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I have had a weight problem ever since I was a child. I remember how focused my family was on it. When I was in fifth grade, I met a pediatrician who got me a diet I could manage myself and I became pretty empowered and lost a great deal of weight. When I went to college, when most people gain weight I lost and kept it off pretty well until after my first child. About the age of 40, I mentally became tired and threw in the towel. Unfortunately the pounds started to sneak up on me. At 55 I ...
I have had a weight problem ever since I was a child. I remember how focused my family was on it. When I was in fifth grade, I met a pediatrician who got me a diet I could manage myself and I became pretty empowered and lost a great deal of weight. When I went to college, when most people gain weight I lost and kept it off pretty well until after my first child. About the age of 40, I mentally became tired and threw in the towel. Unfortunately the pounds started to sneak up on me. At 55 I got on the scale and realized I could be considered obese. Also my blood pressure was up and my liver enzymes and my calcium levels were out of whack. I knew I had to gain control again, or I won't be able to enjoy my grandchildren.

I been with Spark People for three and a half years now. I am not where I want to be but my doctors have seen a radical improvement in all the things that were going bad. I am still working toward my goal weight but enjoying life as it comes.
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LINKYSD is tired. Back home from an evening picnic overlooking the spillway at Gavin's Point Dam. Turned cooler than expected. Glad I had my sweat shirt with me.
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Member Since: 1/17/2011

SparkPoints: 77,558

Fitness Minutes: 48,701

My Goals:
I hope to walk each day.

I want to drink 64 oz. of water each day.

I want to write a journal.

My Program:
I am using the food tracker daily and have put Sparkpeople on my work as well as my home computer. I have decided to watch my portions as trying to fix two different meals at meal time isn't going to work. Most of all I am making a committment to get up and exercise

Personal Information:
I am a school teacher from rural southeastern South Dakota. I have taught all my working life, except for the six years where I worked with handicapped adults. I have been married for 34 years. have two children and two grandchildren, and one very spoiled pug dog.

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I love classical music, mystery novels, photography, sewing, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and a job well done....


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1SURFWALKER
9/27/2014 1:36:12 AM

No, that doesn't sound selfish want some time for yourself! Sometimes, and I know I have done that, we put everyone and everything else before our needs and then we burn out fast! If we do that we are no good for anyone, even ourselves. I have learned a lot about that here on SP, with all their helpful articles and sure feel better for it. Hope your weekend is a nice one and you get some de-stressing time in! Sorry the school kids are having problems...hope it gets better soon! emoticon



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9/17/2014 3:50:00 PM

Thank you - glad to be keeping in touch with you! Thanks for the goodie! Have a restful evening...sounds like you deserve one! emoticon



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LUCKYDUCK2
8/9/2014 2:38:59 PM

Thank you so much for the Goodie. They can really be hard to deal with some days, can't they? Mine are the result of an accident in '97 and they call it a Chronic Pain Syndrome where I go into a muscle spasm I can try to catch and control. Hugs and have a relaxing weekend. emoticon



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1BEACHWALKER
6/21/2014 11:25:19 PM

Is that unusual for you to have tornado activity as a regular thing? I am glad you missed the worst of it! I have been in areas that got them close too and it is scary!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the good luck! Thanks for voting and if you want you can keep voting every 24 hours until July 14! It would be so nice to win...hey, a girl can hope right!! emoticon emoticon emoticon



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1BEACHWALKER
6/17/2014 3:35:58 PM

I am glad that tree branch didn't end up on you or the house!! Well at least after 6 years doing that, you can now have more of a break! Those jobs can be so demanding! When my husband was an assistant manager of a department store in TX way back when, they were always calling him in the middle of the night with a problem. No manager would get out of bed, of course.
I just posted a blog about entering into a photo contest, so excited about it. And you can vote on one of the 28 photos I entered if you like them! Stop by if you want to. Have a great day! Hope the weather improves! Be careful! emoticon



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