My name is Viva and I am on a journey to lose 30lbs once and for all! I've been going back and forth for quite some time now and its been quite a struggle to truly make lasting changes in my life. Nonetheless, I am in it to win it! I am happy to be a part of the SparkCommunity and do look forward to becoming an active member!
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Hi everyone,my name is Allie ,57 and married for 40 plus years and yep to the same awesome man!!! Lol I say that because it's hard to find people who stick it out this long!!! Anyway I currently live in Columbia ,S.C. area (Hopkins) and am originally from Orlando,Fla. area! I have 2 daughters and 2 granddaughters,also 2 grandsons!!! I as you can see from my username am a retired Nanny of 33 yrs. did not retire because of wanting to just became disabled with disintergrating disc disease in lower back,osteoarthritis and depression knowing I couldn't do things I love and enjoy any more at the age of 48!! I could no longer pick up more than 10 lbs. and could not clean a 9000 sq.foot home any more as the people I was nannying for were very wealthy and I DID EVERYTHING .I drove children to and from private school (600 mi) each week,to judo lessons,to Dr, and dental visits and swim class as well as cleaned the home, laundry,grocery runs, dry cleaning etc... while they were in school.Sadly had to admit to myself and them I could no longer do it..So depression became a way of life for me not to mention my entire family 6 brothers and sisters,a niece,2 step fathers ,my dad and mom all passed away since 2000.It's been pretty rough but I am now realizing it's time to work on me...Although I have joined weight watchers at least 5 times online and meetings I only lost a total of 40 lbs. My top weight was 318 I have yo-yo'd back and forth my lowest weight in the last 20 yrs. 228,am now at 279!!! I believe that Spark People just popped up on my computer last week for a reason!!! I love every thing about it.Here's hoping this is my last diet and that with the charts teaching me exactly what I'm doing wrong and hopefully finding great friends along the way!! I am on week one re-weigh tom.,I joined a fitness center and took my first water aerobics this week.Very excited and hope it all pays off!!! Thanks for being here Spark People!!! Allie.
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