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Hi, :) I'm a married, 46 year old mother of six. Yep, you read right... 6! :-) I'm caretaker of my Mom who has Alzheimer's disease and just in case I had a down moment they think I have Mixed Connective Tissue Disease. (ouch)

The only way I get through each day is with God's blessings.

I feel the need to find my new self and keep this disease from taking my muscle and fight for it.

I've always been a very public and outgoing person and that has changed. ...
Hi, :) I'm a married, 46 year old mother of six. Yep, you read right... 6! :-) I'm caretaker of my Mom who has Alzheimer's disease and just in case I had a down moment they think I have Mixed Connective Tissue Disease. (ouch)

The only way I get through each day is with God's blessings.

I feel the need to find my new self and keep this disease from taking my muscle and fight for it.

I've always been a very public and outgoing person and that has changed. So? It's all about fitness for me, good place as any to start. I'm thinking makeover? lol Of course I mean of the muscular kind... I'm going to concentrate on exercising through the pain to stay strong enough to live another day.


Update: Just so everyone doesn't think I'm a total Non-loser (heh-heh) I did lose my weight, quit smoking and got sick, steroids packed it right back on. But? I can do this! I just have to iron out how! :-)














The Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
Amen.
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Member Since: 5/3/2006

SparkPoints: 14,737

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My Goals:
To lose 20 pounds. Feel better, look healthier and not so tired.

To exercise and to stick with it!

My Program:
I refuse to diet... (or at least to call it that). It seems so terribly like a 4 letter word!! :)

My goal has been to make better choices, a cup of tea at night instead of a snack. Making sure I get more fruit and veggies in my diet and adding water and lots of it.

Exercise! Move my booty 6 days a week. At least 3 of strengthening.

Spark... Everyday!

The meal tracker is my motivation, it truly helps!



Personal Information:
My full time job is being a Mom, to my kids and my Mom, it takes all of my time.

I love to help people and I volunteer as often as I can.

I don't have very many pics of myself... I tend to be the one taking the pictures and enjoy playing with them after, taking something simple from the back of a picture and making it art.

Other Information:
Favorite author for kicks and giggles is Janet Evanovich. She's like a mini vacation, I find myself cracking up! I also admire the fact that she leaves the nitty gritty to your own imagination.

Fav. quote as of lately is: If God brings me to it? He''ll bring me through it!!

I love to research and thrive on discussion.





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CHRIS3215
4/14/2013 1:28:34 PM

"BEAUTIFUL WOMAN AWARD"

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 so much sunshine into my life!
You have to be the fittest person on the planet!! You are my idol! Keep on rocking it!
Hugs,
Chris




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CHRIS3215
4/14/2013 1:28:34 PM

"BEAUTIFUL WOMAN AWARD"

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 so much sunshine into my life!
You have to be the fittest person on the planet!! You are my idol! Keep on rocking it!
Hugs,
Chris




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CHRIS3215
3/12/2013 9:20:11 AM

Patty,
I just seen your post on my page so sorry..
NOW here i am going through.. a lot of life changes..will tell ya later
well so glad your still on here miss you..
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1STEPBACK
2/25/2013 4:38:56 PM

Thinking of you and letting you know that you have mail :D
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ANGRITTER
2/24/2013 4:34:39 PM

Oh Patty! I hate that you have RA too, but not knowing anyone else who had it, I fell in love with this team! There is so much info, and them my doctor tells me that I do not have it, but I do have several kinds of degenerative arthritis and disc diseases. I am losing cartilage like the fluff in a pillow! FAST and some days I feel so flat.

The good news is that I felt well enough today to collect dog poo and put it in all the holes the dogs have dug and raked them back over. I know, great way to spend a Sunday, but it was SO necessary because they did in my walking path. And I don't want to cut the dogs' heads off yet. YET! HAHA




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