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I am now 68. Retired in '07 to stay home with my then 92 year old mother.

My weight struggles started in my 20's when a doctor told me to lose 10 pounds. No problem. But they came back with some additional and I yo-yo-ed my way up over 200 pounds. Now it is time to make some major life changes so I can enjoy my "golden" years.

I have suffered from depression my whole life, but learned from my mother how to be depressed without being depressing. It is now mostly ...
I am now 68. Retired in '07 to stay home with my then 92 year old mother.

My weight struggles started in my 20's when a doctor told me to lose 10 pounds. No problem. But they came back with some additional and I yo-yo-ed my way up over 200 pounds. Now it is time to make some major life changes so I can enjoy my "golden" years.

I have suffered from depression my whole life, but learned from my mother how to be depressed without being depressing. It is now mostly under control. Both healthy eating and exercise are supposed to be good for the mood, too. Hubby says being retired has been good for my disposition!
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Member Since: 11/18/2008

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My Goals:
I need to lose some weight so that my arthritis does not get worse.

My Program:
I am cutting calories by substituting whole grains where possible, increasing fruits and vegetables and cutting back on sweets. I am also exercising.

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I live in Madison. Retired. Care for my mother. Both mother and husband have had open heart surgery to replace heart valves. Husband also had bypass. He retired Feb. 2013 a week before getting a carotid artery cleared.

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My mother (97) moved into a nursing home last summer. This year is the 16th anniversary of my son's death.

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1CRAZYDOG
2/11/2015 2:55:03 PM

Welcome to Spark Wisconsin. Glad you're here.



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MISSROCKABILLY
1/9/2015 3:20:55 PM

emoticon so much for the sweet blog comment!

It is so hard to lose someone you love, we all deal with that in different ways. I actually found that sticking with my health program gave me something to focus on other than the grief, which was something I desperately needed at the time.

I'm pretty excited about my travel plans too! I will definitely be making updates as I find more out. I always love reading people's travel accounts on here and am looking forward to sharing mine. I'm not as young as many of the students I attend school with, but am lucky to still be able to go back and take part in so many of these activities. There was so much that my mom had still wanted to do, especially travel related, and never got to, and I don't want that to be me someday as well. I have learned a whole new appreciation for seizing the day and doing things NOW, not when I lose weight, or graduate, or this or that.

I hope that you are staying warm and that you have a great weekend! Thank you for the goodie too! I loved it!!

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PICKIE98
11/16/2014 3:06:53 PM

Thank you so much for the wonderful goodie.Wish it was real. I am multi-tasking:laundry, dishwasher, hand-wash dishes.. now Pc, then dinner prep. My day off does not have enough hours in it, my work days are too long!! How is that possible?

God Bless and have a wonderful week dear!



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JET150
11/15/2014 6:39:33 PM

I did not see the obit. I went to his page and he hasn't posted anything new there since March...



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LOFLLAMA
9/1/2014 4:28:33 PM

Crazy dog!



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