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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 have lost our mothers in 2015. My 90 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 ...
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 have lost our mothers in 2015. My 90 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


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Member Since: 9/12/2009

SparkPoints: 81,672

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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 9 and 11) who live in the Atlanta area.

DH and I have spent most of the past year 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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7/1/2015 6:28:44 AM

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“It’s easier to adjust our kite than to fight the wind. Gail Lynne Goodwin
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LIVINGLOVINLIFE
6/30/2015 1:08:03 PM

Hoping all is going well with your therapy. I had a rotator cuff repair surgery 4 years ago. I still do my exercises. Arm will get stiff if you don't. My biggest problem was getting used to not being able to do what I wanted when I wanted. Being one armed is no easy task. Keep your spirits up and keep working on your mobility. It will take time but well worth it. Hugs.



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SWEETNEEY
6/27/2015 11:33:12 PM

Feel like a new person.



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JANETRIS
6/27/2015 1:05:15 PM

Hey...I just read your update and I'm glad surgery is behind you now! I bet that shower felt good even if you did have to wash your hair with one hand! I hope it all went well and you can focus on your recovery now. Please let me know how you are doing. [[[hugs]]] Jane emoticon



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6/26/2015 7:41:08 AM

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“The road of life has all kinds of twists and turns that are unforeseen. . . . those who do best are the ones who know how to handle both (good an bad times) in moderation . . . “ Ted Ning
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