My Dear Hubby Eldon

In our front yard. A beginning picture. Dressed for church. 250 lbs.

I'm behind our Red head leader on left. Pastor is on right wall looking at our surprise shirts!





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Hi! I'm a 57 yo Granny to 7 children.
I went to California State University Chico and followed the BA up with Student Teaching just to end up with Fibromyalgia. That was in the early 90s.

My health quickly went downhill and when I took my dearest granddaughter to the doctor with me, when she was 2, my doctor was so excited he bought the nurse and other clinic doctors in and told them, "Look at this little girl. If she had not been born this woman would have been dead by now!" I was totally unaware that I was so sick he thought I was dying.

When my daughter was pregnant, I had to go for walks with her. She wouldn't push me in a wheel chair either! We'd go "window shopping" at Wal-Mart and a large Safeway store in the middle of the night. By the time Angel was born, I was able to walk around the store much more easily. When she was born, no one could burp her but me. At that time I could barely lift a gallon of milk. As she grew, I grew stronger. I am alive today because she was born!

In recent years to add to my Fibro, I've been blessed with Diastolic Heart Failure, and enlarged heart, both high cholesterol and bp, arthritis, asthma, all types of insomnia and more. I just had my gall bladder removed Dec 20, 2007 and am now feeling human for the first time in months.

In March 2008, I could barely talk without pain and breathing problems. I began to go to church and our dear Pastor gave me a challenge. If I could make it to each main service and practice for 3 weeks without missing, I could be on the Praise Team. God has used this to heal me. As of my June aptmt with Cardiologist, my heart is much better. In Aug. it was so much better that planned testing was unneeded. Since May, (or before) I've been on the Praise Team at church and am getting stronger and stronger. I finally have a life again. I'm living to live instead of living to die!

My husband volunteers at the local senior center and we get most of our meals there. He's on the board at church, is head usher, and sound man..

I'm a very social person and Love meeting and talking to people.
If I can help you, send me a spark mail.

Member Since: 1/11/2008

Fitness Minutes: 2,153

My Goals:
I want to lose weight and inturn, this should help my health and give me energy.
To be used of God in any way He wants to use me.

My Program:
To continue to watch my diet, and eat healthier.
To start getting up and around more. This would begin with being less sedentary and working up to a reasonable exercise routine which would include walks with my husband. Things that I haven't been able to do for some time.

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I am located in Marysville, CA. It is in Northern CA about 35 miles north of the Sacramento Region.
my email is If you write, please: 1.Identify yourself in the subject and 2. Be patient for me to write back. I have a backlogg to catch up.

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I don't mean to sound like a complainer. That's just my life. By this time next year, I plan to be a new person inside out!

I have 2 story lists. One for kids, mostly cute pictures ( and a list for adults. The adult list has many uplifting and inspirational thing go through, and half of it tends to be conservative political articles telling us what is going on in the US and what we can do.

I n 2003, I founded Shopper Meetings Network for Mystery Shoppers. Since I've been ill, it's basically run itself. I hope to get back to it and get some shop talk going and provide a place for schedulers to find reliable shoppers, and of course; for shoppers to have the first wack at new jobs!

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  • v 1AVERY
    It has been 2 weeks since my last message. I hope the nice weather is here to stay and we can all get out and do more.

    Part of an article from Tom Venuto's blog:
    "Rather than worrying about the minutiae of your diet plan, like whether you should be on low carb or high carb, Mediterranean or Okinawan, vegetarian or meat eater, I propose that if you simply focus on these 8 issues, you’ll start getting more lasting results.

    How? By being able to stick with whichever plan you decided was best for you! After all, even if you have the best nutrition program in the world - on paper - it doesn’t do you much good if you can’t stick with it in practice!


    1. No focus: you didn’t set goals, you didn’t put your goals in writing, and or you didn’t stay focused on your goals daily (by reading them, affirming them, looking at a vision board, etc.)

    2. No priorities: you may have set a goal, but you didn’t put it on or near the top of your priorities list. For example, your goal is six pack abs, but drinking beer and eating fast food on the weekend is higher on your priorities list than having a flat stomach."
    I'll post some more tomorrow.

    "3. No support system: you tried to go at it alone; no buddy system, training partners, family, spouse, friends, mentors or coaches to turn to for information and emotional support when the going got tough.

