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Hi!,I retired from the State of RI early after 28 years working with the developementally disabled.Now I enjoy my time at home(which I worked hard for)A year & 1/2 ago ,I was almost at goal when I lost my "Freckles"on Laborday weekend (@ 18).Then less then 2 months later,I lost Ben.The vets didnt know why,but I did.A broken heart!After she passed he wimpered alot & I had to feed him my food so he would eat.In Oct.2008 I adopted a little cocker girl named Amber from a Georgia rescue & had her ...
Hi!,I retired from the State of RI early after 28 years working with the developementally disabled.Now I enjoy my time at home(which I worked hard for)A year & 1/2 ago ,I was almost at goal when I lost my "Freckles"on Laborday weekend (@ 18).Then less then 2 months later,I lost Ben.The vets didnt know why,but I did.A broken heart!After she passed he wimpered alot & I had to feed him my food so he would eat.In Oct.2008 I adopted a little cocker girl named Amber from a Georgia rescue & had her flown here.It wasnt the same.Thats when the pounds really started coming back on.I was so depressed,I would cuddle w/Amber and cry for hours.In Dec.2008,I was notified they found Ambers brother at another rescue & was now in Arkansas.(When they went to neuter him,he was a she )She was transported to me by Alpha dog,the reunion was great!In Dec.2009,I was notified of a beautiful cocker dumped on a back road in Arkansas,well I adopted her.I love the girls,they are great,but my heart still had a huge gap,I continued eating!Once again in Feb.2010,I was notified of a Bassett/Shar Pei pup that was tossed in a ditch w/his 5 siblings in Alabama.(Luckily there was a witness)I love my Bassetts but couldnt even look at them w/out crying.He was different-a mix.I had him transported by Road Rescue .He helped me snap out of it.It was the Bassett personality I was longing for.I love the girls dearly.They are sweet,affectionate,& good.But I must have just missed mischevious!!Boomer & the girls got me back on track walking,I came back to SPARKS,for me,my health,my back,& my furbabies.Needless to say all the kids get along great.I walk 2X a day,2&2.The girls are losing weight too.They got to fat along w/me.Ben & Freckles saved my life while fighting cancer & were by my side.Now Boomers saving the girls & my life by motivating us to exercise(eat right)& loss weight.
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Member Since: 7/4/2008

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Enter a summary of your goals, or just a few you would like to share. My goal is to lose this weight, make new friends,& get out in the world and stop being ashamed of myself.There is so much to live for,so much to see,& do. I want to see it ,do it ,& live it, HEALTHY!

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Give an overview of what you are doing to meet your goals.I have been trying one of the sparks recipes everyday.It not only gives me things to do but it gives me things to look forward to.Sometimes when I really dont want to exercise, I will make myself a treat from sparks & I cant eat any of it until I do my exercises.

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Where you are from, your name, your email address. NOTE: everything on this page is optional, you can enter as much or little as you like. If you enter something like your email address, remember it can be seen or found by anyone on the internet.My name is Kathy aka Crisco51. I live in Rhode Island & my e-mail is Kathysgarden2@hotmail.com. I live with my 2 Bassett hound children & cat Duffy.

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Anything else you would like to tell people. Could include things like your favorite books or movies, a quote, anything.I love animals,gardening ,& Hawaii .Also I love my home, its not a palce but its mine.In yhe summer I usually spend most of my days gardening & feeding the birds, squirrels,& I have a female wild turkey that comes 2x a day.

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CRISCO51
6/10/2013 8:35:11 PM

Here I am again. This time I gave myself a focused week on Spark Diet before I returned.Tommorrow will be 1 week and I will weigh in again.I am determined,though Ive said that before,Im saying it again and meaning it! emoticon



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CRISCO51
1/11/2013 7:21:13 PM

Well trying again ! My dogs help motivate me to walk everyday & right now I feel so awful & know its the extra weight ! I have to stay focused this time,for my health .PAWS CROSSED!



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1/11/2013 11:30:24 AM

Welcome to the Challenged by Arthritis team. Feel free to post in the forums and chat room and if you like start a new topic. We have a post with lots of hints and tips on arthritis so check it out. Hope emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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