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July, 2010--only about 10 more pounds to go!!!

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my mother and me on my 36th birthday--at goal weight!!

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September, 2009--definitely a "before" photo--still 25 pounds to lose!

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Updated October 7, 2013!

I had spinal fusion surgery in March, 2011. I did well with my recovery and got down to my lowest in years...156lbs. However, whatever I want to blame...depression, work, myself, life...I gained nearly 30+ pounds by the end of that year!!

Last summer my "baby", Bubba (16 year old cat) died. He had not been sick at all and it was a great shock. Soon, my other boy cat, Tigger began getting sick, too and was diagnosed with a thyroid issue. He did not respond to treatment and he died last November.

Since then I have gained about 10 more pounds. I would say that I entered a time of depression. Being a single gal, my cats are like family to me...losing two of them within months was a sad time. I still have two girls (Ellie-15 and Pepper-8) and I got two new kittens (Ditto and Jesse) and they are sister, 5 months old.

Yesterday I cleaned out the fridge and freezer (pantry is going to be done this weekend) of all the foods I should not be eating. I will replace them with fruits and veggies and lean meats. I will start slow with getting active--short walks and some exercise DVD's. I hope to have some results by the time I visit my family in November.

Here is where the "rubber meets the road"...success is mine--if I am willing to work for it and do what needs to be done.

I am getting back to the basics...

Member Since: 10/28/2009

Fitness Minutes: 11,233

My Goals:
Get to weigh goal by 05/31/2014.

Walk 2 miles - 3 times a week.

Yoga - 1 time a week.

Eat within calorie range at least 5 days a week.

My Program:
Updated: 10-7-2013

Walk 2 miles - 3 times a week.

Do Walk-Away-the-Pounds routine at least once each week.

Yoga - 1 time a week.


Personal Information:
Originally from Indiana--I moved to Houston in July, 1992.
-I work for a non-profit Christian agency--since 1992.
-I am searching for a church home.
-I am learning American Sign Language.

I am single (never married), and own four cats. I pray for the day I get married and have children of my own!

-I am losing this weight to feel healthy and be able to do missions work and raise my children without feeling tired, sick, or overwhelmed.

Other Information:
I enjoy reading the Bible.

I enjoy magazines and other Christian reading material.

I love crafting.

I belong to Curves.

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  • v MNNICE
    Pickleball is sort of like tennis for old people! haha. You use a whiffle ball and what looks more like a ping pong paddle; a lower net and smaller court. The rules are sort of like tennis and sort of like volleyball. It's great exercise and fun meeting new people.
    3201 days ago
  • v -POOKIE-
    Welcome back
    3202 days ago
    Great job on weight loss, you look amazing.... Thanks for comment on my poem blog....God's response to the dieter's prayer....btw, I almost used the name wiseguy instead ; )
    3392 days ago
  • v SOLUCKY12
    I loved seeing your weight loss on friend feed again. Then I read your new page. While I didn't have the tough year you have had, I can identify with your feelings that caused you to regain the weight. You have had a really tough experience and I'm so sorry you're in pain.

    Your goal is certainly attainable and I will love cheering you on! I've gained about 4 pounds back since fall, and I am experiencing some depression and throwing myself too many pity parties. Reading and remembering what you have been through this year gives me motivation to get myself in gear. We have the tools, but I'm sorry you have to also experience pain. I will pray for your pain to lessen as you work on losing the weight with all of the spark friends to support you. emoticon emoticon
    3482 days ago
  • v LIZZABETH1986
    hey erika,
    i just wanted to check in with you and see how you're doing. i hope your back is continuing to heal. i know it's hard to get back into the swing of things after surgery... trust me. i had a hard time for months. i miss hearing from you. i hope you're doing okay! emoticon
    3615 days ago
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