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67 years old and at least 60 more pounds to lose ...Half our county calls me "Miss Linda" from my nursing and daycare work for 26 years retiring in 2011...Happily married for 38+ years...Have a beautiful 35 yr old daughter...Time to get healthier I'm wanting to be a good example for her as well as healthy for life.
Intro to Sparks in 11/09; Health efforts escalated following two heart stentss on May 23rd, 2014. Then 5/15 I was diagnosed with severe spinal stenosis and peripheral neuropathy and told to prepare for life in wheel chair. Dec 1 2015 I had 8.5 hour spinal surgery but am gradually coming back in strength, mobility and mental abilities ...will see how far this improves but am so thankful I am not in a wheelchair yet and not wearing diapers. Most of my efforts were in strength, endurance and mobility areas until I met my goal of walking a 5K with two canes 6/18/16. Then began an all out effort to lose weight and maintain this level of mobility.
With my return to Sparks I am decreasing # of teams and will also decrease some friends due to memory loss and trying to not overload the mental aspects of my day. Periodic challenges are good for my learning curves and finally beginning to see some success.


Member Since: 12/3/2009

My Goals:
**Recover from spine surgery of 12/16 **Maintain a gluten-free, anti-inflammatory, heart-healthy diet/lifestyle
**Lose weight for health and mobility
**Learn to manage fibromyalgia with less pain and more health
**Ticker set to PERSONAL goal of one-derland by Dec 31,2016.


My Program:
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* Every-Other-Day, THM, Eat to defeat Cancer and Anti-Inflammatory:
*amount of liquids
*gluten free [Celiac]
*weight loss
*steps taken or distance walked
*Attitude of gratitude 3 items a day journaled



Personal Information:
*Live in Washington state
* Helpmate to DH in his truck-Garden and Farmer's Markets
*Got two heart stents May 23,2014
*Diagnosed Severe spinal stenosis - prepare for life in wheel chair May 5, 2015
*Back/Spinal surgery Dec 1,2015 Woke to no feeling or movement in R leg and little in L leg
* walked Therapeutic 5K with two canes June 18, 2016



Other Information:
I Love Jesus & His Word - Raised from birth in strong Christian faith - accepted Christ as PERSONAL Saviour
I am a prayer Warrior
I enjoy the color and flower of violet/purple
I love Christmas ALL year long in every way all day long!




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  • v SIMPLY_JAE
    Free yourself from negative people. Spend time with nice people who are smart, driven and like-minded. Relationships should help you, not hurt you. Surround yourself with people who reflect the person you want to be. Choose friends who you are proud to know, people you admire, who love and respect you – people who make your day a little brighter simply by being in it. Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you. When you free yourself from negative people, you free yourself to be you – and being you is the only way to truly live.

    ~ Unknown
    8 hours ago
  • v SIMPLY_JAE

    The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
    Attitude, to me is more important than facts.
    It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than success, than what other people think or say or do.
    It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill.
    It will make or break a company...a church...a home.
    The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.
    We cannot change our past...we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.
    We cannot change the inevitable.
    The only thing we can do is play on the one thing we have, and that is our attitude.
    I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.
    And so it is with you...we are in charge of our attitudes.

    - Charles Swindoll
    1 day ago
  • v SIMPLY_JAE
    Comfort Zone
    by Anonymous

    I used to have a comfort zone where I knew I wouldn't fail.
    The same four walls and busywork were really more like jail.
    I longed so much to do the things I'd never done before,
    But stayed inside my comfort zone and paced the same old floor.

    I said it didn't matter that I wasn't doing much.
    I said I didn't care for things like commission checks and such.
    I claimed to be so busy with the things inside the zone,
    But deep inside I longed for something special of my own.

    I couldn't let my life go by just watching others win.
    I held my breath; I stepped outside and let the change begin.
    I took a step and with new strength I'd never felt before,
    I kissed my comfort zone goodbye and closed and locked the door.

    If you're in a comfort zone, afraid to venture out,
    Remember that all winners were at one time filled with doubt.
    A step or two and words of praise can make your dreams come true.
    Reach for your future with a smile; success is there for you!


    4 days ago
  • v L*I*T*A*

    (¯`v´¯)♥▬♥THANK YOU♥▬♥(¯`v´¯)
    **For dropping by and the goodie too**
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    *´¨`*♥♥ *´¨`*♥*blessings and hugs♥*´¨`*♥♥*´¨`*
    ♥,¸.•*´¨`*• .¸▬ lita▬ ,¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥

    10 days ago
  • v SIMPLY_JAE
    “ To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.”
    – E.E. Cummings
    10 days ago
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