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I have been overweight all my life, but in my later years have been more aware of the challenges that gives me. I have lost around 20 lbs and have just recently found this site. And what a site it is! I am positive that I will find friends, support and encouragement to "DO IT!" this time.
UPDATE: 6/23/10 I'm doin' it this time, as I said I would! SparkPeople works...if you let it! UPDATE: 9/25/10 170 by Valentine's Day 2011 UPDATE: 1/4/11 Unexpected and much needed total hip ...
I have been overweight all my life, but in my later years have been more aware of the challenges that gives me. I have lost around 20 lbs and have just recently found this site. And what a site it is! I am positive that I will find friends, support and encouragement to "DO IT!" this time.
UPDATE: 6/23/10 I'm doin' it this time, as I said I would! SparkPeople works...if you let it! UPDATE: 9/25/10 170 by Valentine's Day 2011 UPDATE: 1/4/11 Unexpected and much needed total hip replacements (R) on Dec 21st and (L) Apr 5th. changed my life and goals. UPDATE: 6/23/11 DD's wedding is 7/9 and altho 30 lbs from goal, I'm planning n lookin' pretty good for an old gal! NEW GOAL: 170 by my b-day mid Sept!!
Well, didn't make THAT goal. Going to TRY to get back to Sparking. New Year, Fresh start. Jan 1, 2013 I want goal by July. I want to have clothes that are comfortable ALL the time. I want to be fit enough to walk the beach in Aug when I go to FL w/son and fam. I want to be in CA a yr from today watching the Rose Parade in it's 125th year.
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Member Since: 9/3/2007

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My Goals:
My goals are to feel better, losen my stiff joints and maintain that, drop a few sizes in my clothing, get the weight off, once and for all and to MAINTAIN it! I haven't stayed below 200 pounds since I was in grammar school, so it's about time!!
The above was written when I joined. 5/20/2012: I have since had two hip replacements and lost 30#'s. I am still 45#'s from goal. Can't seem to focus but will never give up!

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1/10/11 UPDATE Below!
Since being told I am a good candidate for hip replacement 8/09, I don't do the pedometer so much. I am working this winter so have concentrated on eating healthy and staying positive. The lbs ARE coming off. UPDATE 5/10/10... Since Lent started this yr (2/24) I have stopped eating sweets and NO snacking between meals. I have decided that I am addicted to sweets. I feel so much better and have lost almost 30 lbs. I enjoyed LOTS of chocolate on Easter Sunday and decided that this felt too good, so I am now waiting til June 4th, for my next treat day. It's working, I am feeling better since I am getting more flexible, to start my day, the pedometer gets put on the belt of my robe in the morning again, I'm getting so many compliments and just have a much better outlook on life. This is the way I will live happily ever after.
Update Jan 2011 I got a right total hip replacement Dec21st. Doing terrific, 1/10/11. Limited moves for awhile. I will get

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I am a married mother of 4 with 3 wonderful grandkids, Mikayla, Kevin and Giana. And a new great grandson, Jaaron, as of 5/17/11. update..I've added a new ggrandaughter, Alissa and have 2 more greats on the way! I'm from south of Chicago, retired and now live in the beautiful Ozarks!

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A fav saying: Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once!! ;)I LOVE high school football, followed by college football...GO AUBURN! I'm also a die hard Cubs Fan...they did it! Clinched their division! Go Cubbies!!! A few yrs since that happened, but still love those Cubbies. I love plants and do gardening... mostly flowers...my veggie garden cooked this yr along with many others' down here. I truly enjoy watching and feeding the birds...right now I have a little hummer pruning it's wings outside my window.


 
 



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IAM_HIS
8/19/2014 8:07:23 PM

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IAM_HIS
8/18/2014 11:19:27 AM

There are times in one's life that can be very challenging. That is where I am right now. I found this perfect quote from a truly great baseball player whom I know went through very tough times.

Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And donít pray when it rains if you donít pray when the sun shines. -Leroy Satchel Paige

So I will keep my head up, pray a lot and find a way with God's help to get through this hard time.



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EBETH13
8/16/2014 10:06:29 PM

Thank you so much, Mary, for your amazing words of support and care! I know you are right and I must trust in the Lord that He will put what needs to be put in my path.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend, my friend!!

Hugs!
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8/16/2014 3:33:46 AM

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8/12/2014 5:39:21 AM

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On this Tuesday, think about the choices you will make today. Are they choices that will help you to become the best you? Are they choices that will share your inner beauty with others? Hope your day will make you a better you, as well as touch the lives of others with your kind heart. We are given this day only once, so let's make today a day a very special day.



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