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I am now 68. Retired in '07 to stay home with my then 92 year old mother.

My weight struggles started in my 20's when a doctor told me to lose 10 pounds. No problem. But they came back with some additional and I yo-yo-ed my way up over 200 pounds. Now it is time to make some major life changes so I can enjoy my "golden" years.

I have suffered from depression my whole life, but learned from my mother how to be depressed without being depressing. It is now mostly ...
I am now 68. Retired in '07 to stay home with my then 92 year old mother.

My weight struggles started in my 20's when a doctor told me to lose 10 pounds. No problem. But they came back with some additional and I yo-yo-ed my way up over 200 pounds. Now it is time to make some major life changes so I can enjoy my "golden" years.

I have suffered from depression my whole life, but learned from my mother how to be depressed without being depressing. It is now mostly under control. Both healthy eating and exercise are supposed to be good for the mood, too. Hubby says being retired has been good for my disposition!
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Member Since: 11/18/2008

SparkPoints: 21,183

Fitness Minutes: 15,350

My Goals:
I need to lose some weight so that my arthritis does not get worse.

My Program:
I am cutting calories by substituting whole grains where possible, increasing fruits and vegetables and cutting back on sweets. I am also exercising.

Personal Information:
I live in Madison. Retired. Care for my mother. Both mother and husband have had open heart surgery to replace heart valves. Husband also had bypass. He retired Feb. 2013 a week before getting a carotid artery cleared.

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My mother (96) moved into a nursing home this summer. This year is the 15th anniversary of my son's death.

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JET150
5/13/2015 5:35:04 PM

I think I erased my heavenly bonus points by telling one of the brothers I've been a "heathen" for 10 years. Not sure where that came from. I'm just not a practicing Catholic.



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JET150
4/23/2015 11:20:31 PM

Thank you for the goodie, and the good news about shots. I know I had one for surgery, and the pain was temporary.



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BADGER-GAL
4/7/2015 5:40:14 PM

Thank you for the goodie; I guess you picked up that I'm a sports fan. 😍 Here's wishing you well,

Deb



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JET150
3/17/2015 2:16:34 PM

Thanks for the shamrock!



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ANGIEN9
3/7/2015 8:35:53 PM

Thanks for reading my blog and looking at my page. I added you as a friend. I am re-losing some weight I have regained in the last 8 months.



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