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In my studio (notice how the turtleneck covers my 'chins' LOL)

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Me and my 'boy' Finley. 2002 ...Weight in this pic was around 200 lbs

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Paul and I several years ago. We were about the same weight - He has lost since, I ended up gaining

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"Commitment leads to action. Action brings your dream closer."

After a promising start here at SP in 2009, I lost my way a bit, ignored this site, came back, and then left again..I am now back for the third time and this time plan to stay! Third time is the charm!

I live in Ontario, Canada with my hubby, cat and dog. Our two daughters have just recently moved out. I work out of a studio in my house and sculpt multimedia fantasy and other figures. I have gained weight steadily since my youngest (now 25) was born, tried many methods to lose, and am determined that this will be the answer!

I'm going to start listing some quotes here that I feel are excellent:

"I answer to myself and no one else. The person looking back at you in the mirror is the one you have to answer to every day." Dr. Wayne Dyer

"Don't let an old person move into your body" - Wayne W. Dyer

UPDATE July 23, 2015....Oh boy! Six years since I started here at SP. I've lost and gained, lost and gained and important to note, for the last three years I haven't really been here. Kind of tells a story doesn't it?

Well, long story short - I am back and totally pumped to get this extra poundage (110 lbs) off for once and all. So thankful I had SP to return to!

Member Since: 6/28/2009

Fitness Minutes: 17,869

My Goals:
Started back again on SP (3rd? 4th? time) on July 23, 2015

SW: 270
GW: 160

Short Term Goal: Lose at least 20 lbs over the months of August and September 2015...

Lose a further 25 lbs by Dec. 2015

Be in 'onederland' by my birthday, May 2015 - hoping this can be done, but it may be too ambitious.

Reach goal weight of 160 by November 1, 2016 for a total loss of 110 lbs.

270 - start 7/23/15

110 lbs down -

Long Term Goal: A trip to Holland with my sister once I have reached goal weight. Also to get off insulin injections.

Exercise - to increase mobility and improve balance issues by walking, slow steps at first

Health - get blood sugars under control, improve mobility issues, regain general feeling of well-being

My Program:
Watching calorie, sodium and carb intake.
Attending weekly TOPS meetings for weigh-ins and support

Slowly getting back to walking outside and with Leslie Sanson vids

Personal Information:
My name is Sue, I live with my hubby of 42 years in a quaint little town just NE of Toronto, ON.

We have two daughters. One lives in Toronto and the other lives here at home with her boyfriend. Also at home with us, are our cat and dog, plus our daughter's dog and two cats.

I work from the home as an artist, sculpting OOAK art dolls, primarily in the fantasy (faerie, elfs, etc) genre.

Other Information:
I also collect vintage clothing and textiles and have a passion for antique trims and lace.

Love to attend estate auctions and browse through thrift stores.

Enjoy a wide range of music (except for country and opera).

Love to read, just about any of the popular fiction books - romance, mystery, medical thrillers, vamp books.

Also love nonfiction books on art, history, costume - especially if they are full of pics!

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    Congrats for 4 pounds off this week! Very exciting!

    Stay strong!

    4323 days ago
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    Thank-you so much for your support and comment on my blog this week. It is greatly appreciated!!
    4323 days ago
    Thanks for the uplifting comment on my blog! I have certainly found a home here and really love being able to connect with people who understand where I've been and what the journey is like. Welcome to SP!
    4324 days ago
    Hi Susan! Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. Congratulations on being within you limits! I think I got lucky on my first time (beginners luck *wink*). I am totally addicted to this site, I can't seem to read or absorb enough knowledge... I just yearn to read more articles and read more people's stories... I feel a certain sense of home here... I'm with people who understand my daily struggles. It's good to be home!

    Good luck with your choices, Susan... I hope to get to know you better as we move forward.

    4324 days ago
    Isn't it wonderful to feel in control instead of feeling that our appetite is lord and master? I'm so glad you feel satisfied! Enjoy the quiet night and have a great 4th!!
    4324 days ago
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