LINKYSD
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Is this heaven? No, it's Iowa. The girls and their parents at the Field of Dreams set.




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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 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 just over five 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 had a very emotional year a while ago and gained back a good chunk of what I lost. I try not to dwell on that. I am still working toward my goal weight but enjoying life as it comes. I appreciate all the support that I have received from my Spark Friends and am committed to keep at it.


Member Since: 1/17/2011

Fitness Minutes: 70,048

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 almost daily and have put Spark People 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 commitment 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 35 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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