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My husband, me and our son at the Free to Breathe 5K in Raleigh, N.C. on November 6, 2010.

4/02/10 - Last day of radiation and 1st day of home hospice. R.I.P. Dad: 9/17/1946-5/21/2010

Nonna's Little Xander Pooh at a little over 7 1/2 mths old. (3-24-2012)


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*Becoming the best version of myself is my ultimate goal. That means accepting my strengths and weaknesses. We all have things that we are good at and things that we are not good at. God did not create us all to be perfect in everything we do. So, I'm going to work on becoming the best version of myself with the realization that there will be times when I achieve it and other times when I won't. I'm not seeking perfection. I'm seeking those times when I'm able to be my personal best. It is a lifelong journey.

(Please note that I have come to embrace this idea of being the best version of myself from the author Matthew Kelly.)


Highest weight known: 242 lbs


Current Weight:

9/27/2014 - 216 lbs


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You cannot know success unless you've known failure.

You cannot know happiness unless you've known unhappiness.


Interesting Quotes, Sayings, Verses, and Passages:

"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." - Dr. Seuss

"Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received--only what you have given." - St. Francis of Assisi

Member Since: 11/20/2008

Fitness Minutes: 32,206

My Goals:
Make exercise a regular part of my life.

Get healthy, fit, and feel good.

Lower and control my blood sugar levels.

Get off of some of my medications.

Get off of my CPAP machine.

Be better in my 40's than I've ever been!

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Happily married for 28 yrs.

Mother of three beautiful children ages 27, 24,& 20.

Nonna to one beautiful grandson and another on the way.

Graduate of Park University.

Retired home school teacher.

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Frugality fanatic! (Well, at least I like reading about it. Ha! Ha!)

My family is my world.

Love to read and craft when I have time.

Major chocoholic!

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  • v DBELLE39
    Thanks for the beach towel, yes I do live not to far from the beach, probably about 1 hour. I hope you are enjoying your summer, it's definitely a hot one.
    30 days ago
    Thank you for the info on the BL Run/Walk program! I'm going to check this out!

    P.S. Did I mention I love this page?
    1016 days ago
    Double the comments were perfect! Just means we will hit onederland faster! emoticon
    1017 days ago
    Sounds like you are on the right track with the chocolate. Just go with what feels right and if it's not working, tweak it until it does! :)
    1063 days ago
    I'm so glad you like the app. It's cool. The barcode scanning and previous meals features are awesome! Also, you can enter in exercise and it gives you cals back. Also, you can alter the cals it gives you (add or subtract) and tweak it. I love it. Hey, I added you as a friend. Can't wait to see your progress!
    1071 days ago
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