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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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    We must be on the same page. I have had you on my mind today, too! Thanks for touching base. How's your week been? Fun plans for the weekend?
    4327 days ago
  • v EDWARDS1411
    Welcome to People In Ontario, Susan! We're all about

    »-(¯`v´¯)-» Support!!! »-(¯`v´¯)-»
    »-(¯`v´¯)-» Motivation!»-(¯`v´¯)-»
    »-(¯`v´¯)-» Inspiration!»-(¯`v´¯)-»

    and we're doing this together so come by often and let us know how you're doing!!
    4328 days ago
  • v DEB2448
    Welcome to spark people. This is a great site full of wonderful tools to use. By joining a few teams you will get support and motivation from other members. Good luck with your goals.
    (co-leader of Creative Challenges& Saintly Souls Team)
    (co-leader of The Dave Ramsey Fans Team)

    4329 days ago
    emoticon Hello, just stopping by your page to lend you some support and encouragement.. Just want you to know that you can do it!!!! I'm sending you some of my favorite quotes to give you some inspiration when you might need it. I printed several off and posted them to my fridge...

    **Choice, not chance, determines one's destiny**

    **It's not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not**

    **Bigger snacks mean bigger slacks**

    **“It is better to wear out than to rust out.” - Richard Cumberland**

    **“First you fuel the desire, then the desire will fuel you.” - Napoleon Hill**

    **"Start by doing what's neccesary, then what's possible, and suddenly you are doing what you though impossible!"**

    **I Corinthians 10:13, "No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it." **

    **Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand**

    **Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.**

    **“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” - Margaret Thatcher**

    **“Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.”
    - Winston Churchill**

    **Peter A. Cohen
    There is no one giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps.**

    **John Wanamaker
    One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time.**

    emoticon CHEERS!! Here's to climbing mountains together, one day & one step at a time!!!!!!
    4329 days ago
  • v EDWARDS1411
    Sue, I can't recommend Curves enough - it made such a difference for my mobility. Honestly, three months of Curving did more for me than 6 months of physio. And no need to feel self- conscious. That's one of the things I like best about Curves - it's for real women. And you control how hard you work and your progress! Give it a try - I think you'll like it. And Curves and SP made a great team!!! Val :)

    4329 days ago
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