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I just turned 66. 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 be here to care for my mother and husband, both of whom have recently survived heart surgery.

I have suffered from depression my whole life, but learned ...
I just turned 66. 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 be here to care for my mother and husband, both of whom have recently survived heart surgery.

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

SparkPoints: 14,778

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My Goals:
I would like to lose 50 pounds and get the one number of my cholesterol that the doctor doesn't like down so I don't have to go on statins.

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.

Personal Information:
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 (95) lives with us so we play a lot of cards on weekends. My family is as disfunctional as the next, but we keep trying to develop relationships that work. This year is the 14th anniversary of my son's death.

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PEANUTSDOG17
12/5/2013 11:24:55 PM

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12/5/2013 3:46:17 PM

Thanks for dropping by my page! My "turtle" hasn't MOVED for a LOOOOOOOOOONG TIME! emoticon



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LOFLLAMA
11/29/2013 3:51:49 PM

I'm so glad you are doing well! I love you & have missed you!



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LOFLLAMA
11/29/2013 6:35:22 AM

Are you doing okay? I felt the need to reach out to you. I hope everything is going well for you. I love you.
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