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!
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.
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!
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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| current weight: 318.0
Hope you get your van fixed for a really low price. I know how those auto bills can add up. You and Cheryl will have to do some car shopping together ;)
1743 days ago
Being tired makes you more than hungry... it doesn't let you think right either. I woke up this morning and thought.... I should have gave you a buzz (text or whatever) so you could have talked me out of it... but my body was awake and my brain was asleep.
Soo.... I'm still at least a little upset with myself because I was quite pleased that I had gone two whole weeks without eating more than 2000 cals. THEN last night... I was over my cals, but still under 2000.... UNTIL Sir Snores-a-lot entered the scene. ( tried to sneak off to bed while he was sleeping on the couch, hoping I could get to sleep before he woke up and came to bed... but NO, as usual... here he came - about 10 minutes later - Ugh!) So I got back up and was too awake from the irritation to just lay on the couch right away....
This morning my hands are all puffy and of course my weight is up another 3 lbs -- (up about 6 lbs from a couple days ago!)
From the looks of everything on my agenda - breakfast with the dot.commers, probably going to Springfield to look at a house with my son, Steak/Fish dinner at church tonight, ... and looking at other houses with Greg.... I don't think I'll be seeing much, if any, exercise this weekend. Oh well.
But that's no excuse for you! LOL.... I'm seeing you guys and Chris doing something, anything, that would require some physical activity. Even if it's a trip to the local gym... young men usually like the prospect of getting fit and building muscle,
Anyway... have a great weekend and a nice visit.
1769 days ago
HI! Just touching base this early morning, hoping all is well with you.
Let's make it a good day...
...with good food
...and some exercise/extra movement in our day
...and finish the day feeling good about yourself
1786 days ago
Thanks for the SG! They'll come in handy as the power has been going out with the wind here lately! Hugs, Calen~
1829 days ago
It just messes with my head, you know. I wake up Sunday morning at 206.2 and by Monday morning I'm 209.8. OMG! I don't cope with that very well. I have NO patience for waiting... Sigh... Hugs, Calen~
1849 days ago