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Hi, I'm Terri J and I am:
Married 41 years to the man of my dreams--honestly!
Mother of 7, with 4 children married; grandmother (Nanny) to 14 (so far)

I've been with Spark for a long time and have lost and regained more than once. Two foot surgeries kept me from walking, which is my cardio exercise of choice and I just slowly put the weight back on--and then some. Since the surgery, I've had an ankle injury and now plantar fasciitis that makes walking for very ...
Hi, I'm Terri J and I am:
Married 41 years to the man of my dreams--honestly!
Mother of 7, with 4 children married; grandmother (Nanny) to 14 (so far)

I've been with Spark for a long time and have lost and regained more than once. Two foot surgeries kept me from walking, which is my cardio exercise of choice and I just slowly put the weight back on--and then some. Since the surgery, I've had an ankle injury and now plantar fasciitis that makes walking for very long--or fast--painful.

I'm not giving up, though! I'm still here and staying in contact with my teams and the friends I've made here. I have learned so much about what constitutes a healthy lifestyle from Spark People that I don't think I'll ever be able to ignore my health again. I WILL get back on track and regain the ground I've lost in strength and stamina and I will re-LOSE this weight and more. I'm not in a hurry--I have the rest of my life to get it done!
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Member Since: 10/29/2008

SparkPoints: 166,026

Fitness Minutes: 41,115

My Goals:
My immediate goal is to be able to move! I want to be strong enough and flexible enough to live my life and enjoy my family.
I want to take this weight off so I don't have to pack it around. I don't have any health issues and I'd like to get rid of the extra weight before I develop any!

*My first goal is to get my weight below 200 lbs.
*Next, to get my BMI below 30--out of the obesity range.
*I'd like to eventually participate in a walk/run event

My Program:
I am committed to walking at least 15 minutes a day, 5x per week. As my feet will allow, I will increase this.

I will watch my portions and try to eat smaller meals, more often, ie: 300-500 calorie meals 4 or 5 times a day with lean protein, complex carbs, and as little fat as is practical for someone who likes meat.

Personal Information:
I'm not one to share much personal information in this kind of venue, but will say that I do enjoy meeting people and interacting with friends.
My husband is my best friend in the whole world and the delight of my life. We've been married since we were kids and are now enjoying his retirement. We don't travel (much), but enjoy having more time together, helping our kids with their home projects and spending time with the grandchildren.
One of my favorite things to do is planting trees and watching them grow. I like marking time by growing things.

Other Information:
I don't lose weight easily! I never used to gain it easily, either, until I began to go through menopause...now I have to work out just to stay even!
2009~
I've had problems with my feet and have had reconstructive surgery on one of them.
2010~
I had a second surgery to remove the screws that were causing some pain, and all of that really got me off my walking regimen! I've gained back the entire 25 lbs I had lost +10 more!
2011~
I'm starting from scratch with the Spark program except that I now have all the information I need. I KNOW what I have to do and simply need to get started. I will take baby steps and build my strength and habits slowly.
2012~
I've been up and down on the scale and in activity.
2013~
An ankle injury and months of PT and healing.
2014~
Time to start from where I am and do what I am able to do. The body doesn't heal and recover as quickly as it used to. Now dealing with plantar fasciitis in my other foot.

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DESKJOCKEY925
7/2/2015 4:53:59 PM

emoticon for stopping by my page today and your encouragement!
What a great team !! emoticon

Here's a couple Salad recipes I love.
The first is maybe not so "diet-friendly" but it's amazing!
And everything in moderation can't hurt

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/fresh-brocc
oli-salad/
http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-de
tail.asp?recipe=1584901



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ANYVAR54
7/1/2015 10:57:26 PM

Thank you for your kind words for my daughter's issues with keeping a baby in her womb. She lost one baby before our granddaughter was born and two since. She is frustrated with being referred from one doctor to the next and not getting any answers. Thank you for your concern.



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MARCIAC10
7/1/2015 3:08:50 PM

How is week 1 of the Challenge going for you? I got off to a good start then got derailed slightly due to a minor illness. That's life for you! I'm feeling almost back to normal now and ready to get back on track. Hope things are fine with you!!



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LYNNIERN
6/29/2015 11:39:23 PM

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Let's rock this week out and land that plane soon. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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MARCIAC10
6/29/2015 12:49:38 PM

Yes, the move last year was hard on them. And we missed noticing that one of our cats had gotten sick due to the move. We didn't notice that his behavior had changed! He was hanging out in the kitchen all the time now, whereas in the former house he spent his days sleeping in one of the bedrooms. But the kitchen here is more central to the house so I didn't think anything of it until he started losing weight. If we hadn't moved I would have picked up on those subtle signs of changing behavior (hanging out in a different spot). Also this house has a sunken den so my two dogs, (one has cataracts) had to learn how to navigate the steps up and down into and out of the den without falling. It's kind of dark in there and you have to go through it to get to our bedroom, so they still fall sometimes. Poor Boston Terrier, with the cataracts, has the hardest time since she can't see well, but the 14 year old also trips and fall as I think her legs don't always work quite well!

And we will be moving again sometime in the next year. This time more than a five hour drive. I'm not looking forward to transporting them in a car for what could be a 14 hour drive depending on where we decide to live (DH will be retiring). But I am looking forward to his retirement and being closer to family.



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