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Hi my name is Monika. I am 55 years old and I need to get with it. I lost 15 lbs a year and a half ago and gained it back and more. I basically would like to lead a healthy lifestyle and not eat to just eat. So this is my new adventure. Wish me luck!!! I am in Phase II now. I have about 10 lbs left to lose . I know this is going to the hardest time so I am going to continue to eat healthy and exercise regularly. I began switching up my exercise to intense walking on the treadmill along with strength training and cycle. I have met so many amazing people here I recently lost my beloved Lab Ranger and you guys were so supportive Thank you. Blessings to all of you Let's continue to live a healthy , happy, and peaceful lifestyle. We can do this!!! Update July 20 2017. I met my goal of 150. I have one goal left and that would be to reach my ideal weight of 145 and then to maintain this healthier lifestyle. You have been so great my Spark community. I have made so many friends and I love this community and what it stands for. Praise God and blessing tos to everyone!! Update 10/21/17 I finally hi reached my goal of 145. Thank you forget all the support. The task now is to maintain the 145 and not regain. Blessings to Spark community you are the best group of people πŸ’«November 8, 2017 I am 56 today. I feel strong and healthy. I'm so blessed. Praise God. Thx Spark community πŸ™‚ for all your support Update: Feb. 15, 2019 I have gained almost 10 pounds since Thanksgiving. At first I didn't care. I gained a couple of pounds at a time.. then bam.. It has always been so hard for me to lose weight since I quit smoking 9 yes ago. It has been rough. I know better. I'm back in track with my eating and exercise. Spark community πŸ™‚ has helped me refocus. Let's keep Sparking. Blessings to everyone 🌞. Update Jan. 2020. Gained 10 lbs since my significant weight loss down to 145. I am back at it tracking food, exercise, and posting and reaching out to my Spark family.

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    I remember when, in college, my sisters and I had to take our family dog to be put to sleep.
    As an adultvwith a family we got a dog but no dog could ever replace Chipper! I think I have a photo of her on SP. I know how you feel. I still miss Chip to this day! πŸ’•
    1048 days ago
    Hey, thanks for stopping by, and for the advice. I was kind of thinking that I needn't worry too much as long as I work at not going over the new range. I was above the old range, but below the new.

    I also feel that over a week or so, the highs and lows kind of even themselves out.

    1049 days ago
  • v DYANNE4293
    We learn that prayer helps us with our faulty dependence on people, places, and things by giving us the insight and strength to rearrange our priorities. Prayer doesn't change God, but it changes those who pray.
    1049 days ago
  • v STARFISH1961
    However I'm not the one to judge...they will pay for the hurt they have caused several people if they have her. Maybe I'm crazy but I do swear I heard her in there one late evening from my bathroom window, as the houses are close.πŸ˜”
    1051 days ago
  • v STARFISH1961
    Hi Monika, thanks for your concerns...I'm afraid to confront them cause I have no real proof and that's what the polices aye too...so I'll have to let God handle it. They are the type of people I would not trust with my back turned.
    1051 days ago