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Hi I'm Bonnie.
I've been a member here at Spark People for over 5 years now and have lost weight, gained it back and lost it again, like many people.

My motivation has always been to get healthy so I will be around to watch my grandchildren grow up. With the birth of our latest little granddaughter, that's 11 good reasons to get healthy.

But these days, my motivation has changed, it's become more selfish if I can use that word - more for my own self. Back in ...
Hi I'm Bonnie.
I've been a member here at Spark People for over 5 years now and have lost weight, gained it back and lost it again, like many people.

My motivation has always been to get healthy so I will be around to watch my grandchildren grow up. With the birth of our latest little granddaughter, that's 11 good reasons to get healthy.

But these days, my motivation has changed, it's become more selfish if I can use that word - more for my own self. Back in February, I began to develop vasospastic angina with no coronary artery disease in the larger heart arteries.

In plain English, I am experiencing heart attack-like symptoms, but not actual damaging or life threatening heart attacks. The pain is bad when it happens, but it is manageable with meds and lifestyle changes (yep, you guessed it - good old diet and exercise). Pain can really be a tough, strong motivator.

So in February, I started on a low sodium diet and have been working hard to stick with it by revamping my favorite recipes and finding lots of new ones. And the weight is coming off. I have a lot to lose, but the doctor says if I can just lose 20 more pounds right now, I should feel a BIG improvement so I'm working at chipping away at the weight in bite sized chunks.

Spark People is a great place to do that with all the tools, information and community support.

So here's to better health!


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Member Since: 6/9/2008

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My Goals:
General Goals:
1. To lose weight and get healthy so I'll be around to watch my grandkids grow up.
2. To exercise as I am able with my heart symptoms.


Specific Goals:
1. To be able to walk a mile - even if it's in little pieces. The idea is to feel better, not to run a marathon.

2. To lose 20 pounds, then another 20, then another 20 until I reach my goal weight.

My Program:
1. Keeping my calories and other nutrients in the SP range

3 Make healthy choices when eating out or away from home that are lower in sodium

Personal Information:
I have to giggle because everyone thinks I'm from the state of Indiana. Sorry - never been there, but I did live in Indiana, PA for several years which is where my screen name came from.

Now we live in Central PA where I am a writer, mentor, card maker, pastor's wife and all around crafty person.

I have 2 published novels - Daughter of Lot published in 2005 and Daughter of Scarlet which was released in July 2010.
You can PM me if you'd like to know more.

Other Information:
I have a devotional type blog at Wordpress :

http://bonniewinters.wordpress.com/

Come visit me sometime!



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ALEXSGIRL1
3/16/2014 6:50:24 PM

stopping by to say have a great week



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CJMOK1121
3/12/2014 10:46:46 PM

Bonnie: Thank You SOooooooooo much for my big bear hug. I really do miss visiting and traveling with you. No I'm not on facebook, I teach a SS class of senior women and spend a lot of time studying, and I spend a lot of time on SP, but I really don't like facebook very much, I have some family members that use it all the time. I'm so glad you are doing another book, that's great. I will try and keep in touch more, I'm having a few medical problems right now, but as always this too shall pass. Hope we hear from Joanie, Ann, Millie soon.

HAVE A BLESSED NIGHT: CJ from OK. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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IGNITEME101
3/12/2014 3:27:48 PM

Please send me a 'link' I can post in my blogs and on Hopeful Hearts etc. so I can promote your books! I love them.
I'm discovering HOW/IF I can download an e book on a desktop or laptop now. I want to buy all of your books! hugs Della



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IGNITEME101
3/1/2014 1:01:09 AM

Hello! I haven't spoken to you in a while. hope this finds you doing well. I have lost the email where we shared ideas. I am ready to send you something short.... :) Loved you!! Keep sparking! Hope your health is continuing to improve.



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MOONGLOWSNANA
1/30/2014 11:02:28 AM

Thank you for the Spark Goodie Bonnie! At first I thought it was an Australian orchid because we are trekking together and I love the flowers. Then when I read your note I was pleasantly surprised. I never met my husbands uncle, but he was a helpful loving uncle to my husband when they were both young. They are only ten years apart in age. He advised my husband when he was applying to medical school and was instrumental in helping him get a full scholarship to become a doctor. He inspired us all by traveling so far from home to do what he loved, teaching music. One of our daughters teaches rhythms at a private school in NYC - The City and Country school in Manhattan. She also teaches piano and is married to a jazz musician, (his group is Kneebody) and he teaches trumpet and jazz. So Uncle Andoy's influence and the love of music has continued to yet the next generation our family,as well as the next. Four of our eight granddaughters are learning piano and one is learning to play ukelele. While a lot of life is genetic it is also in the nurturing we share with the people we love.

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