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Learning to able to be free again once in my life. On Feb3,2009 I had a stroke that effected my right side. It has been a year so far and there has been some improvement. But not enough yet. Finding the weight issue is hard enough. But dealing with a stroke has been really difficulty. You don't realize that any little thing can changes your lift so quickly. I was a care taker for the last 2 years, my best girlfriend got cancer, and after fighting this battled she passed away in March. It has been a year on the 19th. So I've had to learn not to take to much for granted. Having the stroke was my calling that I had to take care of myself for a change. Losing my friend was hard enough because she didn't have any family only me to depend on. I believe that you have to take each day as it comes and live it to the fullest because you only have today and this moment.

Member Since: 1/30/2010

Fitness Minutes: 2,795

My Goals:
I would like to be healthy. I would love see my 3 grandkids grow up. My goal is to finally be able to feel comfortable in my own skin, and like what I see. The real me that I have been ashamed of for years.

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I'm working toward a goal each day. Walking every day. Learning to eat good food instead of junk food.

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I'm from Phoenix, AZ. I been her since 1979. I have 1 son Chris, 3 grandkids, all boys, Kade,Cameron, and Connor. I graduated from college in 2005, hadn't been to school since 1971.

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I love to read, I love to do needle point. I love to help others. My favorite movie is The Color Purple, my favorite book is Gone With The Wind. I love any thing from Diane Ross to Prince, Stevie Nicks. I just recently listening to jazz music.

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    Hi - thanks for the add and keep it up - you've already lost weight and I know you can continue so you can feel good and strong for yourself and your son & grandchildren!! emoticon emoticon
    2431 days ago
    Hi Debbie,

    Thanks for adding me. Looks like you and I started at Sparks almost exactly the same time. I'm sure meeting a lot of nice people here.

    2432 days ago
  • v FFRSKI
    Hi Debbie,
    Thanks for adding me as a SparkFriend. I have also added you and wish you the best on your weight journey. Fourteen lbs down already this year. Looks like you're going to do well here on SP.
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    2432 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/27/2010 7:21:49 PM
  • v RUTHIP
    Hi Debbie -- thanks for adding me as a friend; I have added you as well. Let's make 2010 our year to shine!

    2442 days ago
    Hi Debbie, welcome to SparkPeople! I just joined recently too and it has been a major inspiration for me. I hope you find it the same.

    As you can see by my user name, I love Stevie Nicks too. You have good taste. :)

    Good luck with your journey. We are rooting for you!
    2453 days ago