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HELPING MYSELF BY HELPING OTHERS

Born in the first half of the last century, I have now been a member longer than some of the Spark coaches. That makes me an old-timer. I joined Spark in May of 2005, before the change to the current format.

What caused me to join was an attempt to lose weight brought on by a time of deep depression caused by PTSD.

I continue with Spark to help me focus on an important part of my life, and to continue to interact with all the quick and dedicated minds here at Spark ...
Born in the first half of the last century, I have now been a member longer than some of the Spark coaches. That makes me an old-timer. I joined Spark in May of 2005, before the change to the current format.

What caused me to join was an attempt to lose weight brought on by a time of deep depression caused by PTSD.

I continue with Spark to help me focus on an important part of my life, and to continue to interact with all the quick and dedicated minds here at Spark People.

While here, I have become an advocate of "Humor is the Best Medicine" philosophy and on most days I will have a blog post that is either funny, sarcastic or very droll.

Everyone is invited for some unplanned core muscle building through laughter!




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Member Since: 4/10/2006

SparkPoints: 218,041

Fitness Minutes: 93,113

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Long Range Goal = #170



My Program:
2012 & 2013 saw intermittent bouts with PTSD and Depression, but I did stay even during those two years. I am bound and determined to get back into the 100's this year.

Depression episodes were more than I expected in 2011. I put together a "Motivational Music" CD to help with down mornings. I did manage to keep off #5.5, which, I guess, is better than adding to my in January of 2011.

I WILL prove my Endo Wrong!

When I had polio as a child, they told me I'd never walk without a limp, either. I lettered in cross country, track and football - then went on to become an Army officer and combat vet.

Stubbornness can be a positive trait.

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I live in the Heart of America, Raytown, MO

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Anyone who wants to reach me can SparkMail me here.

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MADEIT3
12/16/2013 9:14:29 AM

Loved your comment on my Blog - hope you'll pop back over (no pun intended) for today's little rant.

My DH will tell you that I'm an absolute nut when it comes to never eating stuff that I think is even slightly "old" or bad.



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IUHRYTR
11/28/2013 7:45:30 AM

emoticon for joining the "Writers' Support Group" team. I wish you much success with your weight loss. Take things one healthy meal, one exercise, one positive day at a time and always believe in yourself that you can do this, one pound at a time. emoticon -- Lou



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THINFITFEMINIST
11/19/2013 9:36:16 PM

I saw your Spark Name and had to visit your page. Very impressive what you've written here about yourself.

Karen. emoticon



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IGNITEME101
11/14/2013 7:47:04 PM

Ok! You don't have to give me your opinion, really!
I hope I didn't scare you off, somehow by being brutally honest emoticon

I'm sure I did not, right?
My story is kinda depressing though. I hope it didn't upset you .

emoticon .......



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IGNITEME101
11/13/2013 3:00:33 PM

I also suffered with PTSD.

I have had a break through in recent years.

We are both on the writers team.

I hope you e-mail me!

or leave me a comment or ? I can't wait to hear your story!

Della



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