LDYRED53
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I am 55 yrs. old.and welcome you to my Spark Page! Thank you for taking an interest about me.
I have Muscular Dystrophy and use a wheelchair outside of my home.
I have found this web site in hopes of becoming a stronger person to lose weight for my health and to meet similar friends.
My biggest (LOL) problem is I cannot exercise..And if I can lose 20-30lbs...5 lbs. being my first goal.. I will be able to walk better.And of course I have a whole closet full of clothes waiting to be worn!!!
I have a new puppy, a 16 month old black cockapoo.His name is Barney.He is our 4th rescue dog. We haven't had a puppy in 32yrs.OMG what did I get myself into!My sons encouraged me into getting a puppy to keep me company and to have a goal for keeping active.
I use to be very active.My muscle disease has slowed me down tremendously.I now depend on my Hubby to do things for me that I can no longer do.This has been very difficult for me as I was always so independent!The weight that I have put on over the last 10 yrs.has had a negative impact on my life.
I am hoping to begin a new chapter in my life.I want to regain as much independence as I possibly can.I want to be vibrant again and begin every morning with strength to take me through the day with as little physical dependence as possible from others.
I know this is going to be a slow moving process but I need to give it one more try.


April 9,2009:I have done so well with Spark People.I have lost 12lbs.I go up and down my steps to let Barney out at least once a day.I haven't felt this strong and motivated in a long time.And my new Spark Friends....I can't say enough about everyone of you!
Unfortunately I have a new struggle in my life now.My Hubby has a terminal illness.So I need to continue to lose weight to become stronger now more than ever...not just for me anymore but to care for him as he has for me for 36 years.
I also have a new love in my life.My Granddaughter,Ava Rose.

May 15,2009-After only 10 weeks my wonderful George of 36 years passed away.This is going to be the most difficult obstacle in my life I will have to overcome.


Member Since: 8/3/2008

Fitness Minutes: 5,946

My Goals:
1.Try to do 10 min.of active movement each day.(That would be my P/T)
2.Blog at least 1x weekly.
3.Get down my 4 steps to put Barney outside by myself.
4.Lose 5lbs.#1
5.Lose 5lbs.#2
6.Lose 5lbs.#3
7.Lose 5lbs.#4
8.So my new goal is to lose 20lbs./5 at a time.


My Program:
1.Set a time for my P/T so I do it everyday.
2.Pick a day and blog.
3.Go down those steps everyday with my Hubby and make it a routine so I can do it alone.
4.Don't shoot for that 30lb. goal.Work on 5lbs. at a time and make 20lb. a more realistic goal.
5.Take One Day At A Time!



Personal Information:
I live in the Historic and Beautiful Hudson Valley in New York State.I have been married 35yrs.I have 2 sons 30yrs old & 27yrs.old.They are "The Wind Beneath My Wings"!I also have a wonderful Daughter-in-Law who is expecting our first Grandchild in late March.


Other Information:
I have Spinal Muscular Atrophy which is a progressive muscle weakening disease.
I love to read...anything with pages!I like all the CSI and Law & Order TV shows.Not to forget House,Bones,Monk,and of course The Biggest Loser.




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  • v -WISPY-
    Red honey, you just came into my mind and I wanted to see your smiling face. See you havent been on for several years, but if you happen to drop in. Well here I am. Miss you and hope you are doing OK these days.

    Love Wispy.
    910 days ago
  • v ADAMST3
    I love you, Merrill.
    2126 days ago
  • v ADAMST3
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    "Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you have to stop for a moment and REFLECT and say to yourself, "I am beautiful!" You have the option of passing this on to other beauties in your life...or not.. but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out"

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    2139 days ago
  • v ADAMST3
    I miss you, Merrill. My dad had a stroke, so it's been awhile since I've been "sparking." I'm thinking about you.

    Love,
    T.
    2309 days ago
  • v OUTDOORSWOMAN
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    Happy Monday!! Another month is drawing to a close... I hope you are seeing progress on your journey...

    Don't forget that the scale doesn't always tell the whole story. Have you measured yourself lately???

    You may just be amazed at what you discover!

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    2322 days ago
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