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NOW is the Time!

My weight has been a life-long issue. I came into the world close to 10 lbs, and have never really been "thin". Many years ago I learned that exercise would help me tremendously, but it's easy to fall off the "wagon". I had surgery for 2 different types of cancer 24 months ago and came out of that with a new commitment to life. It's been a rocky road, but now is the time to make the changes to keep me healthy!

Now that I'm following the Spark lifestyle, I feel so much better and ...
My weight has been a life-long issue. I came into the world close to 10 lbs, and have never really been "thin". Many years ago I learned that exercise would help me tremendously, but it's easy to fall off the "wagon". I had surgery for 2 different types of cancer 24 months ago and came out of that with a new commitment to life. It's been a rocky road, but now is the time to make the changes to keep me healthy!

Now that I'm following the Spark lifestyle, I feel so much better and feel like my life has taken a turn for the better. The most important thing is that I feel in control of what's happening to me.
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Member Since: 5/26/2009

SparkPoints: 121,869

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My Goals:
When I discovered SparkPeople (thanks Birdie!) I knew it was time to lose, so I set my first year's goal at 50 pounds. After just a few weeks I can see that this is realistic and my lifestyle really has changed.

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I'm doing strength training 3 days a week and love the exercises generated for me. On those days I'm doing at least 30 minutes of cardio as a warm-up. Then on the other 3 days I do 45-60 minutes of cardio. Sunday is a day of rest and reflection!

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After 35 years of teaching my husband and I retired to the beautiful mountains of western NC. When people ask where I live I tell them, "Head towards Heaven and just before you get to the pearly gates, turn right and there we are!"

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I love to read and watch movies. My newest hobby is quilting. It's been fun to learn such a cool skill at my age!

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SHAPNUP
8/23/2015 6:26:32 PM

I did it! Another friend posted about "thinking" about exercising and not getting it done and shamed me into getting outside and walking. It felt good and it is a beautiful day. emoticon



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SHAPNUP
8/8/2015 2:18:42 PM

Hey Carol,
Just dropping by to say hello. Hope you and hubby, as well as your two furry friends, are healthy and living the good life! emoticon

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7/5/2015 8:29:04 PM

I'm in Whittier, right near Cherokee on 50 acres of land in the Smoky Mountains. emoticon
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GINGERVISTA
7/5/2015 9:12:07 AM

Hi there~
Looking for active members in the area. Have been a member for almost 8 years, just moved from IL to western NC this past Monday & wanted to say hi. emoticon



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