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I'm beginning to realize I need more support and help while getting back down to a healthy weight . I've become frustrated over the past few years. Because of my limitations and being a careperson for my paretns, my weight continues to go up. I am looking for another alternative to put me on the right track and help me stay focussed. Possibly giving me some tips also that will help keep my motivation up..

Well. Here I am again... hoping 2011 will be the year I will be able to remain on this journey to become as healthy as I can possibly be. My life has been a tangle of emotions lately. My mom passed away in 2008. My dad is in the late stages of alzhemiers, so i cherish every minute and every memory we are able to have together. It's frustrating when i am unable to visit dad as much as I would like to. My husband and I have now become the main caregiver to my father-in-law also. Who was recently diagnosed with the lewy body dementia another form of this horrible disease. It is hard to watch them slowly deteriate in front of us. I now have a beautiful 18 month old grand daughter, Isabel, whom I watch 3 to 4 days a week for my daughter. She is a joy and a blessing in this crazy mixed up emotional roller coaster. I am hoping to begin again to untangle and unclutter my life one day at a time.

Member Since: 1/25/2008

Fitness Minutes: 460

My Goals:
My goal is to get off the weight loss/ gain roller coaster for good, with the help of Sparkpeople. I plan to make healthier eating choices.

My Program:
Drink 8 glasses of water a day.
Eat more fruits and vegatables.
Make healthier food choices.
Incorporate some type of exercise in my life that will work within my limitations.

Personal Information:
I was born and raised in Illinois. After I graduated from high school, I also lived in Hawaii, Tennessee and Colorado. I have a daughter and son-in-law. Not forgetting my wonderful, supportive husband whom I married in 2000, and three dogs. Navida is a 12 yr pekanese, TeeTee (2 yr) and her baby, Punkin (2 homeless chihuahuas) came to live with us Oct, 2007, when Punkin was a week old.

Other Information:
I enjoy working on our family genealogy, traveling, camping, reading a good book, gardening, sewing, scrapbooking, crafts, photography, and stained glass.

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    Just read your comments on an "exercise blog" for people with limited movement. I too get discouraged. Before I got sick( breast cancer that spread to my bones) I had an amazing social life and a fledgling business. Now I sit, and many days long for my old life. I was looking for a workout I could do and stumbled across your comment. Hang in there and remember those babies are there to encourage and motivate us. When I can't get down on the floor to play bye blades or hex bugs, I get discouraged too. But the boys cheer me on and often I end up being able to do more than I thought I could. Bet it will be the same for you!
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    2265 days ago
    I'm Twilightmom(Ann) from the I Miss My Mom team.
    I'd like to welcome you here, and give you a little introduction. We are a group who have lost our moms and are working together to get through the pain so that our lives will be healthier. We have people in all stages of grief, some recent, some distant; some to acceptance, some still working on it. We encourage posting and blogging and talking about ourselves and our moms, and we give a listening, caring, nonjudgemental ear to all.
    We're glad you decided to join us, and look forward to hearing from you on posts and messages. We love long posts!!
    Don’t forget to add your birthday and special days to our Birthdays to Celebrate thread.
    Why don't you start a thread introducing your self and your mom, it can be as long or as short as you'd like it to be!!
    2971 days ago
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    Hi Friend, Glad to see that you are doing fine!!
    I'm still reading "SHRINK YOURSELF" by ROGER GOULD, M.D. and working on his book for emotional eating. It really is helpful. emoticon
    3205 days ago
    You daughter has the same anniversary as I do! We're going on 15 years on the 26th! It's a lucky date, I like to think! emoticon
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