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Fred & Sheila in Phoenix


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My name is Sheila and I just moved to Texas with my husband, Fred, my son Jeff and our dog, Max. I am a 70 something who has had major surgery earlier this year. I recovered from that and a badly sprained ankle so I had a lot of sedentary time followed by a major move to the DFW Metroplex area. We moved here to take care of my 97 yr. old Dad. I need to lose 16 lbs. and have healthier cardiovascular stamina. I'm learning to back up my priorities with daily exercise. I am exercising again and eating fruit daily. I look forward to hearing from you about what is working for you as well as your successes and challenges..

Member Since: 4/26/2013

Fitness Minutes: 11,229

My Goals:
My goal is to lose 16 lbs., live a more active lifestyle and & be able to wear a size 10!
Lose 2 lbs. per week until I reach my 26 lb. weight loss goal
Maintain a healthy weight and more active lifestyle.

My Program:
My plan is to do the following:

Track all food & fitness with SparkPeople Trackers.
Do 30 minutes of cardio 5 days per week.
Do 30 minutes of Strength Training 3-4 days per week.

Personal Information:
I live in a rural community northwest of Ft. Worth. I oversee the care of my 97 yr. old father who lives in Assisted Living here in Texas. We are currently unpacking boxes from a cross country move to Texas from Virginia. I have 2 children and 3 grandchildren.

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Bucket List: (This list will change as we go along. it is a work in progress.)

Achieve my goal weight
Achieve a more fit body
Complete writing my cookbook
Get better at my hobby of refinishing furniture
Have a home in a warm climate near the shore
Travel to Florida's West Coast & Canadian Northwest

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  • v STAR135000
    Thank you so much for the goodie! I'm feeling better. Right now I'm dealing with replacing the furnace!
    25 days ago
    I'm thinking I may get my next computer from Best Buy. I hope nothing is seriously wrong with yours. I am eating better and seem to be improving some. I hope it continues.
    55 days ago
    Oh Sheila, your response to my blog tribute to my dear Dad affected me, too. I feel so lucky to have had my Dad in my life, and you are cherishing having yours in your life. That's beautiful. Dad taught me much, and still continues!

    69 days ago
    Good to hear from you and get an update. I hope your dad is doing okay.

    Doing okay with the loss of my dad and 2 pets the past few months. Just have one pet left. Having some problems with my knee which comes and goes. Doing my Welcome to Medicare stuff. Lost 10 pounds but have kind of stalled since then. Not able to exercise as much as I need to.

    Thanks for checking on me. It was good to hear from you.
    77 days ago
  • v COOP9002
    Thanks for the Spark friend add. Hope you don't mind that I returned the favor.

    95 days ago
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