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Board Posts name is Sharon and I live in Central Florida. I'm a ten year lung cancer survivor and a five-year kidney cancer survivor. I feel eternally grateful that the good Lord has seen fit to keep me around a while longer. I also underwent total right knee replacement in January 2011. That was huge and not something I want to do again.

I've had a couple of rough years with major back issues, lots of pain, and very little exercise because of it. I had a laminectomy two years ago which took care of the sciatic pain, but the lower back is full of arthritis/stenosis. I've been going through a series of back injections which helps for a little while. However, it's not much more than a band aid.

I went to my 55th class reunion last summer which was quite an eye-opener. Many of my classmates have already passed on so I feel blessed that I'm still here. I haven't been very fair to God though; He who has kept me here for a reason. I talk the talk, but certainly don't walk the walk. If I intend on being here in another five years I have to get serious. Knowing that I'm in control and always have been is the eye-opener I was looking for. I found it and now I have to do something about it.

So, this is it! No more kidding around and I'm not giving up. I'm on a campaign to lose enough weight to at least be healthy and walk the walk.

Member Since: 4/12/2006

Fitness Minutes: 2,213

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My goal is ultimately to get healthy; one day at a time, one pound at a time. If I trip and stumble, I will get back up and start again.

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I will use SP as a food planner/tracker along with sensible eating. No more cheating or making bad choices. I have no idea what I'm going to use for cardio and strengthening but will come up with something soon since I have to get moving.

I will track daily and blog once a week.

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I'm interested in many things. I love to pen pal and I write to 21 ladies all over the USA. I'm also Queen of a Red Hat Society chapter. I also enjoy counted x-stitching, ceramics, a little gardening, travel, reading, stage shows, and figure skating (watching it). I've lived in Montana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Virginia, and now Florida. I've been married twelve years to my old high school steady which has been a lot of fun. He's a great husband. We share six adult children, nine grandchildren, and three great-granddaughters. We're both retired and living the good life.

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I'm an aspiring author and just published my third novel, "A Time to Reboot," the second book in the Stony Creek Series. I'm working on the fourth and fifth books. My first novel, "Detours of the Heart" was published in September 2009 and has done very well. My second novel, "Stony Creek Diner" was a big success and published in 2012. I've also written a few short stories; one published. I belong to a photographers club, book writing workshop, the Write Corner,The Florida's Writers Association, Romance Writers of America, Writers League of the Villages.

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  • v MOM1014
    Hi Sharon: Would you believe I wrote the following meant for you
    on my own page a few days ago. Just discovered it. emoticon

    I have some former high school friend in the Villages and #1 son lives in Ocala. However, When I say east central I mean on the East coast 8 mi from ocean. half way bewteen Jacksonville and Miami. So nice of you to write and I look forward to making another friend.
    616 days ago
  • v MOMMADOT630
    Sharon, I had heard of the Villages and a couple of years ago was staying in Orlando with a group of friends and we decided to take a side trip to see the Villages. I was impressed with the fact that you have everything you need and more. I had never seen so many Golf Carts and Round-a- Bouts. We really did have a fun day exploring where you live. The development is huge. Guess I had better get off the computer. The sky is black and the storms are a coming! Hugs to you,
    619 days ago
  • v MOMMADOT630
    Hi Sharon, Welcome to Anyone Over 70 so happy to have you join us. Congratulations on your books how exciting for you. We have other members who are also Authors and have books and articles published. You would have lots in common with them. We also have members me included that love to read. Have made you a friend. Hope to see you posting on our Anyone Over 70 chat away line. See you there. Dot from Florida.

    620 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/16/2014 4:38:06 PM
  • v MOM2ACAT
    Hi Sharon!
    Just checking in because I haven't seen you blog for awhile, hope you are doing ok!

    687 days ago
    Hi Sharon, hope you're fit and well.

    Thankyou so much for the lovely blog comment, I really couldn't believe it when they announced my name...I'm still on cloud nine! emoticon
    715 days ago
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