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Mimaw Elizabeth

I am 58 years old, married three times, have children and grandchildren, and have been happily married for 14 years.
I'm also physically disabled from a brain and spinal injury, and fighting PTSD in addition to physical limits.

My main goal on Spark is to stay motivated and live a healthy lifestyle, both eating wisely and regularly engaging in physical activities. Food-wise, I'm doing well, and better with exercise.

My beloved son Scott was killed in ...
I am 58 years old, married three times, have children and grandchildren, and have been happily married for 14 years.
I'm also physically disabled from a brain and spinal injury, and fighting PTSD in addition to physical limits.

My main goal on Spark is to stay motivated and live a healthy lifestyle, both eating wisely and regularly engaging in physical activities. Food-wise, I'm doing well, and better with exercise.

My beloved son Scott was killed in February 2008 (details are in my blogs from February and March '08). I will always grieve the hole left in my heart, and am forever changed; but I also found a wellspring of faith I didn't know I had. There is no doubt I have been very, very blessed in Life!

I hope you'll take a look at my Photo Gallery, and share those special times with my wonderful family.

My husband was diagnosed with ESRD in 2011, and started Peritoneal Dialysis. It's going well, and his lab work is stable;
he's working toward qualifying for a kidney transplant, and
I'm doing what I can to get him there!

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Member Since: 4/9/2007

SparkPoints: 295,280

Fitness Minutes: 126,530

My Goals:
My initial ambitious attempts on Spark triggered my usual self-sabotage, crash- and- burn pattern. I decided to take my time and learn to use Spark's tools, going for a long term goal of eating and living healthily, but not worrying about weight loss.

I've been very heavy (obese) for over 25 years now, except for a short time a dozen years ago. I lost a total of 105# and had maintained for almost two years. I was doing very well, but "lost it" - the panic, depression and inertia of PTSD, prompted by retrauma of CSA, put me in such a tailspin I gained over 50# in four months, then 20 more in three months, going on to gain over 115# total.

My Program:
I'm doing well now as far as using the tools on Spark.
I weigh and measure and honestly track ALL my food every day. That's the bottom line for me, the most basic of steps, and IMO the most important tool.

I love to read the articles and research, and do other Spark activities. Reading and posting on my teams' message boards is an excellent outlet, and a wonderful source of support and comfort. I try to remember to turn to Spark when I start floundering, and I've spent many a night on Spark instead of binging.

I have a membership at
24 Hour Fitness and use their pool for water-based physical therapy. My biggest challenge is exercising consistently.
The problem is just as much mental as my physical limitations.

Personal Information:
I have two biological children from my first two marriages. Often, they were my only reason for living, and remain my heart and soul.
Son Scott would be 35, but he died in February 2008. Daughter Aubrey, 29, married in 2007; photos are in my gallery. She & SIL moved to Colorado in 2010 and are expecting their first baby.

My DH Bob is a wonderful, affectionate and caring man who has always loved me just the way I am! We've been together since 1996, and married for almost 15 years!

His grown daughter has two children (one step, one bio).
I am "Mimaw" to Kaile, age 11, who is part of our life almost every day, and has been since her birth.

I was crippled in a fall in 1994, disabled with a brain and spinal injury. My children and I suffered greatly, both financially and emotionally, abandoned by my second husband in 1995.

Slowly, I rebuilt my life with my kids. Meeting my DH is the icing on the cake of life!

Other Information:
PTSD from violent sexual abuse in my childhood has hindered me all my life.
With the death of my son,
I am dealing with a whole new set of devastating emotions.
When I started on Spark People in 2007, the wonderful, caring and sharing community here made a huge difference in my life.
I feel stronger and more grounded, and have had more successful days and weeks in the last 7 years than in ALL my years before!
Also, I know I would not have survived the death of my son without Spark in my life, and the support of my Sparkfriends.

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DIANEDOESSMILES
4/11/2015 1:02:45 AM

Wooohoo on being in the spotlight on the motivation page!!! I'm so happy to see it, u work tirelessly!!! TY so much!!



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BARB4RICK
4/10/2015 10:11:10 AM

Missed your A day. Hope everyday is awesome!



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LINIS_THIN
4/10/2015 1:20:41 AM

Happy anniversary and capital A!!!!



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4/9/2015 7:32:43 PM

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