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Dancing the night away with my three daughters and niece, Megan

My Sweetie of twenty-nine-years and our little beauties, Allie and Lexi.


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I came to Sparkpeople to make a positive change in my life. I was unhappy with my weight and my outlook on life had become a bit grim.

I began menopause a few years ago and I battled depression along with it. The hot flashes, night sweats and depression were getting the best of me.

I was so blessed to have found a group of women that I have come to know as friends. We are not only on our Spark Journey together, we are taking our Menopausal journey one step at a time.

I am six pounds from my goal weight, I went back to school and I am becoming a professional photographer. I am mapping my goals and strategies for myself to help me accomplish all the good things I am looking forward to in life.

I have learned so many things while I have been here at Sparkpeople. I still fall off the wagon and I occasionally have my bad days, but they are few and far between.

I focus on being healthy and happy. I have left the negativity and depression behind. I thank Sparkpeople and all the wonderful people who are on my journey with me for that gift.

Member Since: 5/11/2006

Fitness Minutes: 1,921

My Goals:
I would like to complete a mini-triathlon and a marathon in the next year.

My Program:
I am watching my caloric and carbohydrate intake.

I also work out on my elliptical three to four days a week. I swim with my grandbeauties as much as possible. They tend to make swimming more of a strength training workout than cardio.
The ability to swim nearly year round is one of the best things about living in Florida.

Personal Information:
I have been married to a pretty wonderful man for twenty-nine years.

We have three grown daughters who are still the lights of our lives, an awesome son-in-law, and two grand daughters who are frustrating, beautiful, funny, mischevious and did I mention beautiful?

We are so lucky that we all live within ten miles of each other. I get to have my empty nest and see my kids all the time. What could be better?

Other Information:
I am an amatuer photographer who would like to become a professional. I am working towards that goal now.

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    Hi Cindy
    Heaps of hugs and kisses to you.
    Your friend
    Petro :-)

    3122 days ago
    Happy New Year!!! 2008 is going to be a great year!!!!
    3220 days ago
    I wish you and your family a happy holiday/christmas.
    If there was a gift i could put under your tree,it would be filled with health,love,peace and all that puts a twinkle in your eye.
    3227 days ago
    Hi Cindy,
    Hope you're doing well... I miss the "old days" at the good! ;-)
    3246 days ago
  • v SUSIEQ1947
    hello Cindyjoe, My name is Susan and in SP , I go by susieq1947. I joined in November last year because I wanted to get more fit, healthy and lose a little weight. I am doing it bacause I want to live longer and watch my grandkids grow up. You can see two of them on my spark page, first there is my curly haired little Molly and then also her twin brother Michael. You can see them in my spark page and i invite you come see them. From Susieq1947.
    PS, welcome to the Community team business only threads.
    3370 days ago
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