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Dakota, 11, Jon, 14, Espy, 16 (2 foster kids who found us) Last saw them at ages 4 and 6!)

Finally got to take Dakota to Disney World for spring break, 2013. We had a BLAST!


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I have struggled with my weight most of my life. 34 years ago, I had a severely broken ankle and have had to have multiple surgeries to be able to continue walking. Over the years, the pounds have piled on and more health issues have slowed me down further. Now I am determined to make it happen!! I need to have a knee replacement and need to get the weight down so that I can have surgery, so I really need to stay on track now!

I was with Calorie King before and lost some and then more on Spark. I am so thankful for Spark and the wonderful people here.

My daughter is 9 and needs me to take care of myself so I can be there for her. I want to be able to play and take her neat places, without being tired and sore and not able to fit into the seats!!!!

The last several years have been very hard and have brought a lot of loss and stress with them. I lost my father in August of 2011 and my step mother, who I dearly loved in Feb 2012. Our adopted son, who has always had many mental health issues had to be placed out of our home for our safety. He is now only our child in our hearts.

Now it is time to heal the wounds, regain strength and build a new life, hopefully with the energy to do what I need to do to take care of myself and live the life I want to have for myself and my family!

Member Since: 5/7/2008

Fitness Minutes: 26,541

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I want to be comfortable in me and be able to be active and enjoy my life and my family!

Lose enough weight so that my Dr. will feel comfortable doing my knee replacement.

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I am tracking my food intake religiously, which helps hold me accountable. My partner is cooking Spark recipes for dinner most nights, which are wonderful, by the way! I'm seeing a trainer once a week and need to get myself to the gym at least one other day or do some kind of workout!

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I enjoy being outside, reading, quilting, cross stitching, my cats (especially when they are purring), and doing things with my friends and family. I love my church family and their love for me, my partner and our daughter.

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    The only harder thing is POTATOES! (rolls eyes...) Hugs, Calen~
    1898 days ago
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    1922 days ago
    You asked on my page about which teams I recommend. I have been a member of several over 50 teams for quite a while. I just moved up to a 60+ team for people with LOTS (100-200 pounds) to lose. Each team has a slightly different style and I wouldn't trade any of them. I would suggest - lurking (reading messages and seeing what interests you) and THEN deciding where to call HOME. The 50+ group with 50-99 pounds to lose was one of my first places to go and I continue to find support there. Check out several and find one where you are comfortable.
    1935 days ago
    I know how busy we all are. I don't get on here very often either. Just to log my food. But hey, pray for Brandon and Mariel, will you? We really sense they are reaching a point of meltdown. She's decided she doesn't want to do Christmas, and he's beside himself. Thanks. Hugs, Calen~
    1935 days ago
  • v DEEANN8
    I sure hope when they make the "food synthesizer", they have an option that limits the number of calories... so the food will look like, taste like, satisfy like etc. , but will not contain all the calories and at the same time contain no artificial sweetners, perservatives, etc. LOL
    2174 days ago
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