Self portrait from a few years ago
In my studio as my hair grew out and I was strong enough to paint again.
I'll soon be 68, am happily married, mother of 4 (3 girls and a boy) and grandmother to 4 boys, from age 1 to 18. (Some of my kids got a late start.) I love to paint (I'm an artist), play bridge, garden and spend time with friends and family. I'm also a 3 time cancer survivor -- two lymphomas and one breast cancer.
As far as weight is concerned, I've never been dramatically overweight, just a little more than I am comfortable with. Since I am a under 5 feet tall, I can't consume the calories of a larger person. Exercise helps me stay trim and become even healthier. When I was training for the Komen 3 Day last year, I had no problem keeping my weight down. However, in October I had a stress fracture in my right foot and had to back off the training. In November, I walked in the Komen, but refractured my foot on the second day. Then came the holidays and a short vacation. Getting on the scales, I had gained 8 pounds from my low previous to the walk. Yikes!
I'm committed to dropping those pounds and a few more by summer. Writing down my activities and food on this site really helps to keep me focused.
Become more toned.
Loose a few pounds.
I am walking three miles four or five days a week on my treadmill, and plan to either join the Y or hire a personal trainer. Watching what I eat, and trying to eat at least 6 fruits and veggies a day.
I am a native Texan living in Granbury, Texas.
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2457 days ago
Thanks so much for the sweet comment on my photo! I agree, time goes by so fast...I can't believe my oldest will be starting Kindergarten this year.
I loved looking at your page. You are a very talented artist, and an inspiration as a 3-time survivor. My aunt has just gone into remission after treatment for leukemia, and I know how difficult it was for her, I can't imagine going through all that 3 times. What a strong woman you must be after having to endure so much.
Best wishes to you for a future of great health!
2611 days ago
HONEY, thank you for your kind words about my blog post. You sound like an amazing lady who has been through so much! Thank you again, and best wishes!
2624 days ago
Thank u so very much for ur support and good wishes. Luisa
2690 days ago
He love bubbles and of course we are out!! Chalk wasnt amusing him. I may go buy a few cheapy brushes and try that. THank you so much for the tid bit of info!!
Right now, Nick Jr. has his attention. Running to my Jump rope while i have a chance!!
2693 days ago