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Me at Cape Flattery the farthest Northwest you can get in the lower 48.

Audrey 5 now!

Youngest Gdaughter Emma 18 mos.


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First of all I need to tell you I joined the 5% Winter Challenge again. It's a Race to Fascinating Places - 8 Weeks this Winter and starts Jan 6th if your interested in checking it out. You join a supportive team and have fun as you lose 5% of your weight, make new friends, and improve your health! I am on the Shooting Stars Team.

I live in Washington State, Port Angeles to be exact. It's at the start of the Straits of Juan de Fuca, and directly across the water from Victoria Canada. Beautiful place.

I have struggled with weight my whole life. More than once I''ve had to lose 30 pounds. It just kinda creeps up on ya uh?

My family includes my husband, myself and a Pomchi . My mother is 95 and lived with us for 15 years. She's been in memory care this last year and gets weaker every day. It breaks my heart because I always promised her she would live with us until her death. I had no idea I would get old in the mean time too. Today, June 24, 2017, my beloved mother died. 95.7 years old. My heart feels broken. What an up and down ride these years with her have been. All she talked about this last year is being with her mother. She is there now.

I have 3 daughters, one lives in the Seattle WA. area and one 1.5 hours away in Silverdale. My Youngest daughter lives here in Port Angeles. and she gave birth Feb 20, 2016 to a beautiful baby girl. I babysit her a couple days a week and am thrilled to do so. I have 4 other grandchildren, ages 24, 19, 7 and 5. My biggest wish was to live closer to my children and grandchildren. My wish came true, but it was hard won. On Oct 18, 2013 we had a house fire in our home in Lake Havasu, AZ. It took nine months of misery, rental moves, and insurance adjustments but we moved into OUR home in Port Angeles, WA 7-18-2014.

Here''s to us ALL "positively" losing and keeping our weight off!!

Member Since: 7/31/2011

Fitness Minutes: 234,272

My Goals:
To Stop gaining grrrrr.
To Eat Healthy.

My Program:
Tracking my food daily
drinking 64 oz water EVERY day
Never sit more than 50 min and then get up for at least 10.
Minimum of 10,000 steps a day.

Walk 5 miles a day.

Personal Information:
I am 68 years old 69 in December.
I live in Port Angeles, WA
Have lived in Fl, AZ, Id, and Ca.

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Our pet is a 2 yo Pomchi named Sherman

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    Hi Debby!! Would love to see pics of the trees!! Ahhhh yes,,,Spring the Earth renewal system . Bringing promises of sunshine!! Warmth!! And hmmm construction season!! Lol our roads take a horrible beating in the cold huh? Where u a fan of "The Jetsons"? I sure was!! I'd love to see no roads
    3 hours ago
    emoticon emoticon Happy 1st day of Spring! Hope you have time to get outside today and connect with this changing! It is ever so subtle, but indeed sometimes, so are the subtle mental shifts we make as humans. Harness this Magic, it will help you manifest your goals this next quarter.
    4 days ago
    I have to leave the teams - I just can't do this anymore. Ray is progressing and I am 'digressing' I guess.

    I will stay in touch but I just can't be a good member and still take care of Ray.

    An example: Ray, let's sit you outside so I can mow. No, I don't want to go out right now.
    30 minutes later, I return from mowing, all sweaty, and Ray says, can you take me outside?
    I take him outside and decide to plant his tomatoes & cucumbers and, you got it, Can I go back inside now. I said NO. I am not done yet and you will sit there. After an eternity - I took him back inside. He is sleeping again.

    Just no room left for SparkPeople right now. Well, that's not entirely true - but no time for a challenge team. I just can't focus on teamwork right now.

    I love you,
    4 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/19/2018 4:41:20 PM
    emoticon Your comment on my feed yesterday "You are the smallest size 16..." is such an amazing compliment, thank you!
    5 days ago
    For each petal on the shamrock emoticon
    A wish brings your way -
    Good Health, good luck and happiness
    For today and every day

    ~ author unknown
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    8 days ago
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