Hi Portia - glad to see you have returned. You mentioned that you have been a member for many years but have started a new account / sparkpage as you can't remember how to get into the old account. Suggestion would be if you remember the username ask one of the Coaches if they could find the original account and close it out as you have a new one - that just makes sense to me - it gives me a false idea of just how many people are actually here when old accounts aren't closed - and I am sure they could help out some way.
At any rate glad you are hear. If you are interested come have a look at my sparkpage - you will see a group called One Year making lifestyle changes - if this interests you please come join us - we are an active group. Another option is another group I have called No Sugar No Flour using BLE guidelines - have a look at this one before joining as there really is a commitment to this one if you join.
I am happy to say that I am a long time member of SparkPeople since almost the beginning. I have been on and off since around 2006 or 2007, somewhere in there. I am not new by any means. But, so much has changed that I created a new sparkpage, plus I forgot my old information.
My name is Tammy but I prefer Portia. I am a 49 year old female living in Los Angeles, CA with my cat Skitters. I have lost weight 2 times, getting down to a size 14 and then gaining it back. This time is due to health issues. I am in a wheelchair most of the time when I am out somewhere because my heart races out of control when I walk. So losing weight is difficult, but I am trying to make it where I can exercise in my room more.
I look forward to meeting new Sparkers and being successful again.