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My daughter and I on vacation at Ocean city Maryland.

Love this picture of my son in his jeep. He will always be remembered.....



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hi everyone!
I am a 55yr old that wants to be healthy and enjoy a beautiful life. I am trying to get back into better physical shape. I was very motivated a few yrs ago and reached my goal weight. Then with some very hard losses in my life it crept back in. My beautiful 21 yr old son died in 2012 and i now reach out to other grieving parents to help each other. I have met wonderful people on Sparkpeople.

Sparkfriends have made life easier in so many ways. It is not just about the weight loss. Its is about the sharing and caring of your fellow human beings. Giving love and support to others is so much easier then being miserable. I say Sunshine works everytime!

I am now on a path of rediscovering who i am now thru meditation ,yoga, spirituality...

Member Since: 1/16/2011

Fitness Minutes: 29,161

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to maintain the weight loss and be a stronger healthier women for the rest of my journey on this earth.

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Walking 3 miles 3x a week.
I started out doing the turbo fire workouts. That helped me lose pds and inches. I enjoy yoga.

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i am a wife and mother. I have a son and a daughter that are grown. I was born in Ct and lived there for 30 yrs. i have been in Pa for 20 yrs but still miss New England. I have a daughter who is in her 20's and a son who passed away at 21 and is now my Angel looking over me.

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i am a animal lover and have 1 dog. A jack russell/mini pin named rusty. Our St bernard Max died 1 yr ago and we miss the big guy. I love anything with angels in them. I continue on this journey we call life looking into more spirituality and meditation practices.

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    Aha...found the name...Champ...that is really cute. He will have a very happy home with you..what a mean former owner just leaving him in the garage! emoticon
    7 days ago
    Oh golly totally side tracked on getting back to you. I'd think about a silk plant as a great filler.

    Or you could move the bookcase down a little towards the kitchen area if it will fit and put a nice console table with a nice lamp and maybe a lower shelf for some baskets or maybe even some books to add a little texture to the room. I'd put a round mirror to break up all the angles in the room...I think you need an interesting round mirror above the console to soften that area..could be very interesting and will add more light in the room reflecting off the light in the room..

    Hope these thoughts might help my friend. emoticon

    It's tough having things down low when you have a new puppy at home. What name did you choose...he's certainly a sweetie pie! emoticon
    7 days ago
    Dearest Maureen my friend. How are you? I love the pics of the newly remodeled home. I bet you are loving it also! I survived the vacation 'from hell' and learned some very important lessons after 38 long years of drudgery. Don't do what makes you is short and we have to do MORE of what makes US happy! That's my new theme for the rest of this year and ALL of 2017!

    DH will no longer 'guilt me' into seeing his miserable mother and sister and I won't waste my valuable free time and money paying to be miserable...won't happen again. I just wish I would have learned this lesson about 38 years ago! Luckily I was able to blog out the frustration as I always do....better than eating it out...but I did plenty of that back on the healthy wagon! emoticon
    14 days ago
    Hi Maureen:

    I'm happy your are still honoring dear Justin with your awareness events. It seems such a long time ago and yet a short time ago we lost our angel boys! I know we both miss them so much but we have no choice other than to live our best life possible to make them proud.

    I'm VERY proud of you dear one...VERY PROUD! emoticon
    24 days ago
    Puupys name is Champ. We got him from a rescue. Former owner just kept him in his garage. He is 4 and half months old
    48 days ago
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