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My name, Coolmerlin, originates from my beloved big black cat named Merlin who is such a cool, smart, mischievous guy! I guess that I am known for being the "Pollyanna". I try to look for the silver lining in every cloud. I was a normal weight most of my life until I became disabled. For the last 10 years, I have fought to lose the extra weight and lost 20 pounds. I am happy to have found SparkPeople so that I may have positive support in losing this next 46 pounds and meeting new friends.
Even though life has been very tough for me, I will never give up and I will never surrender. If I can't knock down the wall, I will find a way around or through it somehow!


Member Since: 11/6/2011

My Goals:
1] To become a healthy weight for my size and age.
2] To strengthen my muscles.
3] To increase my flexibility.
4] To increase my aerobic fitness.
5] To write novels and become published.


My Program:
Because of my numerous disabling factors, needless to say, I have had to start off very slowly with a simple yoga DVD, as well as using a stationary bike, and some strengthening with light weight dumbbells. This was going along quite smoothly until I damaged my leg during my yoga routine. It was down hill from there. I haven't been able to do anything for the last year. Now, I am doing physio and therapeutic massage, which is helping and I am hopeful that I will be able to continue from here and move forward.



Personal Information:
I am 64 and I live with my husband and 3 rescue cats, in a small city, in Manitoba, Canada. I was a normal weight most of my life until I became disabled in 1994. I couldn`t even walk 50 meters, hence the weight gain. Now I can walk better, but exercise is a fight, because my muscles don`t want to remember what I have done previously. Our youngest daughter passed away suddenly 3 years ago and that has made it even harder, but our oldest daughter has found a wonderful man, married him, and they have had our first grandson and are now expecting a second child! Our grandson is such a beautiful guy and loads of fun! I didn't think I would enjoy grandchildren this much!


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Favourite Quotes:
"Never give up, Never Surrender"
"Success means getting up one more time than you fall"
Favourite Movies:
Thor, The Avengers, Ironman, Pollyanna, Avatar, Big Trouble, Pirates of the Caribbean, Sherlock Holmes, Wall.E, Star Wars, and Stardust
I love reading mysteries, like Sherlock Holmes or Agatha Christie. I do a lot of crocheting and knitting. I enjoy doing my Yoga DVDs and I have taken some Tai Chi. I am a computer nerd and love scientific stuff. I also love writing and plan to start writing a novel soon.




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  • v MANIERICHARDS
    Hi, and welcome to Tips for Writing, combination of health and weight loss. You will find a lot of information and support here on how to lose those extra lbs. The only problem is are you ready to lose them? Some people say they are but then they fall back when they go out to eat, or attend a party and start to get their taste buds rolling again. It is like a job losing weight, and you have to do it everyday. Are you gamed?

    As for writing, if you want to learn to write you have come to the right place. We have beginners who want to learn and get published and also professionals who can help you along the way.

    Either way, you will find the members here very helpful and a great bunch to post with.
    1510 days ago
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    LAEL----THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR THE EATER BASKET-----I WISH YOU A VERY HAPPY EASTER!!! emoticon

    GINNY
    1599 days ago
  • v STORYCRAFTER
    Thanks for the rainbow and the friend add! emoticon
    Glad you are feeling better, and hope you continue to feel great!
    1605 days ago
  • v VGINNY
    LAEL-----YOU ARE A DEAR-------THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE GOODIE AND FOR THE GOOD WISHES FOR TUESDAY!!-----I WILL KEEP YOU ALL POSTED!! emoticon
    1656 days ago
  • v SONGBIRDPAULA
    Happy Anniversary and many more come your way!

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    1693 days ago
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