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My son, Kris, with his daughter, Mckinley last summer on vacation in Destin, FL

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Well, I'm back again....and this time as a widow. My husband passed away from esophageal cancer on Valentine's Day - the same day that I lost my mother to cancer two years ago. Life is totally different now and as such, I've gained back up to 180 again. I promised my husband that I wouldn't let myself go after he passed and danged if I didn't do it. So I'm back on track again...starting today. I'm back on the elliptical and walking and watching what I eat....and I'm determined to lose back down to at least 140 again.

Member Since: 5/21/2007

Fitness Minutes: 685

My Goals:
My goal is to take this excess 40 pounds off by the first of the year. I want to get myself in shape - more exercise and eat better as well. If I can accomplish those two goals on a regular basis, I'll lose the weight. I'm confident of that.

My Program:
I'll basically be holding my caloric intake as close to 1200 calories a day as possible, eating good, wholesome, organic foods whenever possible. I'll get exercise in when I can. This is a huge problem for me - I work 9 hours a day and have an hour and 45 minute commute on top of that, so there's not a whole lot of time for exercising. I do however get two 15 minute breaks a day, so I head for the fitness room and hit the elliptical three times a day (15 minutes at lunch too). Time permitting, I plan to either bike or walk in the afternoons when I get home.

Personal Information:
I live in Rancho Murieta, CA. I'm originally from Birmingham, AL but moved out here when my husband and I married. I have an 12 year old beagle named Blazey, I love to knit and read in my spare time. I'm very active in my church where I sing on the Worship Team and in a quartet.

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I love plants and have been known to have a green thumb at times. I've recently gotten back into knitting and love making things for my family. My step-daughters are introducing me to scrapbooking, which I see now is going to be addictive, to say the least!!!

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