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Here I am back again. Lot's has happened and changed since I drifted away from Sparkpeople. Thanks to Ma Stumne for dragging me back, with some kicking and screaming and tears along the way! I left my previous intro text below. SInce I wrote all that I have had 3 surgeries, 2 major, a knee replacement a year ago January and hammertoe surgery almost 5 years ago. Had a knee scope done 18 months ago. After the toe surgery I lost my job, which did a number on me mentally. I got it back again with full seniority then 18 months later the knee started going. I became very depressed and in constant pain. The pounds piled back on and needless to say I couldn't do much after the knee surgery. I finally retired this past March, couldn't handle walking on the concrete and doing the lifting required of my job. Now I'm back to finish healing mentally and to lose this blasted wight and strengthen my core.

I joined Sparkpeople in July of 2006. When I had lost almost 50 pounds by January 2007, I decided to give thanks for my newly found good health by doing something for someone else. I made a goal to walk the Avon Beast Cancer Walk in charlotte, NC on Oct. 20-21. Well, I did that! I reached my goal and surpassed my greatest expectations! What a wonderful, fullfilling experience it was too.

I did not reach all my goals in 2008 BUT I did my best and made progress in all of them. That is what counts, striding forward, one step at a time. Sometimes I even went backward but the important thing was to get back on track and go forward again.

1. Reach financial fitness. I have a plan and it is working. We are slowly paying off debt and should have all our credit cards paid off this year! Yeah!

2. Reach my weight goal. I went backwards on this one and I've gained. However, I'm taking that small step forward and I will make progress this year!

3. Crew the Charlotte Avon Breast Cancer Walk in OCt. 2009. I don't think my feet can make the walk this year as my arthritis is getting painful. I plan on volunteering my time and skills to help my walk buddy raise her money and to help make the walk in Charlotte a success.

4. Be a more loving, supportive wife. Smile when I'm tired and crabby. It's not his fault. Stop being so critical and be more appreciative of his good traits. After all, those are the things I married him for.

These resolutions are not easy but with the confidence that Sparkpeople has given me I know I can do it. Thank you Sparkpeople.

Member Since: 6/27/2006

Fitness Minutes: 30,400

My Goals:
1. Financial fitness by December 31, 2016.

2. I want to reach my goal weight of 175. I'm giving myself till December 31 to do this.

3. Be active in my community.

4. Be a more loving, supportive wife.

5. Visit Ma again.

My Program:
Healthy, low fat, low calorie, well balanced diet and lots of exercise.

Set doable, short term goals.

Personal Information:
Cheryl from SC, originally from Tampa, FL. I married a wonderful man 11 years ago and have made Lexington, SC my home. I turned 60 this past
in February. I have two children, a son, 31, who lives with me, and a daughter, 32, still living in Tampa. I have 3 stepchildren also, a daughter, and 2 sons,

We have a home on 2 acres that is my sanctuary. I take great pleasure in improving and making my land beautiful. We have a zoo! I have chickens, turkeys, parrots, 3 dogs and 2 cats.

I love to read, garden, cook, fish, and swim. I love football. I am, and always will be, a Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan.

I also love to play Farmville 2 and SimCity Buildit.

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I''m an avid reader of thrillers. I love my yard and gardens. I was the live nursery specialist for Lowes. My first love is parrots and any kind of animal. I also like to cook and have friends over for casual evenings. We also boat out on Lake Murray a lot.

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    Cheryl I'm glad your back and feeling better. Each month there is a separate thread to post and you must state there prior to the 1st of month that you're in and then weigh in the 1st of month, we edit weights each week but only for accountability.
    173 days ago
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    "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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    Dang Cheryl - Giggle everytime I see that pic of hubby and the dog. Looking forward to seeing you Sunday.
    2100 days ago
    Can't believe it's November already. We haven't touched base in ages. Hope you are doing well. I'm so glad you are part of the team.
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    Hello and welcome to Menopause and losing.. wishing you a great journey ..

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