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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.

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 (96) moved into a nursing home this summer. This year is the 15th anniversary of my son's death.

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LOFLLAMA
8/22/2014 11:14:59 AM

I love you, Phyllis. I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. Give her a big hug for me, Okay? Remember I'm here if you need anything!



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LOFLLAMA
8/22/2014 9:46:17 AM

How are you?



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LOFLLAMA
5/17/2014 7:33:38 AM

"BEAUTIFUL WOMAN AWARD"


Hi! Just a shout out to congratulate you!

You are the recipient of the Beautiful Woman Award!!

"Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the page 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!"

Again, Congratulations Beautiful!

I also want to thank you for spreading a little beauty, love, friendship, and support into my life!



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LOFLLAMA
2/20/2014 6:47:56 AM

How are you? WHERE are you? I miss you.
Lisa



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LOFLLAMA
12/27/2013 5:25:36 AM

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Let's make 2014 the best year yet! This is going to be the year I BECOME who I am supposed to be! Will you join me?
Love Ya!
Lisa
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