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Hi, :) I'm a 48 year old mother of six. Yep, you read right... 6! :-) Only two that haven't flown the coop. I'm caretaker of my Mom who has Alzheimer's disease. I've been diagnosed with multiple auto immune disorders and I'm not letting it get me down. In an odd way it has helped. (In a very odd way.)

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

I felt 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 had 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: SO I took up hiking! Ohhhhh I LOVE it!! It helped me to lose 50 lbs and has given me more self confidence than I have ever had. I did and still do hike through the pain.. when the sun hits my face it's like God is giving me a big old hug! I started with just a mile a few times a week. I am now, 2 years later, up to 4+ miles a day. If you'd like to talk about it please contact me. If you're in my area, I'd love to introduce you to my saving grace. :-)















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.


Member Since: 5/3/2006

Fitness Minutes: 15,803

My Goals:
To lose 10 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.

^^^^^ That's a riot! And obviously before selfies!! I now have photos of myself and everyone I know. I'll post some current pics. xoxo


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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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  • v 1STEPBACK
    My friend I am so sorry that I have been away so very long. I have had many changes in the last few months ..some good and some not so good..but getting more manageable. Now that things are taming down a bit I would love to send a catch up mail if you are still active here could you give me a quick shout out on my page or something so that I will know that your are still out there?
    My RAD has been confirmed and I could still really use a friend that understands.
    I am hoping all is going well with you and the family..wouldn't mind a bit of an update on all that also.
    Lisa
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    1209 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/6/2013 9:00:51 AM
  • v CHRIS3215
    AWWW!!
    thinking about u too.. emoticon
    1261 days ago
  • v CHRIS3215
    "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

    1262 days ago
  • v CHRIS3215
    "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

    1262 days ago
  • v CHRIS3215
    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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    1295 days ago
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