Me and my sweet granddaughter, Julia
Our Home in the country.
Me with my husband, Russ, and our sweet granddaughters, Natalie, Julia and Tegan
I am a 56-year-old woman who needs to lose at least 30 pounds to help lower my bp. I have recently been diagnosed as possibly having RA and Lupus and a specialist said my blood tests reveal the illnesses are "borderline". I do, however, have something called Sjogren's Syndrome, which can also cause inflammation of the joints. It has dealt a blow and I have been trying to shed the weight and get back into shape. The 9 pounds I lost last summer came back and even though I walk a mile nearly every day, and have been since the beginning of July, the scale refuses to budge. I feel healthier though arthritis makes my progress a challenge, and am just getting resigned to the fact that I may never lose the weight. I have as a role model, my neighbor, a 74 year old who I walk with who has been a consistent walker for years. She is 20 years younger than me but in fantastic shape. I was an athlete in my younger years, and want to feel that "high" from being fit again. I miss my former self.
1. Lose weight consistently until I reach my goal of 160 pounds, then lose some more.
2. Feel better naturally and get off bp, cholesterol, GERD and pain meds.
3. By next summer, I want to look good in a bathing suit again.
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| Pounds lost: 15.0
Hi- I was searching for people close to me in 25 miles and you came up! :) I just wanted to say Hi and hope that you are doing well with you weight lose and feeling better! :) Hope to talk soon!
2781 days ago
Hi Cheryl, just wanted to drop by and wish you a Great Week!
I've been on vacation for 3 weeks so i'm trying to catch up with everyone, hope everything is well with you.
3023 days ago
The upcoming Mother’s Day provides a perfect opportunity to the women in my life. Have you ever noticed that women take care of others before they care for themselves? I am sure that this has something to do with biological functions, probably ingrained into our caring behaviors as children, but you need not have had a child to be a caring and loving woman and thus “mother others!”
Therefore, I wanted to express my appreciation for you in my life. Thank you for being you!
It amazes me to see so many women who raise a family, cook, clean, and provide a shoulder to lean on . . . you are all SUPERWOMEN!! So I want to remind you to love how special you are to those around you. You are fantastic that you are balancing and juggling so many things at the same time. You are powerful and strong, you can become whatever you want, and you can say it with conviction!
Thank you for being you!
You have been tagged with this message. Please pass this message onto at least 10 women on SP, your SP Friends and buddies, new members and continuing members, any woman who has brought sunshine into your life. Once you have been tagged with this message, I challenge you to tag at least 10 SUPERWOMEN. If you get tagged again you know you're really a SUPERWOMAN!
3029 days ago
Comment edited on: 5/10/2008 10:32:47 PM
Hi Cheryl it's nice to meet you.
I saw your post on Challenged by Arthritis & i'm sorry your having trouble with your knee & not able to continue your usual mile walk. One thought for you though is...have you tried exercising in a pool ? It makes a huge difference as the water takes all the stress off your joints & makes excercising a lot easier.....so long as your not afraid of water that is !! LOL
Hope to catch up with you again soon.
3069 days ago
Hello there and Welcome to S/P,
Your going to do GREAT! The best advice that I can tell you is take advantage of all that SPARKS PEOPLE have to offer..
READ as much as you can.. and DRINK YOUR WATER!!
Besides all that have FUN! Your going to meet great people in all the teams that you get into.. Your more then welcome to join my teams, in MIND BOY AND SOUL we are having a monthly challenge..Come have some fun.. Hugs Sonia:)
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3109 days ago