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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: 135,654

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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  • v MARITIMER3
    Thanks for the goodie and the support on my clutter blog, Evelyn. I'm trying to avoid our kids having to clean out this place someday. I'll check the website you recommended.

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    By taking one action – making a decision about what you want- you put the universe into motion towards accomplishing your goals. Scott Schilling
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    H - Here we are today with a brand new slate,
    A - As we look for ways to diminish our weight,
    P - Positively sharing love lifting each other every day,
    P - Placing them back on the path from which they did stray,
    Y - Yet at the same time we re-focus our sights and unite,

    N - Now we move forward with renewed resolve and delight,
    E - Emerging from our cocoon of daily struggles and strife,
    W - We pledge to do whatever it takes for us to live a healthier life.

    Y - Yes today as we rekindle our own, and collective, Spark,
    E - Every one of us working our goals toward the mark,
    A - As we see the results of our efforts decrease our weight,
    R - Reaching for our dreams to make our lives great!
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    19 days ago
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    Wishing you peace, love, joy and health in the new year. Barb emoticon

    20 days ago
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    21 days ago
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