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Trying my hand at weight lifting ! pic from 4 yrs. ago

"Misty girl" We loved her a bunch. Gone to doggy heaven 2yrs. ago

Our daughter's bunch !James, Christina, Carol (mom) ourlittle Cayden, Curt (dad), and Monica.




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My name is Riki, I am 68years old. A wife of 48 years, a mom of two children and a grandma of 6 grands. I have worked in the nursing areas most of my life, starting when I was 18. I am now retired. I attend a wonderful baptist church called Blythefield Hills. I am fairly active in church, however my husband is on staff and since we live 18 miles from our church, I try to stay somewhat loose because of two cars going all the time.
My mom and dad are both gone on to heaven. Mom had alzheimers disease and my dad, kidney failure with heart problems. They meant everything to me!
I have struggled with weight most of my life, my higest wt. being 188lbs. My hubby had a heart attack almost nine years ago in May of 2006. Our lives changed radically and we began watching our saturated , and trans fats closely. At the same time realizing God did not want us to heavy. We have been on the heart diet every since the attack, and I lost 20 lbs., however my weight is creeping back and I feel like I have lost my "footing on the mountain". I am finding it very hard to get back on track. I have high blood pressure problems myself and need to take care of myself more.
So, I am trying hard to "get over the mountain"! I am looking forward to being on SP and getting the help I need and also to be a blessing and help to others. I feel like the little red train that said I think I can, I think I can!! I do not want to fail again.
Thank God! that I know that he cares for me, and wants me in good health. And He can help me do it, so my words are.....I know we can, I know we can.!
My verse below, is what I take with me always. I am so grateful that I know he is God, therefore I can trust him. That is what I need to learn. RIKI

" Be still and know that I am God" Psalms 46:10

Bear with me as I struggle to learn how to navigate here.

Member Since: 10/31/2007

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To lose weight, to be healthy, to get over the mountain

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I using all helps that I can on SP. I am back on the heart diet.

I plan on exercising, and walking at least 4-5 times a week

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I am a country bumpkin, who loves to sew, crochet, knit, cross stitch, fish, and travel. Just cannot find the time to do them. love my family and church.

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    Thank you for the lovely bouquet of flowers! Being a gardenergal that's one of my favorite gifts! Hugs, Joni
    3612 days ago
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    Hi Riki, It looks like you are really doing good and will reach your goal in a few weeks or sooner. I am losing but have slowed down and I heard about SparkPeople. I want to lose another 14 pounds and then I will be happy with that. That will put me at 140 lbs. Already my back feels better. Carrying all that excess weight does affect us in many ways. Thanks for sharing.
    3615 days ago
    Thanks for your kind words! You do not have much more to lose you can do this! Remember even 10 minutes of excercize makes a differance!
    3616 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/1/2008 5:25:39 PM
    Hi Riki,
    So nice to see you belong to a couple of the same teams as I do.
    Looking forward to chatting withyou soon.
    Just looking at your progress is an inspiration to me.
    Like you ,I am also a retired nurse,love God and my family, and making new friends.
    Ablessed night to you and yours.
    3620 days ago
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    Welcome to SparkPeople!

    I started last June and by using Spark and some self discovery in the process, I'm down 25 pounds, and am holding steady at a healthy weight. Spark is a massive site, you will be discovering new and exciting things for at least two months! Good luck and enjoy this invigorating new healthy lifestyle.

    _Blue_ Team Leader of:
    "What Do You Believe?"

    * Diet is a dirty word. Every time I hear it, I wash my mouth out with chocolate!
    3642 days ago
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