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Trying to balance some health issues with the responsibility of looking out for others can be a challenge. I try to meet those challenges each day in a positive way. Both DH and I lost our mothers in 2015. My 92 year old dad remains at home with dementia; we have round the clock caregivers and hospice for him. Trying to control emotional eating while living with the demands of eldercare and caregiver stress is my daily focus. Caring for aging parents is a blessing, but I never knew "tired" until I experienced caregiver "tired".

You can never get complacent about eating well or exercising reglarly. The good news is :We can do this with the support of Soarkpeople and our wonderful Sparkfriends! It is a daily journey taken one day at a time.

"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." C.S. Lewis




Member Since: 9/12/2009

Fitness Minutes: 134,285

My Goals:
To be positive each day.
To learn new things.
To enjoy the moment.
To be grateful.
To really listen to others.
To forgive others.
To be a role model.

Things to work on:
To begin to care more about my appearance.
To really work on strength training.
To try some land fitness classes.
To strengthen my bones and nails.
To improve my mobility.
To cook more and to eat out less frequently.






My Program:
Choose healthy foods.
Stay on track w/calories.
Track all food & exercise.
Track essential nutrients.
Water aerobics 3x weekly
Walk, walk, walk.
Weigh every morning.
Walk neighborhood daily.
Wear Fitbit to motivate me







Personal Information:
My husband and I live in a small town not far from the greater Atlanta area.

In June of 2012 I retired from teaching, a career that I embarked upon in 1972. During those 40 years I taught full time for 26 years and was a stay at home mom for 14 years.

I did not start any type of exercise program until I hit some roadblocks in my 60s. I am not proud of that, but I am proof that it is NEVER too late to start taking care of yourself.


Other Information:
I love to spend time with my daughter, son-in-law and two granddaughters
(ages 11 and 13) who live in the Atlanta area.

DH and I have spent most of the past several years in the role of caregiver for our parents. We need to focus on our health so that we can continue to be effective caregivers for others.

I love the tranquility of nature. Gardening and feeding the birds are my daily indulgences.

I love coffee, and I love chocolate.

I now love exercise (amazing, but true). I didn't begin any form of exercise program until I was in my 60s, following a serious accident. What a difference today!







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    Today brings us to the conclusion of the 30 Days of Gratitude Challenge series. For those of you who have faithfully walked this path with me for the past month, I’d like to thank you so much for taking the time to join me. It took real commitment and effort on your part, and I sincerely appreciate your time, efforts, dedication, and comments. This has not been easy, but it has been very rewarding for me, and I hope for each of you as well. Above all, I want you to know I am so very grateful for your enduring friendship, encouragement, and support.

    Thank you once again for giving some of your time each day, and for being such an integral and important part of this community of people who want to make a positive difference in not only their lives, but in the lives of others. It means more than I can ever express in words. So, from the bottom of my heart . . . I thank you.
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