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I am going to leave the first introduction that I posted on here which seems like so long ago..
I am now healthy, active and have lost 50 lbs and 10 sizes since my all time high time weight ...in Nov. 2010. I was wearing a size 24 clothes when my husband passed. I remember not having anything that fit, that I could wear to his funeral...
I was beaten down from 11.5 years of being my husbands sole caregiver and from raising 3 grandchildren at the same time...
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I am going to leave the first introduction that I posted on here which seems like so long ago..
I am now healthy, active and have lost 50 lbs and 10 sizes since my all time high time weight ...in Nov. 2010. I was wearing a size 24 clothes when my husband passed. I remember not having anything that fit, that I could wear to his funeral...
I was beaten down from 11.5 years of being my husbands sole caregiver and from raising 3 grandchildren at the same time...
I will fast forward to today..those grandchildren were my salvation when my husband passed..they kept me moving forward...Today I am active, I joined the gym and now workout 3-4 times a week. I went to a singles dance a year ago and found out that I liked to dance..I am not the best at it, but I still do it..I am now taking dance lessons. I refuse to waste a day that God has given me. I am experiencing so many first in my life..I found out at my old age that I have a fairly decent singing voice..so I am singing karaoke..I met a couple of widow ladies that have become my best friends..we go on trips together..we laugh together...we just enjoy life..
I am sure my late husband is smiling down on me from heaven saying..." YOU GO GIRL"



I am still trying to find the magic thing that is going to get this weight under control. I have tried so many diets and they all worked for a while. Then I would stop the diet and put the weight back on plus more.
I am afraid I have excepted the fact that I am always going to be heavy. Even though I was small until .my late 30's.

I am 58. I am married and have been the caregiver to my husband for the last 9 years. He has had 2 major strokes , a couple of heart attacks and bypass surgery last November. He is dependant on me for most everything.

We have raised one grandson, who is now 23 . Three years ago we welcomed his 4 year old brother into our home and this past summer our 15 year old granddaughter came to live with us too.

Sometimes life is very stressful and that is not good for the waist line. I hope I can get back on track.
I sure don't want to end up like my husband. I need to stay healthy for myself and for the ones who depend on me.
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Member Since: 1/11/2007

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My Goals:
to learn to be happy and successful with baby steps- instead of taking giant leaps and failing.

my goal is to lose 50 to 65 lbs.

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I have re-made my entire life. I now have an active social life. I exercise 3-4 times a week. I am adventurous and I enjoy exploring and doing things I have never done before..I am having fun.


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Betty, I am from Virginia. The beautiful Shenandoah Valley.



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I like to dance. I love music, all types..I like learning new things..I am currently taking dance lessons...



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LINWINAGAIN
1/24/2011 6:48:44 PM

Hope all is well.........

"Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out"





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4/2/2010 6:23:12 PM

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SLCB1023
2/8/2010 8:57:04 PM

Glad to see that you are back!!!! emoticon We just have to keep on trying because by goodness we are worth it!! Not looking forward to this next storm. I am TIRED of it!!



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1/3/2010 8:39:57 PM

Hello, Fabulous Lady!

THIS IS A TOAST ... TO US :

FOR THE MEN WHO HAVE US, THE LOSERS WHO HAD US, AND THE LUCKY PEOPLE WHO WILL MEET US!!


You have been hit. You have been considered one of the 10 most fabulous ladies on my friends list. Once you have been hit, you have to hit 10 fabulous ladies. If you get hit again you know you're really fabulous. So hit 10 fab ladies on your friends list and let them know they are truly fabulous.

SEND THIS TO 10 AMAZING LADIES , INCLUDING THE ONE WHO SENT IT TO YOU! emoticon



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12/30/2009 2:03:42 PM

Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year! emoticon



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