    4. No Accountability: you didn’t keep score for your own accountability – with a progress chart, weight record, measurements, food journal, training journal, and you didn’t set up external accountability (ie, report to someone else or show your results to someone else)

    5. No patience: you were only thinking short term and had unrealistic expectations. You expected 10 pounds a week or 5 pounds a week or 3 pounds a week, so the first week you lost “only” 1 or 2 pounds or hit a plateau, you gave up."

    "6. No planning: you winged it. You walked into the gym without having a workout in hand, on paper, you didn’t plan your workouts into your weekly schedule; you didn’t have a menu on paper, you didn’t make time (so instead you made excuses, like “I’m too busy”)

    7. No balance: your diet or training program was too extreme. You went the all or nothing, “I want it now” route instead of the moderate, slow-and-steady wins the race route.

    8. No personalization: your nutrition or training program was the wrong one for you. It might have worked for someone else, but it didn’t suit your schedule, personality, lifestyle, disposition or body type.

    So there you have it – 8 reasons why most people fall off the wagon! Have you been making these mistakes? If so, the solutions are clear and simple: focus, prioritize, get support, be accountable, be patient, plan, balance and personalize."
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    3244 days ago
  • v 1AVERY
    Can you believe another week has gone by so here I am again just checking to make sure all is well with you and let you know I am thinking of you. Here is my inspiration for this week. ENJOY!!!

    You Can Be Whatever You Want To Be!
    by: Donna Levine

    There is inside you
    All of the potential
    To be whatever you want to be;
    All of the energy
    To do whatever you want to do.
    Imagine yourself as you would like to be,
    Doing what you want to do,
    And each day, take one step
    Towards your dream.
    And though at times it may seem too
    difficult to continue,
    Hold on to your dream.
    One morning you will awake to find
    That you are the person you dreamed of,
    Doing what you wanted to do,
    Simply because you had the courage
    To believe in your potential
    And to hold on to your dream. Teri Healthy Natural Supplements and Food Team

    3259 days ago
  • v HONEYBEE56
    Hi Caroline! emoticon

    I just like to come around and leave little messages that I think are noteworthy just in case you might be interested. Today I saw this brief article on Garlic.

    “With its powerful blood-thinning effects, garlic is widely used to help prevent artery blocking blood clots that can lead to a heart attack or stroke. The typical recommendation for this purpose is one clove of fresh garlic or one half to three quarters a teaspoon of garlic powder daily.

    Garlic is also known to prevent stomach and colorectal cancers, stave off the common cold and fight viruses.”

    I hope this is a good week for you! Please come by the team page and join in on the ‘check in’ or challenges threads and add your birthday to the Birthday thread. Come on…join in…it’s your team too! I miss you!

    Hugs and good healthy~Dusty
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    3263 days ago
  • v 1AVERY
    Hey there ME AGAIN, just doing my weekly check in to see how it is going for you. I didn't have a great week but I am plugging along. Someone said I was losing weight so I will have to take their word for it. I haven't measured or weighed myself for awile. The nice weather is coming and I am sure that will be a pick me up for all of us. I know it will be for me for sure I hate feeling cold all the time. I just want to stay in and stay warm. Here is this weeks inspiration for us all. Teri1 Healthy Natural Supplements and Food Team. Have a great week.

    I wish I may, I wish I might
    Lose one-half or a pound tonight.
    If I happen to stay the same,
    I'll be happy I did not gain.
    If the scale goes the wrong way,
    I'll brush myself off and say, That's okay--
    Soon I'll come back a little thinner.
    Because I have the power to be a winner!!! emoticon
    3265 days ago
  • v 1AVERY
    For this weeks message I am sending you to read different sparkpeople articles. They are just too long I think to put on everyone's pages. I strongly recommend them. One is on the blog entry site and it is DIETGIRLS 20 top tips. It is a great read the other one is De-stress in 3 minutes or less it is by Dean and it is in the Healthy lifestyle section. I know we all have good and bad days, weeks and months. Deans article was so on time it stated exactly what I did last night. I have a challenge not to eat after 8:30 and I did GREAT the last two weeks. Last night while cleaning up after dinner I automatically put a perogie in my mouth no biggie really I was at the lower range of my guidelines anyway. It was what came next I said to my husband well now I might as well have some chocolate you know the thinking I blew so just really blow it!!!! So I ate another perogie, some chicken and 4 chocolates. I was only over my calorie limit by 31 BUT that 31 was way more calories than I needed and I wasn't really hungry. It doesn't take much to throw us off track. Dean's article will help you see and think before you sabotage yourself. Have a great week and I will be back next week.
    Teri co-leader of Natural Healthy Supplements and Food Team.
    3273 days ago
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