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January 7, 2016 Many years ago a patient told me, "Don't stop trying." She was right.........again.

May 1 as my younger/thinner workmates. And I could still do my 5 mile walk over the Mackinaw Bridge every Labor Day. But not now......I've seen the xrays. So I'm back....because deep down inside my pessimistic self is a quiet little optimist that is saying "You can still change this..."

And now I'm doing it! I stuck my big toe into the SP pool on 2-16-08 and little bit by little bit I'm starting to immerse myself and dare to declare that I really have started a brand new life

8-16-08 Six month update: Had a lot of family drama over the summer and I got lost along the way. I have been checking into SP almost daily but stopped tracking my nutrition and my fitness. Losing my pedometer didn't help! I've refound 7 lbs of the 30 I had lost. The extra pounds and the junky eating and not enough good exercise has left me feeling like crap. I forgot to take care of me. It's time for a change...........

4/27/09 I gained it all back and then some. Totally lost my way in a lot more family drama. I have been checking into SP almost daily but stopped moving and tracking. I do not intend to live this way any longer. New goals, new resolve, time to take care of me for a change.....

11/17/09 Still sitting on the fence. Back to checking into SP and reading. Started moving again. Got a new book on the way to help readjust my thinking......again.

Member Since: 2/16/2008

Fitness Minutes: 31,760

My Goals:
1) Huge weight loss - one small step at a time

2) Work for health and fitness

3) Age gracefully

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3) Follow a low carb eating plan/lifestyle

4)Love my Fitbit zip- rack the numbers up by walking

5) Read, pray, love

Personal Information:
I'm a 61 year old nurse, wife, mother, and grandmother from Michigan.

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We have 5 grown children. Two sons-in-law, a daughter-in-law, and six grandchildren.

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    Just want you to know how nice it was to see you today even for only a few moments. You are more than my sister-in-law--you are my sister, my friend, my motivator, and inspiration. Can't explain it but that's how I feel. You've always welcomed me with open arms.

    Want you to know that I'm always here for YOU when you need a friend or an ear or a shoulder.

    Love you, sis!
    2294 days ago
  • v EMMABE1
    Thank you for spending the time to read my blog - I think having just put that blog together - the first time I have actually put the developing story together like that and now the penny has dropped - and I am beginning to realise what I have done!! So - I'm just a bit slow in the uptake!! LOL!!
    However it has proved one thing to me – that if I can do it anyone can do it and you will find that the results are way beyond your wildest dreams!!

    2359 days ago
    I love you, Sis! Emotional Eating is bogging me down too. Glad to see you here. I have been on here in a while, maybe having someone I actually know on here will keep me in better line.

    Remember--we're only failures IF we quit trying! emoticon
    2363 days ago
  • v L*I*T*A*
    just droping by to say welcome to the knees team and wish you well with you lifestyle changes,as we journey together.............we are here for you............if you need any help don't hesitate to ask..............looking forward to getting to know you better...............blessings and hugs..................lita

    2364 days ago
  • v SUNNY89
    You sure can still change this. I know you can. I am sitting in a similar chair myself on this side of the big Lake.

    We can do this. We are still here on SP so we have the desire that is a great place to start. Lets beat these health issues and make our lives a bit easier on our joints and our selves.

    You can do this!! emoticon I will be following right along with you. emoticon
    2364 days ago
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