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... 9 yrs after my profile photo, in May 2013, on my cellphone...yep, it's "almost 60" me! LOL


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Dec 29th will be my 64th birthday~ HURRAY! LOL Before SP, I went from size 22 to size 14-16 on my own. Then crazy things happened... SP has been a godsend for more than 10 yrs now... January 2010, I was on steroids for a bit and lost more weight (?!) but when I went OFF them--40 more pounds! And the inches came back with them! Yikes! LOL

Right back where I started. I lost most of it again--and then ...colon cancer,diagnosed 4/26/2010. As of August 2010, I have been in remission-- YAY!

But my weight?? There have been side effects... LOL

My continuing challenges are to gain strength, flexibility, energy, and overall health--instead of pounds--with a host of health obstacles: diabetes, neuropathy, chronic kidney disease, fibromyalgia, sleep apnea, something NOT lupus, now labeled "undifferentiated connective tissue disease"...add the aftermath of five other non-cancer-related surgeries, two major vitamin deficiencies, and a new version of arthritis in 2011 and 2012... plus a lung disease NOT asthma that does the same thing asthma does... AND something that may or may not be GOUT... hopefully NOT previews of coming attractions! LOL

In the middle of all this, I've been able to attend church regularly, my laptop crashed, TWICE, I got and spent a windfall in the form of a 401K I didn't even know existed but had to spend most of it or lose it, and I'm settling into a new home thanks to my previous landlord NOT paying his mortgage. The bank said "Everybody out!..."

All this would make a great melodrama, don't you think? LOL

I love my church,and my Lord Jesus Christ, I love SP, the people, the teams, the tools-- It's SO nice to have such positive influences... Life is all about change, and I plan on making great ones with the help of SP and all my friends...
... the more the merrier!

Every morning I wake up... is a GOOD DAY! LOL


Member Since: 6/7/2007

Fitness Minutes: 161,417

My Goals:
When I found out my Lean body mass is 137 pounds (?!) My goal was less than that--no wonder I was having problems with what I was eating!--my nutrition specialist said I wasn't eating enough, and I had to reset my goals! LOL Makes it easier though--now I have less to lose, 5 pounds at a time--instead of a whopping big number! LOL
I am still working toward:
More stamina.
More energy.
More LIFE!


My Program:
I reset my ticker every year on my birthday, to track yearly progress: my plan is to use the nutrition, fitness and other goals trackers every day, not only for better health but with unrelated goals. I also found Steven Gundry's book, "The Diet Evolution", very helpful, integrating its precepts with my health protocols should be quite a challenge LOL But I will find creative ways to work with my medical issues and disabilities. I will post online as often as possible, and TRY to stay informed. LOL

*** I'M GOING TO LEARN TO PLAY AGAIN! ***



Personal Information:
I am disabled, receiving government benefits... and finally DOING the things I love that I can still do, especially singing! And I'm teaching myself to play my "new" antique piano! LOL
I've had a few of my poems published, but a hard drive crash ate my first attempt at a novel...
As much as I'm able I'm using my love of set design, building, etc, to create a bright, serene environment for myself and my three furbabies, Licorice, Isis and Amigo. Licorice and Isis are cool, bonded since 2007... You can read my past blogs for more on Amigo--he's amazing!...I love the Renaissance, fantasy and sci-fi conventions; theatre and music events; reading, especially Tolkien--but several yrs ago I was blind for 6 wks and now have the beginning of cataracts... I can only do visually intense things in small doses... I'm SO grateful to be able to do that much! What a JOY it is to SEE! LOL
I've crewed and been IN independent films, and try to keep in touch with my friends in the business. And I'


Other Information:
I live in Tacoma, Washington, which is in the greater--and WETTER-- Seattle area... LOL
In 2012, after 22 yrs together, my DXH left... Oddly enough, still friends. He moved back to WA from TX about a year ago, and has been doing a lot of the driving for me so I can heal--and has moved into the apartment next door! LOL An interesting twist... still thinking I should write a melodrama or soap opera...LOL
I have cats (2 males, 1 female--pics in my gallery) The older two were a gift from DXH before the split, and pure joy. My other little one was feral in 2010; now he lives inside--he's adjusting well, but spooks and runs to hide under the covers on my bed when any thing new occurs. We're happy in our new home and he loves to cuddle in the mornings--

Life is full of challenges, some of them fun, some not so much. I'm looking forward to seeing what's around the next corner!




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