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In the past few years I injured my leg,got a divorce, moved to Texas and stopped smoking. All these things have impacted my weight to the point that I gained almost 85 pounds in 3 years. I've taken off a little over 15 of that but have quite a way to go.
I have a 32 yr old son, Ryan who is a business analyst/IT project manager in St. Louis, and a 30 yr old daughter, Meridith who is a Director of Finance for a hotel in Beverly Hills. I don't work outside the home, but I am active in Greyhound rescue and have e of my own, Fred, Exley and Petey who is a rescued whippet. I am madly in love with my DBF whom I call the Bobster.
I recently decided, no more dieting. Just smaller portions of healthy food. I've got aches and pains in my bum knee, my ankles and my hips and I know getting some of the weight off will help that a lot.

Member Since: 8/15/2007

Fitness Minutes: 3,757

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I know being overweight impacts my sleep habits, my energy level and my joints. I want to improve in these three areas.

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Exercise: I walk my dogs at least 45 minutes a day.

I recently invested in the BEST piece of equipment, a water rower, but during the hot weather, water aerobics in my pool is actually not too agonizing!

I have always been a healthy eater. Just ate too much so now I am trying to be conscious of portion sizes. Plan ahead and write it down.

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I am now living in Plano Texas with my 2 greyhounds and 1 whippet and 1 boyfriend.

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I adore reading, especially mysteries and books that make me smile. Not that much of a television person except for a CNN and Fox News addiction.

I love to travel, especially cruising, and have been on over 50 of them. I want to visit Turkey before I die.

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    Haha, great idea. I'll start saving the stems and weave them together when I have enough for a pair or shorts, or perhaps a jaunty cape.

    Thanks for commenting on my blog!

    1828 days ago
    Well...we can't all be big winners. And at least it wasn't a 3 or 5...which I ususally get. :)
    1831 days ago
    The pups & I are well, thx! It is very overcast here in Phoenix today, our walk this morning was just lovely! Nice and cool compared to the last few weeks. Humid, but much cooler. :D

    Guest greyhounds went home Monday night. It was so fun having two extras in the house.
    1831 days ago
  • v PATKEEF1
    I just finished a root beer float diet root beer ice powdered milk blend try it it s great sub
    1832 days ago
  • v PATKEEF1
    Hey thanks for the pep talk. You are right, we did not do this overnight. I have comer from deaths door. got off oxygen. got my heart strong,,now i got to work on my mobility. I got my diebets under control now I take one day at a time. That s all we can do. Thanks again ur new friend Pat
    1833 days ago
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