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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 just over four 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. I appreciate all the support that I have received from my Spark Friends and am committed to keep at it.
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Member Since: 1/17/2011

SparkPoints: 102,398

Fitness Minutes: 56,701

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
2/23/2015 12:26:10 AM

I was wondering what brought you to S. Dakota...born there? It intrigues me why people live in states like yours. I have always wanted to visit, since never been there. Plus, the fact that it has such harsh winters. I guess people stay most of the time, due to family or they like it and it is home. I couldn't take the cold and snow anymore in OH and had to move to FL. I was fed up with it! Scared me to drive more and more in the snowy, icy times. So glad we moved!! Stay warm! Sending you some FL warmth emoticon we were 84 today. Now that is the kind of winter I moved here for!! emoticon



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1/27/2015 11:38:34 AM

I think we are the only people left from our Sparkpeople Class of January 2011!

I'm glad you're still hanging in, even despite your health challenges. Some people would let those things rob them of motivation - not you! Awesome! :)

Have a great day - and here's to 4 years!

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1SURFWALKER
12/14/2014 1:08:40 AM

I think we are getting your 70 degree weather now this coming week! Although the 31 degrees at night and frost is not what we moved here for! emoticon Crazy, crazy weather!!
Sometimes I think I was less bothered by the weather up in Ohio than I am here!! Weird! I have more allergies down here too! Go figure!!
Have a good week!! Stay warm!! emoticon




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1SURFWALKER
11/12/2014 3:05:28 PM

Friends are like walls. Sometimes you lean on them, and sometimes itís good just knowing they are there. ~Author Unknown

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1SURFWALKER
11/9/2014 10:16:29 PM

Thanks Barb...it is better. I keep finding ways that help it and hot soup, hot cocoa, stretching and 9 hours of sleep last night. I think it might have been my sinuses...I just hate having sinus problems!
Stay warm up there and don't work too hard this week!! emoticon



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