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My Dad and me at the 2009 Las Vegas Rock and Roll Marathon!



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In 2007, I weighed 317 lbs. I hit rock bottom physically and emotionally. I sought help. Worked the tools provided to me and lost 117 of the 167 I wanted to lose....then life changed. From 2010 to 2015 I said goodbye to 9 family members, my youngest daughter was diagnosed with MS, my middle daughter was diagnosed with Colon Cancer and I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. I fell apart. Not all at once...gradually....which in some ways is far worse because you don't even realize its happening. I starter working out less, emotional eating and trying to fight back my heart ache on my own. The end result was a 67 lb weight gain, severe physical pain and depression. It's taken me nearly 2 years to come back to Sparkpeople and try again, but I'm here and I'm ready to do the work!

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Member Since: 4/6/2010

Fitness Minutes: 6,723

My Goals:
My goal is to get to a weight that is healthy and comfortable for me. I used to have a number, but now it's more like a feeling I want to achieve and preserve for the rest of my life.
I want to get published.
I want to own a second-hand home decor store.
I want to create art that everyone loves.

My Program:
I am starting over. I have moved and just found a new gym, so I am starting a new program. Initial goal, 30 minutes of cardio 5 days a week combined with 3 days a week of strength training and 6 days of stretching/yoga.

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I love family, art, crafts, writing, reading, photography, cooking, poker and sports.

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NOTE: All poetry and art posted by me is Copyrighted and should not be reprinted/used without my permission. THANKS!

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    How are you friend? I have decided it's time I get my health back.
    Hope you are doing well. Love, sherrill
    1904 days ago
    Thank you for your words of wisdom! Thanks for your encouragement! and most of all thanks for being you and caring for me.
    May both of us be blessed to work our way to a healthier weight. May we feel like walking instead of driving, and eating healthy too.
    I am so happy to hear your husband is joining your journey. I'm glad to see you still create works of heART!
    I love you and pray we both have success. I know what you said is true about there only being one of us and we need to put our self on the top of our priority list. Thanks again for all you do and for helping me today. hugs, sherrill istmpnv@aol.com emoticon
    2228 days ago
    Just stopping by to say hello and see how everything is going?

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    2451 days ago
    Sorry to hear about your Dad. It sounds like it must be difficult.
    2476 days ago
    I love having you as a friend, your comments really lift me up! Bless you
    2483 days ago
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