RITAVALENTA   7,745
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I have no problem setting goals. Carrying through though is a problem... My life is busy and I take care of everyone except me. So I am going to focus on putting me first. I don't think it will be easy, especially at first, but it can be done.
I have no problem setting goals. Carrying through though is a problem... My life is busy and I take care of everyone except me. So I am going to focus on putting me first. I don't think it will be easy, especially at first, but it can be done.




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Member Since: 7/3/2006

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My Goals:
I would like to lose about 25 pounds. I think I will feel a lot better, and hopefully increase my energy levels. I also want to find my Purpose for life.

Exercise regularly and quit smoking. Overall I want to transform my health.

My Program:
I joined the "Purpose Driven Life" Team, I am really excited about that. I have planned my exercise routine but haven't yet started it. I am going to walk on my lunch break and 15 minute breaks. My eating habits are already pretty good. No junk, no fast food.

Personal Information:
I am from South Carolina orignally, but have lived in Cheyenne Wyoming for the past 14 years. I work for the VA medical center. I am an Air Force Vet, my husband and father are retired military.

I have 3 kids, the oldest is a 24 year old son in the Army. He has done 2 tours in Iraq, and on June 17th married his soul mate. They met through eharmony.com. My 21 year old daughter just had a baby boy on June 27th. He is a real sweetie. My baby will be 19 years old this month. She has an 18 month old, he is my heart. Both girls are in college, and need a class on how to meet their soulmates... The fathers of the babies are in the picture, but neither is marriage material. The babies, however, are Gifts from God and will never be treated as anything less.

My marriage of 25 years is on the rocks. While we are still in the same house, we are in agreement that it is over and I will be leaving. I will always love him, but I can no longer live with him. He has PTSD f

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I love Dogwoods, and wouldn't you know they won't grow here! My favorite movie of all time is "It's a Wonderful Life". My favorite non fiction author is Wayne Dyer, one of his books, "Your erroroneous zones" changed my life when I was 19 years old. The last fictional book I read was "My Sister's Keeper" by Jody Picot

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SHERYLP461
5/18/2014 10:47:21 PM

Thanks for the goodie Rita, everything has been great. Sorry to hear about the grandkids and strep. My kids seem to start getting strep in April and passed it around to each other. I don't think I ever caught it from them. It was a scary thing though as I had one that was prone to high fevers and then convulsing. I am glad they outgrew it around 6 or 7.
Have a good week if you can, hope all are well really quick. Keep your chin up!





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SHERYLP461
5/15/2014 8:11:10 AM

"BEAUTIFUL WOMAN AWARD"

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! Hugs!




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SHERYLP461
5/8/2014 7:10:33 AM

Rita, good to hear from you and thanks so much for the goodie. It sounds like you will have a busy summer, and that is a good think. (to quote Martha Stewart) The programs you describe at the schools sound wonderful, I work with 2 elementary schools here in my community to help them get started with a school garden. It is so much fun.
Sheryl



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JES_VARNER
5/1/2014 8:46:43 AM

I emailed you the spreadsheet! My email is Jes.Varner@yahoo.com
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KIWIANN
4/27/2014 8:36:31 AM

I think that you posted yesterday's exercise to the wrong thread - we have moved to the next challenge - FIJI & 9 in. plates. Please check that - Thanks!!



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