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I've been on this journey since August 24, 2007, and I've had both success and failure--mostly failure. So recently I decided to restart the whole program from the beginning. I've had a number of health issues to contend with over the years, and now that they are more or less under control it's time for me to do something just for me. I've struggled with my weight since I was young, like so many others here and for many of the same reasons. This is the year for me to become the best person I can possibly become, and SparkPeople is a large part of that. I believe in personal enrichment and improvement, and that includes all aspects of one's life. We never stop learning. As we get older, much of our learning is about ourselves, and along this journey I've learned a lot about myself. Yet I still have a long way to go and a lot to learn. This journey will last the rest of my life, and I hope to make the most of it.

Member Since: 8/24/2007

Fitness Minutes: 9,288

My Goals:
I want to be at a more manageable weight by my 40th birthday.

I want to get over my addiction to junk food.

I want to eliminate things like high fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated oils from my diet.

My Program:
It's been slow progressing, but I know that as long as I keep going at it I'll succeed. I still have a lot of bad habits to overcome, such as eliminating soda from my diet. But I've found that making small changes on a regular basis is the best way for me to go about the overall lifestyle change. I have stopped eating white bread, and I have switched from low-fat to nonfat milk. Those two small changes have made a world of difference!

Personal Information:
I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am single and have no children. I like to watch documentary programs on TV, particularly channels such as The Science Channel, The National Geographic Channel, and PBS. In 2006 I earned a certificate in gourmet cooking & catering from one of those distance education programs that let you learn at your own pace at home. I love to cook and bake, and I am currently trying to condense all of my recipes into one database on my computer.

Other Information:
I love the Harry Potter series. I have all 7 books, the last 4 being first editions. Other things I like to read include true crime, history, biography, and other nonfiction.

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  • v no profile image JOURNIJAE
    hi just stopping by to say hi, and to let you know I would love to be apart of the spina befida team. I would love to be a part of making it better.. so I am with you.. have a great dau
    4206 days ago
  • v APRILMAY1956
    Hi Shari - I have a colonoscopy scheduled for Monday. Write me if you like. Hope all is well. Your friend-Leyla

    4236 days ago
  • v APRILMAY1956
    Hi Shari - Check out my spark page and see our new puppy. I blogged about him, his name is Jackson. Write me an email and update me on your life. Am looking forward to hearing from you. Your friend-Leyla

    4284 days ago
  • v APRILMAY1956
    Hi Shari - Send me a spark mail message to let me know how things are going for you. Did you get the job? I start to look in January or February, I know my timing is terrible with the economy and such, but oh well. Keep in touch buddy. Your friend-Leyla

    4379 days ago
  • v APRILMAY1956
    Hi Shari - How have you been? Is all well? Send me a line and let me know what's new. I just got back from a trip to Las Vegas. I won $96 on penny slots and saw 3 shows. It was great. Miss you buddy. -Your pal -Leyla

    4476 days ago
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