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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
    Thinking of you and letting you know that you have mail :D
    Hugs,
    Lisa
    1379 days ago
  • v ANGRITTER
    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

    1380 days ago
  • v ANGRITTER
    emoticon and emoticon ! I wanted to say welcome to the Living with RAD Team and that I am happy you are here on this long, painful journey with the rest of us and no longer going it alone. Please know that we are a wonderful group of people who are all forging our path through life with RA.

    Look at all those beautiful children! I take it that it gets cold where you live! My parents like to tell me and my brother that it was cold in Spring in upstate NY when they were first married and that is why we are both born in January! I believe you when you say you don't have a lot of down time!

    So welcome and enjoy! If you have questions, you can always reach out and send a SparkMail, or stop by my SparkPage at the link below. We can do this together, with encouragement and support from others, and SparkPeople has really great resources for any kind of workout or condition.

    Keep moving forward and fight the good fight!

    Welcome, Welcome, Welcome, and Enjoy!
    Angela
    www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=ANGRIT
    TER
    Sparker since 06/18/12
    Co-leader of Living with RAD Team

    1390 days ago
  • v ANGRITTER
    emoticon and emoticon ! I wanted to say welcome to the Living with RAD Team and that I am happy you are here on this long, painful journey with the rest of us and no longer going it alone. Please know that we are a wonderful group of people who are all forging our path through life with RA.

    Look at all those beautiful children! I take it that it gets cold there in the Winter! LOL That has always been my parents' excuse, but they only had us 2. They said it was cold in the Spring in Upstate NY, as we are both January babies! And I assume there is very little down-time as your intro stated.

    So welcome and enjoy! If you have questions, you can always reach out and send a SparkMail, or stop by my SparkPage at the link below. We can do this together, with encouragement and support from others, and SparkPeople has really great resources for any kind of workout or condition.

    Keep moving forward and fight the good fight!

    Welcome, Welcome, Welcome, and Enjoy!
    Angela
    www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=ANGRIT
    TER
    Sparker since 06/18/12
    Co-leader of Living with RAD Team

    1390 days ago
  • v ALANHUDSON
    Hey!!!!!
    I think of you often,but never get back on SP very often.
    Hope all is well with you,and the family.
    Still keeping you in my prayers.
    Take care,ad God bless.
    1545 days ago
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