Proud Nana holding second grandson...Deryk Dmitri
My handsome son-in-law frankie...SemperFi..Lord Thank you for bringing him home safely to us 10/4/08
Deryk Dmitri July 8, 2011; 6 lbs 9 oz and 19 1/2 inches long
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THIS IS WHAT I SAID 3 YEARS AGO WHEN I JOINED SPARKPEOPLE......I love to do many activities, but seem to have slowed down over the years from health issues. Now I am a prisoner of a body I dont want anymore. I would like to get out and do the things I love with out huffing and puffing.
Today, I can proudly say I have lost 40 lbs and still counting. I am able to climb stairs and small hills/inclines without feeling like I am having a 911 moment. I am more active than ever and love life more than ever.....I am going places I never dared to go before!! I am prescription med free!!! But best of all....I can proudly say....I LOVE ME!!! and that my friends....is IMPRESSIVE TO ME!!!
My goals are to stop drinking Diet Soda.
Lose at least 100 lbs.
Get back into the activities I love to do, as my body permits.
Continue to learn everything I can to live a healthier and more active lifestyle.
To keep climbing up hill to seek that pot of gold...and if I fall..get right back up and trudge some more.
What I am doing to meet these goals are ... following the menu plan on my nutrition plan.
Doing all of the mini challenges each week.
Doing many of the other exercises available to me.
Reading all the information that is provided by Sparks and following their advice.
Staying focused and consistently weighing myself each week.
Last but not least...BEING HONEST WITH MYSELF!!!
I live in a beautiful CA desert community. It gets very hot here in the summer. Our highest temp ever has been 128 degrees.
I have three beautiful daughters, 2 grandson and one granddaughter and another little girl on the way..
A wonderful Husband of 21 years.
I am an active and vibrant person even though I am over weight.
I love to go camping, fishing, hiking, and love to play sports with my family.
Some of my hobbies are scrapbooking, reading, listening to music, laughing, making people smile and feel good about themselves, baking and cooking, and creating my own new recipes.
I rescue animals off the streets in our town. I nurture them and teach them to love again and then I find them good homes to families that need a new friend/family member.
Secrets of Success
| current weight: 241.8
Hope you haven't blown away up there! I spent yesterday working in the garden... then going inside to warm up... then back out. I had to laugh at how they were making a big deal about the Santa Ana winds. The bit about it being a once in a decade event made me grin.... I must've seen alot of decades! Take care and have a blessed weekend! And here's a trophy because you just keep on moving and you are reaching your goals!
1728 days ago
"Beautiful Woman Award!" Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you are really beautiful. If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out!
1744 days ago
"Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out"
1746 days ago
Well, hello yourself, superwoman!!! :)
All is well on the homefront! My nephew is doing fantastic, now that he is in the states, thank you for asking! Today is his birthday, go figure, since it's Veteran's Day!! So, I hope he does something fun today! Hope that your son-in-law is doing well and that "new" grandbaby of yours!!
Rain is nice, but you have LOVE the sunshine! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and do some fun and relaxing things! Enjoy!
1749 days ago
Thanks for stopping by my page to say 'hi' and chat..... rofl... NO, I don't think we can grow cranberries in the desert! I guess I didn't communicate well. Cranberries are a bog plant. I'm watching the stores to buy them. So far, I haven't seen any though. One year, my daughter used a Williams Sonoma recipe, and they were incredible. I was hoping to make a big batch up and then can it. It's almost too late to do that though.
I hope you're having a wonderful healthy day!
I raise my water bottle to toast your success as you journey the road to better health!
1750 days ago