My beautiful daughter Lisa and I on her wedding day.
" I LOVE SP"
Hi Fellow Spark People,
My name is Mary, otherwise known as Momcat. I have 3 kittens: Lisa and Ken (my twins), and Marilyn, my baby. I joined Spark People because I want to eat healtier and feel better. I want to be around a long time for my kittens and grandkittens!
My goals are to become more active. One of my concerns is losing flexibility due to inactivity. The second one is to look good in a bikini ! NO ( just kidding! ) I'm going to be seventy years old soon! But really, I would like to look better in clothes. I Hate going shopping! It's depressing when nothing fits...or doesn't look good on me. And thirdly, I need to concentrate on becoming more aware of what foods I eat. So I plan to participate on the great motivators, and information SP has to offer....and that's alot!!! Also, just to let you know, before I was introduced to SP, I had no intention of doing anything about getting rid of the extra pounds...but somehow the Spark was lit! I feel I can do this!!!
From the first day I came onto the SP site...I've been intrigued...So many wonderful people! I Have been exploring the many pages of different Sparkies; they're so inspiring! I am such a novice where it comes to losing weight...not because I don't need to lose the love handles, and saddle bags, and the baby bump,( No, I'm not PG!) but because I'm a real expert at denial, and procrastination. These will be the first obstacles I will have to break through...I need to energize my brain...and put my body to work. My daughter Lisa suggested I go buy a scale, and because I use to ride a bike everyday, and I really enjoyed it; I get a bicycle. So these two things are in the works. I can do this!!!
A little about me: My name is Mary. I'm an urbanite! Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. I was born just a little before the Baby Boomer generation of the forty's...but being a late bloomer as I was, I fell right into step with that generation...yeah, the hippies of the sixty's ! That was a crazy time! They were a weird bunch, (but so was I.) I married by the time I was twentytwo years old...and conformed to the conventional life- style of the suburbanite; stay at home mom and housewife. I had my first kids at 25... I had twins first shot around, boy and girl! (wouldn't you know it) How lucky can one girl get! Hard! hard! hard! It took alot of getting use to. But they were so cute, and I learned to relax, and enjoy them. I waited a long time before having another baby. I had one more daughter who is five years younger. She was born profoundly deaf. That was another trial. My husband went south, literally, when we divorced, he moved to Equador with his new wife.
I'm an avid crafter...I usually do most of my work for charity. Right now I am involved with a group that knits and crochets hats and slippers for the troops deployed overseas. I also enjoy sewing.(old school kind of girl) I am retired. I keep pretty busy with my crafting projects. I 'love' movies!!! I have a great collection of Academy Awards Winners. I also enjoy a good book. I usually grab a book at night before going to bed. This is one good way to relax for me, and end the day.
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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!
Thanks for spreading a little beauty, love, friendship, and support into my life!
Have a great weekend
1200 days ago
Happy Valentine's Day
1257 days ago
The Goonies miss you! Hope you are well? Please post on the check-in and chat open mike thread, and tell us how you're doin'. Good bad or ugly, we need each other!
Carol from the Goonies
May the road rise up to meet you and good fortune overtake you on St. Patrick's Day!
2345 days ago
so sorry I am late but I hope you had a wonderful birthday.
2534 days ago
Happy Birthday Mary!!
2540 days ago