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Hi! I'm a 54 year old Mom of one teenage son. I began Sparks at the age of 48 (as my page name shows) for the support and upbeat encouragement that I needed to get my life back to where it needed to be again for a few reasons. And, I'm so happy to say, "I'm Me Again"!!!

I'm here for my son! He's my pride and joy and I love him with all my heart! We, as a family, have gone through a lot during my son's teen years--drugs, truancy, alcohol, sex---you name it--and the ...
Hi! I'm a 54 year old Mom of one teenage son. I began Sparks at the age of 48 (as my page name shows) for the support and upbeat encouragement that I needed to get my life back to where it needed to be again for a few reasons. And, I'm so happy to say, "I'm Me Again"!!!

I'm here for my son! He's my pride and joy and I love him with all my heart! We, as a family, have gone through a lot during my son's teen years--drugs, truancy, alcohol, sex---you name it--and the scariest part for any parent, he has attempted suicide 3 times--so I've seen and been in situations where I never imagined I would be--or in situations I never thought my son felt he had to be in! We've gone through a year or two of counseling, court appearances and other things that I would never wish on any parent! Our children hurt - we hurt! And, I would never wish any of these experiences or hurt upon another parent or their child. But, as a Mom, I'll do whatever it takes to continue to make my son love life, smile and see that sparkle in his eyes and know that the smile is on the "inside" and "outside." And, the best part is, we're doing it!

He has changed in so many ways -- and it's fantastic! We still have bumps in the road -- don't get me wrong -- but we can handle those bumps and we handle them with love! Love is a super powerful emotion and one that will get you through all!

So, I'm here to continue to be positive, healthy and the best person I can be for my son! He needs his Mom and I'm going to be here for him! He's my total motivation!!!

And, yet another update, I've started a team called "Stressed Out Women Gettin' Healthy". I love sharing my support and friendship and encouragement with everyone. If I feel I can help someone else -- I'm there -- as I would love to see all of us get "happy and healthy" again! So check it out and join! The more the merrier!!! And this Team really is doing great on their weight losses and I have been seeing the improvement as to their motivational feeling of doing it! And they are!!! I love them all! And, I'm so proud of each and every one of my friends!

So, all in all, turn your negatives around everyone! You have the power! I did when I joined Sparks and when I began a Team on my own--something I never thought I was able to do! But I did it and the Team is wonderful and growing every day! Determination for health and happiness -- and for those that you love and care for-- it's so worth it and something you will never regret!

Thank you to all of my buds! You have helped me find "me" again!
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Member Since: 1/16/2009

SparkPoints: 322,705

Fitness Minutes: 236,957

My Goals:
I would like to lose about 15 pounds so I get back to the weight where I felt the best. I also want to bring my sense of humor and personality "out" again -- I've missed feeling like me!

My Program:
Trying to control the emotional eating that I'm guilty of due to the stresses and worries of a not so positive home environment.

Personal Information:
Hi! I'm from Wisconsin! I have a crazy sort of personality and love to kid around with my friends -- in person or on screen! I love spreading smiles!

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Love to read Stephen King books and will always think Richard Gere is "hot"!!!

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CHERYLE51
7/20/2014 12:11:31 PM

Hey Cheryl,
So glad the fur babies are ok. My fur baby aka my cocker spaniel dog has had an ear infection. I know cocker's are prone to these and have taken the little darling to the vet twice. It's now mostly in her right ear. Vet told me to clean it and I have been. Between the kids, my job and the dog, sometimes I can't sleep. emoticon



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RUTHIEBEAR
7/13/2014 9:35:30 AM

My fav orite exercise is a cross between a lunge and a crunch, it is called LUNCH!!! emoticon emoticon What's yours?
Just bringing you a smile today for being in the top five for team fitness minutes this week. Your determination is inspiring.
I believe in YOU!!!
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KRYS210
7/8/2014 9:57:52 PM

Thanks for the birthday wishes! Had a great day!



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RUTHIEBEAR
7/6/2014 11:10:39 AM

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Uncle Sam says "I want YOU to work out!!!!"

I see you listened - you are in the top five for team fitness minutes this week! DO not let the holiday ruin your track record!! You've got this!!!
Keep up the fabulous exercise routines!!
YOU ARE WORTH IT!!!

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CORKYTHEMOM1
7/5/2014 10:31:08 PM

Cheryl, I didn't know if you heard about the head-on collision accident that I was in. I posted an updated blog about my current injuries. I'm so proud of you for making daily healthy choices and permanent lifestyle changes, resulting in fulfilling positive results! I'm giving you a STANDING OVATION for the goals you have achieved and the progress you continue to make! You are:


emoticon * S * P * A * R * K * T * A * C * U * L * A * R * emoticon


S = Set goals! Develop plans! Take action! Make progress! See results!
P = Promote regular medical checkups to achieve optimum health!
A = Approach each goal with optimism, dedication and completion!
R = Reduce stress! Eat healthy! Drink water! Exercise regularly! Sleep better! Have fun!
K = Keep track of nutrition intakes, fitness minutes, weigh-ins and body measurements!
T = Trust your choices, decisions and actions in all that you do!
A = Add variety to nutrition plan, fitness activities and personal well-being goals!
C = Create a non-food reward system for working hard to achieve healthy results!
U = Utilize behavior modification to break bad habits and challenge yourself to change!
L = Live life embracing healthy choices, positive changes and individual growth!
A = Assemble a support system to help one another stay on track!
R = Record emotions, setbacks, adjustments, progress and achievements in a journal!


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