kitty chat room we'd love to have you! Hope you are having a great day and Happy belated birthday!
    2429 days ago
    Happy Birthday my friend.
    Sorry I missed it.
    Been busy volunteering and running errands.
    Monday I start training as a book seller at the college.
    It will be for two months. But if they like me I will stay on.
    Hope that you have a good day!
    Your friend in Fitness, Holly emoticon
    2434 days ago
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