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Took my first step toward a healthier life on January 12, 2012. I am currently living in Western Pennsylvania. In the summer, I am an avid gardener, and grow and preserve much of our own food. A retired floral designer, I also love creative pursuits of all kinds; knitting, crochet, painting, and of course flowers. I live with my Dear Husband and miniature poodle, and have a disabled adopted daughter who spends much time with us. God is good, and I am grateful for His provision and care over our lives.

Member Since: 1/11/2012

Fitness Minutes: 1,051

My Goals:
With 100 pounds to lose, I am in this for the long haul. My short-term goal is 10% of my body weight. I want to get to where I can exercise more. I have severe osteoarthritis, and have had numerous joint replacements and back surgery. Since the back surgery a year ago, I have had difficulty regaining my stamina and "get up and go". I hope to find it again. My husband is a newly-diagnosed diabetic, and I am borderline. I hope to avoid that diagnosis myself, and to help my husband eat a healthy diet.

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I am following the SP recommendations for calorie intake and carb, protien and fat levels, as well as water. I track my food, journal daily, and take part in team discussions and try to be an encouragement to the community here.

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From Western Pennsylvania, I am married with poodle. We have three sons, an "adopted" adult daughter with disabilities, and three grandsons.With the exception of DD, the kids are spread down the east coast, so we do a fiar bit of travel to see them. We are active in our church and community, and hope to be a blessing to those who know us.

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    Hi! Just a shout out to congratulate you!

    You are the recipient of the Beautiful Woman Award!!

    "Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the page of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out!"

    Again, Congratulations Beautiful!

    Thanks for spreading a little beauty, love, friendship, and support into my life!
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    1687 days ago
    Just dropping by to say emoticon
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    1698 days ago
    Irish Blessing
    May you always walk in sunshine.
    May you never want for more.
    May Irish angels rest their wings right beside your door.

    1713 days ago
  • v MARILYNS69
    Greetings - hope you are doing well.

    I have started a new group called
    Small changes = big improvements in health

    If interested in the group come to my sparkpage and click onto it - we are looking for members that are interested in participating as often as possible
    1869 days ago
  • v 19KATHY53
    thanks for your words of encouragement. i like the saying, "nothing tastes as good as being thin feels". emoticon
    1912 days ago
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